2018 Valor Fights 51

2018 Valor Fights 51

Jul 21, 2018

Valor Fights 51 brought the heat to FloCombat Saturday, July 21, live from Johnson City, Tennessee. With undefeated (5-0) prospect Cole Ferrell making his return, heavyweights Cole Chandler and Aaron Bush slugging for gold, and more, the event provided plenty of action from start to finish.

Two heavyweight monsters took center stage for the night's main event, as the undefeated Bush (4-0) took on Cole (3-1) in a high-stakes showdown. 

After trading heavy hands for the majority of the opening frame, Cole found himself in top position against the cage and went to work. Bush had no answers for Cole's stifling pressure and ground-and-pound, giving up his back and signaling the end. 

Cole hammered away with punches and hammerfists, forcing the referee to intervene. 

With the victory, Cole took home the Valor Fights heavyweight strap and sent a message to UFC President Dana White, asking to be featured on the Contender Series. 

Earlier in the evening, 5-0 Cole Ferrell took on longtime vet Joe Pegg at a 140-pound catchweight. With five first-round finishes (none going past the halfway mark), Ferrell earned a reputation for being one of the fastest, most ruthless finishers in the Southeast MMA scene. 

...That didn't change at Valor Fights 51. 

Seconds into the bout, Ferrell cracked Pegg with punches, slammed him to the canvas, locked up a Von Flue choke and ended the fight. 

It was pure domination, and Ferrell let the world know what's up following the victory with a hot-fire promo.  

Also of note, Adam Townsend made a successful Muay Thai debut with a perfect first-round TKO of Justin Hatcher, while Charlie Alexander rolled to a decision over Keith Olson on the pro portion of the card. 

Full Valor Fights 51 Results (click any fight to watch replay) 


Chandler Cole def. Aaron Bush via TKO, Round 1

Charlie Alexander def. Keith Olson via unanimous decision

Cole Ferrell def. Joe Pegg via submission (Von Flue choke), Round 1

"Primetime" Adam Townsend def. Justin Hatcher via TKO, Round 1 (Muay Thai bout)


Julia Moore def. Christina Ricker via unanimous decision (Muay Thai bout)

Logan Dean def. Caleb Frank via submission (arm triangle choke), Round 3

Ned Spears def. Logan Wolff via submission (triangle choke), Round 2

Charles Philpot def. Cal Gill via submission (north-south choke), Round 1

Rodrigo Gonzalez def. Paul Occhino via TKO, Round 2

Joe Booher def. Robby Olen via submission (armbar), Round 3

Event Info
Valor Fights returns to FloCombat Saturday, July 21, with a stacked Valor Fights 51 fight card, featuring a heavyweight title fight between Chandler Cole (3-1) and Aaron Bush (4-0) and much more.