On Tuesday (August 7), two V3Fights’ champions will square off with one another in front of Dana White in Las Vegas, NV at the TUF Gym for a chance to receive a UFC contract. 

In November, Devonte Smith (7-1/Factory X) out of Ohio, won the V3 lightweight title in brutal fashion with a fourth round knockout over Nick Gehrts.  Not long after, he was offered a shot to fight on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and had to vacate his V3 belt. 

This past June, Dana White and friends visited Memphis, TN to shoot his reality show ‘Looking For A Fight.’  In that evening’s main event, Joseph Lowry (8-0/Beacon MMA) out of New Jersey, won the vacant lightweight title by defeating top-ranked fighter, Zach Fears, via unanimous decision.  Afterwards, Dana White approached Lowry and gave him the opportunity to fight on the season finale of DWTNCS.

Ironically, both Smith and Lowry are pitted against one another and both fighters had a lot to say about this fight and their V3 counterpart:   

Devonte Smith:  “I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was fourteen and going through the struggles of life and kept pushing forward.  I won’t let Lowry take this away from me.  I won’t let any man take this from me.  I’m doing everything that I’m supposed to so that I have every advantage and I see him as another obstacle in my way.  I’m not underestimating him in any way shape or form, but I really have no thought on him.  It is kind of cool though, champion vs former champion, but I still see myself as the champion because nobody has taken it from me.”

Joseph Lowry:  “Dana White enjoyed my fight and said it was awesome!  Zach Fears is tough and has a chin on him and will be in the UFC shortly after me.  My advantage against Devonte Smith is that I will not break and will be in his face the whole time.  It doesn’t matter that he was the V3 champ before me, I’ve fought champions before and I’ll be prepared like always to go to battle.  It’s just another fight and another door to open.”

This fight will be aired on UFC Fight Pass at 8:00 pm ET.  V3Fights is considered the top regional promotion in the mid-south area as well as the southeast region and draws top talent from across the nation.  V3Fights’ vet, Bobby Moffett was also featured on the reality show and offered a shot to fight on this card.    

Tune in this Tuesday and see which of these V3 vets will be offered a UFC contract! 

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.