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V3FIGHTS HEADS TO NASHVILLE, TN!

Posted in 2013, From V3 Fights, MMA, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2013 by Champ

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. Continue reading

V3 FIGHTS RESULTS

Posted in 2012, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2012 by J.C. Martin

FROM MINGLEWOOD HALL

Report & Photos by JC Martin @ Octagonside, MemphisMMA.com

V3 Fights were fought in front of a lively, electric and packed crowd at Minglewood Hall Saturday night, September 22. JC Martin of MemphisMMA.com was there to report on the round-by-round action as it played out in front of him at octagonside.

Bout 1: Josiah Johnson (3-5) vs Chance Wilson (6-0)

Johnson (r) receives medical attention after being KO’d by Wilson (l). Photo by JC Martin

Round 1: It would appear a good portion of the crowd is solidly behind the Hyperblend fighter Josiah Johnson. Johnson with an early triangle choke attempt from his back, but Wilson fights out. Johnson with another triangle attempt from his back, but Wilson drops hard punches and hammerfists and Johnson is out cold!

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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

MMA | Wasion Captures Carter’s V3 Light Title!

Posted in 2010, MMA, Reports, Site News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by Champ

By: JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com


Above: Referee Dave Ferguson Holds Up The Hand Of Chantein Wasion After Wasion Captures The V3 Lightweight Championship From Tripp Carter. Photo By JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.Com

V3 Fights rocked an electrified capacity crowd in the FedExForum Lobby, Saturday, August 14th. Prior to the kickoff of the event, fans were giving access to fighters for snapshots and autographs.

The main event of the evening showcased V3 Lightweight Champion Tripp Carter (21st Century) and number one contender Chantein Wasion (CTO) in a fight labeled as the most anticipated rematch in V3 Fights’ history. In their initial fight, Wasion suffered a fight stopping cut which deferred victory to Carter, who secured the V3 Lightweight Belt.

In round one of the main event both fighters began circling one another in the center of the cage. Wasion threw first but didn’t land. Carter struck first with a front kick and both then landed near synchronous left hands. After tangling up, Carter then took Waison to the canvas where the fight remained throughout the round.


Above: Wasion (l) and Carter exchange left hands as the brawl in a Title rematch Saturday night at the FedExForum. Photo by JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

In the second stanza Wasion quickly took Carter to the canvas, where the fighters worked, again, throughout the round. Wasion, in dominant position, was able to get some shots off as his corner implored him to posture up and strike.


Above: V3 Lightweight Champion lands a kick in his rematch with Chantein Wasion. Photo by JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

In round three the champion appeared to be the stronger and fresher fighter. Carter dominated with effective stand-up striking and connected with big right hands sending Wasion reeling against the cage. Wasion appeared to be in trouble from the start of the round but did manage to bring Carter to the canvas and halt his assault. With seconds left in the fight and both fighters gassed, Wasion dug deep. Chan’DA’man, slipped around behind the Champion and locked in a rear naked choke. Carter tapped out seconds later just before the final round expired.


Above Referee Dave Ferguson Officiate the Carter/Wasion Rematch at V3 Fights August 14 at the FedexForum in Downtown memphis, TN. Photo by JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

Wasion rose to his knees, celebrated briefly, then fell back to the canvas in sheer exhaustion. Carter graciously stood and helped lift the new V3 Lightweight Champion to his feet.


Above: Chantein Wasion defeats Tripp Carter to Capture v3 Light Crown.
Photo by JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

Wasion brought to his knees
While the main event was engaging, nothing could prepare fight fans for the engagement that came next. As Chan’DA’man celebrated the V3 Lightweight belt now securely affixed around his waste, his girl friend entered the ring. Wasion, before all in attendance, submitted to one knee and proposed to a clearly moved young lady.

Hatley Defeats Hengst by Split Decision
In a heated lightweight bout that carried with it a grudge-match atmosphere, Tyler Hatley (Fight Clinic) fended off Derek Hengst’s (Hostile) stand up striking, with ground-and-pound style to grind out a split decision victory.


