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  • VFC 51 Announced June 24th Bucs Arena Des Moines, IA

    On June 24th, 2016, Victory Fighting Championship is heading back to Des Moines, IA, and will be taking over the Bucs Arena for VFC 51. Bantamweight Main Event between Shawn West vs. Rob Emerson and Championship Middleweight Co-Main Event between Mike "Biggie" Rhodes vs. Rakim "The Boogeyman" Cleveland!

    READ MORE | May 19, 2016
  • Yuri Villefort: I’m Ready to Pull Myself Up Again

    Yuri Villefort isn't like most fighters. In his own words, his career in martial arts "started before" he was even born. Now, as his career is beginning to hit a high point, Yuri takes a two fight win streak into #VFC50 where his confidence is running high. His fight is one you surly won't want to miss.

    READ MORE | May 17, 2016
  • Zak Bucia: It’ll Be Just Us Figuring It out in the Cage

    Zak Bucia has spent a majority of his life learning how to fight. It's a family thing. The years of Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA training have prepared him for his upcoming fight at VFC 50. But even after all the training he knows that against his next opponent, Jake Lindsey, having trained against each other before will force each of them to "just figure it out" once they step into the square.

    READ MORE | May 13, 2016
  • VFC 50 Announces Full Fight Card for Historic VFC 50

    Victory announces full card for historic VFC 50 show Saturday, May 21 live from the Kansas Expocentre and on UFC Fight Pass®

    READ MORE | May 12, 2016
  • Chuka Willis: The Story of an Athlete, His Father, and Incredible Success

    Wining your first pro fight is never an easy task, but for Emporia's Chuka "The Lion King" Willis (7-2), he was asked to not just win his first fight, but then step back into the ring again on the same night for pro fight #2. Willis, unlike many before him, walked away from his pro debut with two wins. Now, he's taking a three fight win streak into VFC 50 against Justin Overton where he looks to continue his success.

    READ MORE | May 10, 2016
  • Justin Overton: Class, Work Ethic, and One Hell of a Right Hook

    Heading into his fourth professional fight, Fort Riley fighter Justin Overton isn't looking to get after the competition with any trash talk or shots at a man's character. Instead, he goes about his business the same way every day starting at 5 am. Get to know more about Justin ahead of his #VFC50 matchup with Chuka Willis as he looks to move to 4-0.

    READ MORE | May 04, 2016
  • Daniel Gallemore: I’m Hungrier for This Fight

    His MMA career hasn't followed what anyone could describe as a "direct path", but for Daniel "Big Kansas" Gallemore, that's actually perfect. Ahead of his VFC Heavyweight Championship fight, Gallemore sat down to talk about how his career has gone from friendly brawler to Championship contender.

    READ MORE | May 02, 2016
  • Tabby Patterson: This Is Only the Beginning

    As a woman in the world of mixed martial arts, getting recognition or even respect seems like an uphill battle. But for Tabby Patterson, a Kansas native who will be making her professional debut at #VFC50, having that chip on her shoulder is what will make the journey that much more enjoyable.

    READ MORE | April 28, 2016
  • Cody Carrillo: I’m Here to Put On a Show

    Cody Carrillo is no stranger to the ring and entering VFC 50, which will be his 24th professional fight, he'll look to put his experience to the test against Yuri Villefort on May 21st in Topeka, KS.

    READ MORE | April 28, 2016

    Omaha, NE – Last night’s April 1st event was no joke at Baxter Arena when Victory FC held its 49th professional MMA show. Seven bouts were stacked up for the fans, and the fighters did not disappoint, delivering six fight finishes including three TKOs, one KO and three submissions. Ryan Stoddard, President of Victory FC expressed that VFC was the best night of fights he’s seen yet.

    READ MORE | April 07, 2016
  • Rakim Cleveland: This Will Be a Big Year for Me

    OMAHA, NE - Prior to 2008, Rakim Cleveland was spending most of his time playing college football at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, which also serves as his home town. Weighing in at around 200 pounds and standing 6 feet 3 inches tall, Cleveland felt at home on the gridiron. Little did he know, though, that the majority of his future success would come not on the field, but in the cage.

    READ MORE | March 31, 2016
  • Kassius Kayne: I’m Going to Take This as Far as I Can Go

    OMAHA, NE - Mixed martial arts is about as extreme as it gets in the sports world. There is no competition more grueling, violent, and rewarding than that which encages athletes and allows them to push one another to the breaking point. To us on the outside, fathoming exactly why they subject themselves to such an intense contest is almost impossible. To these warriors, though, only one goal is necessary to motivate them:

    READ MORE | March 30, 2016