Danny "Dirty" Durnavich Eyes Victory in Final Amateur Bout This Saturday

Danny "Dirty" Durnavich Eyes Victory in Final Amateur Bout This Saturday

Danny “Dirty” Durnavich (6-1), originally from South Chicago, will be making his final appearance as an amateur fighter when he meets Raheam "Rambo" Forest (4-4) in V3Fights 61 at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday.

V3Fights 61 Card Preview

V3Fights 61 Card Preview

The V3Fights 61 official main card and undercard has been announced and the event will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Tampa Conventional Center in Tampa, Florida.

V3FIGHTS 62 SET FOR SEPTEMBER 2

History will be made once again at Minglewood Hall on September 2 when V3Fights crowns their first ever professional bantamweight champion.  Anthony “Superman” Jones, who has a great deal of momentum on his side, will test his skills against HFC bantamweight champion, Dennis Dombrow in yet another Alliance MMA crossover bout. 

The co-main event will feature internet sensation and MMA pioneer in Tenneesee, Travis Robertson, going up against veteran Matt Holmes. 

Also on the card is former undefeated amateur champion, Reggie Adams making his professional debut.  Several other local fighters from the mid-south area and top fighters from the southeast region will be featured on the card as well. 

Get your tickets now! 

This event will also stream live on internet pay per view at http://www.v3fights.com/live/v3fights-62/. 

WHAT: V3Fight 62: Dombrow vs Jones

WHEN: Saturday Sept 2, 2017 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start                        

WHERE: Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104

ADMISSION: $38 general admission | $48 reserved seating | $63 premium seating |

                      $83 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.

V3FIGHTS 61 SET FOR AUGUST 19 IN TAMPA FLORIDA

On August 19, V3Fights will invade Tampa, FL for the first time in the promotion’s history.  Headlining this event will be Billy Quarantillo going up against Eric Reynolds in a lightweight bout.  Quarantillo was featured on season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter” and sports a record of 9-2.  Reynolds has fought a who’s who of MMA stars and holds a record of 17-9 so expect fireworks in this fight.  The co-main event will feature another lightweight bout where Troy Gerhart will go up against Mike Pope.  Gerhart is moving up a weight for this fight.  Several other top pro fighters from both the local area and the southeast region will be featured on this card as well.  Get your tickets now!   WHAT: V3Fights 61: Quarantillo vs Reynolds WHEN: Saturday August 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm doors open (for amateur fights | 7 pm pro fights start                      WHERE: Tampa Convention Center | 3335 Franklin St | Tampa FL ADMISSION: $35 general admission | $55 reserved seating | $85 cageside seating                       $600 table of 8   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 19, V3Fights will invade Tampa, FL for the first time in the promotion’s history.  Headlining this event will be Billy Quarantillo going up against Eric Reynolds in a lightweight bout.  Quarantillo was featured on season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter” and sports a record of 9-2.  Reynolds has fought a who’s who of MMA stars and holds a record of 17-9 so expect fireworks in this fight. 

The co-main event will feature another lightweight bout where Troy Gerhart will go up against Mike Pope.  Gerhart is moving up a weight for this fight.  Several other top pro fighters from both the local area and the southeast region will be featured on this card as well.  Get your tickets now!  

WHAT: V3Fights 61: Quarantillo vs Reynolds

WHEN: Saturday August 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm doors open (for amateur fights | 7 pm pro fights start                     

WHERE: Tampa Convention Center | 3335 Franklin St | Tampa FL

ADMISSION: $35 general admission | $55 reserved seating | $85 cageside seating

                      $600 table of 8

 

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.

