As MMA’s popularity continues to grow, it’s safe to say that country’s next rising star may not be from the music industry when Wade “The Hammer” Johnson steps into the V3 cage on January 18.
Johnson (5-0) loves to fish, hunt, go mudding, and everything else outdoors. However, he loves knocking out opponents and making them submit equally as much. On January 18, he faces the biggest challenge of his career when he takes on Craig Johnson in the main event on V3Fights’ first ever, professional card.
Johnson is from Bradford, AR and fights out of BARATA MMA. He got started in MMA because of his brother who trained a little and growing up taught Wade a few things and together would watch old UFC fights. A few years and five professional fights later, and Johnson is the most dangerous fighter to come out of Arkansas. When asked about his upcoming fight, here is what Johnson had to say: “I think my opponent Craig Johnson is going to come to fight and I think it will be one heck of a show. I don’t know a lot about the guy except he is a good wrestler, but my striking should be my advantage. It’s awesome knowing I got the chance to fight on V3’s amateur shows and main event them and now I get the chance to be the main event on their first pro card. It’s awesome and I never expected that.”
“Humble yet dangerous is the perfect way to describe Wade Johnson” states V3Fights’ president, Nick Harmeier, “I can’t wait to see him back in the V3 cage as a professional.”
There is an old professional wrestling song titled “Don’t Go Messing With A Country Boy.” That song comes to mind every time “The Hammer” steps into the cage!!! Don’t blink in this one, because you may miss getting the chance to see country’s next rising star.
This event will be available on Ustream pay per view and televised on Comcast Sports South.
Ticket prices start at $35.
WHAT: V3Fights: Johnson vs Johnson
WHEN: Saturday January 18, 2014
7:00 pm Doors open
7:30 pm Fights start
WHERE: Cannon Center
255 N Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
ADMISSION: Tickets start at $35
You can get your tickets at any Ticketmaster location or at the Cannon Center Box Office.
All ages are welcome
For further information, go to www.v3fights.com
V3Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. In 2014, the company will make their professional debut. The company’s mission is to provide quality professional MMA events for fans across the mid-south whether it be live, on television, or pay per view. V3Fights is one of the premier launching pads for professional MMA fighters are the next generation of MMA. For more information on V3Fights, visit www.v3fights.com