‘V3 Fights: Wester vs. Brewer’ on Aug. 2 in Nashville

Professional and amateur MMA action returns to Middle Tennessee next Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, with Memphis-based organization V3 Fights. If you’ve ever been to one of their shows you know they know what they’re doing and are producing some great talent. Headlining the card will be Bellator vet Ben Brewer (7-1) of Tennessee taking on Arkansas’ Jonny Wester … Read more

Photo gallery: ‘XFC 18: Music City Mayhem’

From Justin Pennington’s first round knockout of Dave Hurst in the opening preliminary bout, to Joe Ray’s violent stoppage of Dustin West to kick off the televised main card on HDNet, to Reggie Pena’s amazing come-from-behind submission of John Salter in the main event, ProMMAnow.com photographer Josh Cross captured it all at XFC 18 in Nashville.

“Gameness Fighting Championship VII” results and recap

“Gameness Fighting Championship VII” took place Saturday night, June 19, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. Winning the main event was Strikeforce veteran Dustin Ortiz, who wasted little time in improving his professional record to 4-0 with a rear naked choke early in round one against Forrest Beard.

Pro mixed martial arts action returns to Nashville Saturday, June 19, with GFC 7

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Professional mixed martial arts (MMA) returns to Music City this Saturday night, June 19, with another Gameness Fighting Championship event. “GFC 7” will feature Strikeforce veterans Dustin Ortiz and Justin Pennington, as well as long time Nashville MMA coach Ray Casias, who is coming out of retirement for his last fight ever. … Read more

Former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux leads pack of talent on Strikeforce Nashville preliminary card on April 17

Eleven Nashville area fighters tapped for explosive undercard NASHVILLE (April 5, 2010) – Music City will be rockin’ as 12 area fighters, including former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux, will join Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal of Murfreesboro, Tenn., in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition at the STRIKEFORCE Nashville: Henderson vs. Shields event Saturday, … Read more

Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Pennington confirmed for “Strikeforce: Nashville” preliminary card

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville MMA fighter Dustin Ortiz (1-0) will be facing Justin Pennington (0-0) on the preliminary card of “Strikeforce: Nashville.” Sources close to the event confirmed to Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) that bout agreements have been signed by at least one of the fighters. Ortiz recently made his professional debut at “Gameness Fighting … Read more