Above: Hatley strikes Hengst. Photo by JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

Holmes Hands Parker first Loss
Fighting at a catch-weight of 140 lbs., Jesse Parker’s (Premier) ground-and-pound style was outmatched by a Matt Holmes’ (Independent) height and reach advantage. Parker stuck with the same plan for the entire fight but for all the opportunities to impose his style, Holmes managed to slip away. Their bout was stopped for several minutes in the third round after Parker received a finger to the eye with Holmes receiving a warning for accidental poking. Holmes was never in trouble, and won the fight via decision.

Lee Dominates
Zach Lee (DTF) delivered a massive take down just seconds into his fight was Law Purifoy (Mongoose). Purifoy managed to thwart off a constant ground assault from Lee and somehow survive Lee’s rear naked choke that lasted nearly the final minute of the first round. (After the fight Lee would say that he had a good grip duing the rear naked choke but the thickness of the gloves may have prevented him from enforcing the submission.)

Purifoy was on the defensive throughout the fight but did connect with a sharp leg kick in the third which Lee quickly answered with one of his own. Lee then took Purifoy to the canvas, where the fight remained through the end of round third. Lee won by decision.


Above: Lee Postures and pounds. Photo by JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

Debuting Welters Moses Bushnell (Memphis JJ) and Brandon Smith (Independent) locked up for nearly two minutes before Smith tapped out after finding himself in a rear-naked-choke.


Above: Kevin Global (BANG) lands against Jimmy Osbourne (21st Century). wins via split decision.


Above: In the opener Johnathan Vargas (21st Century) submitted Zach Williams (DTF) by arm bar at 1:06 of round one.

V3 Fights will return September 4, at the Delta Fair.

V3 Fights Reurn to the Forum! Live August 14!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, MMA, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2010 by Champ

Memphis, TN. – V3 Fights is making its way back to the Grand Lobby of FedExForum for another evening of the best MMA action the Mid-South has to offer on August 14.

The main event on August 14 will see the newly crowned Lightweight Champion Tripp Carter put his belt on the line against No. 1 contender Chantein Wasion in the most anticipated rematch in V3 history. The two fighters come into the match with a great deal of momentum, as Carter delivered the fastest knockout in V3 history in his last match and Wasion’s most recent victory earned him Submission of the Night honors. The last time these fighters squared off Carter defeated his opponent due to a cut under Wasion’s eye. There will much to look forward to in addition to the main event, with nine other bouts on the card. The first fight of the evening will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the event are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, the FedExForum Box Office or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices for this exciting event, which include ringside seat options, are available starting at $20. All ticket prices are subject to additional fees and service charges.

V3 Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. The company’s mission is to provide quality MMA events for fans across the Mid-South, while serving as a proving ground for future professional MMA fighters. For more information go to fedexforum.com or v3fights.com.

V3 Fights Reurn to the Forum! Live August 14!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, MMA, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2010 by Champ

Memphis, Tennessee — V3 Fights is making its way back to the Grand Lobby of FedExForum for another evening of the best MMA action the Mid-South has to offer on August 14. Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, the FedExForum Box Office or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices for this exciting event, which include ringside seat options, are available starting at $20. All ticket prices are subject to additional fees and service charges.

The much anticipated main event on August 14 will see the newly crowned Lightweight Champion Tripp Carter put his belt on the line against No. 1 contender Chantein Waison in the most anticipated rematch in V3 history. The two fighters come into the match with a great deal of momentum, as Carter delivered the fastest knockout in V3 history in his last match and Waison’s most recent victory earned him Submission of the Night honors. The last time these fighters squared off in the octagon, Carter defeated his opponent due to a cut under Waison’s eye.

There is much to look forward to in addition to the main event, with nine other bouts on the card, including the crowning of V3’s first ever Featherweight and Welterweight Champions. The first fight of the evening will begin at 8 p.m.

V3 Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. The company’s mission is to provide quality MMA events for fans across the Mid-South, while serving as a proving ground for future professional MMA fighters. For more information go to fedexforum.com or v3fights.com.

