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.

Also, Team Lloyd Irvin’s JC Cuffee will be on the card, undefeated Todd Cutller from Daytona beach will be fighting, and local Overton superstar wrestler Charles McTorry will be making his MMA debut.

The action starts at 7:00 p.m. CT at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. The last event sold out and they had to turn people away at the door. So get your tickets early online at or by calling 615-777-9350.

In an effort to help the Nashville Ronald McDonald House, Gameness Fighting Championship is asking everyone to please bring a “canned good”, a toy, blanket, or anything that could be used by them.


  • 205lbs. Ray Casias(NMMA/TN.BJJ-Antioch, TN)vs Doug Bowling(Barn of Pain-Killbuck, OH)
  • 135lbs. Dustin Ortiz(NMMA-Franklin, TN)vs Forrest Beard(Vicksburg MMA-Vicksburg, MS)
  • 125lbs. Justin Pennington(IMA-Lebanon, TN)vs Cory Alexander(Team Wildside-Clarksville, TN)
  • 135lbs. Spencer Scrivner(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Steve Chico(Grappling Concepts-St. Louis, MO)
  • 225lbs. Ashley Gooch(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Elias Donker(Team Rhino-Sullivan, IN)
  • 185lbs. Jason Powers(Powers MMA-Hawesville, KY)vs Todd Cutler(Dela Riva BJJ-Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 160lbs. JC Cuffee(Team Lloyd Irvin-Camp Springs, MD)vs Joe Copeland(Independent-Clarksville, TN)


  • 155lbs. Kenny Degenhart(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Nathaniel Rodriguez(Dela Riva BJJ-Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 185lbs. Charles McTorry(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Caleb Flanagan(Spartan Fitness-Birmingham, AL)
  • 155lbs. Chris Camacho(NMMA/D1-Nashville, TN)vs Angelo Gisante(Free World MMA-Chatanooga, TN)
  • 125lbs. Kenny Ford(Stone Warrior-Ashland City, TN)vs Tyler Curtis(The Fight Lab-South Pittsburg, TN)
  • 170lbs. Dave Cook(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Ronnie Mello(Independent-Greenwood Lake, NY)
  • 205lbs. Dante Lawson(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Sonny Cline(Powers MMA-Hawesville, KY)
  • 170lbs. Gregory Taylor(IMA-Lebanon, TN)vs Adam Reece(MMA & Catchwrestling-Smiths Grove, KY)
  • 150lbs. Luke Sanders(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Anthony Rettic(Spartan Fitness-Birmingham, AL)
  • 170lbs. Chris Barnhizer(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Ty Troutman(The Fight Lab-South Pittsburg, TN)
  • 145lbs. Dave Hurst(NMMA-Nashville, TN)vs Mike Turner(Independent-Clarksville, TN)
  • 170lbs. Adam Johnson(Powers MMA-Hawesville, KY)vs Jamie Smith(The Fight Lab-South Pittsburg, TN)
  • 135lbs. Cory Robison(NMMA/TN. BJJ-Nashville, TN)vs David Williams(Vicksburg MMA-Vicksburg, MS)
  • 170lbs. Jessie Matmores(Clarksville Fight Club-Clarksville, TN)vs Josh Phelps(MMA/Catchwrestling-Smiths Grove, KY)
  • 145lbs. Anthony Jones(Bonafyde MMA-Portland, TN.)vs TBA