Announcing the 2012 Texas Open Superfight Competitors for Nov. 17th
We spoke to F2W / WGC’s Brett Boyce earlier this morning where he announced to us the final configurations for the upcoming superfight tournament scheduled for the 2012 Texas Open on November 17th at the Legends Sports Complex in Houston, TX.
This will be a winner-take-all tournament with $1,000 in prize money for the winner in each of the two divisions (-200, -155).
Also, while fan voting played heavily into deciding the final competitor list, there were other considerations in play as well so don’t be surprised If there are slight variations versus what you expected solely on that factor.
As for the competition itself, it will kick off at 1PM on tournament day, November 17th with all contests held to an 8-minute time limit under normal F2W/WGC advanced No-Gi division rules.
We’ll bring additional details as we receive them but in summary, weigh ins will be right before the competition kicks off and pairings will be drawn at random with ten minute notice before competitors step onto the mats.
We’ll be announcing a contest soon to pick the winner of these brackets. In speaking with Brett, the prize could include FREE registration to all F2W/WGC tournaments for all of 2013 so make sure you stay tuned here at TXMMA.com.
$1,000 Tournament – 155 Pounds and Under Division
1. Alejandro Siqueira (Gracie Barra South Lake)
2. Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins (Gracie Barra Texas/Draculino)
3. Spenser Gilliam (Alvis Solis Martial Arts Academy)
4. Daniel “The Pit” Pineda (4 Oz. Fight Club / UFC Fighter)
5. Derrick Garza (Paragon/Franjinha Miller)
6. Jason Soliz (Texas Third Coast MMA)
7. Jonathan Naranjo (BJJ Revolution) *top vote getter
8. Julian Vega (Elite MMA Baytown)
First Alternate – Clay Copeland (Texas Punishment Crew)
$1,000 Tournament – 200 Pounds and Under Division
1. Roger Narvaez (Paragon)
2. Alex Morono (Gracie Barra Magnolia)
3. Erik Wanderley (Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte)
4. Jarrod Clontz (American Fight Company / SMAA)
5. John Jordan (BJJ Revolution Team/Gladiators Academy of Lafayette)
6. Keenan Cornelius (Team Lloyd Irvin/Medal Chasers)
7. Marcello Bergo Salazar (Brazilian Top Team)
8. Ricardo Bastos (Nova Uniao/Bruno Bastos)
9. Robert Yamashita (Elite MMA Baytown) *top vote getter
10. Ulpiano Malachias (Gracie Barra Westchase)
First Alternate – Shawn Key (Iron Mantis / SMAA)
Fighter Codes of Conduct – The Difference between Freedom of Speech and Freedom from Consequence
TXMMA Technique of the Week – Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu and Hunter Ewald Work the Arm-Drag to Halfguard Sweep
Houston MMA In Focus – Garcia Promotions’ Cage Combat 14 Preview
Plenty of Texas grapplers making the trip to compete in the 2013 IBJJF World Championship; Photo flashback from last year’s competition
TXMMA Tournament Season Recap – The 2013 IBJJF Dallas International Open
Ryan “Babyface” Benoit primed to make the most of MFC debut; Faces Anthony Birchak in AXS TV main event at MFC 37
Kru Pong and Toon: A Traditional Thai Experience in Houston, Texas – Part 1 of 2
Cage Combat 14 Interview – Champion Trevin Giles predicting a knockout finish over Christian Sutton on May 17th
TXMMA Technique of the Week – Jackson Fortunato (Rilion Gracie Houston) Shows Bump Sweep and Bull Fighter Pass Counter
Former boxing champ Ricardo Mayorga made MMA debut last night but not before some controversy
Preview – IXFA 9 returns to Delta Downs Casino on May 18th; Five title fights highlight planned fight card
TXMMA Tournament Season Recap – AGF’s 2013 Austin Classic