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Chatting with Ricardo Talavera on the Eve of his Fight at Legacy Fighting Championships

November 6, 2009

Ricardo from Lonestar Beatdown 2DNC Members, Houstonians, and MMA Fans everywhere,

We’re sitting here with our very dear friend and fellow ninja, Ricardo Talavera, who is finishing up final preparations for his Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Legacy Fighting Championships, this Saturday at the Arena Theater in Houston.

Ricardo, how are you feeling heading up to this fight?

Oh man, I feel very, very good. Very well prepared, physically and mentally.

You’re set to take on Danny Taylor of Bushi Ban. How much do you know about this guy? Do you feel that there is anything specific you need to prepare for?

I dont know much about Danny Taylor. He fights out of Bushi Ban, a very good and well-known gym. Bushi Ban is a very good gym, their fighters are pretty aggressive, they like to bang, love to strike and come ready to fight. So, to prepare for this fight i have been including a lot of Muay Thai training, Boxing and of course always to my basics, BJJ. I have been preparing to take care of Danny anywhere. If he wants to bang, then we bang, if he wants to clinch then we clinch, ground, he’ll be crazy. Whereever he wants to go, i am going to make sure he pays for it.

Who’s helped you prepare for this fight overall? What team are you training with and how have those guys prepared you for Danny?

I fight out of ELITE MMA. I train under Eric Williams and Hai Nguyen mainly, however, for this fight we have also included the instruction of Romelle Agra to take care of my Muay Thai training and also Pat Swan for my Boxing. To add to this, Coach David Campbell has been the one taking care of our conditioning out of hell training. plus of course all my teammates at Elite MMA that some how have given me and helped me through out my training.

Any predictions on how the fight will end?

Lights out. whether I choke him out, or KO him.

Are you looking forward to any other fights on the card?

Definitely, I want to see my teammate Sting Ray Blodgett kick some ass. I also want to see Robo’s fight to see what the whole fuzz is all about.

Anything else you’d like to say to your fans and loved ones before you step into the cage?

To my beautiful wife and momma to be. I am sorry for all the long and lonely nights i have put you through, Thank you for your love, patience and support. I love you.

And to my fans, thank you for the support and push through out the years…let’s get this win over with and go eat and party!!!

Ricardo Talavera is an Undefeated Professional MMA Fighter with a 1-0 record.  He is also a Petroleum Engineering graduate of West Virginia University and a die-hard Mountaineers fan. When he’s not fighting, Ricardo works as a software consultant for the oil & gas industry. You can hear more about the life and fights of Ricardo Talavera by following him on Twitter.

MMA Pictures from Lonestar Beatdown 10 in Houston

June 6, 2009

Several of our DNC guys had a chance to participate in the USACA MMA event production of Lonestar Beatdown last evening at the Arena Theatre here in Houston. It was a terrific night of fights and results can be found on mopthemats.com. Highlights of the night included a near-brawl in the stands, a riveting 3-second knockout in the last fight of the evening, and a win by a ninja protege, Julian Vega. Julian trains under ninja Jordan Rivas out of Elite MMA Baytown aka “The Dirty Dirty Elite.” Good job to Julian, the two new champions Gilbert Jimenez & Jeremy Hontz, and the rest of the combatants who fought their tails off last night!

Pictures from Lonestar Beatdown 10

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During the near fight in the stands

During the near fight in the stands

Hooters Ring Card Girls with the Lonestar Title

Hooters Ring Card Girls with the Lonestar Title

A 3-second KO

A 3-second KO

 

Artineas Young's Victory
Artineas Young’s Victory
Mick Maynard presenting LSBD title to Gilbert "Pitbull" Jimenez

Mick Maynard presenting LSBD title to Gilbert "Pitbull" Jimenez

Exciting fights!

Exciting fights!

Elite MMA's Julian Vega & Robert Yamashita plotting the afterparty

Elite MMA's Julian Vega & Robert Yamashita plotting the afterparty

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And the decision goes to...

LSBD 10 is in the books!

LSBD 10 is in the books!

Lonestar Beatdown 10 in Houston this Friday, June 5th

June 3, 2009

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Lonestar Beatdown 10 is coming to Houston, TX this Friday, June 5th.

The card will be a strong one for the Arena Theatre crowd as LSBD has put together THREE title fights for this event. Plenty of ninjas will be on hand as officials for the event, which is sure to bring some fireworks. Elite MMA’s Julian Vega also makes his MMA debut against Vicente Gama of Rising Sun in a match that is a sure bet to NOT make it to the judges scorecards!

Ticket Information – There is literally not a single bad seat at the house at this venue and tickets are going quickly. You can still get yours at www.arenahouston.com. Doors open at 6:30pm and the fights start at 8pm.

