Category Archives: Ultimate Victory Challenge

UVC 27 now set to take place on March 15 – Zachrich vs. Fioravanti still set as headliner

ULTIMATE VICTORY CHALLENGE UVC 27: YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET COLUMBUS, OH – Ultimate Victory Challenge today officially announced that its upcoming event, “UVC 27: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” has been rescheduled and will now take place on March 15, 2014 at the Ohio Expo Center Lausche Building in Columbus, Ohio. The change was forced due to a minor injury sustained by Luke Zachrich. The main event will still feature the biggest fight that Ohio has seen in some time, as Columbus native Luke Zachrich takes on Luigi Fioravanti in a middleweight clash. “In order to accommodate this massive main event, we had to make the very tough decision to change the date of our next show,” UVC co-owner Rick Pyles said. “This is a fight that fans want to see and we as fans want to make it happen as well.” Zachrich (13-2 / fighting...

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UVC 27: Luke Zachrich vs. Luigi Fioravanti

COLUMBUS, OH – Ultimate Victory Challenge will kick off a massive 2014 schedule on February 8, as UVC 27 is set with the biggest main event in organizational history. Columbus native Luke Zachrich will return to the UVC cage for the third time, and he’ll welcome 9-time UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti in the night’s middleweight headliner. Entitled “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” UVC 27 is set to go down on February 8, 2014 at the beautiful Aladdin Shrine Center near the world-famous Easton Shopping Center in Columbus. A deep undercard and amateur preliminary card will also be in toe for the event. “Not only are we excited to bring fans a colossal main event like Zachrich vs. Fioravanti, but we’re also putting together a great overall card for UVC 27,” UVC co-owner Rick Pyles stated. “This will be the best fight card to hit Columbus...

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UVC 26: Uprising – Recap and Results

The Ultimate Victory Challenge made its way to an unfamiliar venue this past Saturday. UVC 26 was initially supposed to take place at The Aladdin Shrine Temple on November 2nd but was postponed until November 23rd, where it was held in the Lausche building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The usual crowd of hardcore MMA fans were in attendance, though they were fewer in numbers on this particular night. That of course did not impact the action whatsoever. The night consisted of six amateur fights and two professional fights with the main event ending with a bang. Amateur Fights 265lbs: Tyler Mullins vs. Mo Benzegaia This back and forth opening fight captured the crowd’s attention in a hurry. It was clear from the get-go that Benzegaia wanted to strike and Mullins wanted to wrestle. The 2nd round ended up being the deciding factor in this...

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UVC 26 Uprising: Live Results and Photos: Sponsored By Intimidation Clothing

Ultimate Victory Challenge UVC 26 : Uprising is going down tonight at the Lausche Building (Ohio State Fairgrounds) in Columbus, Ohio (View Map · Get Directions) and TeamMadHouse member Spencer Kirksey is covering the action and reporting the live results as they unfold. These results are sponsored by Intimidation Clothing ————————— [PHOTO ALBUM] Coming Soon! ————————— PRO FIGHTS 265lbs: Justin Woods defeats Tim Dunn via TKO at 3:25 of rd 1. 160lbs catchweight: Stephen Singleton defeats William Max Scoby via triangle choke at 4:05 of rd 1. AMATEUR FIGHTS 135lbs: Sean Highfill defeats Floyd Cisco via Unanimous dec (30-27 X3) 155 lbs: Jesus Pacheco defeats Julian Silvey via TKO in the 2nd rd. (no time announced) 155lbs: Ronnie Wilson defeats Blake Bitticker via RNC at 1:11 of rd 2. 265lbs: Mo Benzegaia defeats Tyler Mullins via split dec. (29-28 28-29 29-28) 170lbs: Alex Johnston defeats...

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Heavyweight knockout artists collide in main event at “UVC 26: Uprising”

Tim Dunn faces Justin Woods Max Scoby clashes with Stephen Singleton COLUMBUS, OH – Two of MMA’s top heavyweight prospects will be in action on November 23, as a pair of young knockout artists are set to collide in the main event at UVC 26: Uprising.   Former UVC amateur heavyweight champion Tim “Fatboy” Dunn (1-1 / fighting out of Portsmouth, OH) will face his toughest test to date when he welcomes Justin Woods (3-0 / fighting out of Leo, IN) to the UVC cage for the first time. Two of the sport’s non-traditional heavyweights, Dunn stands 5’9” and weighs 260 pounds, while Woods is 5’9”, 245 pounds.   With a 12-3 overall record, Dunn has finished 11 of his wins with strikes, including a beautiful first round knockoutover James Dishong in his pro debut at UVC 22 earlier this year. A former high school football player and wrestler, Woods is 8-0...

