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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.

Miranda targets Taylor!

Posted in 2006, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , on December 19, 2006 by Champ

From Fightnews.com
In less than three minutes on Saturday night, Edison ‘Pantera’ Miranda reminded the boxing world why he is probably the most devastating puncher in the middleweight division. Now the Colombian bomber wants the hardware to go with his status as the people’s champion, and in 2007, the first man on his hit list is the fighter seen as the undisputed titlist at 160 pounds, Jermain Taylor. “I definitely want Jermain Taylor as soon as possible and I hope he will be a true champion and fight me,” said Miranda. “He needs to stop fighting old men and junior middleweights and fight a true 160-pounder who is coming to fight, not just peck away at him and survive. I don’t come into fights looking for decisions; I come in looking for knockouts, and if Taylor truly wants to be respected as a champion, he needs to accept my challenge.”

Guzman defeats Davis!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2006 by Champ

By Jason “J-Gon” Gonzalez – Fightnews.com
WBO super featherweight champion Joan Guzman (27-0, 17 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Antonio Davis (22-3, 11 KOs) to successfully defend his title on Monday night at the Palacio De Los Deportes Professor Virgilio Travieso Soto in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Guzman aggressively attacked Davis from the opening bell. Davis sustained cut over right eye in round three. However, Davis’ headbutts began to make Guzman’s left eye swell. Guzman’s eye continued to swell as the fight progressed, but he did enough to prevail by scores of 116-110, 118-109, 119-108. Referee Joe Cortez deducted from Davis in round eight for elbowing.

(more) Taylor decisions Ouma! (12-11-06)

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2006 by Champ

By JD Meredith and David Hudson at Ringside – Fightnews.com

For Jermain Taylor, Kassim “The Dream” Ouma lived up to his nickname, for the middleweight king, fighting in front of his home town for the first time as a champion, could
not have asked for a dreamier title defense.

Well, short of a knockout, anyway, for while dominating the fight, Taylor was unable to floor the game Ouma.

While chants of “JAY-TEE!” filled the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas, Taylor dominated the score cards in the early rounds, building a sizeable lead while Ouma could do
little but weather the storm.

Down the stretch, “The Dream” sought to turn into Taylor’s nightmare, rallying in a desperate attempt to dethrone the champion, but could not change the course of the fight.

All three judges scored it unanimously for Taylor, with scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113.

Fightnews also had Taylor winning, though closer to the 115-113 score than the 118-110 ledger.

” He came in and fought all twelve rounds,” said the champion, now 25-0-1 (17 KOs). “He was a tough guy. He was just that tough.”

Ouma, now 25-3-1 (15 KOs), told the press that he would like another shot at Taylor, even if it was in Little Rock again.

” I’m never going to give up,” he said. (more)

(more) Guinn: It’s Them or Me!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2006 by Champ

Lee Bates – Fightnews.com
When Dominick Guinn (26-4-1, 18 KOs) defeated Michael Grant by way of seventh round TKO in 2003, expectations were high for him.

Since then, Guinn has gone 4-4-1; however, to his credit, Guinn has been fighting the best competition in the heavyweight division. His losses came against opponents who had combined career records of 145-9-2. One of those fighters, Sergei Liakhovich, went on to become a world champion and another, James Toney, had just won the WBA title and been stripped for steroid use.

Guinn will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday, December 9, as he battles Zack Page on the undercard of Jermain Taylor vs. Kassim Ouma mega-fight at the Alltel Arena in North Little Rock, in his home state of Arkansas.

Guinn spoke with FightNews about the excitement of fighting in front of his home fans again; the tough competition he has fought in his losses, and his new philosophy on how he will fight from now on. (more)

” Spider” Webb Dominates opening Minutes – KO’d in 1st!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2006 by Champ

Oscar Paredes – From Fightnews.com
Columbia, TN, fighter, James “Spider” Webb (19-2, 16 ko’s – 146 lb) faced Miguel Rodriguez (28-2, 22 ko’s – 147 lb) on the undercard of the Liakhovich-Briggs showdown at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona last Saturday (11/4). In an interesting turn of events, welterweight Miguel “Miki” Rodriguez (28-2, 23 KOs) survived Webb’s stiff challenge. Webb dominated the first two minutes of the bout, controlling the action with crisp combinations from long range. Rodriguez’s left eye quickly began to swell, developing a mouse, courtesy of the right hand of Webb. “Spider” (ranked #13 by the IBF), seemed too aggressive and too strong for Rodriguez (ranked #7 by the WBC), manhandling him around the ring landing crushing lefts and rights whenever he opened up. Just when it appeared Webb would completely take over, Rodriguez took half of step back and unleashed a thudding right hand that caught Webb flush on the chin. Webb went down in a heap, landing face first in the canvas. He rose on unsteady legs at the count of seven. After taking a look into his eyes, Referee Nico Perez stopped the bout at 2:02.

Chapman-Hill for AR Belt!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2005 by Champ

From Fightnews.com

Up-and-coming heavyweight prospect JD “The Natural” Chapman, 19-0 (17 KOs), will return to action on February 4 at the Pope County Fairgrounds in Russellville, AR. The 22-year-old Chapman will face 19-9 (15 KOs) fellow Arkansas native Marvin Hill over 12 rounds for the NABC and Arkansas State Heavyweight Championships. “I want a knockout,” says Chapman, who is currently in training in Florida. “Gutierrez (his last opponent) was a good learning experience for me, but my fans don’t come to watch me learn; they come to watch me take people’s heads off. Plus, we live in the same town, so everybody has been talking about us fighting since I turned pro. He thinks he’s better than I am and I think I’m better than he is, so before I can prove I’m the best in the world, I got to prove I’m the best in my hometown. I’m not looking past Marvin Hill but I am looking to bigger things after I take care of this local problem.” Chapman vs. Hill will serve as the main event of the Stacy Goodson promoted show. Tickets are priced at $15 and $30 and are available by calling (479) 353-6892.

McCall training in Nashville!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2005 by Champ

From Fightnews.com
Former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall is training in Nashville, Tennessee for a February fight that will soon be announced by Don King Productions. “Oliver is working out twice a day. He is already in fighting shape at 226 pounds,” commented McCall’s trainer, Jimmy Adams. “This is the year Oliver becomes the heavyweight champion again!” McCall knocked out Lennox Lewis in two rounds back in September 1994 to capture the WBC title.

Jones-Hopkins II in works–Possibly in Memphis!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2005 by Champ

From Fightnews.com
Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins have reportedly agreed to a March 11 rematch on HBO PPV. The fighters will split revenues 50/50 according to ESPN. Atlanta, Memphis, Chicago and Washington DC are in the running to host the fight. Jones outpointed Hopkins in 1993 and Hopkins was unbeaten for 12 years until dropping two close decisions to Jermain Taylor this year. Jones is hoping to rebound after three consecutive setbacks.

Taylor honored in Little Rock!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2005 by Champ

From Fightnews.com
On Thursday night, middleweight champion Jermain Taylor publicly spoke to his hometown supporters for the first time since winning his rematch with Bernard Hopkins on December 3. Taylor, who hopes to have his next fight in Arkansas, stated “Whoever comes to Little Rock, I’m knocking him out,” during a special halftime ceremony during an NBA Development League basketball game at Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas. He later met fans and signed autographs after the game. The first 1000 in attendance received a commemorative Jermain Taylor bobble-head doll.

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