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V3FIGHTS 71 SET FOR NOVEMBER 17 IN TUNICA, MS

V3FIGHTS 71 SET FOR NOVEMBER 17 IN TUNICA, MS

V3Fights 71 will take place at the Fitz Casino in Tunica, MS on November 17, 2018 and they have another stacked card in store for the Legion! The main event will feature a heavyweight bout between V3 vet, Kem Oti, going up against the number one heavyweight prospect in the country, Don’Tale Mayes.

VANCAMP WELCOMES IOWA WRESTLING STANDOUT TO PROFESSIONAL MMA

On October 20, Kellen VanCamp will face his toughest test to date in his young professional career as he takes on University of Iowa wrestling standout, Edwin Cooper. 

After a perfect amateur career (10-0), VanCamp sports a professional record of 1-1 and fights out of Team Hyten MMA in Crawfordsville, IN. 

He got started in combat sports at an early age where he and his brothers had been wrestling for as long as they could remember.  In fact, he was a state runner up in 2015.  Both of his brothers made the transition to MMA after high school and he did the same. 

On October 20, he will welcome Edwin Cooper to the professional ranks and when asked about his upcoming bout and opponent, here is what he had to say:

“Edwin Cooper has a good wrestling background and comes from a respectable gym, but I’ve competed against guys like him my whole life.  There are two types of wrestlers in the fight game; one who is willing to stand and only uses his wrestling as he has to, and the other one just wants to use his wrestling skills and go to the ground.  After we stand up, he’ll be desperately trying to get the fight to the ground and you’ll see which type he is.  I’m comfortable everywhere and look forward to displaying my skills against him whether it be a stand up fight or wrestling dominated fight, either is fine with me.” 

Not many people want to fight someone with the wrestling pedigree of Edwin Cooper.  It would take someone who is used to the grind with mental toughness to take on this task.  Someone like Kellen VanCamp!  Get your tickets now!    

Tickets can be purchased at www.v3fights.com or www.cagetix.com.  You can also watch online at www.flocombat.com

WHAT:  V3Fights 70

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

WHERE:  Fitz Casino and Hotel | 711 Lucky Ln | Tunica, MS 38664

ADMISSION:  $75 cageside | $50 premium seating | $35 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 at www.flowcombat.com.  Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. 

 

 

 

V3FIGHTS BRINGS BACK THE WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE (TALLMAN VS POLLARD)

V3FIGHTS BRINGS BACK THE WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE (TALLMAN VS POLLARD)

After a three layoff, V3Fights will be bringing back the women’s bantamweight title where Toni Tallman will be taking on Cam Pollard on October 20 at the very same place where the title went vacant, The Fitz Casino in Tunica, MS.

FROM BULLIED TO BADASS, GIFFORD WANTS TO PROVE THAT HE BELONGS IN THE BIG SHOW

Ever since making the move down to the lightweight division, Arkansas native Thomas Gifford has been on a tear and hasn’t looked back. Gifford fights with Team Relentless and trains at Spa City Martial Arts with a current record of 16-7-2. However, at lightweight, he is 15-3 and on a four-fight win streak with all four wins being finishes.

He got started in combat sports at the age of thirteen when he was getting bullied and started boxing to learn to defend himself. After three years of boxing, he needed more, so he and his friends started watching YouTube videos. He then made the decision to become an MMA fighter and not just a boxer and the rest is history.

On October 20, Gifford finds himself in the main event at V3Fights 70 in Tunica, MS. Standing across the cage from him is the top up and coming prospect in the nation, Chris Brown from the legendary gym JacksonWink MMA. Brown trains with some of the top fighters in the world, however Gifford trains with his fair share of top fighters as well including UFC fighters Bryce Mitchell, Luis Pena and former UFC fighter Roli Delgado. Gifford weighed in on this opportunity and gave us his thoughts on this fight and opponent:

“I’m more than ready for this fight. I haven’t taken any time off or slacked any after winning my titles and finishing all of these fights with minimal damage and jumped right back into training. As for my opponent, it’s a perfect situation. I’m trying to prove to everyone that I’m ready for the UFC, and fighting a guy from JacksonWink MMA, a place that I’ve been wanting to train at since I first watched Donald Cerrone fight, is a great opportunity to do this. Chris is fast, wild, disciplined and well trained. He doesn’t have many fights, but he’s training with guys and girls with bigger records than me that have been to the big show. I feel that I have the advantage anywhere in the cage. Standing, ground, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m fast, flexible and very unorthodox. I see him trying to stand with me and then going back to his background and taking me down. It happens every fight unless they get caught first. I cannot wait to be inside of a closed cage with him!”

