PARKER NOT IMPRESSED BY OPPONENT'S GRAPPLING CREDENTIALS

Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure… You are GOING to pay attention every time you hear the name “Jesse Parker!”

Parker is a former V3Fights’ amateur flyweight champion and has been training since 2008.  He made his professional debut back in January and won in dominant fashion against a much larger opponent.  He splits his time training with Team Havoc MMA in Oakland, TN with Jason Aldridge and Prize Fight MMA/Boxing in Olive Branch, MS with Torian Whitlow. 

On April 29 Parker will try to make history when he fights to become V3’s first ever professional flyweight champion.  Standing in his way will be his toughest opponent to date when he faces grappling expert, Jeremiah Cullum.  However, Parker doesn’t seemed to worried about that.

“I heard that Jeremiah was a two time Grapplers Quest world champion, which doesn’t mean s*!# to me because I’m first and foremost a jiu-jitsu artist.  I’ve trained under the best, Chip Baldine.  Just know that if it goes to the ground, that is my world!” states Parker. 

But if the fight stays on the feet, Parker says he is okay with that too. 

“I’ve been working on my standup with Torian Whitlow for about three years now and I don’t have any problem going out there and keeping the fight on the feet and knocking him out. “

This bout has “Fight of the Year” written all over it, and because Jesse Parker is involved, this is one that you cannot miss!!!!!!  Get your tickets now! 

WHAT: V3Fights: Taylor vs Marsh

WHEN: Saturday April 29, 2017 | 7 pm doors open | 8 pm fights start                        

WHERE: Fitz Casino Tunica | 711 Lucky Lane | Robinsonville, MS 38664

ADMISSION: $30 general admission | $40 reserved seating | $50 cageside seating    

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

RODERICK PARKER STEPS IN TO FACE ALVIN WILLIAMS

Roderick Parker will step in on short notice to take on Alvin Williams on April 29 at the Fitz Hotel and Casino in Tunica, MS. 

Parker trains with Team Redemption in Hot Springs, AR and brings a solid all around game to the cage which will make for an exciting fight when he faces Williams. 

When he first started training, he was 300 pounds and his brother was the fighter in the family and Parker just went with to train with him.  He never thought he had a future in MMA, but a few years and 145 pounds later and Parker is now a very dangerous professional fighter. 

Standing in his way will be dominant striker, Alvin Williams.  Parker should have the advantage on the ground, but if you ask him, he states “my advantage in this fight is my mind and calmness.”  When asked about this fight he also states, “Alvin is a great fighter.  With his explosive kicks and hands, people will probably say ‘why would you fight this guy’ and the answer is… Because I don’t want to fight guys I know I can beat.  I want the guys that I know will be a tough fight.” 

Williams now has a much more dangerous opponent so expect fireworks when Roderick Parker enters the cage on April 29!!!  Get your tickets now!!!     

WHAT: V3Fights: Taylor vs Marsh

WHEN: Saturday April 29, 2017 | 7 pm doors open | 8 pm fights start                        

WHERE: Fitz Casino Tunica | 711 Lucky Lane | Robinsonville, MS 38664

ADMISSION: $30 general admission | $40 reserved seating | $50 cageside seating    

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMA fighters who have had their legacy tainted


Just like in other sports, when mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters run afoul of public opinion, it taints their legacy. Whether it's allegations of improper performance enhancing drug use or legal problems, when the media gets a hold of the story the fighter's image can be destroyed. Here are situations where MMA fighters have had their legacy severely tainted by scandal, some dragging the reputation of mixed martial arts fighting through the mud with them.

Not So Phenomenal After All

When Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs), are part of the scandal, it can affect the mixed martial arts world on a level beyond just the accused. PEDs have been a problem throughout multiple sports because of the massive benefits and advantages it can give athletes. With PEDs and steroids giving extra strength, drive, and power, many believe that PEDs only taint the sport when they are a factor. In 2006, the highly acclaimed assent to the top of the MMA world rankings by Brazilian Vitor Belfort seemed phenomenal. Belfort powered his way to being the youngest UFC champion of all-time.

Vitor Belfort:

This phenomenal display of power and strength was something that no one had ever witnessed before. In some circles, Belfort was establishing himself as the most dominant fighter ever, tagged with the nickname - The Phenom. His assent to the MMA throne was quickly exposed with a 2006 drug scandal he tested positive for Hydroxytestosterone.

Possibly the worst part of the whole scandal wasn't necessarily the accusation itself, but his feeble attempt to blame someone, or something else. Belfort tried to cast doubt over the whole situation by saying it was a mistaken reading because of an over-the-counter supplement. If one scandal wasn't enough, Belfort then accused his own South American doctor of overdosing him with testosterone in 2014.

