NOVEMBER 18 RESULTS

NOVEMBER 18 RESULTS

V3Fights put on another great night of fights on Saturday night in Memphis, TN.  Two new champions were crowned and a lot of new faces were introduced to the Legion.  "Fight of the Night" goes to Devante Smith and Nick Gehrts who displayed what a main event is supposed to be.  They traded punches for four straight rounds until Smith was able to drop his opponent and get the TKO. 

For Terry Johnson, V3Fights 65 is a family affair

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          Terry Johnson’s wife Ariele holds the bags when he breaks his first sweat before each fight.

          His twin sons Terrell and Daniel are following in their dad’s footsteps and getting ready to compete in their first jiu jitsu tournament.

          And for Rheagen, Daddy’s welterweight bout with Latral Perdue at V3Fights 65 on Nov. 18 will be the first fight she will see in person.

          So, when Johnson tells you that his MMA career is a family affair, he isn’t kidding. Why even four-year-old Cayden has been known to write notes of encouragement and stick them in his gym bag.

“They look up to the LeBron Jameses and the Steph Currys of those sports and whatnot, but when it comes down to combat, Dad is pretty good,” Johnson said. “Dad is probably their favorite fighter. Then you go with the Conor McGregors and the Georges St-Pierres and guys like that. At least in our house, I’m the biggest MMA star in the world.”

The 32-year-old is hoping to win over more fans when he makes his pro debut against Perdue.

Johnson was 5-4 as an amateur, and prior to that, he spent 12 years kickboxing. He says he has been training hard at UFC Gym in Germantown, Tenn.

He has been working on all facets of his fighting with many teachers, including Conrad Polz (former All-American wrestler at the University of Illinois), Torian Whitlow (noted muay thai practitioner), Austin Lyons (bantamweight MMA fighter) and Brian “The Law” Hall (flyweight MMA fighter).

It seems like a lot of work, but it’s nothing compared to the long journey Johnson has taken to be here. Once upon a time, he weighed 315 pounds. He was just out of school, working nights and eating fast food late at night. As he put it, his life had no direction.

When Ariele got pregnant with the twins, Johnson knew he had to make some big changes. He had visions of his kids running around on the playground and not being able to keep up with them.

Coincidentally, a friend invited him to his gym. That’s where he watched some kickboxers spar. It was love at first sight. He started working out, sculpting his body and losing weight. A coach, however, told him he had potential. So, Johnson redoubled his training with the goal of becoming a pro kickboxer.

There were some ups and downs on the way down to 170 pounds. The battle of the bulge was a tough fight to win.

“I went out and started running, started training at the gym twice a day and lost about 80 pounds because my first fight,” Johnson said. “We had to get to at least 210 before we were looking at any type of a fight and I decided to whatever I needed to. I ate grilled chicken and spinach for a year straight to make sure I could lose the weight. I was running twice a day, training twice a day, completely changed my life from the guy who was working at the animal hospital and was up at 3 a.m. eating (at International House of Pancakes).”

He eventually landed at 170 pounds, and he works hard to stay there. He hopes all his determination and sacrifice will serve as a powerful example for his children.

“I want them to see that every cheeseburger that I skipped out on for a piece of chicken breast or every dessert I could have had or every snack cake or cookie I could have had I drank water or ate almonds,” Johnson said. “When I could have been sitting at home, doing nothing playing video games or just laying around just watching TV, I was out with my Nikes or my ASICS or whatever shoe I’m wearing and I was out running to get the sweat off because I knew I had to be a certain weight and I had a job to do at a certain date.”
Johnson said: “I want them to be able to see that the hard work is the only reason my hand is getting raised. I want them to see that with hard work, you’ll get your hand raised in any race or competition.”
 

