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. Read more »
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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. Read more »
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.
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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.
On January 19, V3Fights will welcome Josiah Shipley (1-0) to the cage. He currently fights out of SOG (Soldiers of God) MMA and will be facing UFK’s, Rick Bing.
Shipley has been around martial arts his entire life. His father has trained in various forms of martial arts ever since Shipley was a child. Then a little over a year ago, he met his coach and V3 veteran, Travis Robertson, and began training at the SOG MMA gym which is located at Whitten Baptist Church where Shipley attends regularly. Read more »
V3Fights will be heading to Nashville on February 16, 2013. This will be V3’s first trip to ‘The Music City’ and the event will take place at Marathon Music Works. Read more »
Jae Medders will be making his V3Fights’ debut on January 19 in Memphis, TN. He currently has an undefeated record of 5-0 and fights out of Wolfpak MMA. He will be making his V3 debut against kung-fu specialist, Law Purifoy (6-6).
Medders has played sports his entire life and credits athletics as the main reason of getting him through school. He received a football scholarship to Mississippi Delta Community College where he played quarterback. After football he was stuck with this feeling of Read more »
TRUNDLE VS OSTROWSKI
The heavyweight championship is always the most prestigious title when it comes to combat sports. On September 22 at Minglewood Hall, V3Fights will host the biggest heavyweight fight that this area has ever seen. Champion Jeremiah Trundle (7-1) puts his belt on the line against top contender Jason Ostrowski (6- 0). This will be Trundle’s biggest test to date and his opponent is basically a mirror image of the champion. Read more »
On June 16 at MInglewood Hall, the much anticipated wait will finally come to an end! That’s right, Landon Roades makes his V3Fights’ debut. Roades fights in the bantamweight division and has a current record of 34-5. He is known for his toughness and brutal ground and pound. According to V3Fights’ president, Nick Harmeier, “Landon is someone we’ve had our eye on for quiet some time. He’s one of the most talented fighters in this region and comes from a top notch gym (MaxBishopMMA) and I’m glad he is finally fighting for V3.”
Standing in Roades’ way is the “Baby Dragon,” Sammy Lua. Lua comes into this fight with a 16-2 record and is a former V3 bantamweight and lightweight champion as well as the 2011 “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.”
Roades and Lua will be battling it out for the vacant bantamweight title (current champion Ryan Collins has declared that he is turning pro). Harmeier states, “I can’t wait for this fight. Styles make fights and I see this fight going to the ground. Roades has awesome ground and pound and we have all seen Lua’s jiu-jitsu. These two fighters are easily the top two fighters in the bantamweight division. I’ve been waiting to see this fight for a long time. This can easily be a main event on any other card.”
When asked about this fight, here is what these two fighters had to say:
Landon Roades….”I’m going to hit him in the face until it breaks or he is knocked out. I hear he has good submission skills and all, but I’m not too worried about it. This is what I believe to be my comeback fight. So be ready to see an intense war.”
Sammy Lua…”I’m really looking forward to fighting for V3 again. I have been fighting in Louisiana and Texas and I’m Read more »