There have been other PED scandals in the MMA world, a scourge that constantly rears its ugly head. Nick Diaz was given a 5-year death penalty for smoking weed; paltry compared the likes of Stephan Bonnar, Cung Le, Anderson Silva and the Female Cyborg a Christiane Santos, who all tainted the image of the sport by using PEDs; cheating to win. However, Belfort's skyrocketing climb to MMA prominence, but continually redirecting the blame, gave the sport an extra big black eye, and labeled everything he accomplishes as suspect to say the least.

Pick on Someone Your Own Size

Other than cheating to win, the other single fastest way to tarnish an image in the world of mixed martial arts fighting is to beat down a defenseless foe. MMA fighters are some of the most dangerous people in the world in hand-to-hand combat.

When a report of a human being, so physically ominous inflicts violence on another person who has little chance to defend themselves, it really places a dark cloud of MMA fighting. Possibly one of the most vicious acts of violence ever to hit the world of sports was the assault trial of the War Machine.

Jon Koppenhaver:

Jon Koppenhaver was brought to trial for his 2014 beating of his porn star girlfriend. When the specifics of the crime began to surface during court testimony, it was alleged that Koppenhaver didn't only assault his victim, but kept beating her for nearly 2 hours.

The case involving Koppenhaver carried multiple charges, including potential life in prison for attempted murder. In March, he was convicted of 29 out of 34 possible charges, with the attempted murder charge deemed a mistrial due to a hung jury. The prosecution may well revisit that charge in the near future.

The War Machine's soiled history includes other allegations of violence, but he is not the only MMA fighter to pick on a feeble foe. Jason Mayhem Miller skirted prosecution, acquitted on domestic violence charges in February.

In an HBO special expose, citing statistics from the Bureau of Justice, MMA fighters was nearly 4 times as likely as professional football players to be involved in acts of assault or domestic violence. Domestic assault allegations are never good for a sport's image, but when you're labeled as some of the most vicious fighters in the world, it soils the image of the sport when their fighters are portrayed as bullies and thugs.

MMA's reputation as a violent sport is something in a sense, promoters and fans alike enjoy. However, when cheating and domestic violence taint that image, it gives the sport a proverbial bloody nose in the court of public opinion.

Drug use and outside violence have tainted the image forever of some of the most promising MMA fighters. It may not be a coincidence if the two problems are somehow linked together. Regardless, both taint the fighter's image, as well as giving MMA's opponents a soapbox to cry against their perception of inhumane violence.

What Makes A Great MMA Fight?

With the raging success of UFC, mixed martial arts matches have become a part of sports lore, and if you look through the annals of history, there are some truly amazing fights to enjoy. So what makes a fight great, or even legendary? In general, there are three components to a great fight: displays of technique, background storylines that elevate the fight and the exhibitions of sheer will and toughness that can only be found in martial encounters.

Technique

Technical battles aren’t always a treat to more casual audiences, but anyone in the know loves to see opposing styles test each other fully. This can come in the form of traditional martial arts clashing in the ring, but in some of the most amazing battles, strikers facing grapplers holds an amazing give and take. An excellent example is the thrilling battle between Stout and Fisher, where the defensive footwork of Stout was able to edge a win against the unrelenting aggression of Fisher.

Hype

In the end, one of the great appeals of sports comes in the form of the dramatic storylines leading up to an event. Recently, this was clear when Conor McGregor destroyed Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, conquering yet another division. In terms of amazing storylines throughout MMA history, the crowned king has to be Griffin vs Bonnar. The fight came as a climactic culmination of the Ultimate Fighter reality show, and it is heralded as the event that took MMA to mainstream audiences. The fight itself had plenty of great moments, but many still call it the greatest of all time for no other reason than the story tied to it.

Iron Chins

Still, for veterans and newcomers alike, the absolute best fights are the obvious displays of toughness that can’t be found in other sports. The most famous example was the legendary toe-to-toe brawl between Frye and Takayama at Pride 21. If you haven’t seen this fight, run over to Youtube and enjoy the visual feast. It will only take a few minutes out of your day, and you won’t be disappointed. On the other end of the spectrum you have the marathon battles like Sakuraba vs Gracie. That classic display of technique lasted for a full 90 minutes of combat time.

In the end, the value of MMA is its variety. There is a fight that appeals to every kind of viewer, which is the strength of accommodating the range of techniques and styles. If you enjoy the promotions and hype, then UFC will continue to deliver. If you prefer the technical breakdowns, there are plenty of films to sate you until the next classic. Alas, for those who just like to see human beings pushing their limits, there will never be a shortage of these indomitable displays.

GRAPPLING CHAMPION SET TO FIGHT FOR FLYWEIGHT TITLE

One of the most decorative grappler’s in the mid-south area will be looking to make history on April 29 when Jeremiah Cullum attempts to become V3’s first ever professional flyweight champion. 

Cullum is currently 4-1 and fights out of Westside MMA and Cullum Ground Fighting.  He hails from Morriilton, AR by way of Tucumari, NW.  Collum comes from a family of fighters.  His father was an underground fighter and his brother has fought all over the world.  According to Collum, “Fighting is the norm in my family.  It chose me, not the other way around.” 

