By: Michael Sheffield, MemphisMMA.com, Photos by: JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com
With a card that included four title bouts and what was reportedly the quickest knockout in the history of the promotion, V3 launched 2013 with a bang at Minglewood Hall. Fighters would get their first taste of UFC action with special guest referee, Herb Dean, who worked all 12 of the fights on the card.
WolfPak MMA’s 10-0 middleweight Tyler Hill scored a two-punch 7-second knockout over Wes Sharp to seize the title. However Hill’s knockout wouldn’t be the knockout of the night. Those honors would go to 6-0 wrestler Jaleel Willis, who would clock Austin Parker (9-4) with 2:27 left in the second round. Willis would soften up Parker in the first round with two brutal takedowns. Parker would make a fight of it by almost locking in a triangle choke in the first round. Willis would use most of the second round to size up Parker before unleashing the knockout. Read more »