The first Alliance MMA crossover champion vs. champion bouts are set to be held in Tennessee next month, as V3 Fights 60 will feature champions from promotions owned by the company.
First, CFFC flyweight champion Sean Santella (16-6-1) will square off against HFC flyweight champion Larry Digiulio (22-8-1) for the V3 Fights flyweight title.
Also, V3 Fights featherweight champion Bryce Mitchell (8-0) will square off against HFC featherweight champion Chepe Mariscal (6-2).
The V3 Fights 60 card is headlined by a welterweight title bout featuring Jaleel Willis (6-0) taking on Nolan Norwood (8-3).
Check out the full press release below.
NEW YORK, NY – May 9, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMMA), a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that brings together the best regional productions building the next generation of MMA champions, is bringing together some of the top fighters from their different regional promotions for V3Fights 60 in Memphis, Tennessee on June 17th at the Minglewood Hall.
Alliance MMA’s Mid-South promotion V3Fights is set to host a historic event with two spectacular title fights featuring Alliance MMA champions from different regional promotions for the first time. New Jersey’s Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC) interim flyweight champion Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella will face newly crowned Hoosier Fight Club (HFC) flyweight champ Larry Digiulio for the V3Fights 125-pound title.
“Nick Harmeier and his team are doing something that has never been done before under the Alliance MMA banner,” said Alliance MMA President Robert Haydak “These electrifying, multi-regional matchups are exactly what we envisioned when we brought these established promotions together under one umbrella. Since the Company’s inception, Alliance MMA has strived to position our unique capability to provide the most competitive platform for the very best regional fighters to demonstrate their skills as they make their way towards the highest level of competition.”
The additional bout featuring two Alliance MMA champions is Memphis’ V3Fights featherweight champion Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell and Chicagoland’s Hoosier Fight Club (HFC) featherweight champion Chepe “Machine Gun” Mariscal.
“V3Fights is committed to putting together the very best fight cards in our region and beyond,” said V3Fights General Manager Nick Harmeier. “We jumped at the chance to showcase Alliance MMA champions at our next event, and we truly believe fights like these are representative of how Alliance MMA can springboard these athletes’ careers by allowing them to crossover and fight the very best in the nation.”
Alongside the two champion versus champion bouts, V3Fights has put together two more title fights for their fans. In the main event, Jaleel “The Realest” Willis will take on Nolan Norwood for the inaugural welterweight title, and V3Fights heavyweight champion Jahsua Marsh will make his first defense against Kem Oti. The full V3Fights 60 bout card is yet to be announced.
Tickets for V3Fights 60 may be purchased at bit.ly/V3Fights60