JUNE 17 RESULTS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Ryan Collins and James Wallace

KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: Rakim Talley

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Sean Santella

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT: Jacob Sandlin

 

AMATEUR RESULTS

175 - Bradley Gibson defeated Raheam Forest via unanimous decision

135 title fight - Jacob Sandlin defeated Caleb Everson via unanimous decision

135 - Pauline Macias defeated Olivia Fisher via split decision

125 title fight - Darius Foster defeated Dillion Corcoran via RNC in round #1 (1:59)

205 title fight - Rakim Talley defeated Steven Birdson via TKO in round #2 (2:27)

145 title fight - Reggie Adams defeated Jose Zuniga via unanimous decision

 

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS

155 - Ryan Collins defeated James Wallace via split decision

265 title fight - Jahsua Marsh defeated Kem Oti via unanimous decision

125 interim title fight - Sean Santella defeated Lawrence Digiluio via triangle choke in round #1 (1:48)

145 HFC title fight - Bryce Mitchell defeated Chepe Mariscal via unanimous decision

170 title fight - Jaleel Willis defeated Nolan Norwood via unanimous decision

 

THE NEW AND IMPROVED JESSE JAMES WALLACE

V3Fights have always put on outstanding fights for their fans.  Back in 2011 the Legion got to witness a WAR when James Wallace and Ryan Collins stepped in the cage as amateurs.  Six years later and those two will be doing it again as professionals and the V3 Legion can expect pretty much of the same on June 17,  However, according to Wallace, the only difference this time will be the outcome. 

Collins won the first meeting, and although he will see a familiar opponent across the cage from him, it’s going to be a totally different fighter this time. 

“Last time we fought I was a seventeen year old kid.  I’ve completely changed gyms and now train at the best gym around, Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.  But I haven’t forgotten our first fight.  A loss sticks with me.  It motivates me and teaches me” states Wallace. 

Wallace has a record of 5-1, including an impressive win over Jonathan Burdine on a Bellator MMA undercard back in October. 

He also had some other stuff to say about this upcoming fight and opponent:

“I respect Ryan and we have been fighting in the same area forever, so we know each other well.  This fight is going to be the best fight on the best V3 card.  I will win by first round TKO or submission.  I feel I have the advantage everywhere.” 

Fans can expect the same kind of fight that they saw six years ago, however, the only difference is this time they will get to see the new and improved Jesse James Wallace.  Get your tickets now!!! 

WHAT: V3Fight 60: Willis vs Norwood

WHEN: Saturday June 17, 2017 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start                        

WHERE: Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104

ADMISSION: $35 general admission | $45 reserved seating | $60 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.

OTI LOOKING TO BECOME THE NEXT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

In April, the V3 Legion got to witness what top level wrestling is when Jahsua Marsh won the inaugural professional heavyweight title for V3Fights.  However, there is a fighter out there who although may be impressed with Marsh, isn’t intimidated.  That fighter is undefeated Kem Oti and he will challenge Marsh for his title on June 17 in Memphis, TN. 

Oti is currently 3-0 and trains at Spartan Fitness and MMA in Homewood, Alabama. 

Growing up he played a lot of sports and ended up playing football in college.  He then took his talents to the professional level and played arena football for a few years.  Once he realized that his window was closing, he started looking for another hobby and found MMA to fill that competitive void. 

He ran through the amateur ranks in the region and so far has remained perfect as a professional and on June 17, Oti knows what a big task he has ahead of him.  He also knows that this fight can definitely put him on the radar of one of the big leagues.  Oti states, “This will be a great opportunity to propel my fight career.  It will give me a chance to prove that I can compete with the best.” 

When asked about this upcoming fight and opponent, here is what Oti also had to say:

“Mr. Marsh has a good wrestling background and will be a tough opponent.  But I’m consistently working hard, practicing my craft and training with a group of guys who want to succeed and want to see others succeed and that will give me anadvantage so whatever he comes at me with, I’ll be prepared.  It will be a great accomplishment to win the V3 title and another stepping stone to further my career.” 

Get your tickets now and watch these two heavyweights live in action! 

WHAT: V3Fight 60: Willis vs Norwood

WHEN: Saturday June 17, 2017 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start                        

WHERE: Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104

ADMISSION: $35 general admission | $45 reserved seating | $60 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.

NORWOOD DOES NOT CONSIDER HIMSELF THE UNDERDOG

Welterweight, Nolan Norwood (9-3/Westside MMA) will have the most important fight of his career on June 17 when he squares off against Jaleel Willis to become the first ever V3Fights’ welterweight champion. 

Norwood feels he has the advantage over Willis standing, grappling and wrestling and even though Willis may be considered the top fighter in the entire mid-south area and ranked #2 on the V3Fights’ Professional Pound For Pound Rankings, Norwood states, “I don’t consider myself the underdog.  I feel like I’m always the favorite to win.” 

