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
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.
Nashville’s own Justin Pennington kicked off the XFC 18 card with a first round TKO win over Dave Hurst Friday night at the Municipal Auditorium. ProMMAnow.com’s Gary Thomas caught up with Justin after the fight.
“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.
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
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
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