V3FIGHTS 64 RESULTS

AMATEUR RESULTS:

170 - Shawn Giligian defeated Eric Ortiz via Unanimous Decision

170 - Dilano Taylor defeated Tyger Bracewell via RNC in round #1 (2:48)

155 - Kyle Koziel defeated Demetrius Fountain via TKO in round #1 (2:18)

205 - Morgan Caaspen defeated Jonathan Rivera via TKO in round #1 (1:37)

155 - Emmit Rigby defeated Christian Santiago via TKO in round #1 (2:41)

PRO RESULTS

170 - Danny Durnavich defeated Jerrod James via RNC in round #1 (3:22)

185 - John Garcia defeated Frank Cisneros via TKO in round #1 (4:53)

135 - Thiago Belo defeated Abdiel Velazquez by Unanimous Decision

170 - Philip Rowe defeated Josh Zuckerman via RNC in round #1 (2:59)

145 - Jeremy Davis defeated Joseph Billingsly via guillotine choke in round #1 (3:14)

V3FIGHTS 65 SET FOR NOVEMBER 18 AT MINGLEWOOD HALL

V3FIGHTS 65 SET FOR NOVEMBER 18 AT MINGLEWOOD HALL

On November 18, V3Fights will be back at Minglewood Hall with another action-packed night of fights. 

Headlining the card will be a pair of lightweight fighters battling it out for the vacant 155 title.  Nick Gehrts (8-2), the #4 ranked fighter in Tennessee will face Devante Smith (5-1) who is ranked #2 in Ohio. 

KYLE HUGHES LOOKS TO IMPROVE TO 3-0 TONIGHT

KYLE HUGHES LOOKS TO IMPROVE TO 3-0 TONIGHT

 

Kyle Hughes (2-0) is one of the fastest rising stars in MMA in the mid-south area!  He got started in the sport when he was fifteen years old and has his first fight at sixteen.  Fast forward three and a half years and he made his professional debut with V3Fights and won in dominant fashion via submission against Alex Casteneda! 

TWO FORMER CHAMPIONS COLLIDE

TWO FORMER CHAMPIONS COLLIDE

In September of 2016 Greggory Hussey won the V3 amateur featherweight title in the main event in Memphis, TN.  In his post fight interview he announced that he was turning pro. 

Two months later Reggie Adams won the vacant title and held it until his professional debut a few weeks ago.  These two will now battle it out as pro’s on October 14 in Tunica, MS. 

V3FIGHTS 63 SET FOR OCTOBER 14

V3Fights will once again make their way back to Tunica, MS on October 14 for their 63rd show.  Headlining the card will be Kyle Hughes and Seth Anderson.  Both fighters own a win over their opponent’s teammate (Anderson over Alvin Williams and Hughes over Alex Casteneda) and want nothing more than to avenge their teammate’s loss. 

SEPTEMBER 2 RESULTS

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AMATEUR RESULTS

155 - Donovan Casteel defeated Ken Taylor via KO in round #1 (:22)

155 - Kobra Friarson defeated Corre Bentley via guillotine choke in round #1 (1:05)

105 - Linda Mihalic defeated Jenni Lee via TKO in round #2 (1:00)

135 - Mohammed Ihmoud defeated Marc Johnson via TKO in round #2 (1:18)

115 female title - Hannah Guy defeated Angie Hoaglin via unanimous decision

135 title - Brian Mitchell defeated Wes Bostic via TKO in round #1 (1:55)

135 title - Jacob Sandlin defeated Blake Snow via unanimous decision

AMATEUR AWARDS

Fight on the Night - Angie Hoaglin/Hannah Guy

Knockout of the Night - Brian Mitchell

Submission of the Night - Kobra Friarson

Performance of the Night - Jacob Sandlin

PRO RESULTS

150 - Reggie Adams defeated Daniel Byram via guillotine choke in round #1 (:48)

135 - Adrian Thomas defeated Cayle Bain via RNC in round #1 (3:01)

185 - Travis Robertson defeated Matt Holmes via KO in round #1 (:28)

135 title - Dennis Dombrow defeated Anthony Jones via split decision

PRO AWARDS

Fight of the Night - Adrian Thomas/Cayle Bain

Knockout of the Night - Travis Robertson

Submission of the Night - Reggie Adams

Performance of the Night - Dennis Dombrow

HOLMES PLANS ON DISAPPOINTING INTERNET FANS NATIONWIDE ON SATURDAY NIGHT

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In 2005, the UFC finally hit live television and it was then that professional fighter Matthew Holmes was hooked on MMA.  He saw Rich Franklin tko the “World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock in the main event and he knew that he wanted to started fighting. 