He is a World Series of Grappling two time world champion and feels it would be nice to have the V3 belt to show how far he’s come in his MMA career and also show where he is headed in the future. 

Standing in Cullum’s way is the outspoken and controversial, Jesse Parker.  When asked about this fight, here is what Cullum had to say:

“It’s going to feel great to be the first flyweight champion.  From what I’ve heard, he (Parker) talks a lot of crap and Iwas told that no one wanted to fight him.  This is my first time hearing his name so I guess if he wants someone to bring it at 125, I’m the guy.  My advantages would have to be my high level grappling and my fast in your face standup.” 

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Taylor vs Marsh

WHEN:                      Saturday April 29, 2017

                                    7:00 PM Doors open

                                    8:00 PM Fights start

 WHERE:                    Fitz Casino Tunica

                                    711 Lucky Lane

                                       Robinsonville, MS 38664                              

ADMISSION:                 $30 general admission

                                    $40 reserved seating

                                    $50 cageside seating

          You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    18 and over

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARSH LOOKING TO ADD V3FIGHTS' HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP TO HIS LIST OF CREDENTIALS

On April 29 the V3 Legion is going to witness something special when Jahsua Marsh takes the cage. 

Marsh (Brentwood, NY/fighting out Long Island MMA) has been wrestling since the age of 13 and was a four time collegiate All-American and an NAIA national champion.  That alone is something that the fans in this region have really not had a chance to experience so they are in for a treat.  But on top of his collegiate credentials, he also has competed on the national level for freestyle and at the Olympic and world trial qualifiers such as the US Open. 

He got started in MMA in his sophomore year of college when his teammate, Blaze Gill, introduced him to the sport. 

“He had two or three amateur belts and it was something I instantly wanted.  He got me on about three cards and within a year I won all three with ease” states Marsh. 

However, he was still competing in wrestling so he put MMA on hold until his wrestling career was over to start training full time. 

On April 29 he finds himself fighting to become the first ever V3Fights’ professional heavyweight champion!  Standing in his way is former undefeated V3Fights’ amateur champion, Shea Taylor, who is currently undefeated as a professional.  When asked about his opponent and this opportunity, here is what Marsh had to say:

“I honestly do not know a lot about this guy.  I know he’s undefeated so he must be tough so I’m not overlooking him.  He’s just another person in my way and that’s how I see it.  I’m going to give this fight everything that I have.  I’m confident in my craft so I feel I have an advantage in all areas.  I know I’m walking out of that cage with my hand raised.”  

Will Marsh be the first professional heavyweight to carry V3 gold?  Get your tickets now and witness the most decorated wrestler to ever enter the V3 cage! 

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Taylor vs Marsh

WHEN:                      Saturday April 29, 2017

                                    7:00 PM Doors open

                                    8:00 PM Fights start

 WHERE:                    Fitz Casino Tunica

                                    711 Lucky Lane

Robinsonville, MS 38664                                 

ADMISSION:            $30 general admission

                                    $40 reserved seating

                                    $50 cageside seating                                   

You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    18 and over

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V3FIGHTS: TAYLOR VS MARSH SET FOR APRIL 29

The first ever V3Fights’ professional heavyweight title will be up for grabs on April 29 in Tunica, MS when former amateur champion, Shea Taylor takes on wrestling standout Jahsua Marsh.  Taylor has yet to experience defeat in both his amateur and professional career and Marsh brings to the cage a level of wrestling that this area has yet to see. 

The co-main event will feature the controversial yet talented, Jesse Parker, taking on Jeremiah Collum for the vacant professional flyweight title.  Also, expect fireworks when former teammates collide when Tyler Smith takes on Alvin Williams. 

Reggie Adams will put his featherweight title on the line against top ranked Jacob Sandlin.  Several other local standouts will be featured on the card as well. 

Get your tickets now! 

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Taylor vs Marsh

WHEN:                      Saturday April 29, 2017

                                    7:00 PM Doors open

                                    8:00 PM Fights start

 WHERE:                    Fitz Casino Tunica

                                    711 Lucky Lane

Robinsonville, MS 38664                                  

ADMISSION:            $30 general admission

                                    $40 reserved seating

                                    $50 cageside seating             

You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    18 and over

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 25 RESULTS

Decision, submissions, knockouts….  This night had them all!!!!!  The V3 Legion got to witness another outstanding night of fights on Saturday night at Minglewood Hall.  History was made and two new champions were crowned and one successfully defended his title.  “Fight of the Night” honors go to Zack Williams and Chris Vicathep.  From the opening bell, these two fighters stood toe to toe and traded punches back and forth.  “Submission of the Night” goes to Ryan Collins who was able to secure a RNC early in the first round that forced his opponent to tap.  “Knockout of the Night” goes to Rakim Talley who landed devastating punches to his opponent, which forced the ref to step in and stop the fight in the second round.  “Performance of the Night” definitely goes to V3’s first ever professional light heavyweight champion, Adrian Miles. 

