By TXMMA Staff
Edward Longoria, Cameron Graves and Fabian Galavez pick up title belts in North Houston
HUMBLE, TX – Garcia Promotions returned with their latest amateur MMA event in Houston this past weekend. All in all Cage Combat 16 featured 13 amateur MMA bouts for the Houston MMA crowd in attendance at the Humble Civic Center. Three championship bouts were featured at the top of the card for the promotion.
In the main event of the evening Tru Bloodline rep Edward Longoria won by third round submission over GB North Houston’s Jake Heffernan. The win brings the 23 year old Longoria’s record up to 6-4-1 overall and brought him his second amateur belt. No word yet on turning pro from him but he does have another title bout lined up against Royala Smith for CDM Promotion’s EAC 6 this coming November.
Next up in title action was Team Tooke’s own Cameron Graves taking on 4OZ Fight Club’s Kyle Villarreal with the 145 belt on the line. This site has mentioned Graves before as a ‘blue chip prospect’ due to his advanced grappling acumen coupled with his ever-improving striking. He proved that status once again with a hard fought win in this one to earn his first amateur belt.
Last but not least in title action was ACS’s powerhouse Fabian Galavez winning by third round TKO over GB North Houston’s Tyler Flores. Fabian has had championship aspirations for some time now, having for the Legacy amateur title back in December 2013. He performed stronger this time around to score his second TKO in a row to finally pick up his belt along with his fourth amateur win in five tries.
Elsewhere at Cage Combat 16 Luke Crawford TKO’d brash Houston local Clarence Brown to pick up his third straight win while other prospects like Matthew Longoria, Reshal Malik, and Tony Nguyen won out as well.
Check out the complete results for Garcia Promotion’s Cage Combat 16 below:
Cage Combat 16 – Quick Results from September 27, 2014
• Edward Longoria over Jake Heffernan by Submission (RNC), RD3 * 135 TITLE
• Cameron Graves over Kyle Villarreal by Unanimous Decision * 145 TITLE
• Fabian Galavez over Tyler Flores by TKO, RD3 * 170 TITLE
• Dequette Reed over Aaron Pineda by Unanimous Decision
• Luke Crawford over Clarence Brown by TKO, RD2
• Johnny Turner over Robert Perez by Split Decision
• Matthew Longoria over Nino Villarreal by TKO, RD2
• Reshal Malik over Josh Rodriguez by Submission (RNC), RD1
• Jasmine Crawford over Samantha Harris by TKO, RD3
• Gustavo Gomez over Josh Huitt by KO, RD1
• Christian Lira over Shawn Williams by Unanimous Decision
• Alvaro Hurtado over Jared Clark by TKO, RD2
• Sijin Kurian over Max Akers by Submission (Guillotine), RD2
• Tony Nguyen over Daniel Turner by Unanimous Decision