2018 Valor Fights 48

2018 Valor Fights 48

Mar 31, 2018

Tennessee’s top mixed martial arts promotion, Valor Fights, returned for a stacked evening of fights with Valor Fights 48.

The event took place at the Nashville Fairgrounds Arena and featured grappling, Muay Thai and MMA action. 

Unfortunate news broke earlier in fight week, as expected undefeated headliner Lindsey Jones (3-0) was forced to pull out of the main event due to injury. The show went on and delivered from top to bottom, per usual. 

It was a battle of the first responders in the evening’s main event, as police officer Charlie “C4” Alexander (2-1) took on firefighter Lathon Lawson (0-2).  In one of the first exchanges of the bout, Lawson struck Alexander low, resulting in a point deduction.  Potentially feeling his back was up against the wall, Lawson pressured Alexander at the start of the second round.  That would prove to be his demise, however, as Alexander would lock in a fight-finishing guillotine choke on an attempted Lawson takedown.

Earlier in the night, two of Valor Fights’ finest WMMA combatants threw down in a back-and-forth co-main event.  Both Chel-C Bailey (3-0) and Kelly D’Angelo (2-2) had their moments in the three-round affair. When all was said and done, it was Bailey defeating D’Angelo by a close, but unanimous, decision.

A pair of pro grappling bouts were featured prior to the start of the pro MMA portion of the card. Steven Haag defeated Cory Robinson via 10-minute referee decision, while Bryan Tidwell submitted Keith Olson with an armbar.

Full Valor Fights 48 Results


Lightweight: Charlie Alexander (2-1) def. Lathon Lawson (0-2) by submission (guillotine choke)

115lbs: Chel-C Bailey (3-0) def. Kelly D’Angelo (2-2) by unanimous decision

155lbs: Ian Lawler (5-3) def. Cromwell Stewart (2-3-1) by submission (Americana) in Round 1

115lbs: Shannon Goughary (2-0) def. Emilee Gettys (0-2) by technical submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1

Pro Grappling

160lbs: Bryan Tidwell def. Keith Olson by submission (armbar)

165lbs: Steven Haag def. Cory Robison by referee decision

Amateur MMA

145lbs: Anthony Wilkerson (6-1) def. Logan Neal (4-3) by unanimous decision

155lbs: Joe Bradley (3-0) def. Steve Stover (6-5) by submission (kimura) in Round 1

165lbs: Chase Price (1-0) def. Derek Levasseur (2-2) by technical submission (Von Flue choke) in Round 1

125lbs: Shamel Finley (2-1) def. Michael Bolton (3-2) by TKO (punches) in Round 1

Amateur Muay Thai Kickboxing

Middleweight Championship (179lbs): Timmy Eisenbraun (3-2) def. Nick Jewell (1-1) by TKO (knee) in Round 3

165lbs: Joseph Long (1-2) def. Ben Holm (2-1) by unanimous decision

155lbs: Ben Sharp (1-0) def. Zack Fox (0-3) by unanimous decision

150lbs: Martavious Mitchell (1-0) def Ronley Crawford (2-1) by split decision 

145lbs: Jesse Stubblefield (1-0) def. Chance Keller (0-1) by TKO (punches) in Round 2

Amateur Grappling

155lbs: Joey Torres def. Jacob Sandlin by unanimous decision

Event Info
Valor Fights returns to FloCombat Saturday, March 31, with Valor Fights 48, streaming live to your favorite device at 7 PM ET.