The winner of this fight has a VERY good chance of being in the UFC soon and Gifford has been waiting for this opportunity every since making the transition from boxer to MMA fighter. Get your tickets now and witness two of the best prospects in the nation battle it out in the V3 cage!

Tickets can be purchased at www.v3fights.com or www.cagetix.com. You can also watch online at www.flocombat.com.

WHAT: V3Fights 70

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

WHERE: Fitz Casino and Hotel | 711 Lucky Ln | Tunica, MS 38664

ADMISSION: $75 cageside | $50 premium seating | $35 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 at www.flowcombat.com. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

CHRIS BROWN: THE FUTURE OF MMA

Chris Brown is a fighter that has the potential to be a household name in the near future and on October 20 he makes his V3Fights’ debut. He is currently 2-0 and fights out of the legendary gym, JacksonWink MMA where he trains with some of the top fighters in the world on a daily basis. Both Mike Winkeljohn and Greg Jackson (coaches) predict that Brown will be a UFC champion. Teammate Diego Sanchez says, “He’s the real deal. I’ve seen him dominate guys in the gym. This guy is the truth. We’re talking Anderson Silva but he can wrestle too!”

Brown is so dominant, that it’s hard for him to get fights because no one wants a piece of him. That all changes on October 20 because standing in his way is Thomas Gifford who has been dominating the lightweight division in the mid-south area and is on a four fight win streak (all finishes). We caught up with Brown and got his thoughts on this fight and his opponent.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN MMA?

I decided to be a fighter after I got jumped at a party. I fought around ten guys at once and they couldn’t drop me and I beat most of them up before gunshots ended the fight. The next day I decided I should fight. I felt that if I can fight a party then one man cannot stop me. I did some research and saw that wrestlers had a lot of success in MMA. After that I took boxing and kickboxing to clean up my stand-up game and then got into jiu-jitsu.

SO YOU’RE A WRESTLER? WHAT ARE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

I was a state champion wrestler in high school back in Texas. My sophomore year my school only had a club team so I took rookie and novice state and second place in the open division in my first year of wrestling. I moved to Dallas my junior year and in my senior year I took second at 152 in 5A.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS FIGHT ON OCTOBER 20?

I feel great about the fight. I’ve been trying to get a fight since June but no one would accept so I’m happy to finally have an opponent. I’m so excited and thankful for the opportunity!

YOU’RE 2-0 AND HE HAS A LOT MORE FIGHTS THAN YOU. DOES HIS EXPERIENCE WORRY YOU?

His experience doesn’t matter to me. I might not have a lot of fights but I have been training with the top fighters in the world for three years. Coach Wink is the one who started calling me “The Future.”

WHERE DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE IN THIS FIGHT?

I feel I have the advantage everywhere the fight goes. I’ve watched all his videos and I feel my stand up and ground game are better.

Brown seems to have all the tools to fight in the big show one day, so get your tickets now and catch “The Future” of MMA on October 20 in Tunica, MS while he is still in the beginning stages of his pro career.

Tickets can be purchased at www.v3fights.com or www.cagetix.com. You can also watch online at www.flocombat.com.

WHAT: V3Fights 70

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

WHERE: Fitz Casino and Hotel | 711 Lucky Ln | Tunica, MS 38664

ADMISSION: $75 cageside | $50 premium seating | $35 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 at www.flowcombat.com. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.