When asked about this fight and opportunity Norwood also had to say:

“Jaleel is very well rounded.  I’m grateful for this opportunity.  I’ve been going to V3 events for years and I’ve known a lot of skilled fighters who have fought for them.” 

Norwood is a veteran of the sport and come June 17, it’s not an upset if he takes the title because in his mind he is the better fighter and always the favorite to win. Get your tickets now. 

WHAT: V3Fight 60: Willis vs Norwood

WHEN: Saturday June 17, 2017 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start                        

WHERE: Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104

ADMISSION: $35 general admission | $45 reserved seating | $60 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.

 

 

V3FIGHTS 60 SET FOR JUNE 17

V3Fights 60 is shaping up to be its biggest card to date and will take place on June 17, 2017 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN. 

More history will be made when the promotion crowns it’s first ever, professional welterweight champion when undefeated Jaleel Willis (7-0) takes on Nolan Norwood (9-3) in the main event.  The featherweight title will be up for grabs in the co-main event when V3Fights’ champion, Bryce Mitchell, takes on Hoosier Fight Club champion, Jose Mariscal.  Both promotions are under the Alliance MMA umbrella and this will be the first time that two champions from AMMA collide. 

Also on the card will be a lightweight showdown when Ryan Collins (3-0) takes on James Wallace (5-1).  Both fighters come into this fight with a great deal of momentum.  Collins recently made little work of Greggory Hussey back in March and Wallace had a huge win over Johnathan Burdine on a Bellator undercard event. 

The fans can expect fireworks in another AMMA crossover bout when CFFC’s Sean Santella takes on HFC’s Larry Digiulio for the interim flyweight title.   

Several other top professional fighters from the mid-south area and southeast region will be featured on the card as well.  Get your tickets now!

WHAT: V3Fight 60: Willis vs Norwood

WHEN: Saturday June 17, 2017 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start                        

WHERE: Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104

ADMISSION: $35 general admission | $45 reserved seating | $60 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.

ARPIL 29 RESULTS

The V3Legion packed the venue at the Fitz Hotel and Casino on Saturday night and got to witness an OUTSTANDING night of fights!!  History was made, champions were crowned and the fans were introduced to a whole new crop fighters that will be entertaining them for years to come. 

Jahsua Marsh is the first ever V3Fights' professional heavyweight champion and Jeremiah Cullum is the first ever professional flyweight champion.  "Fight of the Night" honors goes to Mohammed Ihmoud and Dylan Forrester in a three round war.  "Submission of the Night" goes to newly crowned flyweight champion, Jeremiah Cullum who was able to submit Jesse Parker in under two minutes of the first round.  "Knockout of the Night" goes to Hunter Hosea who started the night off with a beautiful strike that instantly dropped his opponent.  "Performance of the Night" goes to Jahsua Marsh.  The Legion got to witness first had what a high level wrestler can do in the cage when Marsh put on a wrestling clinic in the main event which ended in a TKO victory. 

V3Fights will be back in action on June 17 at Minglewood Hall. 

Full results below:

AMATEUR FIGHTS

155 - Hunter Hosea defeated Josiah Bradford via KO in round #1 (2:24)

135 - Jeff Denton defeated Dustin Lee Miller via TKO in round #1 (2:20)

160 - Parker Inman defeated Corre Bentley via ankle lock in round #1 (:52)

155 - Trent Sowell defeated Matt Hosea via split decision

145 - Jordan Brownlee defeated Artavious Allen via heel hook in round #2 (:27)

150 - Jose Zuniga defeated Jacob Sandlin via unanimous decision

135 - Mohammed Ihmoud defeated Dylan Forrester via unanimous decision

215 - Daniel Mott defeated Dewayne Reed via TKO in round #1 (:09)

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS

155 - Alvin Wiliam defeated Roderick Parker via unanimous decision

125 title fight - Jeremiah Cullum defeated Jesse Parker via RNC in round #1 (1:29)

265 title fight - Jahsua Marsh defeated Shea Taylor via TKO in round #1 (4:43)

 

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.

 

 

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.