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2013 STARTS WITH A BANG FOR V3!

Posted in 2013, Michael Sheffield, Reports on January 21, 2013 by Champ

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.

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Tyler Hill vaporized Wes Sharp to capture the V3 title.
Photo by: JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

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. Continue reading

FULL V3 FIGHT REPORT!

Posted in 2012, Michael Sheffield, MMA on June 17, 2012 by Champ

On a steamy June evening, V3 Fights returned to a packed house at Minglewood Hall Saturday night with an impressive card featuring crowd favorites Tripp Carter, Ben Brewer, Jesse James Wallace and Tony Way. Three V3 title belts would be on the line, and all three belts would stay with the champs.

Way, V3’s reigning lightweight champ would quickly dispose of challenger, Brandon Rhodes in less than 90 seconds with a rear naked choke.

Welterweight champ Ben Brewer would overcome a crowd-angering punch during a mutual show of respect at the beginning of the first round to lock in a triangle choke, finishing challenger Dustin Taylor at 2:13 of the first round.

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V3 FIGHTS REPORT!

Posted in 2011, Michael Sheffield, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2011 by Champ

By: Michael Sheffield @ ringside

V3 Fights gave local MMA fans a pre-holiday treat with an 11-fight card filled with six title fights Saturday night at Minglewood Hall. Put that together with an appearance by Memphian and UFC Light Heavyweight star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and V3 fight fans got a night they won’t soon forget. Continue reading

FITZ REPORT – MAYFIELD

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2011 by Champ

WINS NABO JR. WELTER
TITLE OVER LOPEZ

Report By Michael Sheffield, Post Fight Interviews by Tracy Morin, Memphisboxing.com

The 10-Round NABO Jr. Welterweight Championship between Karim Mayfield  and Patrick Lopez was everything the crowd at The Fitz has come to expect over the event’s history. After a slow start, Mayfield (14-0-1 10 KOs) and Lopez (20-4 12 KOs) would open the third round wrestling into the ropes. Lopez would leave the exchange with a cut over his left eye that bled and threatened to derail the fight. However, his corner would do an outstanding job stopping the bleeding throughout the fight. Continue reading

July Fights at the Fitz!

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports, Reports, Site News, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by Champ

Report & Interviews

Memphisboxing.com Report by Michael Sheffield,
Fighter Q&A’s by Tracy Morin

After a three month absence, Prize Fight’s Fights at the Fitz made its return to Tunica with a 5-fight card featuring promising newcomer Dusty Harrison.

The evening marked Prize Fight’s 92nd straight sellout at The Fitz, an accomplishment that has stretched over the last seven years. With any
luck, Prize Fight will have sellout number 93 during the next event October 1.

Dusty Harrison vs. Trenton Titsworth

Harrison (1-0), who stole the show during June’s TNT at the DCC event in Southaven would make his Fitz debut against Trenton Titsworth, who had at least a six inch height advantage. Harrison would show a desire to mix it up early with the rail thin Titsworth (who weighed in at 123 pounds, which was debatable).

Titsworth proved he can take a punch, as Harrison would land several hard jabs. However, the effectiveness of the punches may have been tempered by the fact that Harrison had to reach up to hit his opponent. Titsworth resorted to holding Harrison halfway through the fight, and that strategy would allow him to survive the fight and deprive Harrison of his first knockout, even though he clearly had his opponent in trouble quite a few times. Harrison would take a unanimous decision, 40-36.

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V3: Collins vs. Wallace

Posted in 2011, Michael Sheffield, MMA, Reports on July 24, 2011 by Champ

Fight Report

By Michael Shefield at ringside

V3 Fights brought the action back to FedExForum in downtown Memphis, TN, with a 10-fight card that featured the final amateur appearance of V3 Featherweight Champion Ryan Collins, who is turning pro.

Collins (14-3) and his opponent Jesse James Wallace (8-0), would give the crowd three action-packed rounds that initially seemed like a quick win for the champion.

Collins opened the fight with a left kick to Wallace’s face that would put him on his back. Wallace negated the damage and was able to escape the first round as the two fighters traded punches, kicks and ground maneuvers for the rest of the round.
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FULL REPORT: TNT at the DCC!

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2011 by Champ

by Micheal Sheffield @ Ringside, Photos by JD Meredith

Two impressive young fighters stole the show from a former 2 time heavyweight champion on a hot and rainy north Mississippi Saturday night. The six fights, dubbed “TNT at the DCC,” featured former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, but would be remembered for two fighters (one of whom left with a title) that could be future champions themselves.

17-year old Washington D.C.-native Dusty Harrison would display tremendous poise and skill against Welterweight Alphonso Alexander (0-3) in his professional debut. Touted as the youngest professional fighter in the United States, Harrison would immediately win over the slightly wary crowd by not wasting punches in the first round. He wasn’t over-active, but whenever he threw, Harrison landed loud, punishing shots that echoed through the arena and elicited “oohs” from the crowd. Alexander wasn’t impressed, choosing to trash talk his younger opponent throughout the fight. It was an interesting tactic because Harrison seemed to choose a different side of the ring to dominate throughout the fight’s four rounds, while Alexander was little more than a trash-talking heavy bag. Harrison was impressive and the crowd appreciated his efforts, which would result in him taking a unanimous decision, 40-36 on the judges’ scorecards.

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Rahman Finally TKO’s Brown After 6!

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports with tags , , , on June 12, 2011 by Champ

By: Michael Sheffield @ Ringside, MemphisBoxing.com

Hasim Rahman (49-7-1 40 KOs) won in a lackluster main event via TKO in the sixth over Galen Brown (35-16-1 22 KOs). Brown took 4 knees in the sixth.

Patrick Majewski (16-0 11 KOs) won a workmanlike unanimous decision over Marcus Upshaw (13-5-1 6 KOs) to win the NABO Middle Title. Upshaw was down in rounds three and five.

Dusty Harrison (Pro Debut) won an impressive four round unanimous decision over Alphonso Alexander (0-3). Harrison, although in his debut, looked like a well seasoned veteran.

Full fight report and gallery coming soon!

V3 Full Fight Report

Posted in 2011, Michael Sheffield, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by Champ

On the second 100-degree day of 2011, V3 fights brought its own kind of heat during its June event at Minglewood Hall. Fans escaped the heat of a late Memphis spring outside to experience 10 battles on a card that included three championship bouts.

Three of V3’s champions would put their titles on the line Saturday night, and two of them would leave the cage without their titles.

V3 fan favorite Chantain Wasion (5-1) would put his lightweight championship on the line against the undefeated up and comer, Sammy Lua (10-0) in a scheduled 5-round bout. Continue reading

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