 

 

Full Lonestar Beatdown 10 Fight Card

  • 145 USACA Title – Jeremy Hontz (Twin Wolves) vs. Dominic Rodriguez (4oz. fight club)
  • 155 USACA Title – Greg Bellomy (Gracie Barra) vs. Gilbert Jimenez (Powerhouse MMA)
  • 170 USACA Title – Kenny Burke (Westside MMA) vs. Nathan Schaefer (TX Gladiators)

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Bobby Powers (B3 Sports) vs. Andy Sandoval (Death Row MMA)
Martin Garcia (Gracie Barra) vs. Ed Rosino (Bushi Ban)

135
Marcus Dupar (Rocky Long MMA) vs. Ben Oliver (Elite MMA)

145
Alex Black (Bushi Ban) vs. Mario Valenzuela (Sub Boxing)

155
Aaron Croon (Team Tooke) vs Arnold Gutierrez (Legion MMA)
Vicente Gama (Rising Sun Karate) vs. Julian Vega (Elite MMA Baytown)
Cesar Gonzales (Silverback MMA) vs. Waylon Ward (Kuk Sool Won)

170
Travis Moore (Twin Wolves) vs. Michael Szanyi (World Martial Arts)
Justin Murray (Bushi Ban) vs. Alex Morono (Gracie Barra Woodlands)
Dominik Bukovicky (Elite MMA) vs. Jeremy Morris (World Martial Arts)
George Cisneros (Team Martinez) vs. Mike Castillo (McCalls MMA)
Jonathon Harris (Sub Boxing) vs. Robert Ezzell (Bradford Combat Academy)

185
John Malbrough (UH MMA) vs. Matt Goss (Rising Sun Karate)

205
Jermaine Anugwom (AMMA) vs. Artineas Young (Hoger MMA)

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Jayson Pilosi (BVMMA) vs. Tim Escobedo (Legion MMA)

*Fight card subject to change without notice

Announcing the Animal Fightwear™ Submission Championships on Feb. 21st!

February 4, 2009

Our very own Jordan Rivas is competing against Chris Westfall in a superfight for this tournament. Come out and support Jordan and the rest of the ninjas as they fight for victory on Saturday, February 21st!

By the way, don’t forget to mop the mats before you get out of here!

A DNC December to Remember

December 16, 2008

The Cancer Benefit & Zone D’Erotica Fashion Show that Liz put together for her friend was a success. Good to see the bars full all night to benefit Liz’ good friend Toni Mercer. Causes like this are exactly what we should be supporting on an ongoing basis within our communities. Below is a picture of a few of our ninjas at Roc Bar for the event.

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(L-R) Junker, Leslie, Liz, Stealth Ninja (Back) King Dallas, Fuda, Sledge

The Elite MMA Friendship Tournament in support of Mike D. on December the 13th was also a huge success. No match results needed. Just a fun time with teammates, some pretty awesome stuff being raffled off to raise money for medical bills, and some delicious BBQ ala Martin. Good times with the Elite family!

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And by the way, did you happen to catch the seats we had at the Houston Texans game Sunday? Not bad huh? Nice view indeed. Thanks Spencer, Rashke, and Robbie for that one!

DNC goes to Washington!

December 5, 2008

Mike for President

America and Otis Redding said a change was gonna come and the DNC heard his call! No not really. Mike has been in our nation’s capital on professional business this past week but is returning to Houston on Friday, December 5th, right on time for the weekend festivities!

Some Events can Look Forward to in the Coming Week

  • 12/6, 10pm – Manny Pacquaio vs. Oscar De La Hoya Boxing PPV – @ DNC Westchase
  • 12/7, 4pm – Sunday Funday BBQ for Mike’s Birthday just so Omar can be Annoyed at Week-long Birthday Celebrations – DNC Westchase
  • 12/10, 9pm – Mike Calimbas’s Birthday, an intimate celebration for close friends – @ Last Concert Cafe
  • 12/12, 10pm – Cancer Benefit & Zone D’Erotica Fashion Show – @ Rocbar (We are assisting in putting this together. It’s for Mrs. Sledge’s close friend who is suffering through an unfortunate time. More info later. You can help just by coming out!)
  • 12/13, 1pm – Elite MMA In-School Friendship Tournament. Tentative Superfights include Chad Robichaux (Woodlands) vs. Frost Murphy (Baytown), Chad Kight (Woodlands) vs. Jordan Rivas (Baytown), and Ninja vs. ThinkAlpha for the DNC Championship 2008!

Photos from Lonestar Beatdown 6

October 6, 2008

As promised, below are some photos from Lonestar Beatdown 6 in College Station this past weekend.

Special thanks to Karen Michelle for taking these awesome pictures. The rest of us were either too busy or too drunk to do the same. Cheers Karen, you’re a lifesaver!

Gallery from the Fights