V3Fights will be back in action on April 29 at the Fitz Casino in Tunica, MS. 

AMATEUR FIGHTS

155 – Chase Mann defeated Alex Riggs via unanimous decision

135 – Joseph Tran defeated Marc Johnson via verbal submission in round #3 (:20)

155 – Trei Whitworth defeated Matt Meeks via split decision

135 – Dylan Forrester defeated Jeff Denton via TKO in round #1 (2:56)

185 – Rakim Talley defeated Raheam Forest via TKO in round #2 (1:51)

170 – Estabon Alexis defeated Corre Bentley via tapout to strikes in round #1 (:52)

220 – Zack Williams defeated Chris Vicathep via TKO in round #1 (2:52)

265 title – Scotty Stober defeated Dakotah McFerson via split decision

185 title – Kendon Smallwood defeated James Conway via split decision

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS

155 – Ryan Collins defeated Greggory Hussey via RNC in round #1 (1:42)

205 title – Adrian Miles defeated Teddy Holder via RNC in round #1 (3:27)

 

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

MCFERSON QUIETLY BECOMING THE MOST DOMINANT AMATEUR HEAVYWEIGHT TO EVER STEP INTO THE V3 CAGE

On August 6, 2016, heavyweight fighter, Dakotah McFerson took a last minute fight for V3Fights the day before the event.  On fight night, he defeated Shayne Goforth in just under three minutes via TKO in the first round and it’s been all uphill ever since.  Two months later he found himself fighting for the heavyweight title against Ira Sherrod in which he was able to win the heavyweight strap in 1:08 in the second round with another TKO victory.  Fast forward to January of 2017, and McFerson took on Thomas Clingon and the V3 Legion witnessed another first round TKO victory.  This Saturday night, McFerson will be defending his title against his toughest opponent to date, Scotty Stober.  Stober brings to the table great size, speed, strength as well as a dominant ground game.  When asked about this fight, here is what McFerson had to say: “I’ve always been a firm believer in not focusing on my opponent.  Focusing on myself is how I win.  I’m the only one I can control in a fight, so I focus on each moment, pushing harder and harder.  I’m a different heavyweight man.  The longer the fight goes, the better I get.  He’s a talented dude with some solid pieces and resources around him, but at the end of the day I have more heart than anyone.  I fight for my savior first and foremost and if I lose I can’t share the gospel with all those people in my interview.  We are faced with two options every single day as athletes, we can give in or we can get better.  As long as I constantly improve and get better, I’m winning half of the battle there.”  Dakotah McFerson may be the most dominant amateur heavyweight champion that V3fights has ever had.  Get your tickets now and see if he can make it four in a row!  WHAT:                      V3Fights: Holder vs Miles WHEN:                      Saturday March 25, 2017                                     6:00 pm Doors open                                     7:00 pm Fights start  WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall 1555 Madison Ave                            Memphis, TN 38104                                                                     You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com                                     All ages welcome                                     For further information, go to www.v3fights.com About V3Fights V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.            

On August 6, 2016, heavyweight fighter, Dakotah McFerson took a last minute fight for V3Fights the day before the event.  On fight night, he defeated Shayne Goforth in just under three minutes via TKO in the first round and it’s been all uphill ever since.  Two months later he found himself fighting for the heavyweight title against Ira Sherrod in which he was able to win the heavyweight strap in 1:08 in the second round with another TKO victory.  Fast forward to January of 2017, and McFerson took on Thomas Clingon and the V3 Legion witnessed another first round TKO victory. 

This Saturday night, McFerson will be defending his title against his toughest opponent to date, Scotty Stober.  Stober brings to the table great size, speed, strength as well as a dominant ground game.  When asked about this fight, here is what McFerson had to say:

“I’ve always been a firm believer in not focusing on my opponent.  Focusing on myself is how I win.  I’m the only one I can control in a fight, so I focus on each moment, pushing harder and harder.  I’m a different heavyweight man.  The longer the fight goes, the better I get.  He’s a talented dude with some solid pieces and resources around him, but at the end of the day I have more heart than anyone.  I fight for my savior first and foremost and if I lose I can’t share the gospel with all those people in my interview.  We are faced with two options every single day as athletes, we can give in or we can get better.  As long as I constantly improve and get better, I’m winning half of the battle there.” 

Dakotah McFerson may be the most dominant amateur heavyweight champion that V3fights has ever had.  Get your tickets now and see if he can make it four in a row! 