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UVC 24 set to make an “Impact” with Dan Spohn vs. William Penn headliner

UVC 24 set to make an “Impact” with Dan Spohn vs. William Penn headliner COLUMBUS, OH (July 3, 2013) – Live mixed martial arts action will return to Columbus on Saturday, July 27, as Ultimate Victory Challenge presents UVC 24: Impact at the Aladdin Shrine Center. The professional and amateur card is filled top to bottom with top talent, including a heavyweight headliner between Bellator MMA veterans Dan Spohn and William Penn.   In the main event, Dan “Dragon” Spohn (8-3 / fighting out of Columbus, OH) will move up to the heavyweight ranks, as he is set to welcome William “The King” Penn (7-3 / fighting out of Detroit, MI) to the UVC cage for the first time.   “This will be the biggest fight in Ohio this summer, both literally and figuratively,” stated UVC co-owner Rick Pyles. “Both Spohn and Penn have been to the big show and both...

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UVC 23 Recap

UVC 23 Recap The Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus Ohio was the site for another great Ultimate Victory Challenge fight card this past Friday. UVC 23 hosted both amateur and professional fights. The place was packed to watch notable fighters such as Marc Cofer, Cornelius Godfrey, Dan Spohn and Luke Zachrich. Although some fights might not have reached the crowds high expectations, most delivered. Almost everyone leaving the UVC 23 event went home satisfied. Amateurs Jordan Schembri vs. Austin Durbin      The opening fight for UVC 23 featured bantamweights Jordan Schembri and Austin Durbin. Schembri controlled everything on the ground and unfortunately for Durbin, that’s where the fight took place. Schembri locked in a north-south choke at 2:10 of round 1 to get the win and move to 3-0. Ronnie Shoemaker vs. Jeff Dotson      Featherweights Ronnie Shoemaker and Jeff Dotson started off slow. The...

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UVC 23: Invasion Results

UVC 23: Invasion  5/10/13 Luke Zachrich def  Marcus Finch via UD Dan Spohn def Aaron Mays via Armbar RD1 @2:41 Joe Heiland def Augusta Tindall via SD 29-28 (x2), 28-29 Cornelius Godfrey def Corey Simmons via UD Marc Cofer def  Tyson Triplett Sr. via UD Matt Anderson def  Jeremy Karshner via Armbar RD2 @4:50 Chris Tucker vs. Robbie Michaels Ammy Corey Dulaney def Robert McPherson via UD Donny Korbel def Aaron Hughes via SD 29-28 (x2), 28-29 Ronnie Shoemaker def Jeff Dotson via RNC RD2 @1:28 Jordan Schembri def Austin Durbin  via North/South Choke RD1 @2:10...

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Top prospects Joe Heiland and Cornelius Godfrey added to already stacked UVC 23

Top prospects Joe Heiland and Cornelius Godfrey added to already stacked UVC 23 COLUMBUS, Oh. – With an already deep lineup set to blow the roof off of the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 10, three more professional bouts have been added to the UVC 23: Invasioncard that now features six pro bouts along with eight amateur bouts.   In lightweight action, “Smokin’” Joe Heiland (8-2-1 / fighting out of Cleveland, OH) is set to make his UVC debut in a featured bout against Augusta “Ice Ice Baby” Tindall (3-1 / fighting out of Adrian, Michigan).   A special education teacher by day, Heiland is the best friend and teammate of Bellator MMA superstar Brian Rogers at the Strong Style Fight Team in Cleveland. After starting out his career with a 6-1-1 record, Heiland took a break from MMA before returning to action in 2012. He...

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Top Ohio fighters Luke Zachrich and Dan Spohn set to headline “UVC 23: Invasion”

Top Ohio fighters Luke Zachrich and Dan Spohn set to headline “UVC 23: Invasion” COLUMBUS, Oh. – Ultimate Victory Challenge is thrilled to announce its main events forUVC 23: Invasion, as two of Ohio’s top fighters will return to the UVC cage once again to compete in the biggest event in UVC history. After headlining the last two UVC cards, Luke Zachrich and Dan Spohn will both fight at UVC 23 on May 10 in Columbus at the Aladdin Shrine Center.   “These are two fighters that the UVC has been lucky enough to have headline each of our last two cards,” UVC co-owner Rick Pyles said. “Now both guys will be on the same card, and we’re also planning to announce a remaining card that will blow fans out of the water. You’ll probably want to get tickets now, because we don’t expect many to be...

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