V3Fights 74 Recap: Teddy Holder Upset, Nick Roehrick Dominates

If you’ve never seen a V3Fights event, you’re missing out. 

If you have seen a V3Fights event, you can imagine the violence that ensued this past Saturday night at V3Fights 74.

The evening of fights took place at the Fitz Casino Tunica in Tunica, Mississippi, airing live and exclusively on FloCombat.

Madness struck the main event when a relative unknown took out a former major promotion title challenger in the first round.

Former WSOF light heavyweight title contender Teddy Holder returned to the cage for the first time since March of 2018. Holder, the heavy favorite, faced off against underdog (and relative-unknown) Pete Pirtle.

Pirtle, 36, had not competed in professional mixed martial arts since November of 2016. “Yella Hammer” entered the bout with only two fights worth of pro MMA experience, and a .500 record.

Despite the odds being stacked against him on paper, Pirtle proved all of his doubters wrong. From the opening hell, Pirtle found success both on the ground and on the feet with Holder. Holder was able to land big shots while exchanging but was taken down every time he got going.

After an errant slip by Holder on a flying knee attempt, Pirtle swarmed. Pirtle grabbed a hold of Holder’s neck, dragging the fight to the ground. “Yella Hammer” angled his arm under Holder’s chin, locking in the rear naked choke submission.

Teddy Holder wasn’t the only major name on Saturday night’s card. UFC veteran Nick Roehrick also returned to action in Tunica.

The former UFC light heavyweight was released from the promotion after failing a USADA drug test during his one-fight stint.

While he hadn’t competed since July of 2017, Roehrick didn’t appear to have skipped a beat. From the opening bell, the 31-year-old big man dominated his opponent Langford Battee. After eating some big shots on the ground, Battee decided he had had enough, verbally submitting to Roehrick.

While the two professional light heavyweight bouts thrilled the live crowd and those watching on FloCombat, an entire undercard of amateur MMA action delivered as well.

Full Replay:

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

V3Fights 74 Results: 

Pro Light Heavyweight Bout: Peter Pirtle def. Teddy Holder by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:46 of Round 1

Pro Light Heavyweight Bout: Nick Roehrick def. Langford Battee by submission (verbal) at 3:29 of Round 1

Amateur Featherweight Bout: Tyler Stevens def. Chase Smith by unanimous decision

Amateur Flyweight Bout: Joseph Tran def. Trinity Swint by submission (armbar) at 1:33 of Round 1

Amateur Bantamweight Bout: Hunter Alan Hamilton def. Mohammad Ihmoud by split decision

Amateur Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Shay Holland def. Mary Rosenback by unanimous decision

Amateur Lightweight Bout: Nathan Mitchell def. Corre Jerome Bentley by unanimous decision

Vince Morales Ready To 'Play Spoiler' Against Benito Lopez

If you’re looking for a fighter to go into hostile territory for a fight, look no further than Oregon’s Vince Morales. Although he has only been in the UFC for less than a year, he’s already preparing for his third fight on hostile ground. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Ranking The Top 5 Flying Knees Of All-Time

Split Decisions With Jorge Masvidal

UFC 239 promised some incredible action, and boy did it deliver. We’re breaking down all the big stories that came out of this past weekend, including debating the main events scorecards from the title fight between Jon Jones and Thiago Santos and talking about Jorge Masvidal’s potential title shot. 

Valor Fighting Challenge 61 Full Preview, How To Watch

What’s more American than spending your Friday night watching people punch each other in the face smack dab in the middle of Tennessee's greatest country music night club?

AKA: Rite Of Passage 8 Full Preview, How To Watch

On Friday, July 12, American Kombat Alliance (AKA) touches down at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana, United States for a 14-fight event streaming live on FloCombat. 

FloCombat Prospect Of The Week: Uros Jurisic

Mixed martial arts is a rapidly evolving sport with an unbelievably high rate of turnover. Today’s stars will soon be yesterday’s, and tomorrow’s will soon be today’s. At FloCombat, we’re committed to showcasing some of the best young talents the sport has to offer. We want to introduce you to the next wave of MMA superstars — which we've done with names such as Deron Winn, Luis Pena, Manny Bermudez and countless others over the years of streaming live events from across the U.S. 

Ben Askren Says It's 'Pretty Obvious' He's In Jorge Masvidal's Head

The lead up to UFC 239 has been anything but conventional when it comes to its media tour, especially as that relates to promoting one of the newest stars of the organization. Twice “Funky” Ben Askren has taken to the stage with no opponent in sight. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Top 5 Fights Left In 2019

The card of the year is upon us with UFC 239, and we here at the Top Turtle MMA Podcast on FloCombat are responding as such. 

Cowboy Fight Series 2: Watch Four Title Fights Live On FloCombat

Cowboy Fight Series 1 Full Replay

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

The brainchild of perennial UFC lightweight contender and legend Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Cowboy Fight Series, is back with its second event this Saturday, live at 5:30 p.m. from Gold’s Gym in Sterling, Virginia, and streaming on FloCombat.

Luis Pena's Newfound Philosophy: Have Fun Hitting People In The Face

null

By Mike Heck 

Luis Pena lived up to his “Violent Bob Ross” moniker in a big way on Saturday afternoon in Greenville, South Carolina, at UFC on ESPN+ 12. 

Anthony Rocco Martin: I Can 'Really Hurt' Demian Maia At UFC On ESPN 3

In the heart of many fighters is the desire to go out and beat their opponents at their own game. Jack Hermansson openly stated it before he went in to face Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza: He wanted to grapple with the very best and show that he could handle it. Ian Heinisch said as much when he faced Antonio Carlos Junior. Both men stepped into the belly of the beast and came out the other side victorious.