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.