V3 Fights Crown Mid-South Champions!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, MMA, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2010 by Champ

By: Michael Sheffield @ Ringside

A sweltering June night in Memphis was made even hotter by the action in the cage on Saturday night during V3 Fight’s FedExForum debut that featured three championship bouts and an 11-fight card featuring the top local professional MMA fighters.

V3 would crown its first-ever champions in the light heavyweight, lightweight and bantamweight divisions, with two of the bouts not getting out of the 1st round.

Lightweight Tripp Carter would score the most devastating (and
scariest) knockout of the night with a one punch decimation of Steven
Cornelius.

The undefeated Carter would finish the fight in 8 seconds with a right hand that Cornelius and most of the crowd didn’t see coming. Cornelius would hit the ground face first and Carter would land a second right to his prone opponent before referee Dave Ferguson could stop the fight.

Cornelius would be out cold for at least 3 minutes before paramedics would remove him from the ring in a neck brace as a precaution.

Light heavyweight Carlton Little would produce the most action packed first round of the night, starting with his entrance, which featured Memphis rapper Playa Fly, who would then vocally support the fighter to a victory against the undefeated Jaden Booth in a 5-round light
heavyweight bout.

Little, who came into the fight with a record of 6-3, would go on the offensive immediately, power-slamming Booth and nearly locking in a rear naked choke. however, Booth would reverse it and nearly knock in one of his own. However, two takedowns and a powerful ground and pound later, Little would score a technical knockout over his dazed opponent at 2:38 of the first round.

After being crowned the first V3 light heavyweight champion, Little let the crowd know what type of champion he would be. “ I’ll fight whoever they put in front of me,” he said in the cage
after the fight.

The theme of a fighting champion would continue in the main event, a 5- round bantamweight title fight between Cody Lane and Brian Hall. Hall would dominate the fight early and often, scoring multiple takedowns over the course of 3 of the scheduled 5 rounds. Lane would
begin the 3rd round as the aggressor, attempting to lock in his own guillotine choke, but failing to lock his opponent up for good. The fighters would trade holds and grapple to a near stalemate throughout the round. However, at the end of the round, a visibly spent and
frustrated Lane would throw his mouthpiece into the crowd, either as a mistaken sign of elation for finishing the fight, or as a gesture of concession.

During the between round intermission, neither Lane’s corner nor the referee could convince him to continue, resulting in Hall being named the winner by TKO.

After the fight, the soft-spoken Hall was adamant who he wanted his next opponent to be, rising local MMA star Thomas Vasquez, who would make his way to the cage to accept the challenge.

The end of the main event wasn’t a shock, as two preliminary bouts had controversial endings of their own.

Lightweights Ronnie Sharp and Adam Denton would end an entertaining fight with a no-decision, after Round 1 when Sharp would absorb a series of kicks and knees to the midsection and face. It would be a knee to the nose that resulted in the initial stoppage. Despite Sharp
being unable to continue because of a legal blow, the fight would be called a no-decision, much to the chagrin of the sellout crowd. With both fighters entering the fight at 1-0, neither would lose their 0 on this night.

Phillip Price (2-1) and Jimmy White (2-0) would meet at a catchweight of 160, with White playing up the intimidation factor from the moment he stepped into the cage. White would counter everything Price would do for the first round and his aggression would result in another
strange stoppage, after Price complained of being poked in the eye. The fight would be stopped at 40 seconds of the second round, with White winning by TKO.

Muay Thai fighters Derek Jackson and. Marcus Jones would make their pro debuts at a catchweight 140. The fight would go the distance, and both fighters, after a first round filled with nervous energy, would settle in for a rousing start to the night. Jones would win by
unanimous decision.

Light heavyweight Jamie Houston (2-1) would TKO Matt Hill (0-2) in 1:32 of the first round.

Middleweight Patrick Burkett would make an impressive debut against Lenny Edgar at a catchweight of 145 pounds, winning by unanimous decision.

