Valor Fighting is primed and ready to once again thrill a live audience at San Diego’s 4th and B with a hard-hitting night of live Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighting action and entertainment. The spectacle, taking place on August 19, will feature at least 8 HUGE fights inside the unforgiving confines of the Valor cage. Before getting into the details of this historic night, here is some background on Valor Fighting.
Since its inception in 2004, Valor Fighting and Management (VFM) has made big waves in the fighting world, quickly establishing itself as “The Next Generation of Mixed Martial Arts.” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is an intense and constantly evolving combat sport in which competitors utilize interdisciplinary forms of fighting including Boxing, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Karate and other styles to their strategic and tactical advantage. MMA bouts, truly the ultimate challenge in one-on-one competition, are now recognized and regulated by the world’s most prestigious sports regulatory bodies. Valor’s mission is to produce exciting, high quality, professional live events in North America while developing superstar talent with the skill and presence needed to compete on the world stage. With a North American-wide DVD distribution deal through Big Vision Entertainment, and strong relationships with the world’s largest fighting promotions including K-1, UFC, Pride and Rumble On The Rock, VFM is certainly off to a great start! In fact, VFM has sent over 20 of its most skilled warriors including Sylvester “Predator” Terkay, Tom Howard, former WWE pro wrestler Sean O’Haire, and Battle at The Bellagio III Champion Mighty Mou to compete on pay-per-views and live events held all over the globe. Valor also represents some of the biggest stars in the sport (literally) including David “Tank” Abbott, Eric “Butterbean” Esch, and Bob “The Beast” Sapp.
That being said, the founders of Valor are chomping at the bit to unleash and exhibit the skills of the company’s diverse group of modern day gladiators to fight fans everywhere through their own Valor Fighting live events. They will have a chance to do just that on August 19 when Valor Fighting returns to “America’s Finest City” with some of America’s finest fighters!
San Diego’s own Landon Piercey is out for revenge!
In a special attraction fight just signed to the card, “Hometown Hero” Landon Piercey will once again step into battle under the bright lights of Valor.
Piercey in undefeated in Valor Competition; he forced his opponent Ron Turner to tap out to a triangle arm-bar in the first round when Valor last invaded 4th and B on April 29th.
On that same night, Landon’s teammate and fellow San Diego native Jeff Harwell was not so lucky.
Despite a gutsy effort, Harwell was forced to tap out to a guillotine choke at the hands of his opponent Jason Bress in the second round.
Female fighting phenomenon Erin Toughill set for Valor debut!
Those who were in attendance for Valor Fighting’s last event at 4th and B on April 29 no doubt remember the many special guest appearances that night including legendary fighters David “Tank” Abott and Kimo. Also on hand that night was an individual considered by many to be the top female MMA fighter in the world, Erin Toughill. Erin was interviewed that night by Rock 105.3’s Ashlee about the challenges of breaking boundaries as a woman in the male dominated world of MMA fighting.
n August 19, Erin will have a chance to show a live audience in San Diego that she not only talks the talk, but she can certainly walk the walk! The seven-year fighting veteran will step into the Valor cage for the first time. The boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist has competed in 19 professional fights; and has an MMA record of 6-2-1 (one loss was by disqualification). Erin’s biggest victory came in 2004, when she knocked out Marlose Coenon in the first round in a bout that took place in Shizuoka, Japan. At the time, Coenon had a perfect 11-0 record, and was the #1 ranked female fighter in the world. Toughill had this to say about women competing in MMA:
“I believe women can perform in this sport just as well as the men, if not better. If I can be an influential force in other women's lives and encourage them to be involved in MMA, or to pursue something that is mainly male-dominated - then it will all have been worth it. My goal is to be the #1 woman in MMA fighting and to completely dominate the sport. I take pride in being a complete fighter.”
August 19 offers a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s top fighters in action. On an interesting side note, Erin’s fiancée Clark is also a very talented fighter.
In fact, Clark “The Irish Bulldog” Bevans (pictured to the right) will also be in action on August 19!
Valor promises an all out entertainment overload on August 19. All fighters will come to the ring with signature music and big screen entrance videos. As a result, the live audience will be immersed in a big broadcast environment within the intimate setting of 4th and B.” The event will be shot for DVD release. The smoking hot Valor Girls will be on hand to join in the festivities as well. Speaking of hot, Ashlee from “The Mikey Show” on Rock 105.3 will once again be in the house!
Make sure you are on hand live to witness this HUGE night of action and entertainment!
What: Valor Fighting: 8 HUGE fights featuring professional stars of MMA featuring San Diego’s Landon Piercey, female MMA phenomenon Erin Toughill, Clark “The Irish Bulldog” Bevans & many more!
Where: 4th and B: 345 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 19th @ 8pm
Tickets: Tickets are available at all Ticket Master locations (619) 220-8487 or on Ticketmaster.com and at the 4th and B Box Office