Texas MMA News: TAMMA EVENTS SUSPENDED

Texas MMA News: TAMMA EVENTS SUSPENDED

Quote from TexasFighter.org:

On November 14, 2009, TAMMA conducted the very first “Heroes Fighting Championship” on Ft. Sam Houston Army Post. The event included a No-Gi Submission Tournament and Amateur MMA. One of the TAMMA registered fighters was Jorge Deleon. Jorge is a disabled veteran who lost his right leg from the knee down. Jorge was injured when his Hum-Vee struck an anti-tank mine while serving in Afghanistan.

The Texas Department of License and Regulation, Combative Sports Division (TDLR) has launched an investigation because of Jorge’s participation. According to TDLR General Counsel Brad Bowman, Mr. Deleon’s prosthesis falls into the same category as “necklaces, jewelry, or other piercings” and thus disqualifies Mr. Deleon from competition. Pending this investigation “No TAMMA events will be approved” per TDLR Administrator Greg Alvarez. We will attempt to keep all our members up to date as this matter progresses through the Administrative Process.

TAMMA maintains that our role as an amateur organization is to promote our sport and encourage participation of every member to the best of thier ability without regard to race, sex, national origin, or disability. We feel that for anyone to deny Jorge Deleon the opportunity to compete after the incredible sacrifice he made is just plain “OFFENSIVE.”

Jorge Deleon video clip starts 27 seconds in on the Heroes Fighting Championship video.

Stay tuned at TexasFighting.com for an in-depth report…

TAMMA Presents: Texas Fight Fest 16!

Texas Fight Fest 16
December 12th in San Antonio, Texas
Cowboys Dance Hall @ 5PM
Get your TICKETS HERE!

FIGHT CARD
1 Badders v. Dominguez
2 Reyna v. Lopez
3 McCoy v. Salas
4 Sarinana v. Martinez
5 Rodriguez v. Hernandez
6 Flores v. Cabral
7 O’Riley v. Davis
8 Vergara v. Rumbea
9 Rodriguez v. Garza
10 Williams v. Smith

Heroes Fighting Championship Footage & MMA Fight Highlights

Heroes Fighting Championship Footage & MMA Fight Highlights
Brought to you by: TexasFighting.com
Video By: Chris Lopez Jr.

TexasFighting.com would like to thank all those who participated in this video!

Special thanks to “Spida”, the US Military, Texas Veterans, Jorge De Leon and Chip of TAMMA for letting us cover his event.

For Jorge Deleon interview check 0.28 into the video.

Heroes Fighting Championship: Lanfranco vs Wilson Fight

Heroes Fighting Championship: Lanfranco v. Wilson
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Video brought to you by: TexasFighting.com
Video Edited By: Chris Lopez, Jr.

Special thanks to all the MMA fans and to Chip of TAMMA for letting us cover this event. Congratulations to Aaron Lanfranco for his win!

TexasFighting.com will be at Heroes Fighting Championship

TexasFighting.com will be at the TAMMA Heroes Fighting Championship today for 9 rounds of Amateur MMA. In forming this company I don’t want to forget why it’s been put together. The heart and soul of fighting is in the amateurs. These are the unknown fighters who are striving to get their names on the headlines and make a name for themselves in this industry. They don’t receive any pay and most of them aren’t able to train full-time. These folks do it mainly for the love of the fight.

Tonight we’ll see a few of these fighters who wear this on their sleeve to a T. One of those fighters is a Texas Fighting favorite, Aaron Lanfranco. Lanfranco has an arsenal that truly makes him a well rounded fighter. He’s got his stand-up game down, he’s got good groundwork and he’s able to brawl. Since his first fight he’s been fighting amateur fights every month. If you ask him about his workout schedule before a fight he’ll reply with, “I do the same thing I always do, I work, hang out with my girlfriend and train whenever I can. To be honest, I just like to fight.” He’s just a relaxed and confident guy who’s always ready to face his next fighting challenge.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Lanfranco who’s fighting 9th on the card and the many others looking for a victory. The doors open at 6:00 pm and you can find the directions, the fight card and flyer here:  HEROES FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP.

We look forward to seeing you at the fight!

Chris Lopez, Jr.
Founder & MMA Hooligan

TAMMA: HEROS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP- Saturday November 14th

TAMMA: Hero’s Fighting Championship
Texas Amateur
Mixed Martial Arts

Saturday
November 14th in Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
Jimmy Brought Fitness Center
Bldg. 320, Wilson Rd.

Directions:
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FIGHT CARD
1 Sanborn v. O’Riley
2 Bartholomy v. Cole
3 Martinez v. Vasquez
4 Rodriguez v. Martin
5 Quintanilla v. Kucharski
6 Ledet v. Deleon
7 Martinez v. Lopez
8 Cabral v. Flores
9 Lanfranco v. Wilson