Valor Fights 41: Full Event Replay
Tennessee's top MMA promotion, Valor Fights, made its Elizabethton debut Saturday, March 18, with Valor Fights 41: Cala vs. Wright, LIVE on FloCombat.
The event marked Valor Fights' second show of 2017, following up on a strong showing at Valor Fights 40 in February.
At the top of the card, red-hot UFC prospect Dylan Cala squared off against Roufusport's Chris Wright in a throwdown for the Valor Fights bantamweight title. With a win, all signs indicate Cala is just a step away from the UFC Octagon.
The co-main event featured a similarly hyped prospect, as the undefeated Damir Ferhatbegovic looked to follow up on his big win over Charlie Alexander at Valor Fights 38, taking on St. Louis' Luis Pena (2-0) in lightweight action.
While the event boasted a strong one-two punch at the top, the intrigue doesn't end there. Valor Fights 41 also features several top amateur prospects, including Apex Fights Heavyweight Champion Billy Swanson, former college All-American wrestler/4-0 fighter Shane Shaffner, "super prospect" Chase Boutwell in his MMA debut, and a bout between top prospects Bubba Cruz and Steven Stevens.
Dylan Cala vs. Chris Wright (bantamweight, for Valor Fights bantamweight title)
Damir Ferhatbegovic vs. Luis Pena (lightweight)
Chandler Cole vs. Phillip McGlothlin (catchweight, 220 pounds)
Shonte Barnes vs. Nick Martino (welterweight)
Jason King vs. David Suter (welterweight)
Kobe Wall vs. Zach Cook (catchweight, 160 pounds)
Judd Brown vs. Aaron Lee (catchweight, 180 pounds)
Doug Williams vs. Josh Short (heavyweight)
Nick Gehrts vs. Latral Perdue (lightweight)
Roy Sanders vs. Brandon Glass (catchweight, 165 pounds)
Thomas Wooley (c) vs. Preston Schick (featherweight championship0
Bubba Cruz (c) vs. Steven Stevens (welterweight championship, UMMAF national qualifier regional final)
Billy Swanson (c) vs. Kelly Payne (heavyweight championship, UMMAF national qualifier regional final)
Jakob Clemons (c) vs. Shane Shaffner (flyweight championship, UMMAF national qualifier regional final)
Keith Olson vs. Jonathan Mooneyham (lightweight, UMMAF national qualifier regional final)
Charles Philpot vs. Jordan Ownbey (light heavyweight, UMMAF national qualifier regional final)
Doug Williams vs. Homer Mangram (featherweight)
Ivan Mendez vs. El Bertus (lightweight)
Clayton Sommers vs. Matt Johnson (bantamweight)
Chase Boutwell vs. Aaron Milloway (flyweight)
Josh Cumbee vs. Tevin Brown (middleweight)
Billy Combs vs. Austin Kurtz (welterweight)
Chris Barnett vs. Roger Artrip (featherweight)
*Card subject to change