Second of #3Shows30Days goes tomorrow night live on UFC FIGHT PASS®
Two title fights have been locked in for Victory Fighting Championship’s VFC 54: Pitolo vs. Kayne 2 following the official weigh-ins held on Thursday afternoon.
The seven-bout main card takes place tomorrow night – Friday, December 8th – live on UFC FIGHT PASS® from the Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.
Topping the bill is the much-anticipated rematch for the VFC welterweight title as champion Maki “Coconut Bombz” Pitolo puts his belt on the line against rival Kassius “Killa Kayne” Holdorf. Their original matchup took place at VFC 52 with Pitolo earning a unanimous decision, but Holdorf, a short-notice replacement, earned his second chance by going the distance in a riveting battle.
Pitolo (10-1; Nakakuli, Hawaii) weighed in at 168.8 lbs. while Omaha’s own Holdorf (8-3) came through at 170.4 lbs. (a one-pound allowance even for title bouts is permitted by the Nebraska State Athletic Commission).
In the other title matchup, reigning VFC bantamweight belt-holder Rob “The Saint” Emerson (18-11, 1 NC) looks to become a two-division champion as he attempts to add the featherweight strap. Emerson has a stiff test in front of him in Ryan “Are You Ready?” Roberts (21-12), who vies for the bantamweight crown in his home town of Omaha.
Emerson, who hails from Newport Beach, California, stepped off the scale at 146.0 lbs. with Roberts registering in 145.2 lbs.
Other VFC 54 main card weigh-in results:
Arnold Berdon (Waianae, Hawaii; 4-1) – 135.4
Terrence Almond (Omaha, Nebraska; 2-1) – 134.8
Robert Ostovich (Honolulu, Hawaii; 3-2-1) – 155.2
Bryce Logan (Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 4-2) – 155.0
Mike Plazola (Waterloo, Iowa; 13-5) – 155.0
Peter Petties (Columbia, Maryland; 4-1) – 155.4
Devin Turner (Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 3-3) – 145.2
Sodiq Yusuff (Bladensburg, Maryland; 2-0) – 146.0
Lucas Dias (Denver, Colorado; 0-2) – 170.0
Corey Davis (Omaha, Nebraska; Pro Debut) – 170.4
A four-bout amateur card will open up the live event.
VFC 54 airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS®. UFC FIGHT PASS is available on: personal computers, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Sony TVs with Android TV and Roku devices.
Victory Fighting Championship’s #3Shows30Days campaign concludes on Friday, December 23rd in Topeka, Kansas.
Ticket information for all events is available at www.victoryfighter.com.
About Victory Fighting Championship
Victory Fighting Championship is the premier mixed martial arts organization in the Midwest. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Victory has provided its’ thousands of fans with high-quality, competitive, and entertaining fights since 2002. A catalyst for success, Victory has launched the careers of numerous elite fighters such as UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Spencer Fisher, Jorge Gurgel, Josh Neer, Kevin Burns, Jake Ellenberger, Jason Brilz, Anthony Smith, Justin Salas, Nick Mamalis, Rob Kimmons, Chris Camozzi, John Halverson, Abe Wagner and Travis Browne. These Victory fighters have made their way to the largest, most competitive stages across the United States including the bright lights of the UFC. As an institution that continues to grow, thrive and gain strong, consistent momentum, Victory Fighting Championship presents fights at the region’s top venues and in front of the best crowds. Bright Lights, Big Fights. For more information, visit victoryfighter.com and follow Victory Fighting Championship at Facebook.com/victoryfighting, Twitter and Instagram @victoryfighting, and YouTube.com/victoryfighting.
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 156 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 29 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.