This Saturday night, MMA pioneer, Houston Lantrip, will put his title on the line against the only man to ever defeat him, Pete Pirtle. 

Lantrip (9-1) has been fighting ever since MMA was legalized in Tennessee, and seven months ago he won the most prestigious amateur title in the country, the V3Fights’ Heavyweight Title.  He won it back in August of 2014 against undefeated fighter, Cody Huckabe.  A few months later, he successfully defended his title against another pioneer in the sport, Del Merrit. 

He now will face the only fighter to put a loss on his record, Pete Pirtle.  However, a lot has changed since the last time and both have elevated their game tremendously.  Lantrip is still with Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, and has improved his grappling, striking, and wrestling.  He weighed in on his upcoming fight and here is what he had to say: 

“Pete is a game opponent.  I’m excited to fight him again.  I see this fight going very differently than the first and no matter where the fight goes I’ll have the advantage.  I’m treating this like any other fight, but getting to avenge my only loss is just a bonus.  I learned a lot from the last fight.  I learned from my mistakes and won’t be making the same ones this time.  That fight caused me to come back better and train harder than I probably would have had I won.  I now know what to expect from him to a certain extent.” 

Lantrip has declared that this will be his last amateur fight and he will be turning pro after this.  And what better way to close out your successful amateur career than by retaining the most prestigious amateur title in the nation.  Get your tickets now!!!!!

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WHAT:                       V3Fights: Pena vs Davis

WHEN:                       Saturday March 28, 2015

                                     6:00 pm Doors open

                                     7:00 pm Fights start

WHERE:                    Minglewood Hall

1555 Madison Ave

Memphis, TN 38108             

ADMISSION:           $25 general admission

                                   $35 reserved seating

                                   $45 cageside seating

                                   $50 VIP                                  

                                    You can get your tickets at

                                    All ages welcome 

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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, online, 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!!!