TJ Benson: The Bad Boy Returns
December 10, 2014: TJ "Bad Boy" Benson is preparing for his 46th fight. Making his amateur Mixed Martial Arts debut at the ripe age of 16, the Bantamweight out of Papillion, NE says he's ready to put on a show. As an amateur, Benson earned an impressive 20-7 record. In 2009, Benson made his professional debut and eventually found himself with ten straight losses and heat from the Nebraska State Athletic Commission. Despite circumstances, Benson continued to fight and has since gone undefeated. He says he has a new mentality and plans to keep his success moving forward at the Ralston Arena
Cody Sherwood: Come to spoil the party
December 10, 2014: It has been a good year for Cody Sherwood – in 2014, he has yet to see defeat. The 23-year-old Middleweight from Kansas made his professional fighting debut in 2014 after approximately four years of amateur fighting experience and over 20 amateur fights. His amateur experience appears to have paid off as he’s earned three straight victories as a professional. On December 13th, Sherwood returns to Victory Fighting Championships to face Omaha’s Mark Scudder.
Brandon Pfannenstiel: Itching to compete
December 10, 2014: Once or twice a year, Brandon Pfannenstiel gets an itch to compete. Since 2007, Pfannenstiel has earned an overall record of 11-2 and has only experienced loss once as a professional. After nearly a year away from competition, Pfannenstiel returns to the Ralston Arena to take on veteran, Joe “The Triangular Strangler” Pearson. When asked what he is looking forward to most about this match-up, Pfannenstiel said, “I’m looking forward to hearing my name called and having my hand raised.”
Zack Micklewright: Taking the title back to Iowa
December 10, 2014: When it comes to fighting tough opponents, Zack Micklewright has had his fair share. In 17 professional bouts, the former WEC contender has competed against a number of high level guys, including the UFC’s Dustin Poirier and former UFC contender, Bart Palaszewski. Next Saturday, Micklewright puts his skills to the test in his promotional debut with Victory Fighting Championships at the Ralston Arena. In his first VFC appearance, he will stand opposite of Omaha’s Matt Delanoit in a five round battle for the VFC Lightweight title.
Dwight Joseph: Ready for the next level
December 10, 2014: It’s been nearly a year since VFC fight fans watched Dwight Joseph throw down. In previous appearances at VFC, Joseph has not only proven to be explosive and versatile in his performances, he’s proven to be a VFC fan favorite. Stepping on to the regional MMA scene approximately two years ago, Joseph remains undefeated at 8-0 and has earned two regional title belts in MMA. Since putting together an unblemished record, Joseph has decided to test himself on the professional side of MMA.
Austin Streicher: The evolution
December 10, 2014: Austin Streicher has all the ingredients for a successful MMA career – experience, talent, technique, and ambition. At 18-years-old, Streicher has earned significant accomplishments in a variety of sports – in 2013, he earned a national Muay Thai title belt, in 2014, he earned All-Conference and All State honors for wrestling, and he’s also seen success in the boxing ring. Next Saturday, Streicher puts it all together to show Victory Fighting Championships what he can do in MMA.