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MMA Returns to PCHS

Live MMA action returns to Pulaski County High School Saturday, Oct. 13, when Titans of the Cage #25 presents a night of mixed martial arts action.


Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the fight card begins promptly at 6 p.m.  The fights are being sanctioned by the state of VA and overseen by the United Combat Arts sanctioning body and DPOR of Richmond.


Wytheville fighter “Razor” Robbie Ring makes his long awaited official MMA debut when he faces veteran fighter Josh Cook from Halifax fight team. Robbie has been involved in martial arts training since he was three years old and has compiled a record of 7-0 in MMA expo bouts over the past three years. Training out of Ring-Combat Sports in Wytheville, Ring juggles going to college at WCC, along with a part time job and still trains six days per week in pursuit of his goal of fighting professionally.


One of the headliners for the event will be C.J. Burleson of Pulaski, who will face Chris Hamlett of Blacksburg for the TOC cruiserweight championship belt. Burleson trains out of Ring-Combat Sports in Wytheville and was a standout football player for the Pulaski County Cougars. He will fight in the Co-Main event of the evening.  The Main Event of the evening will be Zion Tomlinson of Roanoke facing current middle weight champ Christian Bradberry of Knoxville (formerly of Wytheville) for the TOC middleweight title.


In other title bouts, the current TOC bantamweight champ, A.J. Sanchez out of Chicago puts the belt on the line against veteran fighter Ray Ray Holston of Ring-Combat sports in Wytheville. The vacant featherweight belt will be on the line when Mike Sant of Absolute Jiu-Jitsu in Bristol does battle with Adam Zolot of Team Phoenix out of Greensboro. In yet another title bout, it will be popular local fighter and veteran of nearly 20 fights inside the cage, Micah Sheffey facing Austin Cox of Elite Grappling in Lebanon for the vacant welterweight title. Sheffey, who trains out of Ring-Combat Sports in Wytheville, is the former TOC lightweight champ and Caged Kombat Champion but moves up a weight class for this opportunity. Finally, Billy Byrd of Coeburn will challenge current flyweight champ, Logan Hurley of Ring-Combat Sports for the belt.


The ladies will take front and center in this one, with Kristy Stafford of Big Stone Gap and Stevana Shouvley of Roanoke square off inside the cage.  This card is loaded with great bouts from top to bottom.  Local fighter, Danny Edwards tries to remain undefeated as he takes on Will Wilson of Roanoke, Dylan Smith of Lebanon faces Sean Mitchell of South Hill in a lightweight top contender bout, Tyler Gilger of Beckley faces Jacob Coller of Greensboro, while Michael Warner of Princeton and Antwon Curtis of Roanoke slug it out in a kickboxing showdown.


Still others line this explosive fight card as Ron Vance of Absolute Jiu-Jitsu in Bristol faces Will Holtzclaw out of the UFC gym in Norfolk, Jeremiah Wills (Greensboro) faces Danny Stubbs (Beckley), Tango Rogers (Princeton) battles Josh Cloud (Hillsville), Matthew Hairston (Greensboro) faces Derick Wisser (Hamburg) and Tanner Perry (Bristol) takes on William Hale (Roanoke).


The popular youth grappling expo bouts will also be featured when local martial arts students from Ring-Combat sports in Wytheville showcase their Jiu-Jitsu skills inside the cage.


Grace Crowder (12) will take on Emily Foore (12), Emily Porter (5) takes on Riley Grubb (5), Sierra Llewellyn (9) battles Hunter Pennington (9) and Eli Holston (5) goes up against Joey Larkin (5).


The event is sponsored by and will benefit the Pulaski County Special Olympics. Ring girl for the event will be Tiffany Barr of Abingdon.



Advanced tickets are available online at www.titansofthecage.com. Tickets can also be purchased from select fighters or at the early weigh-in event which will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at Italian Garden Restaurant in Wytheville from 5 to 8 p.m.  Tickets will also be available at the door of the event beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.


Titans of the Cage promotions is a family friendly event and they encourage the public to come out and bring the entire family for a great evening of entertainment.



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