Pick-up basketball games in the park created one of the baddest MMA fighters in all of Arkansas! 

Nathan Gimore (9-3, Rock City MMA) was in high school and playing basketball in Lepanto, AR and he was always the aggressive one. 

“I always played defense and it was a bad idea to try and score on me.  I was so aggressive, nothing could hurt me,” states Gilmore. 

That aggressiveness helped him transition into mixed martial arts and the rest is history. 

On Saturday night, he finds himself fighting for the V3Fights’ bantamweight title against champion, Jacob Sandlin.  Both fighters are very aggressive and fight at a high-level.  When asked about this fight and his opponent, here is what he had to say:

“My opponent is very game but it’s just another fight for me.  He has an all-around game that I need to respect, but so do I.  I feel that I have the advantage everywhere no matter where it goes.  Training is going awesome and I’m pushing myself like always to leave everything in the cage.  With all due respect to the champion, you’ve never faced a human quite like myself.” 

Will Gilmore be bringing the bantamweight title back to Little Rock with him? Get your tickets now and witness this high profile fight! 

Tickets can be purchased at  You can also watch online at

WHAT:  V3Fights 72

WHEN:  Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

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

ADMISSION:  $70 P1 | $50 P2 | $30 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 on FloCombat’s website.  Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.