Put on by Fight to Win / World Grappling Circuit, the annual event drew teams from all over the state with Solis Martial Arts coming up the big winner in the team standings – winning their second F2W/WGC tournament title of the year and becoming the very first in the promotions’ history to win two team championships in two different cities following their win just a few months ago at the Austin Open.
2012 Texas Open Team Results
1st Place – Solis Martial Arts
2nd Place – Gracie Barra
3rd Place – BJJ Revolution
4th Place – Elite MMA
5th Place – Team Tooke
2012 Texas Open Superfight Tournament Recap
In addition to the usual array of individual competition (results here), the tournament also featured two 8-man superfight tournaments in the -200 and -155 weight classes with the winner of each bracket taking home a cool $1,000 in prize money.
This part of the tournament drew some top competitors from around the state and even a few world champions with the resulting matches proving to be exciting for everybody on hand to catch them live.
In the end, it was Rico Bastos of Nova Uniao winning in the 200 lbs. class while Jason Soliz of 3rd Coast MMA brought home the win in the -155 lbs. and under division.
The two faced very worthy adversaries in the finals with Bastos winning over of Elite MMA’s Robert Yamashita and Soliz taking his match over Gracie Barra ‘s Brandon Mullins by a close referee decision.
Lots of exciting matches were decided as part of this tournament. Watch them all below or check them out individually on the Texas Grappling Channel (make sure to subscribe).
2012 Texas Open – Photo Gallery
Check out this highlighted slideshow of all the action and make sure to check out our complete array of shots on the TXMMA Facebook Page. For anyone that wants prints, they’re available as well on www.mikecalimbas.com.
2012 TXMMA Open – Select Match Videos (including superfight videos)
Here’s almost FOUR hours of video (48 matches) from the 2012 Texas Open for our TXMMA readers.