Victory Fighting Championship announces television deal at VFC 29: 'The Rising'

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On Friday, the Victory Fighting Championship (VFC), the Midwest’s premier "feeder" organization for the UFC, announced a media partnership with B2 Television and America One network.

The move brings national exposure to the VFC, now in its eighth year, and will make the promotion a cornerstone of the networks’ combat sports programming and its weekend fight series.

The new partnership was announced live from the Mid-America Center at VFC 29: "The Rising," which will air via tape-delay two weeks from now on Thursday, November 26. For more information on One World Sports and the new VFC prime time national TV programming, log onto www.AmericaOne.com.

VFC 29 featured five professional bouts — including a light heavyweight title bout and two title contender fights — and six amateur fights to start the night. For those who want to bet their friends when you watch the fights on November 26, read the spoilers after the jump:

Amateur Card:

  • Thanner Thiem (12-4) def. Dallas Barrett (13-4) via unanimous decision
  • Matt Williams (12-4) def. Danny Black (8-5) via rear naked choke, round 1
  • Jason Prorock (4-1) def. Jared L’heureux(6-3) via rear naked choke
  • Adam Meredith (5-0) def. Steve Luchino (7-2-1) unanimous decision
  • Matt Ricehouse (9-0) def. Justin Saffron (5-2) via rear naked choke, round 1
  • Jake Lindsey (6-0) def. Corey Villolobos (7-4) via rear naked choke, round 3 

In the pro ranks, Brandon Girtz (5-0) and Drew Dober (1-2) earned "Fight of the Night" for an action-packed war that went the distance, with Girtz earning the unanimous decision. Dakota Cochrane (1-0) won in his professional debut against Alex Harper (3-3).

The two number one contender matchups lived up to the hype.

Josh Rave (15-5) earned the right to fight for the 135-pound title in February by knocking out A.J. VanCamp (5-4) via flying knee that kicked off the second round.

The fight to see who would be fighting for the 155-pound belt pitted Bryce Teager (5-4) against Jimmy Seipel (3-0). It looked like Jimmy was well on his way to scoring a unanimous decision, but there isn’t a fighter out there who likes to leave it to the judges, and Jimmy sunk in a guillotine choke late in the third round to clinch it.

In the light heavyweight title bout, Chuck Grigsby moved to 20-5 by successfully defending his 205-pound strap with a submission victory of Demitrius Richards, who fell to 3-1. To learn more about the Victory Fighting Championship and how you can watch it, go to www.victoryfighter.com or www.americaone.com.

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