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Holder vs Miles

WHEN:                      Saturday March 25, 2017

                                    6:00 pm Doors open

                                    7:00 pm Fights start

 WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall

1555 Madison Ave

                           Memphis, TN 38104                                                                    

You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    All ages welcome

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUSSEY OKAY PLAYING THE ROLE OF UNDERDOG

Greggory Hussey has been playing the role of underdog for most of his MMA career.  He ended his amateur career on a three-fight win streak, and for two of those fights he was considered the underdog including his last fight in which he won the featherweight title.  He then avenged one of his amateur losses in his professional debut a few months ago against Daniel Byram.  He won that fight via second round submission.  On March 25, Hussey once again finds himself as an underdog against the decorated veteran, Ryan “Red Hot” Collins.  Most fighters look at the talent of Collins and have no desire to fight him, however, Hussey not only stepped up and took this fight, but he believes that he has the tools to defeat him.  And based on what he has been doing the past couple of years, how can you doubt him?  Get your tickets now!!!  WHAT:                      V3Fights: Holder vs Miles WHEN:                      Saturday March 25, 2017                                     6:00 pm Doors open                                     7:00 pm Fights start  WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall 1555 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 38104                                                                You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com                                     All ages welcome                                     For further information, go to www.v3fights.com   About V3Fights V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.                      

Greggory Hussey has been playing the role of underdog for most of his MMA career. 

He ended his amateur career on a three-fight win streak, and for two of those fights he was considered the underdog including his last fight in which he won the featherweight title.  He then avenged one of his amateur losses in his professional debut a few months ago against Daniel Byram.  He won that fight via second round submission. 

On March 25, Hussey once again finds himself as an underdog against the decorated veteran, Ryan “Red Hot” Collins.  Most fighters look at the talent of Collins and have no desire to fight him, however, Hussey not only stepped up and took this fight, but he believes that he has the tools to defeat him.  And based on what he has been doing the past couple of years, how can you doubt him? 

Get your tickets now!!! 

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Holder vs Miles

WHEN:                      Saturday March 25, 2017

                                    6:00 pm Doors open

                                    7:00 pm Fights start

 WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall

1555 Madison Ave

Memphis, TN 38104                                                               

You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    All ages welcome

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

 

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMER TEAMMATES COLLIDE ON MARCH 25

Expect fireworks on March 25 when former teammates collide as Tyler Smith battles Alvin Williams in a lightweight fight. 

These two fighters were both a part of Team Vortex back in 2010 and trained together on a daily basis.  Both fighters had several amateur bouts under the Vortex banner.  Seven years later and Williams is now a professional fighter training at Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and Smith is with Phalanx Fight Team.  Both like to stand and bang, so there is a good chance that this fight will not go to the judges.  When asked about fighting a familiar face, here is what both fighters had to say:

Tyler Smith

“It’s just another fight.  I never care who it is.  Once the cage doors close, he’s just an opponent.”

Alvin Williams

“It’s just business.  I like the guy.  I know he’s tough, but at the end of the day it’s a fight and someone has to take that L.  I expect it to be a tough fight but I will come  out on top and give the fans a show.  So for anyone who doesn’t know who Alvin Williams is, they will know that night.”

Anytime two fighters know each other’s game as well as these two makes for a dangerous fight, so get your tickets now!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Holder vs Miles

WHEN:                      Saturday March 25, 2017

                                    6:00 pm Doors open

                                    7:00 pm Fights start

 WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall

1555 Madison Ave

                         Memphis, TN 38104                                                                   

You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    All ages welcome

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

 

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RYAN COLLINS RETURNS TO THE CAGE ON MARCH 25

Ryan “Red Hot” Collins was one of the most dominating V3Fights’ champions back in his amateur days.  Not only did he fight a who’s who list of the top fighters around, but dominated them and finished each and every single opponent. 

Collins then took some time off and came back to V3 in 2015 and won his first professional fight with the promotion.  However, he won because of a cut over his opponent’s eye and wasn’t satisfied with the victory.  It’s a little over two years later and he will once again find himself in familiar territory, the V3 cage! 

Standing in his way will be another former amateur champion, Greggory Hussey.  Hussey won his professional debut back in January and will be a very dangerous test for Collins.  When asked about this fight, here is what Collins had to say:

“It feels great to be getting back in the cage. I'm excited, super excited! It's going to be a WAR. Win or Lose I just want it to be fight of the night. My last fight was stopped in the first round due to a cut and I got the win, but everyone who came to watch me fight didn't want to see that, so I owe them a war this go around.  I'm confident and feel like I'm a better fighter in every area this fight could go. I don't really have a set game plan other than to dominate and draw blood!  No matter where the fight goes, I’m prepared.  I’m ready to put on a show for everyone.”   

Collins plans to stay active and would like to fight at least three times in 2017. 

“I’m fighting this time at 155, but I plan on moving back down to 145 for the next one” states Collins.     

Get your tickets now and see and witness “Red Hot” continue his winning ways!       

