Lucky for us local fans, the powers-that-be at 3FC and ACF worked it out so that we have 2 (count 'em...TWO) full nights of MMA fights this weekend!
Friday night you can enjoy the ACF fights at the Knoxville Harley Davidson store on Clinton Hwy, then on Saturday night, July 14th, at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN, you can watch more of your favorite fighters from the Southeast duke it out in the 3FC ring. To date, there are 20 fights to enjoy!
Weigh-ins for this event are tomorrow evening, and according to Tim Loy, 3FC's matchmaker, there are NO EXCUSES for fighters not making it on time: "Weigh ins are TOMORROW at 5:00 EST at Fit Factory 3914 Boyds Creek Highway, Sevierville, TN. Be on time and ON WEIGHT. Everyone has known about this for weeks now, so work, time zone differences, etc. should not be an excuse for being late or off weight."
Loy also cautions fighters and their corners that "This is a tourist area so traffic will be heavy..." meaning you need to plan ahead and start out early!
Tickets for this event are ONLY $25, and cageside tickets coming in at $60 - well worth it for the special treatment you get up there. If you've never gotten to sit cageside before, you have to do it at least once, right? Go here to buy your tickets.
Check out the card below to see if any of your favorite fighters will be there Saturday night. If you're a new fighter or know of one who will be on this card - chime in and tell us who you think will win!
Main Event - PRO Fight Card
- Featherweight: Travis Shelton (0-0, Absolute Jiu-Jitsu/Bristol, TN.) vs. Adam Townsend (0-0, Tuco O Tapa/Johnson City, TN.)
AMATEUR Fight Card
- ISKA Middleweight State Title & Vacant 3FC Middleweight Title Fight: Nick Jackson (ISKA Champion) (3-0, Team FAST/Coeburn, Va.) vs. Dustin Long (7-1, Tuco O Tapa/Johnson City, TN.)
- Vacant 3FC Welterweight Title Fight: Logan Griffin (5-0, Absolute Jiu-Jitsu/Bristol, TN.) vs. Bradley Colbaugh (1-0, Independent/Cleveland, TN.)
- 3FC Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Donnie Mashburn (Champion) (3-0, KMAA/Pigeon Forge, TN.) vs. Mark Hall (1-0, North Georgia Hayastan/Dalton, GA)
- Vacant 3FC Bantamweight Title Fight: Chase Wender (4-1, KAOS/Knoxville, TN.) vs. Ivan Grijalva (4-0, Section 8 MMA/Lexington, NC)
- Interim 3FC Lightweight Title Fight: Tanner McCowan (7-4, Team FAST/Coeburn, VA) vs. Steven New (7-5, Tuco O Tapa/Johnson City, TN.)
- 3FC Light Heavyweight #1 Contender's Fight: Isaac Fine (5-3, Fit Factory/Sevierville, TN.) vs. Jon Blevins (3-0, Team Truth/Cleveland, TN.)
- Featherweight: Ben Holm (Upper Cumberland MMA/Cookeville, TN.) vs. Wes Nelson (Ichiban MMA/Asheville, NC)
- Bantamweight Female: Ashley Bishop (0-0, Tuco O Tapa/Johnson City, TN.) vs. Jodi Cole (0-0, Independent/Sparta, TN.)
- Bantamweight: Cayton Grogan (Upper Cumberland MMA/Cookeville, TN.) vs. Jamie Norton (2-0, D-Evil MMA/Johnson City, TN.)
- Bantamweight: Josh Carter (3-1, Fit Factory/Sevierville, TN.) vs. Joshua Frasch (1-0, Team Truth/Cleveland, TN.)
- Lightweight: Josh Ryan (3-0, Team FAST/Coeburn, VA) vs. Allen Bilbrey (2-0, Upper Cumberland MMA/Cookeville, TN.)
- 215 lb. catchweight fight: Dustin Dyer (4-1, North Georgia Hayastan/Dalton, GA) vs. Sam Burns (2-4, Section 8 MMA/Lexington, NC)
- Featherweight: Austin Cowan (Wheeler's Karate/Knoxville, TN.) vs. Geoff Adibonijo (Team Ludus/Johnson City, TN.)
- Heavyweight: Jeff Lewis (Fit Factory/Sevierville, TN.) vs. Sam McGhee (Independent/Lafollette, Ten.)
- Bantamweight: Sean Stanley (0-0, Team FAST/Coeburn, VA) vs. Rodney Morgan (0-1, Ichiban MMA/Asheville, NC)
Prelim Fights (Starting at 5:30 p.m.)
- Featherweight Female: Shanna Young (0-0, Tuco O Tapa/Johnson City, TN.) vs. Melissa Blythe (Team Advantage/Princeton, W.VA)
- Lightweight Under 18 Kickboxing: Dylan O'Sullivan (Team Ludus/Johnson City, TN.) vs. Dylan DeAngelo (Overdrive MMA/Knoxville, TN.)
- Heavyweight: Jeremiah Harper (2-1, Team Oxendine/Johnson City, TN.) vs. Brock Walker (0-1, Fortress MMA/Greeneville, TN.)
So what are YOUR picks for the win?