Jessica Sotack has already fought for some of the top promotions in the world and on November 18 she makes her V3Fights’ debut. She currently has a record of 1-1-1 and trains with Off The Chain MMA in Hot Springs, AR.
Sotack always played sports in high school and was a born athlete. She walked onto her college basketball team, but broke her ankle shortly after that. She quit the team and missed sports and wanted to get back into shape so she started boxing at an on campus church that she attended where she would hit mitts and jump rope in a church sanctuary. She never in a million years planned on getting into MMA. But shortly after discovering boxing, she met a guy that did Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and they formed a small group and trained stand up and ground in his garage. Sotack then had her first fight and she was hooked on MMA and fell in love with the sport.
Next Saturday night, she will face Angela Jennings in what has the potential to be “Fight of the Night.” When asked about this upcoming fight and opponent, here is what Sotack had to say:
“I prefer to not have any preconceived ideas about my opponents, so I let my coach, Dawond Pickney, study them and then he prepares me accordingly. Anyone I fight is a ‘Joanna Jedrzejczyk’ in my mind. I have to train harder, be faster and eat better than her. I’m always expecting a war, so I prepare for a war. I prepare for war mentally and physically, regardless of the opponent or obstacles I encounter and I imagine myself being victorious. I’m a well-rounded fighter with smarts and aggression. I can finish this fight standing up or on the ground. So, I see myself winning by shutting down her strengths and exposing her weaknesses.”
Will the V3 Legion witness a future star on our hands? Get your tickets now!
WHAT: V3Fights 65: Gehrts vs Smith
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start
WHERE: Minglewood Hall | 1555 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104
ADMISSION: $35 general admission | $45 premium seating | $60 P2 | $80 P1
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.