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Last week in Texas MMA: Lonestar Beatdown Austin, Pete Spratt dismantles Fioravanti, Shine Fights 3

Lonestar Beatdown Austin:

Friday, May 07
Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX

Much to the chagrin of everyone involved, Joe Cruz pulled out of his bantamweight amateur title fight with Bobby Powers after the weigh-ins. No official word on why Cruz sabotaged his own career.

Dayton Briggs def. John Leal via submission (keylock) 1:37 of round 2
Jason Petitte def Josh Postlewait via TKO at 1:51 of round 1
Matt Mazurik def Iggy Yguerabide via unanimous decision
Rodrigo Martinez def Brandon Hilts via unanimous decision
Michael Lytle def. Aaron Russell via submission (armbar) 2:31 of round 1
Jayson Pilosi def. Pedro Gonzales via TKO at 1:02 of round 2
Rodrigo Rodriguez def. Rich Redding via TKO at 1:05 of round 2
Nicholas Kanaire def. Scott Reis via TKO at 1:58 of round 2
Gabe Delaume def. Benny Serano via TKO at 2:40 of round 2

Pete Spratt dismantles Luigi Fioravanti at MFC 25

Friday, May 7

Old-school Texas MMA fans were thrilled to see that San Antonio resident Pete Spratt (21 – 17) used his vaunted Muay Thai skills to wound fellow ex-UFC fighter Luigi Fioravanti with body shots and score a TKO in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada last Friday.

This week: Big fight weekend includes Lonestar Beatdown in Houston and not one, not two, but three submission grappling tournaments…

Lonestar Beatdown Houston

Friday May, 14
Houston Arena Theatre
Doors: 7pm, Fights: 8pm

The Beatdown returns to Houston fresh off the heels of the Austin amateur show. For tickets and additional info, navigate to legacyfights.tv.

Legacy heavyweight championship
Drew Ratichek vs. Josh Booty
185 – Chris Avila vs. David Dahlen
155 – Frank Salinas vs. Alex Black
170 – Justin Murray vs. Philip Bourqueb
135 – Gurzan Chow vs. Jared Chaffee
170 – Alex Morono vs. Lester Batres
170 – Gil Moreira vs. Kendrick Holloway
185 – Chris Fisher vs. TBD
135 – Carlos Jimenez vs. Manny Lazoya
135 – Akira Smith vs. Justin Ordinario
145 – Caleb Bolton vs. Ivan Velasquez
125 – Tam Huynh vs. Joe Trevino
205 – Edgar Verdin vs. Ray Burgos
155 – Mario Martinez vs. Ola Syianbo
155 – Andrew Sammans vs. John Gorrell

TXBJJ Adults, Teens and Kids Gi Tournament

Saturday, May 15

Double elimination, prizes for absolute champions and $50 for pre-register.
More info…

STXBJJ Presents Valley Throwdown Grappling Tournament

Saturday, May 15
Gold’s Gym, 1601 W Dove Ave, McAllen, TX

$35 for one division or $45 for two divisions until divisions until Friday.
More info…

Shine Fights 3

Saturday, May 15
Fayetteville, N. Carolina

Gracie Barra Woodlands owner Chad “Robo” Robichaux could have made his pay-per-view debut this Saturday, but confusion about his opponent left him without a matchup.

Stay tuned for an exclusive interview in which “Robo” speaks on the situation and his future in the sport.

Star BJJ Annual Championship

Saturday, June 12

Star BJJ, Carrollton, TX

For more information, navigate to starbjj.com.

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