On March 8 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN, Paul Rainey returns to the V3 cage. However, things will be a little different this time around. Rainey has found a new gym, new weight class, and he will be fighting in the main event for the middleweight title. The last time Rainey fought in front of the ‘Legion,’ it was at light heavyweight where he won in dominant fashion via TKO in the second round. Continue reading
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When it comes to credentials, it doesn’t get much more impressive than Andrea Lee out of Bossier City, LA. She is currently 5-3 and fights out of Karate Mafia.
V3Fights will return to Minglewood Hall (Memphis, TN) on March 8 for their amateur series. Paul Rainey will clash with Carey Perkins in the main event for the vacant middleweight title. Both fighters won their last bout via TKO in the second round and look to walk out of Minglewood Hall with V3 gold. Continue reading
The Cannon Center for Performing Arts was turned into The Cannon Center for Mixed Martial Arts on Saturday night in Memphis, TN. V3Fights definitely lived up to the hype in their first ever all pro event. Continue reading
Last week, schools in the local area were closed due to weather and kids not having proper winter clothing. As a result, V3Fights has decided to help this cause by starting a “Fighting To Stay Warm” coat drive. Continue reading
For the past four years, V3Fights has been entertaining fight fans with the best amateur MMA action that the southeast region has ever seen. They have put on twenty-five events and established themselves as the top amateur promotion around. Now, in 2014, V3 will make the plunge into the professional ranks with its first all pro fight card!! That’s right, January 18, 2014 at the Cannon Center in downtown Memphis TN, V3Fights will make history once again. Continue reading
On June 15, Mark Jones is in for the toughest challenge of his amateur career when he takes on Eli McGlothlin in a #1 contender fight in V3’s lightweight division. Jones is currently 8-3 and fights out of American Jiu-Jitsu in Huntsville, AL. Jones’ combative sports career started when he was a kid and took karate.
He then wrestled in high school, and after that he wanted to combine the two and found MMA. Jones earned this spot by defeating Charlie Alexander back in February in the second round via guillotine choke. Jones spoke up about his upcoming fight with McGlothlin:
What are your thoughts on your opponent, Eli McGlothlin?
Man, Eli is a monster! He always puts on a show and isn’t afraid to stay in the pocket and exchange.
How do you see this fight going?
I see this fight being very fast paced and back and forth.
Where do u feel you have the advantage in this fight?
I believe I can fight him anywhere, but my ground game is where I have an advantage.
What type of camp have you put together for this fight?
The same type as always. Hard work, well structured technique, and working a lot of striking with aggressive strikers.
What are your strengths as a fighter?
Well, I believe my hands have come a long way recently and my counter-striking is picking up. That, and my jiu-jitsu are where I feel I’m the best.
Anything else you want to add?
I just want to thank my coach, Jason Carley, AJJ, my sponsor Game Changer clothing, my amazing wife Samantha, and everyone who has helped me prepare mentally and physically for this fight.
This event will be shown on pay per view at http://ustre.am/CZEF
V3Fights invaded Nashville on Saturday night and had “Music City” rocking with a great night of MMA action!! Three new champions were crowned and a lot of new faces were introduced to the “Legion.” “Fight of the Night” honors went to Molly Dupertius and Shanna Young. These two fighters put on a three round war that had fans on the edge of their seats. Continue reading
On February 16, at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN, V3Fights will welcome bantamweight contender, Ronnie Lawrence, to the cage. Lawrence fights out of Nemesis MMA and holds a 10-1 record. He’s not only looking to become V3’s next bantamweight champion, but is also looking forward to being the first person to defeat undefeated champion, Marquese Branch.
On January 19, V3Fights’ Heavyweight Champion, Chase Sherman, faces his toughest test to date as he takes on interim champion, Jason Ostrowski. Both fighters are currently undefeated, and after this Saturday night, only one fighter will leave with the gold strapped around their waste.
MMA is something that Sherman has always wanted to do. However, playing college football consumed most of his time. He admits that football is his passion, but knows that MMA is what he was made for. He feels that he is blessed with natural, God given ability, that he wasn’t blessed with in football.
He got started when he was attending school at Delta State. He was training with Jae Medders and Tyler Hill (also on this card) in a storage shed and they saw something in him and made him believe that he could be successful as a fighter. After leaving Delta State, he returned home to the Gulf Coast and began fine-tuning his skills with legendary heavyweight fighter, John Dixon, at Dixon’s Dungeon. Three fights later and he was holding the V3 belt.
Sherman won the title back in November when he defeated then champion, Jeremiah Trundle via split decision. Trundle was regarded as one of the best heavyweights in the southeast region and Sherman took the fight on short notice and was a huge underdog going into the fight. Now with a full training camp behind him, he is prepared for his toughest task to date when he faces 9-0, Jason Ostrowski. When asked about his upcoming fight with Ostrowski, here is what Sherman had to say: “For this fight I have prepared myself like none other. I have been working at Dixon’s Dungeon and cross-training over at Alan Belcher’s MMA Club. I have also gotten back in the weight room and I am being trained by one of the best strength and conditioning coaches on the coast, Logan Falo. I feel great about this fight. I know Jason has been training hard as well and is an amazing fighter with a 9-0 record and holds the interim belt. You can’t look past that, but this is the third out of four fights that I am fighting someone with a belt and an undefeated record. I have been there before. I can’t wait to see what happens. There WILL be fireworks!”
Get your tickets now! This is one heavyweight fight you do NOT want to miss!!!
This event will mark the first regional programming broadcast for V3fights with Comcast Sports South and Aggression TV.