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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)
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!
Bellator Fighting Championships 73 took Harrah’s Hotel and Casino by storm, Friday August 24. An explosive championship bout, championship eliminators and a full card delivered exhilarating MMA action to fight fans.
MemphisMMA.com was there and round-by-round action was captured by reporter JC Martin. 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 »
BFC 14: An Easter to Remember 4
Nathan Rogers (209lbs) def Chad Frame (200lbs)
Corner Called – Knee 3:00 RD1
David Brannan (136lbs) def Jairo Rodriguez (133lbs)
Tap out – Arm Bar 1:07 RD2
Marcus Wallace (225lbs) def David Sanders (264lbs)
Doctor Called – EYE 3:00 RD2 Read more »
@ EMPIRE FIGHTS
Empire Fights announces Memphis’ only professional Mixed Martial Arts show at Agricenter International in Memphis, TN on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The Main Event will feature two of the most exciting and talented upcoming Light-heavyweight fighters in world; Strikeforce vet Jacob “Pyscho” Noe(7-1) of Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu in Memphis, TN vs. Louisiana’s Gracie Barra fighter Roman “The Italian Lion” Pizzolato (6-3). Read more »
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. Read more »
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
Memphis, Tennessee — The long anticipated wait has finally arrived. V3Fights make their way back to Minglewood Hall on November 19 for “A Night Of Champions.” All seven titles will be on the line this evening, as well as several other bouts featuring the states elite fighters. MMA superstar and Memphis’ own, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will be in attendance to witness the best card that this area has ever seen!
5 Title Fights
SOUTHAVEN, MS - Prize Fight MMA is proud to announce the return of Mixed Martial Arts to the Mid-South on August 6th as it presents MID-SOUTH MMA CHAMPIONSHIPS II from the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, MS. This past April Prize Fight unveiled the 1st installment of Mid-South MMA Championships to a raucous near capacity crowd at the DCC and has received such great reviews of the show that they have decided to bring back part two. “People are still talking about the show we did in April and have been asking me when I was going to bring back MMA to the DCC, well here it is!”, announced Brian Young of Prize Fight.
Memphis, Tennessee — FedExForum will continue to bolster its reputation as a top-notch venue for mixed martial arts events when V3Fights returns to the grand Lobby of FedExForum on Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
The event card will include a total of 10 bouts, highlighted by the main event featuring V3Fights “Fighter of the Year” and two‐time defending champ Brian “The Law” Hall. Doors for the action‐packed evening open at 7 p.m.