The VICTORY Fighting Championship (VFC) is the premier MMA organization in the Midwest. With ten years of operating experience and over 40 premium MMA shows successfully promoted, the VICTORY brand is strong and growing. The VFC is considered one of only a few true key feeder shows for the highest levels of MMA. Dozens of VICTORY fighters have found their way onto the largest stages and most competitive cages over the past nine years.
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The VFC Lightweight Title is on the line in the night’s main event, when six time VFC veteran Matt Delanoit (25-12) meets United States Marine Zack Micklewright (14-3). Delanoit is riding a 4 fight win streak including three 1st round stoppages. This will be Matt’s first time fighting for VFC gold and his size and experience have him positioned well for success. His opponent, however, is riding a win streak of his own. World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) veteran Micklewright has TKO’d his previous three opponents and the hard hitting Iowan is looking to leave town with the belt.
Though Omaha’s Ryan Jensen (20-8) has already competed on the largest stages of the sport, he has just recently entered his prime evidenced by his current five fight win streak. The UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce veteran has won all of his post-UFC fights via first round stoppages. It’s possible that with one more win, those victories could also be pre-UFC as a second stint with the promotion becomes all the more likely.
Josh Rosaaen is 9-2 welterweight from Rapid City, South Dakota. Rosaaen most recently scored an impressive submission victory at VFC Fight Night Rapid City in November of last year. In a career that dates back to 2007, Josh has only had one fight go the distance. Odds of a finish in this fight are high, as Jensen has had even less go the distance; none.
Victory fans have had a bird’s eye view of Brandon Pfannensteil’s development as a mixed martial artist. From his stellar amateur career to his 6-1 professional record, all but two of his fights have taken place inside the VFC’s square cage. On December 13th, Victory fans will get the opportunity to watch Brandon take his next step as a fighter when he takes on one of the most experienced fighters competing today.
Joe “The Triangular Strangler” Pearson (44-21) has fought for the WEC as well as the legendary Japanese promotion Pride FC and is arguably the most prolific practitioner of triangle submissions the sport has ever known. Pearson has secured an amazing 24 victories by way of triangle choke. By way of comparison, that’s more than three times as many triangles as his opponent has professional fights. Pearson has secured 91% of his career victories via submissions and will provide Pfannensteil with his toughest test to date.
Ramiro “Junior” Hernandez (15-6) is currently riding a two fight winning streak. The UFC Veteran last appeared in a VFC cage in 2012. His opponent will have went even longer between VFC appearances.
Sean “P-Town” Wilson hasn’t been inside the VFC cage since July 2010 – a remarkable absence due to Wilson having fought for the organization an unequalled 13 times, dating back to VFC 2 in August of 2002. For 10 years, from 2003 to 2013, P-Town has maintained a grueling schedule of fighting 3 to 7(!) times a year. After taking a well-earned break for most of 2014, Wilson will return to further his own two fight win streak.
Also on the card, Lincoln’s Mark Scudder will take on the undefeated Cody Sherwood, and Victory Fighting Championship owner Ryan Stoddard will fight for the first time in seven years. Ryan will be donating a percentage of all his ticket sales to Toys for Tots. Additionally, anyone who brings a toy to the show for Toys for Tots will receive a free beer courtesy of Bud Light.