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Holder vs Miles

WHEN:                      Saturday March 25, 2017

                                    6:00 pm Doors open

                                    7:00 pm Fights start

 WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall

           1555 Madison Ave

                                     Memphis, TN 38104                                                                   

           You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    All ages welcome

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

 

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HITMAN LOOKING TO MAKE HEADLINES ONCE AGAIN

Teddy “The Hitman” Holder has been a professional fighter since 2008.  However, it was two years ago when he made headline news in one of the most talked about stories in all of MMA when he took a fight on short notice (hours before) and knocked outUFC veteran and title contender, Thiago Silva in the first round of their main event fight.  In fact, Holder has nine wins and every single victory has come in the first round. 

On March 25, Holder once again finds himself in the main event when he tries to become the first ever light heavyweight champion for V3Fights. 

“V3 has a very good reputation and is a growing promotion to say the least, so being the first 205 champion is an opportunity that I would like to take full advantage of and see where it might take me” states Holder. 

Standing in his way is another crafty and dangerous veteran, Adrian “Guard Yo Grill” Miles.  Miles has knockout power in both hands and a good ground game to go along with his outstanding striking.  He has also fought some of the best fighters to ever step into the cage in the southeast region.  When asked about this fight, here is what Holder had to say:

“I think it's going to be a good fight for the fans.  Adrian is a very well rounded fighter that has fought good opponents and comes from a very good camp. It's definitely not a give me fight by any means and I expect it to be a chess match so to speak between two fighters trying to impose their wills and different game plans.  It's hard to say where my advantage will be.  I've seen Adrian be willing to stand as well as try to grind out the W, but if I had to 100% say where I think I'm more likely to win the fight I would say on my feet and my advantage would be standing.  I plan on picking back up where I left off getting better and keep driving forward.”

Get your tickets now, because on March 25 Teddy Holder will once again try to make headline news and make history by becoming the first ever light heavyweight champion for V3Fights! 

WHAT:                      V3Fights: Holder vs Miles

WHEN:                      Saturday March 25, 2017

                                    6:00 pm Doors open

                                    7:00 pm Fights start

 WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall

           1555 Madison Ave

                                    Memphis, TN 38104                                                                     

           You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

                                    All ages welcome

                                    For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

 

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

 

 

V3Fights: Holder vs Miles set for March 25 in Memphis, TN

V3Fights will host their 57th event on March 25 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN.  The main event will feature a light heavyweight title fight between Adrian Miles and Teddy Holder.  Both fighters come into this bout with a lot of hype.  Teddy Holder is known for his brutal knockout of Thiago Silva and Adrian Miles has fought a who’s who list of the top fighters in the southeast region. 

This event will also feature a couple of Tennessee natives and former V3 amateur champions when Ryan Collins squares off against Greggory Hussey. 

Memphis may never be the same when dominating striker, Alvin Williams takes on former teammate and heavy handed, Tyler Smith.    

Several other top fighters from the mid-south will be featured on the card as well. 

Get your tickets now at www.V3Fights.com

 

FEBRUARY 4 RESULTS

History was made once again on Saturday night in Tupelo, MS.  The Summit Center was jammed packed as the V3 ‘Legion’ witnessed an awesome night of fights. 

Two new champions were crowned and V3 now has their first ever professional middleweight champion.  “Fight of the Night” honors went to Hannah Guy and Olivia Fisher.  It was both of their MMA debuts, but one would never have known based on the way these two females went at it in the cage.  “Knockout of the Night” went to Artavious Allen.  In just 1:18 into the very first round, he was able to land devastating elbows and strikes to his opponent, which forced the ref to step in and stop the fight.  “Submission of the Night” went to Kevin Bollig.  With just one second left in the second round, he was able to make his opponent tap via triangle choke.  “Performance/Fighter of the Night” goes to Josiah Bradford.  Although just 17 years of age, he looked like a season veteran in his MMA debut with a second round TKO victory. 

Raheam Forest is now V3Fights’ new welterweight champion and Grady Hurley is their first ever professional middleweight champion. 

V3Fights will be back in action on March 25 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN.  You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com

FULL RESULTS BELOW:

AMATEUR FIGHTS

265 Muay Thai – Kaspar Caldwell defeated David Rusch via TKO in round #1 (1:34)

170 – Kevin Latreille defeated Dinh Bates via unanimous decision

155 – Josiah Bradford defeated Noah Waalk via TKO in round #2 (2:07)

195 – Kevin Bollig defeated Khalil Boyd via triangle choke in round #2 (2:59)

140 – Artavious Allen defeated Lane Mothershed via TKO in round #1 (1:18)

130 – Hannah Guy defeated Olivia Fisher via unanimous decision

170 title fight – Raheam Forest defeated Cole Coleman via TKO in round #2 (1:50)

 

PROFESSIONAL FIGHT

185 title fight – Grady Hurley defeated Ben Brewer via RNC in round #2 (1:18)

Get to Know Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell

Career Beginnings

Hailing from the great State of Arkansas, Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell possesses all of the ingredients for a successful MMA career. Born in 1994, Mitchell, like most fighters, began his career in the amateurs leagues. Bouncing between school and training, Thug Nasty walked away from his first six fights with a 5-1 record. Impressive wins against Zak Ort in the Legacy Fighting Championship 34 and fellow up and comer Tony Williams primed him to take his skills to the next level.

