Welterweight champion, Caleb Miller, just may be the hardest working amateur fighter in the state! In fact, he bases his whole life around becoming a better fighter.
Miller (4-1, Guardian MMA) started training in the sport at the age of fourteen. He would watch tapes of Chuck Liddell and Georges St. Pierre and practice what he saw in his shed.
After high school, he took some time off from fighting, and with no high school wrestling experience, walked onto the wrestling team at Cumberland University. He knew that in order to be a great MMA fighter, learning wrestling was a must.
“I made a deal with the coach. If he didn’t want me to waste his time because I didn’t have what it takes, then I would leave,” states Miller.
Miller wrestled all four years on the college team, and the last two years he made the varsity. Halfway into his freshman season, he earned a scholarship and won the “Most Improved” wrestler.
All of that hard work paid off, and back in February, Miller found himself fighting for the V3Fights’ vacant welterweight title. In just thirty-three seconds into the first round, he was able to secure the victory and the title via head and arm triangle.
On May 30, Miller will face his toughest opponent to date when he takes on undefeated fighter, Casey Peel. When asked about his upcoming opponent and first title defense, here is what he had to say:
“My thoughts on my opponent are the same as the rest. I'm looking through him. I respect him but I don't fear anything he has to offer. His record is nice, but those wins are not against me. I have the advantage in mental combative superiority, physical tools, size, speed, strength, and instinct. My strength as a fighter comes from my belief in my savior and Heavenly Father, without them I am weak, wretched, unfocused, and lost. I love this sport and every person who watches, I just want to show them true class and real heart in the cage and hope that my message I give can be heard.”
Since wrestling in college, Caleb Miller has been running through his opponents. Can he do the same to Casey Peel on May 30? Get your tickets now and see!
You can watch this event free online at www.v3fights.com.
WHAT: V3Fights: Tucker vs Hackney
WHEN: Saturday May 30, 2015
6:00 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Fights start
WHERE: Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton Street
Nashville, TN 37203
ADMISSION: $25 general admission
$35 reserved seating
$45 cageside seating
You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.com
All ages welcome
For further information, go to www.v3fights.com
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 www.v3fights.com!!!