VFC Joins Alliance MMA

VFC Joins Alliance MMA

By Edward Carbajal

9/28/17


In a press release it was announced that Alliance MMA, the only publicly traded mixed martial arts company has acquired Victory Fighting Championships (VFC). The regional promotion based out of Omaha, Nebraska has held more than 60 live events since 2002 and has featured many of them live on UFC Fight Pass.

Frontproof Media has spoken with VFC CEO Ryan Stoddard in the past and he has always hinted at growing the VFC brand and expanding the opportunities it offers to the sport of MMA and the fighters under the VFC banner.

I believe in the ascendant business model of Alliance MMA and felt this offered the most rewarding outcome both for our promotion and for fighters interested to climb the ladder to get to the majors.
— Ryan Stoddard

The sentiment of helping fighters grow their own brand is something Mr. Stoddard has expressed before and with him still leading the promotion, they could transition from being the ladder, to one of the majors. Chief Executive Officer of Alliance MMA, Paul Danner said that Stoddard’s vision aligns with theirs and that, “we feel VFC’s unique brand of entertainment and proven quality can best translate to several new cities in the near future.”

VFC joins Alliance MMA along with New Jersey-based Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC), Washington-based Combat Games MMA (COGA), Illinois-based Hoosier Fight Club (HFC), Tennessee-based V3Fights, Maryland-based Shogun Fights, Ohio-based Iron Tiger Fight Series, Florida-based Fight Time Promotions, Georgia-based National Fighting Championship (NatFight), and Southern California-based SoCa Fights.


Featured Image:Villefort (10-5), right, defeated Holdorf (10-4), left, for the Victory FC welterweight title at VFC 56  Photo Credit: Victory FC / Alliance MMA

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