V3Fights: SENKBEIL LOOKS TO DEFY THE ODDS AND BECOME THE NEW V3 CHAMPION
Not too long ago, Josh Senkbeil had his first MMA fight before he actually had any training when he went to a rodeo arena and he got talked into fighting. He actually warmed up in the dirt. It was a small show, but once he stepped into the ring, he knew that is what he wanted to do. Now, on May 11 in Nashville, TN, he will find himself in a high profile fight for V3Fights’ light heavyweight belt against champion and former Alabama football star, Eryk Anders.
Senkbeil hails from Red Bay, AL and currently has a record of 6-4. He is an independent fighter, and in fact, he does all of his training in a storage shed, and he’s perfectly fine with that. Senkbeil weighed in on his upcoming title fight, and here is what he had to say:
“Eryk seems like a good guy. He’s a great fighter and will be a very tough opponent for me. He’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the southeast for a reason. I respect him as a fighter and think he has done a lot for the sport of MMA in the state of Alabama. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to fight him and I look forward to the war that this is going to be. I have prepared myself for battle the best way that I know how. I feel that I am in the best shape of my life and my skill set has become a lot more diverse. I believe that my advantage in this fight comes from not being noticed as much. Not a lot of people have seen me fight and most people do not know what to expect. That is probably the only perk of training in a storage shed. I expect this fight to be a war, and nothing less, and that is what I base my training around. I know I am going against a great opponent and I’ve done everything I can to make sure that when the opportunity to win the fight presents itself, I’ll be able to take advantage of it.”
Senkbeil knows that this will not be an easy task when he takes on a celebrated athlete and fighter of Eryk Ander’s caliber. But then again, so far in his MMA career, nothing has come easy to Senkbeil and he is perfectly fine with that.
Don’t miss two of Alabama’s finest go at it for the light heavyweight belt on May 11 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN.
This event will be aired on Comcast Sports South
WHAT: V3Fights: Lawrence vs Lua
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013
6:00 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Fights start
WHERE: Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton Street
Nashville, TN 37203
ADMISSION: $45, $35 (reserved seating), $25 (general admission)
the Marathon Music Works 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. The company’s mission is to provide quality MMA events for fans across the Mid-South, while serving as a proving ground for future professional MMA fighters. For more information on V3Fights, visit www.v3fights.com.