Monday, March 21, 2011

Around the Pro Circuit: Victory Fighting Championship 34

Victory Fighting Championships is beasting on the Midwestern MMA scene, and the VFC 34 card is proof. Drew Dober and Donavon Winters will throw down for the VFC 155 lb. strap, while Sean Wilson and Joe Wilk will scrap out an explosive rivalry in the co-main event. This card is officially Mack Truck-in-top-gear-toward-a-brick-wall status!

Victory Fighting Championships 34 Returns Friday April 1st with a Light Weight Title Fight
by Scott Miller
February 28, 2011, 10:30pm

Victory Fighting Championship returns to the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Friday April 1st for full card of Mixed Martial Arts action that is no joke. Headlining the card is a Championship bout between the two most promising 155 pound fighters in the region. Drew Dober (6-2) and Donavon Winters(5-3) will fight to see who will be the one to continue their rise to national prominence and secure the coveted VFC Lightweight Championship belt.

In the evening's co-main event, Sean "P-Town" Wilson (26-15) and Joe "Nose" Wilk (10-5) look to "settle their differences" inside the square cage. The two fighters, both familiar to VFC fans, have a genuine rivalry and promise an entertaining 145 pound battle that is sure to be remembered.

The event will also include the professional debuts of several local favorites such asBrandon Pfannenstiel, Corey Clinebell, and Brian Houston and will start with a full under card of amateur fights featuring a battle of undefeated prospects Mirsad Bektic (8-0) Vs Dustin Zahorsky (7-0).

Hailing from Western Nebraska, Donavon Winters has put together an impressive Mixed Martial Arts resume. After playing collegiate football at Doane College, Winters posted a 20-4 amateur record. Since turning pro, the 22 year old has sought out top quality training ranging from Omaha to as far as Jeremy Horn's gym in Utah.

Drew Dober carried a perfect record and steamrolled through all competition to become the nation’s number one amateur lightweight. Now a successful pro, Dober is looking to ride the momentum he gained from his recent win over top prospect Bobby Cooper on the Titan Fighting Championship: Sylvia vs Wagner card in Kansas City. The winner of FIGHT! Magazine’s Full Time Fighter contest, Dober has experienced training at the highest level of the sport at gyms such as Xtreme Couture and Team Quest. The Mid-America Martial Arts product will look to put his celebrated Muay Thai skills on display in another high energy performance.

Sean Wilson, training out of Premier Combat Center, has been providing fans exciting fights since his first scrap in the VFC back in 2002. His preference to stand and bang with opponents has supplied some of the most memorable and crowd pleasing fights in the history of the promotion. While “P-Town” is consistently one of the most entertaining fighters inside the cage, his hope is to silence Wilk, unquestionably the most entertaining fighter outside it.

Joe Wilk is a Gracie Barra Brown belt and is equally skilled at inciting a crowd. Wilk combines memorable cage walks and high level grappling to create entertaining fights. The VFC and Srikeforce Challenger Series veteran, fights out of Combat Sports Center in Manhattan Kansas is making his fourth appearance in the promotion.

The full card:

Main Event: Drew Dober (6-2) Vs. Junior Hernandez (9-3) for VFC Lightweight Title
Co-Main: Joe Nose Wilk (10-5) Vs Sean P-Town Wilson (26-15) 145

Brandon Pfannenstiel Vs. Danny Black (2-2) 155
Corey Clinebell Vs. Jake Lindsey (1-0) 155
Brian Houston Vs. TBA

Mirsad Bektic (8-0) Vs. Dustin Zahorsky (7-0)
Jeff Souder (8-1) Vs. TBA
Brad Andersen (8-3) Vs. Josh Pfeifer (4-0)
Summer Artherton (2-2) Vs. Nadia Nixon (1-2)
Jacob Kiefer (4-0) Vs. Levi Handley (5-3)
Ray Elizade (2-0) Vs. Corey Roberts (10-4)

Victory Fighting Championship remains the premier mixed martial arts promotion of the region featuring the best up and coming talent from the Omaha, Kansas City, and Denver areas. Victory Fighting Championship fans have seen the emergence of such fighters as Spencer Fisher, Ryan Jensen, Jorge Gurgel, Josh Neer, Kevin Burns, Jake Ellenberger, Jason Brilz, Nick Mamalis, Rob Kimmons, Chris Camozzi, Ben Henderson, and Travis Browne.

To see the next generation of fighters today be sure to get your tickets to VFC 34, Friday April 1st at theMid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fights start at 7:30 p.m. For Ticket and Event Info Check out

Victory Fighting Championship 34 is brought to you by Dave and Busters, Clinch Gear, Atchely Ford, Direct TV, Bud Light, Tapout Pro, Eightball Nutrition, Disordley Conduct, Max Muscle of Nebraska, Endless Possibilities, Combat Sports, Whiskey Tango, Omaha Night Life, Pulse Omaha, Neneman Chiropractic, Luxury Limousine, Fox and Hound, Smile Labs, Mid-America Martial Arts, Parliament Pub, American Tattoo, Reistroffer Design, Smile Labs, Matt Kelly Media Services and Dart Creative

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