FROM THE MAT TO THE CAGE: PENA EAGER FOR A SHOT AT THE FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

On January 24, Luis Pena will take on his toughest opponent to date, Will Calhoun, for V3Fights’ Featherweight Title.  Pena is currently 4-0 and trains at Westside MMA in Little Rock, AR.  He currently owns two victories inside of the V3 cage as well as a “Fight of the Night” award. 

He got started in MMA when one day his biggest high school rivals dragged him to the gym.  He hasn’t left since.  

However, MMA isn’t his first introduction to combat sports.  Growing up, Pena was always too small to be anything in football, and in 2006, the state of Arkansas picked up high school wrestling and he fell in love with the sport.  In fact, in his first year, he made it to the state finals.  After that, he took it a step further and wrestled for two years at Arkansas Baptist College.  He now volunteers to help coach at his old high school to give back to the sport and to stay crisp because he uses his wrestling to his advantage whenever he steps into the cage. 

On January 24, Pena will face a very dangerous striker in Will Calhoun for V3’s vacant featherweight title.  When asked about this opportunity and his opponent, here is what Pena had to say.  

“I think Will Calhoun is my toughest opponent to date.  He’s got good hands and defenses.  I haven’t seen too much of his ground game and that is my strong suit, so I’m looking to take this fight to the ground.  I think this is a great opportunity.  I am not going to let it slip by.” 

This fight is a classic bout of “striker vs grappler” and Pena feels confident that the result will end in his favor.  Get your tickets now!  

This event will be streamed live at www.v3fights.com.   

WHAT:           V3Fights: Johnson vs Kennedy 

WHEN:           Saturday January 24, 2015

                        6:00 pm Doors open

                        7:00 pm Fights start

WHERE:         Minglewood Hall

                        1555 Madison Ave

                        Memphis,TN 38104

ADMISSION:     $50, $40 (reserved seating), $30 (general admission)               

             Tickets are available at www.v3fights.com,

                        www.minglewoodhall.com, or the Minglewood Hall Box Office      

                        All ages welcome

            For further information, go to www.v3fights.com

About V3Fights

V3Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009.  In 2014, the company made their professional debut.  The company’s mission is to provide quality professional MMA events for fans across the mid-south whether it be live, on television, or pay per view.  V3Fights is one of the premier launching pads for professional MMA fighters are the next generation of MMA.  For more information on V3Fights, visit www.v3fights.com.