To celebrate its’ 40th event, Victory Fighting Championship (VFC) is returning to the Ralston Arena in Omaha, Nebraska Saturday July 27th for some late fireworks. In what’s sure to be its’ third straight sell-out and attendance record for the venue, the VFC is loading up on firepower from across many state lines to bring you two Championship fights, a host of UFC veterans and a group of up and coming talent ready to explode on the national scene.
The card is headlined by a Light Heavyweight fight between the VFC Champion Chuck “The Reverend” Grigsby and the always threatening Houston Alexander - fresh off his first round stoppage victory at VFC 39.
In the co-main event, VFC Welterweight Champion Jay Wood (7-1) looks to continue his climb to national prominence when he faces The Ultimate Fighter season 6 finalist Tommy Speer (19-7).
With a professional career that dates back to 2005, Chuck Grigsby (20-8) has “been there, done that” in the sport. In addition to having faced multiple UFC veterans, he’s fought in large promotions such as M-1 and WEC and brings a wealth of experience to any fight.
Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (14-9) brings violent power in addition to experience with him for his second venture into the famed square cage of the Victory Fighting Championship. The six time UFC veteran is looking to build on his March stoppage victory at VFC 39 and walk away with the Light Heavyweight title. “Houston Alexander and Chuck Grigsby is dynamite in a square cage,” says VFC President Ryan Stoddard. “All I’m saying is don’t blink!”
VFC Welterweight Champion Jay Wood – who trains out of The Academy in Brooklyn Center, MN – has secured first round submission stoppages in all but two of his career victories . The fast rising fighter is quickly shedding the label of “prospect” with each dominant victory. His opponent Tommy “The Farm Boy” Speer is sure to present a stiff challenge as he possesses the knock-out power and other-worldly strength to be the immovable object to the Champion’s irresistible force.
UFC veterans Ryan Jensen, T.J. O’Brien and Mike Ciesnolevicz are all on the cusp of returns to the big show and victories at VFC 40 could supply the final boost needed.
Omaha’s Jensen (17-8) will take on Des Moines’ Victor Moreno (28-19), who is a three time VFC veteran and has competed against a who’s who of the Midwest’s best fighters. Jensen has reinvented himself at welterweight by walking through his last two opponents with first round stoppages.
T.J. “The Spider” O’Brien (19-6) has only struggled against elite fighters in his 25 fight career. Still only 26, O’Brien’s future remains bright, but on July 27th he must get past Drew Dober (12-4), a 13 time VFC veteran who is only 24 years old himself and all set to step up to the highest level of competition.
Rounding out the main card, UFC and IFL veteran Mike Ciesnolevicz (19-4) will take on Omaha’s Justin Grizzard and middleweight Brian Houston and Feather weight prospect Mirsad Bektic will both look to remain undefeated.
On July 27th the fuse will be lit by an undercard stacked with amateur talent as VFC 40 lights up the state of the art Ralston Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.
Full Fight Professional Card:
Houston Alexander vs Chuck Grigsby for the VFC Light Heavyweight Title
Jay Wood vs Tommy Speer for the VFC Welterweight Title
Ryan Jensen vs Victor Moreno
Drew Dober vs T.J. O’Brien
Mirsad Bektic vs. TBA
Mike Ciesnolevicz vs Justin Grizzard
Brian Houston vs Jett Jones
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Additional Ticket Information
Ringside row 1 | $60
Ringside row 2 | $50
Ringside row 3 | $40
Gold VIP Table for 10 | $630
Silver VIP Table for 10 | $530
Bronze VIP Table for 10| $430
Reserved Bowl | $28 adv/$33 day of
Reserved Bowl | $20 adv/$25 day of
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Buy tickets for two VFC events:
VFC 40 on July 27 & VFC 41 on December 14, 2013
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