Welterweight Travis Robertson (6-3) would reverse a first round where he was dominated by Jess Brown and score a victory. Robertson, who was immediately taken down by Brown in the first round, would begin the second round with a right hand that would drop his opponent. Robertson would move in for the kill and TKO Brown 40 seconds into the second round.

Robertson gave credit to his opponent after the fight, calling him “a bad a– fighter.” However, he would also promise great things from here on out.

Bantamweights Jessie Parker and Miles Brown would put on an entertaining fight for the 2 minutes it would last, however, their display of sportsmanship and fun after Parker won by arm-bar tap-out would outlast and be more entertaining than the fight itself.

Brown would hoist Parker on his shoulders and parade him around the ring after the fight. Both fighters would leave the crowd excited for the next fight.

Crowd favorite Chantein Wasion (2-1) would bounce back from a loss in his previous fight by dominating Daniel Deossio (2-2) in a lightweight fight.

Wasion would look to end the fight with a rear naked choke early, almost lock in a guillotine choke and finally finish Deossio with a locked in rear naked choke.

FedExForum To Host Three MMA Title Fights June 19 V3 Fights Set to Crown Mid-South Champions

Posted in 2010, MMA, Press Releases, Reports, Site News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by Champ

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 11, 2010) – Local mixed-martial-arts fans will witness the crowning of the first ever V3 Champions following three title fights at the FedExForum on June 19. V3 Fights, the leading MMA event company in Memphis and the Mid-South, has held a series of preliminary bouts since the sport was legalized in Memphis more than a year ago to prepare local fighters for professional careers in the sport. On June 19, the company will crown the first ever V3 Champions in the Light-Heavyweight, Lightweight and Bantamweight divisions.

“ These fighters are all local guys training to become professionals in the sport,” said V3 Fights president Nick Harmeier. “Their passion, fan base and level of professionalism have grown with every fight and we felt like it was time honor our local champions with titles.”

Jaden Booth will be taking on Carlton Little for the Light-Heavyweight title. Steven Cornelius is squaring off against Tripp Carter for the Lightweight belt. The main event will be Brian Hall versus Cody Lane to see who will become the V3 Champion in the Bantamweight division. An online fan poll, which received over 43,000 votes, determined which fight would be the main event.

The fights are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Ticket start at $20 and are available at the FedExForum box office or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
About V3 Fights

V3 Fights was founded in Memphis, Tenn. as an amateur fighting circuit in 2007. The company’s mission is to provide quality MMA events for fans across the Mid-South, while serving as a proving ground for future professional MMA fighters. Learn more about the company at http://www.v3fights.com, or call 901.260.4181 for more information.

V3 Fights Plans Hometown Grudge Match!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by Champ

Local Unbeaten Contenders Square Off in Battle at Newby’s

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2010) –Familiar foes Trip Carter and Chantein Waison, both from the Memphis area, will put their perfect records on the line Thursday Jan. 21 when they go toe-to-toe in V3 Fights’ latest mixed-martial-arts bout at Newby’s on Highland.
These two fast-rising stars in the amateur MMA circuit will be meeting in the ring for the first time, but there is already blood in the water.

“ These guys are both extremely competitive, and on top of that, they can’t stand each other,” said V3 Fights president Nick Harmeier. “This fight will be brutal and ultimately show fans across the Mid-South who is the fighter to be reckoned with in that weight class.”

Carter and Waison fight in the 155-pound weight class and have already given fans some memorable performances. Carter is undefeated with two victories by decision and no defeats. Waison, on the other hand, has achieved his perfect record in a more explosive fashion, scoring a first round knockout and a first round submission to go with no defeats.

The fight card features ten bouts. Doors are scheduled to open at 7 p.m., and the fights begin at 8 p.m. Ticket start at $20 and are available at the door or online at http://www.newbysmemphis.com.

About V3 Fights

V3 Fights was founded in Memphis, Tenn. as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. The company’s mission is to provide quality MMA events for fans across the Mid-South, while serving as a proving ground for future professional MMA fighters. Learn more about the company at http://www.v3fights.com, or call 901.605.7028 for more information.

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