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  • 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
  • Maki Pitolo: Whatever Opportunity Is Open To Me, I Will Take It

    OMAHA, NE - Hawaiian fighter Maki Pitolo has come a long way from his first steps into the waters of mixed martial arts. 18 years and 90 pounds after his entry into kickboxing, Pitolo is ready to make his career debut in the Victory Fighting Championships on April 1st, 2016.

    READ MORE | March 29, 2016
  • Dakota Cochrane: Bright Lights, Big Fights—Main Event Showdown

    OMAHA,NE - Dakota Cochrane first thought of the sport of mixed martial arts as nothing more than a means to pass time during the track and field off-season while in college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After being in the gym for a mere six months, coaches at his MMA gym began to notice Cochrane’s potential.

    READ MORE | March 24, 2016
  • Brian Houston: Stats Don’t Tell the Whole Story

    OMAHA, NE - For some, athleticism is a natural trait. Of course hard work is always required to be successful in anything, but some people just seem to have a knack for winning. Brian Houston is one of those people.

    READ MORE | March 22, 2016
  • VFC 50 Announced May 21st Kansas Expocentre Topeka, KS


    READ MORE | March 17, 2016