The Cannon Center for Performing Arts was turned into The Cannon Center for Mixed Martial Arts on Saturday night in Memphis, TN. V3Fights definitely lived up to the hype in their first ever all pro event. From the opening bout’s TKO, to the main event’s five round WAR, every fight had fans on the edge of their seats. No question, “Fight of the Night” honors goes to Wade Johnson and Craig Johnson. These two warriors showed both skill and heart and had the place rocking Saturday night. “Knockout of the Night” goes to co-main event fighter, Adrian Miles. He was able to finish his opponent with some brutal ground and pound in the third round. “Submission of the Night” goes to Harry Johnson. Although known as a stand-up fighter, Johnson was able to latch on a standing guillotine choke to his opponent in the first round and choke him out unconscious.
If you missed this event, it will be aired on Comcast Sports South some time in the near future. Go to www.v3fights.com for updates on that.
Full results below:
1 – Bantamweight – Sheldon Smith defeated Shane Bridges via TKO (strikes) in round #1 (:43)
2 – Lightweight – William Walker defeated Kit Vongprachahn via unanimous decision
3 – Lightweight – Harry Johnson defeated Willie Taylor via guillotine choke in round #1 (2:21)
4 – Featherweight – Austin Lyons defeated Willie McGlothlin via TKO (strikes) in round #1 (3:41)
5 – Lightweight – Zach Underwood defeated Tony Way via unanimous decision
6 – Heavyweight – Chase Sherman defeated Braxton Smith via TKO (strikes) in round #1 (2:08)
7 – Welterweight – Ben Brewer defeated Thomas Gifford via triangle choke in round #1 (1:51)
8 – Middleweight – Adrian Miles defeated Amaechi Oselukwue via TKO (strikes) in round #3 (4:15)
9 – Lightweight – Wade Johnson defeated Craig Johnson via split decision
V3Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. In 2014, the company will make their professional debut. The company’s mission is to provide quality professional MMA events for fans across the mid-south whether it be live, on television, or pay per view. V3Fights is one of the premier launching pads for professional MMA fighters are the next generation of MMA. For more information on V3Fights, visit www.v3fights.com