After 16 amateur fights, Holmes decided to turn pro in June of 2016 and on Saturday night, he will have more eyes on him than he has ever had when he takes on internet sensation, Travis Robertson aka “Mr. Obnoxious.” 

Both fighters like to stand and bang and are looking to finish this fight early.

“I'm excited to get back in there.  I'm going to finish Travis in the first round.  I don't see him standing with me very long after I hit him.   He’s going to shoot and I’ll stop it.  I'm a better striker and I feel I'm more experienced,” states Holmes. 

Holmes knows that people from all over the world will be watching and more than likely rooting against him when he takes on the very popular Robertson.  When asked about this opportunity this is what he had to say:

“I don't know a lot about Travis honestly. He has some funny videos and that's about all I know.  He's definitely the most famous guy I'll fight so far. That just puts more eyes on me. I think I'm going to surprise quite a few people in this fight. Hype is hype. I never let it get to me. He seems to be very composed and the pressure won't get to him either. We're both are fighters and will be ready when the cage door closes.”  


On Saturday night, Holmes plans on making a name for himself by knocking out Mr. Obnoxious, so 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.

INTERNET SENSATION "MR. OBNOXIOUS" SET TO MAKE HIS PROFESSIONAL DEBUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT

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Last September, internet sensation, Travis Robertson, posted a video online and it got millions of hits.  It was there that Mr. Obnoxious was born. He now has over a half million followers and his posts reach as many as 54 million people.  However, years before that, Robertson was a pioneer in MMA in the state of Tennessee and has been fighting since 2010 and was one of the top welterweights in the area.  

He sported an amateur record of 11-5-1 and fought for Strikeforce, World Series of Fighting, and of course V3Fights.  On September 2 he will make his professional debut against veteran Matt Holmes. 

Robertson splits his time training at USA Karate, which is an American Top Team affiliate and with Torian Whitlow of Standup Fighter at Prize Fight Academy.  He will be moving up to middleweight to take on Holmes and when asked about this fight here is what he had to say:

“I see this fight going only one way, knockout!  I don’t believe my opponent possesses a strong enough chin for my power.  I feel my main advantage would be on the ground, but I’m going to surprise everybody with technical standup.” 

Robertson has always been a fan favorite in the Memphis area, but now that he is going pro, on September 2 millions of people worldwide can witness the debut of Mr. Obnoxious!  

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.

AUGUST 19 RESULTS

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AMATEUR RESULTS

125 - John Arce defeated Tyrone Delara via unanimous decision

170 - Emmit Rigby defeated Chris Emery via KO in round #2 (1:08)

170 title fight - Danny Durnavich defeated Raheam Forest via arm bar in round #2 (2:49)

PROFESSIONAL RESULTS

170 - Smith Amisal defeated Franklin Cisneros via unanimous decision

185 - David Mundell defeated Mike Lombardo via unanimous decision

135 - Abdiel Velazquez defeated Sebastion Angel via TKO in round #1 (4:30)

185 - Reggie Pena defeated Rashun Spencer via triangle choke in round #1 (3:48)

155 - Billy Quarantillo defeated Eric Reynolds via RNC in round #1 (1:00)

 

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.

ANTHONY JONES LOOKS TO BECOME A V3 CHAMPION

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Anthony “Superman” Jones is one of the pioneers of MMA in the state of Tennessee. 

He began his pro career back in 2010 and has never looked back.  A couple years ago he made the change and started training at the prestigious gym, Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and since he has joined up with them his career has taken off. 

He got started in MMA when a friend of his invited him to a BJJ class.  In that class he got tossed around a little bit and he has been training and fighting ever since. 

He now sports a professional record of 9-7 and on September 2,  Jones finds himself in his biggest fight to date when he takes on Hoosier Fight Club bantamweight champion, Dennis Dombrow.  This will be the second time that V3Fights has hosted an Alliance MMA crossover fight.  When asked about this opportunity, this is what Jones had to say:

“I’m pumped!  I haven’t fought in Memphis since my amateur days.  I’m excited that all of my family and friends don’t have to travel for this one.  I feel I have the advantage everywhere for this fight.  I’m extremely confident that my hand will be raised on September 2!”      

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.

Acclaimed Tampa-area MMA Promoter and Matchmaker John Prisco Returns with V3Fights 61

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

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