#UFC Fight Night 123 #Brian Ortega #Cub Swanson #Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux #UFC 218 #GLORY Redemption #Rico Verhoeven #Marlon Moraes #Aljamain Sterling #Francis Ngannou #Gabriel Benitez #Jason Knight #Alistair Overeem #Max Holloway

Victory Fighting Championship is gearing up to go hot and heavy to close out the 2016 calendar year this fall and early winter.

The promotion today announced a hashtagged “3 Shows, 30 Days” campaign with fight cards in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas in November and December. The three events will combine to feature six title fights.

Victory FC 53 will take place the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Victory FC 54 is set for Friday, Dec. 9, at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb. And Victory FC 55 takes place Friday, Dec. 23, at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan. All three events will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.

“We are extremely excited to be bringing these title fights and this much first-class action to our great fans before the end of 2016,” Victory FC President Ryan Stoddard stated. “These are big opportunities for all the fighters involved. They want to close the year by making a massive statement and there is no better forum for that than a title fight.”

At Victory FC 53, middleweight champion Mike Rhodes (10-4) will defend his title for the first time when he takes on UFC veteran Ron Stallings (14-8) in the main event. It will be a hometown fight for Rhodes, a frequent training partner of CM Punk at Roufusport Academy in Milwaukee. In the co-main event, Jeff Curran (36-17-1), a veteran of the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, WEC and PRIDE, meets Raufeon Stots (6-0) at bantamweight.

At Victory FC 54, the vacant welterweight title will be up for grabs when Maki Pitolo (10-1) fights Kassius Holdorf (8-3) in a rematch. Pitolo won the pair’s first meeting at Victory FC 52 by decision, but in a fight Holdorf took on short notice. In the co-main event, bantamweight champ Rob Emerson (17-11) puts his title up against Darrick Minner (15-5). And the vacant featherweight title will be on the line when Ryan Roberts (21-11-1) fights an opponent still to be determined.

Victory FC 55 has two title tilts with ex-champ Jake Lindsey (11-4) trying to recapture the vacant lightweight title against Mandel Nallo (5-0). Plus, heavyweight champion Daniel Gallemore (5-3) will defend his title against Derek Bohi (8-4) in the co-main event.

For more on Victory FC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.


Show Comments

Related News

Lineup set for UFC's debut in Shanghai with a dozen bouts on UFC Fight Pass

  • 22 days ago

The UFC heads to mainland China for the first time next week, and the lineup is set for the card. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Women's Week: Ronda Rousey's greatest moments

  • 7 days ago

This week, UFC FIGHT PASS honors the female athletes of combat sports. Today, look back at the greatest moments in the career of former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. read news >>

Women's Week - Amanda Nunes's Super Six

  • 5 days ago

This week, UFC FIGHT PASS honors the female athletes of combat sports. Today, we look back at the greatest moments in the career of UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. read news >>

Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis Lead the Charge on UFC Norfolk Fighter Bonuses |

  • 29 days ago

Main eventers Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis took top honors for Fight of the Night at UFC Fight Night 120 on Saturday. read news >>

Sage Northcutt focused solely on UFC career with college no longer holding him back

  • 28 days ago

21-year-old Sage Northcutt is ready to get serious about MMA with a little help from Team Alpha Male as he moves past UFC-Norfolk.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

An Excited Sage Northcutt Reflects on UFC Norfolk Win |

  • 28 days ago

Twenty-one-year-old lightweight prospect Sage Northcutt rebounded from his loss to Mickey Gall with a dominating win over Michel Quiñones on Saturday. read news >>

Alexander Volkanovski gets third different opponent for UFC Fight Night 121

  • 26 days ago

The UFC found a way to keep Alexander Volkanovski on UFC Fight Night 121.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 121 Preview: 3 Can't-Miss Fights from Sydney Fight Card

  • 24 days ago

If you come from a land down under, where fighting men throw thunder, you better get ready to be torn asunder. You better run. You better take cover. I spent three hours writing that. But it's the be read news >>

Commissioner Claims UFC Pulled Conor McGregor from Year-End Fight Card |

  • 27 days ago

Though Conor McGregor has never appeared close to a done deal for UFC 219, he has allegedly been pulled for jumping in the cage in Dublin. read news >>

UFC Norfolk Scorecard

  • 28 days ago

Saturday’s UFC Norfolk event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Virginia, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Ted Constant Convocation Center. read news >>