Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Three Big Legends / BeSpun Events on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th!

As if the new location wasn’t news enough, Legends and BeSpun aren’t wasting any time in getting back to their basics of fighting and fun. This weekend, three big events that involve our gym take place, and you’re invited to them all!

USPDF – West Coast Regional Pole Dance Competition – El Portal Theater

On Saturday night, the Ladies of BeSpun (Leigh Ann, Lisa, Natasha, and Estee) will compete against eight other dancers in the US Pole Dance Federation’s West Coast qualifier. The show takes place at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood and starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are available at

El Portal Theater

5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3111
(818) 508-4200

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun – Capital City Sports Grill

That same night, for those of you who want some good old knock-down, drag-out, slobberknocker barn-burner, come through to Capital City Sports Grill and watch UFC 104. Legends has reserved a cabana and several tables in the back patio. Discount flyers for 20% off all food are now available at the Legends / BeSpun front reception area.

There will also be an afterparty at Cap City for Kyle Kingsbury, who fights Razak Al-Hassan on the undercard. Legends members are invited to join.

Cap City Sports Grill is just across the street from our usual PPV haunts, on the northwest side of Cahuenga Blvd. and Selma Ave.

Capital City Sports Grill

1615 N Cahuenga Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 465-1750

Valet parking is available and early arrival (6:30) is encouraged.

Their Fight Is Our Fight Benefit

The following day, Sunday, October 25th, Legends MMA will host “Their Fight Is Our Fight,” the first Filipino-American MMA benefit for the victims of the recent typhoons in the Philippines. Organized by MMA personality Miss Rara, this all-day event will feature training seminars with noted Pinoy fighters like Brandon Vera, Mark Munoz, Shane Del Rosario, and Romie Adanza, as well as surprise appearances by other famous Filipino fighters and stars.

TFIOF released this press release:

CONTACT: Winston Emano,



(LOS ANGELES – 10/18) Responding in their own unique way to the plight of thousands of their kababayans affected by the twin – soon to be, triple – typhoon devastations in The Philippines, the Filipino American Mixed Martial Arts community is taking the fight for typhoon relief with THEIR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT, a special fundraiser taking place Sunday, October 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Legends Mixed Martial Arts Training Center, 5176 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90029.

The event, presented in conjunction with FilAm ARTS and SIPA, two established community non-profit organizations, is a veritable feast for Mixed Martial Arts practitioners and fans alike and brings together for the first time four top-ranked Filipino American Mixed Martial Artists in Brandon Vera, Mark Munoz, Shane Del Rosario and Romie Adanza each presenting exclusive high-level seminars and demonstrations of their specialties.

Additionally, popular UFC ring card model Arianny Celeste, featured on Spike TV’s “Ultimate Fighter,” will be on hand to meet fans and lend her support.

Tickets for the all-day seminars for participants are an all-inclusive $120. Non-participating spectators can attend to watch and take pictures for $5 admission.

“If you’re Pinoy and a fan of MMA, this event is an absolute must,” said event co-founder Tamara “Ms. RaRa” Suguitan. “Proceeds from the gate and merchandise will go directly to help our people.”

Added co-founder Paul Factora, “We – the participants included – were not immune to seeing our fellow Filipinos suffering. This event is our small way of letting them know that we stand by them through this all.”

The Participants:

Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera – San Diego, CA
UFC Light-Heavyweight Contender – 11-3 Record.
Former WEC Heavyweight Champion.
2-time Pan American Jiu Jitsu Gold Medalist
8-time Grapplers Quest Champion
W.K.A. Muay Thai National Champion.
U.S. Olympic Wrestling Alternate
Brown Belt under Master Lloyd Irvin
Defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir and was a challenger for the UFC Heavyweight title. Upcoming bout against UFC Legend Randy Couture on Nov 14.

Mark ‘The Philippine Wrecking Machine’ Munoz – Vallejo, CA
UFC Middleweight Contender – 6-1 Record.
2001 NCAA Div. 1 National Champion Wrestler
2-time NCAA All American – Oklahoma State University
Wrestling Coach at U.C. Davis
Member of The Blackhouse fight team alongside Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Antonio Noguiera.

Shane ‘No Limits’ Del Rosario – Irvine, CA
Undefeated Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Contender. 8-0
First ever WBO Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion
Current WBC Heavyweight Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion
Alternate Fighter for Spike TV’s -The Ultimate Fighter –Heavyweights.
Member of Team Oyama

Romie Adanza – Irvine, CA
US WBC Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion
IKKC International Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion
Team Oyama Muay Thai Trainer

Arianny Celeste
UFC Ring Girl
Ring Girl of the Year 2008
Nominated Ring Girl of the Year 2009

Additional Instructor announcements to come!!!
Proceeds from the seminars will go directly to Typhoon Ondoy, Parma and Lupit relief via Red Cross Philippines.

Seminar Events Schedule:

10:00-10:30 – Opening Ceremony - Warmup
10:30-12:00 – Brandon Vera – Jiu Jitsu for MMA - Seminar
12:00-1:00 – Lunchbreak - Group Pictures - Special Guest Announcements.
1:00-2:00 - Romy Adanza - Muay Thai Clinch Game -Workshop
2:00-3:00 - Shane Del Rosario – Muay Thai for MMA - Workshop
4:00-4:20 – Break – Pictures - Awards
4:20-5:50 – Mark Munoz – MMA Takedowns and Wrestling.
5:50-6:00 – Cool Down
6:00-6:30– Awards - Closing Ceremony. - Raffle Winners Announcement.

Schedule is subject to change upon additional instructor participation. For more information, please visit

FYI, our site is down for a few hours today. Will be back up this afternoon.

Renegade Reporting: CCM Red Carpet Comedy Tour

Finally, Legends MMA was a featured invitee to CCM’s Red Carpet Comedy Tour, at the Improv. Renegade Reporting was on-hand and caught a few members on camera:

Check back in to find out about future CCM Red Carpet Comedy dates.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You guys rocked it.
How come I didn't get to interview any of your ladies?

Oh well, next time I guess, or I'll have to come down for some interviews.

Take care.
-Stephen Seidel