Professional Career:

Hard work is often rewarded, and Bryce Mitchell definitely reaped the benefits of his amateur success. Beginning his pro career with a fight against Sheldon Smith, Mitchell demonstrated his quick reflexes and scored a very decisive victory. His success did not end there. Working his way up to World Series of Fighting 33, Mitchell racked up win after win, entering the event with six straight victories. The first significant fight of his professional career came against Brandon Phillips of American Top Team OKC. In that fight, Mitchell continued to display his hard work and submitted Phillips just three minutes in. This marked the moment where Thug Nasty was no longer just another Featherweight.

Physical Profile:

Fighting as a featherweight is tough. With thousands of fighters trying to climb the ladder, competition is very robust, making the physical requirements for entry a tremendous feat. Bryce Mitchell is no exception to the strong standards of MMA fighters. Standing at 5’9” and weighing in at 145 pounds, Mitchell follows the featherweight norm of packing a big punch in a small frame, though he has a slight height advantage with the global featherweight average being 5’7” and 145 pounds.

Record and Analysis

Since making his professional debut on January 25, 2015, Mitchell is undefeated with seven consecutive wins. Most of these victories have come within the first three minutes of the fight, and all have been by submission. The speed at which he submits opponents (an average. of 2:58)  is astounding compared to the sports average time of victory of eleven minutes for featherweights. While seven fights may be a small sample, there is no doubting his lethal submission abilities in the cage against. Currently ranked at thirteenth in the US Southeast and second in Tennessee Mitchell's rank is climbing, just like his record

Looking to the Future

As dangerous and brutal as the sport of MMA is made out to be, it is without a doubt more popular than ever. With countless established stars and many rising stars such as Bryce Mitchell, the future is extremely bright. With ratings up and UFC finally legal in New York, it has been a great year for the sport. While no one knows how long it will take Thug Nasty to become a household name, I believe it is only a matter of time. He will ring in the new year with a fight against Isaac Ware for the Pro Featherweight title on January 14th, 2017.

JUDO AND GRAPPLING STANDOUT MAKES HER MMA DEBUT

Deshimar Rodriguez has dominated in judo tournaments (35-3), grappling tournaments (37-0) and has been training in Muay Thai since the age of three and this Saturday night she gets to blend it all together in her mixed martial arts debut.   Standing in her way is 2-0 Angie Hoaglin from Tram Relentless in Arkansas.

Rodriguez represents 'The Rodriguez Clan' and comes from a long history of family members who practiced martial arts.  She cross trains at both the UFC Gym Cordova and Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, and to start off her camp she trained for a few weeks in Puerto Rico. When asked about her opponent and MMA debut here is what Rodriguez has to say:

"My opponent is very good and very tough and strong. I want to win this fight to demonstrate who I am. I want it to go all three rounds so everyone can see my skills."

Fight fans don't want to miss this one. Deshimar Rodriguez has all the tools to be V3's next star, so get your tickets now and watch her shake things up in the strawweight division.

WILDCHILD LOOKING TO LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR A FINAL TIME

Harry Johnson is one of the pioneers of fighting when it comes to MMA in the South.  And on November 19, he will step into the cage for the last time when he takes on dominant striker, Tony Retic, in his final fight.

Johnson was a former football player, and when finished playing, he saw a video of a friend's fight and decided to give mixed martial arts a try.  25 fights later (as well as several amateur fights), and Johnson is one of the most popular fighters in the mid-south area.  He posts a 13-12 record and when it comes to fighting, he has the any time, any place, any opponent mentality.

One thing that is changed about this next fight for Johnson he now calls Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu his home and according to Johnson he has gotten "stronger and more well-rounded in MMA" since joining MJJ.  In fact, when done fighting, Johnson plans to stay at Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu as a trainer and teacher.

Johnson has always been a fan favorite so get your tickets now and witness 'Wildchild' for the last time inside of the cage.

F0RMER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION KYLE HUGHES STEPS INTO THE V3CAGE FOR HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL FIGHT WITH V3FIGHTS

Former featherweight champion, Kyle Hughes, will now step into the V3Fights’ cage as a professional on November 19. 

Hughes is currently 1-0, and standing in his way will be Alejandro Castaneda in the much-anticipated rematch from their amateur days in which Hughes won via first round submission. 

Hughes knew it was time to turn professional when he was having problems finding fights as an amateur.  He had five opponents back out and he knew turning pro would help avoid that problem.  Since turning pro, he has stepped up his training and is now focused more on strength and conditioning as well as nutrition and is ready to go 5x5 minute rounds.  He considers The Fight Clinic his home gym, but also cross trains with the prestigious Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and while school is in session he also trains in Oxford.  When asked about this opportunity and opponent, here is what Hughes had to say:

“I think he’s a game opponent obviously, since he wants a rematch.  I think he is scrappy and has some solid grappling skills and pretty good pressure.  I respect him for stepping up and taking this fight again, but I see myself getting the finish again.” 

