Premiere Combat Group has done it once more. Bringing a great fight card and a night of great Mixed Martial Arts action. Being the longest running promotion in San Antonio, PCG has definitely turned itself into a legit business. Thank you both Trevor Bird and Jennifer Ray for making San Antonio your home! Here is the fight card as of May 9th. Don’t wait to long as these shows have been selling out…..SEE YOU THERE!
Bout 1: Daniel Ownes /1-2/ ALIVE MMA -vs- James Lenten / 0-1/Victoria MMA (185lbs)
Bout 2: Max Trevino /0-0 / LAREDO MMA -vs- Pablo Ramos /0-0/ XTREME MMA (205lbs)
Bout 3: Brent Edlemen /0-0/ Marra Senki -vs- Steven Trevino /1-1/ Rodrigo Pinheiro (170lbs
Bout: 4 Chris Jackson /1-0/ South Austin Gym -vs- Kevin Troyer /1-0/ Vandry BJJ (145lbs)
Bout 5: Aaron Gomez /1-2 / Weapons at Hand -vs- Alfredo Vargas /1-0 / Texas Fighting Syndicate (125lbs)
Bout 6: Eric Hallier /0-0 / Marra Senki -vs- Tommy Guerrero /1-0/ PARAGON BJJ (155lbs)
Bout 7:Josh Lazarte /2-1 / Weapons at Hand -vs- Phillip Gomez /2-3 / BRUTAL MMA (135lbs)
Bout 8: Luis de los Santos /Submission Concepts /0-0/ -vs- Tyler Keen /2-0/ New Braunfels Brawlers (145lbs)
Kurt Podany – Owner/Head Instructor at Premier Combat Center
Kurt Podany began training in martial arts at the age of 16 with Jim Buton of the American Karate Association. During his time with the American Karate Association he won and placed in over 30 thirty Karate Tournaments and was the National Finalist for three years running from 1987-1989.
In 1989 he began competing in Full Contact Kickboxing and won the title of KICK Amateur Regional Heavy Weight Champion that same year. In 1989 Podany also acquired the Nebraska Heavy Weight Karate Champion title, a title which he held until 1992 when retired from Karate competition.
He then went on to open a Martial Arts Academy that specialized in in youth programs and Street Defense. During the twelve years he ran the academy Podany received various awards and was recognized for his exceptional work as an instructor.
In 1994 Podanhy won the Nebraska Heavy Weight Kickboxing title. In 1995 he won the IKBO Inter-Continental Cruiser Weight Champion Title and in 1996 he was among the first Americans to compete in Utteradit, Thailand in the Prince’s Cup where he took the Gold Medal in the Heavy Weight Division (earning him the title of World Amateur Heavyweight in Thai Boxing.)
In 1997 he went on to become the first American ever to fight Muay Thai in the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. As a member of six US Teams, he fought and won against such countries as Canada, Ireland, England and Russia during 1997 & 1998. He also went on to acquire two more professional titles, IKF US Cruiser Weight Muay Thai Champion and IKF World Light Cruiser Weight Muay Thai Champion. In 1998 he began his Professional MMA career during the Ultimate Fighting Challenge in Alatmay, Kazakstan.
Outside of the ring, Podany, who holds Black Belts in Bushido and American Karate, has held the position of Head Coach for the US Youth Kickboxing Team and Coordinator for Referee Seminars for both Kickboxing and Muay Thai. Pudon currently owns and operates the “Premier Combat Center” along with UFC veteran Ryan Jensen. As a formidable opponent, Podany has earned the respect of many fighters. As a Humble Teacher, he has won the hearts of his students.