V3FIGHTS 70: GIFFORD vs BROWN SET FOR OCTOBER 20 IN TUNICA, MS

V3Fights has had a historical year thus far, and after a four-month layoff, will be back in action on October 20, 2018 at the Fitz Casino in Tunica, MS for their 70th event.  Headlining the card will be Thomas Gifford and Chris Brown.  This fight pits two top fighters against one another who have UFC potential.  Gifford is on a four-fight win streak and has been dominating people in the lightweight division.  Brown trains with some the top fighters and coaches in the world and many have said that he will be a UFC champion in the near future. 

Also on the card will be University of Iowa wrestling standout Edwin Cooper making his professional debut against Kellen VanCamp.  Both of these Midwest fighters were undefeated as amateurs and VanCamp is 1-1 as a pro. 

If styles make fights, then you don’t want to miss local boxing standout, Terry Johnson square off against Kung-Fu specialist, Law Purifoy.  Expect an awesome display of striking in this battle. 

This card has everything that a fight fan could want.  Get your tickets now and come see what the hype is all about! 

Tickets can be purchased at www.v3fights.com or www.cagetix.com.  You can also watch online at www.flocombat.com

WHAT:  V3Fights 70

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6 pm doors open | 7 pm fights start

WHERE:  Fitz Casino and Hotel | 711 Lucky Ln | Tunica, MS 38664

ADMISSION:  $75 cageside | $50 premium seating | $35 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 at www.flowcombat.com.  Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. 

 

TWO V3 CHAMPIONS SQUARE OFF IN FRONT OF DANA WHITE ON TUESDAY NIGHT

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

V3FIGHTS 69: JUNE 16 RESULTS

The crowd was excited, the social media was trending and Dana White was loving what was going on inside of the cage on Saturday night at Minglewood Hall.  Future stars were born and several fighters advanced their career and are closer to making their dreams become a reality. Kevin Pease is the new V3Fights amateur welterweight champion and Joseph Lowry is the new lightweight champion in the professional division.  "Fight of the Night" goes to Joseph Lowry and Zach Fears, "Knockout of the Night" goes to Puna Soriano, "Submission of the Night' goes to Pauline Macias and "Performance of the Night" goes to Joseph Lowry.  To end the evening, Joseph Lowry and Bobby Moffett walked away with an offer to fight on 'Dana White's Contender Series.'  There are a lot of exciting things going on with V3Fights so stay tuned. 

Full results below: 

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Fight of the Night - Joseph Lowry/Zach Fears

Performance of the Night - Joseph Lowry

Submission of the Night - Pauline Macias

Knockout of the Night - Puna Soriano

AMATEUR RESULTS

180 - Raheam Forest defeated Ben Clark via arm bar in round #1 (1:16)

125 - Cody Waddle defeated David Whitaker via standing guillotine in round #1 (1:00)

185 - Logan Reid defeated Dayonne Holland via TKO in round #3 (1:33)

135 - Jahmar Whitehead defeated Keion Lucas via unanimous decision

170 title fight - Kevin Pease defeated Paul Kimble via split decision

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS

115 - Pauline Macias defeated Brianna Smith via arm bar in round #1 (1:40)

185 - Jordan Fowler defeated Danny Shell via TKO (strikes) in round #1 (3:26)

125 - Jamie Milanowski defeated Jennifer Clausius via arm bar in round #2 (1:04)

185 - Puna Soriano defeated James Horne via TKO in round #1 (:45)

125 - Tracy Cortez defeated Monica Medina via RNC in round #1 (4:27)

145 - Bobby Moffett defeated Jonathan Jackson in round #1 via D'Arce choke (2:02)

155 title fight - Joseph Lowry defeated Zach Fears via unanimous decision

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.  Based in Memphis, Tennessee, V3FIGHTS is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. 

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG EPISODE 2

THUG NASTY - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: SEASON 27 BLOG  EPISODE 2

Thug Nasty here again and I will be breaking down this week’s episode of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 27: Team DC vs Team Stipe.  I will be doing this every week for the entire season and giving you some behind the scenes information of what went on during that night’s episode as well as what I was feeling while it was happening.