Kyle Hughes is one of the top up and coming fighters in the mid-south area and on November 19 will look to continue his winning ways and stay undefeated.  Get your tickets now!  

OCTOBER 1 RESULTS

If you like knockouts, slugfests, and action packed MMA, then the Fitz Hotel and Casino was the place to be on Saturday night.  From the opening bell to the main event, there wasn’t a dull moment in any fight.  Three new champions were crowned and Steven Birdsong successfully defended his belt for the last time and declared he will now be turning pro.  “Knockout of the Night” honors goes to Casey Hatley.  He took this fight on short notice and knocked his opponent out in just 23 seconds into the first round.  “Submission of the Night” goes to Seth Boswell.  He used his superior jiu-jitsu and landed a beautiful head and arm triangle in the first round, which forced his opponent to tap out.  “Fight of the Night” honors goes to Raheam Forest and Cole Coleman.  Slams, slick submissions, and stand and bang fighting was what this fight had for three straight rounds.  “Fighter/Performance of the Night” goes to Brian Mitchell.  I haven’t seen knockout power like that in a long time and he sent a notice out to everyone in the lightweight division that he plans to stay champion for a long time.  V3Fights’ will be back in action on November 19, 2016 at Minglewood Hall.  AMATEUR FIGHTS 155 – Casey Hatley defeated Justin Williams via KO in round #1 (:23) 155 – Seth Boswell defeated Skylar Burton via arm triangle in round #1 (2:16) 175 – Terry Johnson defeated Brandon Mosley via unanimous decision 175 – Raheam Forest defeated Cole Coleman via unanimous decision 265 Title – Dakotah McFerson defeated Ira Sherrod via TKO in round #2 (1:08) DAKOTAH MCFERSON IS THE NEW V3FIGHTS’ HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION 155 Title – Brian Mitchell defeated Nick Payne via KO in round #1 (1:35) BRIAN MITCHELL IS THE NEW V3FIGHTS’ LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION 185 Title – Steven Birdsong defeated Kendon Smallwood via unanimous decision STEVEN BIRDSONG REMAINS THE V3FIGHTS’ MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION 125 Title – Darius Foster defeated Tony Hernandez via unanimous decision DARIUS FOSTER IS THE NEW V3FIGHTS’ LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION PROFESSIONAL FIGHT 115 – Mandy Polk defeated Ronni Nanney via unanimous decision About V3Fights V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.      

If you like knockouts, slugfests, and action packed MMA, then the Fitz Hotel and Casino was the place to be on Saturday night.  From the opening bell to the main event, there wasn’t a dull moment in any fight.  Three new champions were crowned and Steven Birdsong successfully defended his belt for the last time and declared he will now be turning pro.  “Knockout of the Night” honors goes to Casey Hatley.  He took this fight on short notice and knocked his opponent out in just 23 seconds into the first round.  “Submission of the Night” goes to Seth Boswell.  He used his superior jiu-jitsu and landed a beautiful head and arm triangle in the first round, which forced his opponent to tap out.  “Fight of the Night” honors goes to Raheam Forest and Cole Coleman.  Slams, slick submissions, and stand and bang fighting was what this fight had for three straight rounds.  “Fighter/Performance of the Night” goes to Brian Mitchell.  I haven’t seen knockout power like that in a long time and he sent a notice out to everyone in the lightweight division that he plans to stay champion for a long time.  V3Fights’ will be back in action on November 19, 2016 at Minglewood Hall. 

AMATEUR FIGHTS

155 – Casey Hatley defeated Justin Williams via KO in round #1 (:23)

155 – Seth Boswell defeated Skylar Burton via arm triangle in round #1 (2:16)

175 – Terry Johnson defeated Brandon Mosley via unanimous decision

175 – Raheam Forest defeated Cole Coleman via unanimous decision

265 Title – Dakotah McFerson defeated Ira Sherrod via TKO in round #2 (1:08)

DAKOTAH MCFERSON IS THE NEW V3FIGHTS’ HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

155 Title – Brian Mitchell defeated Nick Payne via KO in round #1 (1:35)

BRIAN MITCHELL IS THE NEW V3FIGHTS’ LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

185 Title – Steven Birdsong defeated Kendon Smallwood via unanimous decision

STEVEN BIRDSONG REMAINS THE V3FIGHTS’ MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

125 Title – Darius Foster defeated Tony Hernandez via unanimous decision

DARIUS FOSTER IS THE NEW V3FIGHTS’ LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

PROFESSIONAL FIGHT

115 – Mandy Polk defeated Ronni Nanney via unanimous decision

About V3Fights

V3FIGHTS is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. V3FIGHTS presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States; including Memphis, Nashville, Tunica and Biloxi. V3FIGHTS can be seen live all over the world through its pay-per-view deal with GFL. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.