With Saturday night’s stacked V3 card, one fight that definitely should not be overlooked is middleweight fight, James Horne versus Punahele Soriano.  This fight could very easily steal the show and has ‘Fight of the Night’ written all over it. 

Punahele Soriano is from Oahu, HI and now lives in Las Vegas, NV where he trains at the very prestigious gym, Xtreme Couture. 

Before discovering MMA, he was an All-American wrestler at Wartburg College in Iowa.  After graduation, he was trying to find his way in the world and nothing felt right.  A friend of his invited him to train and he’s been hooked ever since.  He now sports an undefeated professional record of 3-0 and on Saturday night he fights a very dangerous, crafty fighter in James Horne out of Jackson, MS.  When asked about this fight, here is what he had to say:

“James Horne looks like a tough, athletic dude.  He has some good submission wins.  I know wherever the fight goes, I am going to go as hard as I can and work towards the finish.”

Also, UFC president, Dana White will be in attendance looking to sign someone to the UFC, but Soriano knows that he must take care of business first before he can worry about anything else. 

“Dana being there is cool, but it doesn’t change anything for me.  I am still going as hard as I can and looking for the finish,” states Soriano.    

It’s not often that the V3 Legion gets to witness first hand an undefeated fighter from a top-notch gym with excellent wrestling credentials, so get your tickets now and let Punahele ‘Story-Time’ Soriano entertain you on Saturday night. 

Tickets can be purchased at  You can also watch online at

WHAT:  V3Fights 69

WHEN:  Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

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

ADMISSION:  $83 rows 1 & 2 | $63 reserved seating | $38 general admission


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.