PRESS RELEASE: WTMMA has reorganized and is making a comeback as Fifth Round Fight Promotions

Thursday, March 25, 2010
(PRESS RELEASE)

It looks as though the wait is over. WTMMA has reorganized and is making a bigger and better comeback as Fifth Round Fight Promotions. Fifth Round Fight Promotions as WTMMA brought some of the most memorable Amateur MMA fights to the Texas area.

Kayla Wymer, President of Fifth Round says “we strive to give Amateur fighters with a passion for MMA the opportunity to compete. Fifth Round is just a name change, the values and commitment that were built with WTMMA for our fighters, coaches and fans will always remain the same.” As the mother of five, Ms. Wymer is the first female promoter in the State of Texas and has held extremely successful shows in the West Texas Region. Ms. Wymer is known as a pioneer in West Texas and has been promoting the best Amateur MMA shows since 2007.

Fifth Round Fight Promotions holds shows that feature local fighters and keep the fans entertained from beginning to end.

Fifth Round is also committed to helping find a cure for cancer. When Kayla’s daughter Madeline was 2 years old she was diagnosed with Cancer and a portion of all proceeds from every show go to this most worthy cause. Ms. Wymer tells us “Cancer does not discriminate. It does not care what color, race or age you are. It is ruthless and as for me and my company we will do everything we can to help “Knockout Cancer”.

The next mark on the map for Fifth Round will be located at the Tri-State Fair Grounds in Amarillo, Texas March 27, 2010. Sure to be filled with the raw talent and excitement that only Mixed Martial Arts can provide.

Athletic Boxing Gym Presents “Championship Fight Night” with 12 amateur MMA fights!

Randy Galindo and the Athletic Boxing Gym presents “Championship Fight Night” on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. A packed card with 12 amateur MMA fights!

You won’t want to miss the main event starring a local favorite and crowd pleaser, “Billy Buch” out of Gladiators Academy Vs Odessa’s “Phillip Gonzalez.” You should see some extra fire in Buch as he will be looking to maintain his Title for the Bantam Weight division and add another win to his current 4-0 record!

The co-main event is a Texas Fighting recommended fight to watch, starring “Fearless Aaron Lanfranco” Vs Odessa’s heavy hitter “Desmond Hill” for the ABG Welterweight Championship! This fight is definitely not going to be left to the judges decision and is a must see! A few more fighters worth mentioning are: Johnny Valdez, who is making his amateur debut at 135 lbs, and Carlos Vergara who is 2-0 fighting at 125 lbs.

Look forward to a night full of excitement and good ole amateur MMA fighting!

***Also be sure to come check out the weigh-ins and meet the fighters! The weigh-ins are FREE to the public!

“WEIGH-INS
Date: Friday, March 5, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Holiday Inn
Directions: 1051 Ih 35 East, New Braunfels, TX?

“CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT NIGHT”
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm, fights start at 7:30 pm
Location: The New Braunfels Civic Center.
Directions: 375 Castell, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

“TICKET INFO”
Pre-sale general admission ticket $20, Ringside $45, second row $35 and VIP tables $500. Day of the fights, $25. To inquire about tickets, contact us for more details.

“FIGHT CARD”
Main Event
Billy Buch Vs Phillip Gonzalez – 135 lbs (Bantam Weight)
Co-Main Event
Aaron Lanfranco Vs Desmond Hill – 170 lbs (Welter Weight)
Ray Rodriguez Vs Richard Key – 145 lbs
Lewis Terraza Vs Jose Collazo – 205 lbs
Johnny Valdez Vs Robert Lee – 135 lbs
Jewels Snell Vs Gabriel Carrillo – 155 lbs
Joseph Cabral Vs De Shawn Singlton – 155 lbs
Peter Sapio Vs Nicholas Kanirie – 185 lbs
Lester Clark Vs Sergio Hernandez – 170 lbs
Carlos Vergara Vs Amador Estrada – 125 lbs
William Medrano Vs Elias Garcia – 145 lbs
Chann Macgrey Vs Troy Gentry – 135 lbs

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

Fight to Win Puts on Austin’s 1st Amateur MMA Event!

Fight To Win Promotions: “STAMPEDE” at the CROCKETT CENTER in Austin, TX 12.06.09. Doors open at 4pm, Fights start at 5pm

Directions to the Crockett Center

MAIN EVENT
145LB TITLE FIGHT
JEREMY HONTZ (3-1) TWIN WOLVES MMA VS
STEVE PETERSON (3-1) NORTH DALLAS BJJ

170LBS
LOUIS FLORES (2-1) TEAM VENDETTA VS
GAVIN LEWIS (1-0) CTC AUSTIN

205LBS
STEVE HESS (2-0) INDEPENDENT VS
JEFF FROSS (1-1) XFC TRAINING CENTER

145LBS
BENNY SERANO (2-1) TEAM VANDETTA VS
JON LEAL (1-0) MRMYDION

150LBS WOMEN
BRIDGETTE BATCH (1-0) WEST TEXAS MMA VS
LATOYA WALKER (0-0) XFC TRAINING CENTER

185LBS
ANDRE KAVANAUGH (5-4) TEAM VENDETTA VS
REESE FORREST (1-0) GRACIE BARRA CORPUS CHRISTI

165LBS
NAEL CHAVES (2-1) RYAL JUDO VS
PAUL ESTRADA (2-1) SALANGSANG FIGHTING SYSTEMS

195LBS
ZAC CHILDERS (2-2) TEAM VENDETTA VS
BOBBY LOCKHARDT (0-1) TEAM BUZZARD

155LBS
WILLIAM BADDERS (1-0) HIGH POWER MARTIAL ARTS VS
SAMUEL SNOW (1-0) TEAM REYES

145LBS
MIKE LYTLE (0-0) TEAM VENDETTA VS
STEVEN LORD (1-1) GRACIE BARRA WOODLANDS

185LBS
ALFREDO SARIANA (0-0) HIGHER POWER MARTIAL ARTS VS
NICHOLAS KANIRIE (0-0) CTC

170LBS
BOBBY LAVINGE (0-0) TEAM VENDETTA VS
RAYMOND GARCIA (0-0) XFC TRAINING CENTER

170LBS
RASHON LEWIS (0-0) LA BOXING VS
DAVID MAYNEZ (0-0) CTC

125LB
JEREMY OLSZYNSKI (0-0) TWIN WOLVES MMA VS
JEREMY SMITH (0-0) WEST TEXAS MMA

145LB
BRAD MILAM (0-0) TEAM ISG VS
PATRICK WHITE (0-2) CTC