This Saturday (January 19), the vacant V3Fights’ Middleweight Title will be up for grabs as Daniel Sullivan (4-1) takes on former light heavyweight champion, Dekaire Sanders (4-1). That’s right, Sanders has forfeited his light heavyweight title to move down in weight for a shot at the middleweight strap.
Sullivan got started in MMA when he attended college in Auburn, AL for a team called “Auburn MMA.” Before that, he has been wrestling since the age of ten and wanted to give MMA a shot ever since watching his cousins compete on the Georgia Tech wrestling team. Sullivan is very well rounded and feels comfortable anywhere the fight goes. When asked about his upcoming fight with Sanders, here is what he had to say: “I believe that my strengths are that I’m strong on the ground and that I have one punch knockout power. I have proved that in three of my last five fights. I have watched video on my opponent and it seems as if he is well rounded as a fighter. I feel that my advantage is my walk around weight of 220. That will play a big role if the fight goes to the ground. Having that extra weight is a plus at times. Usually, when I drop to 185 to fight, I’m back in the cage between 215 and 220. The wrestling background has really helped me with the cutting aspect.”
Dekaire Sanders is currently undefeated in the V3 cage. He won the V3 title when he defeated kickboxing star, Donnie Woods. He then went on to successfully defend it against former champion, Carlton Little. Sanders, a former boxer, knows that his strength is on his feet, but he has been working very hard on his ground game with several top pro’s in the area. When asked about his upcoming fight and new weight class, Sanders states: “I don’t know anything about him, which makes for an exciting fight for me and not knowing has made me step my game up. I’m training every aspect available to me and I went to 185 because I wanted to challenge myself. I’ve never had to cut weight for a fight and fighting at 185 means pushing myself to train harder and smarter and watch what I eat. I think that 185 is a good class for me.”
This is a fight that truly pits two of the best middleweights in the southeast region. Fight fans don’t want to miss this one!!!!
This event will mark the first regional programming broadcast for V3fights with Comcast Sports South and Aggression TV.