For the first time ever, 3FC Fighting Championships and the Premier Fighting Challenge are pooling their efforts on a fight card. The results of that shared effort? Apex Fights, which hits Abingdon, Virginia on January 11, 2013.
The card is being built around the concept of 3FC fighters facing competitors from the PFC. Promotional bragging rights, and state bragging rights, both are going to be at stake.
That's especially true in the co-main event. MMA-Insider has learned that the current reigning lightweight champions for the two promotions will face one another as 3FC title-holder Kyle Jones goes against PFC title-holder Mark Jones.
So, what can we expect from this matchup? Other than the fact that the winner will be named Jones?
Mark Jones (7-6) is a veteran of the amateur circuit, who broke into the sport in his native Southwest Virginia -- where he won the PFC title -- and since has moved to Alabama. However, Mark Jones will go into 2014 looking for some needed positive results after finishing the year on a three-fight losing streak. In his defense, those three defeats came at the hands of current ISKA Lightweight State Champion Gib Frye, along with Eli McGlothlin and Zach Fears. All three were ranked in the top 10 in the ISKA's rankings released in September.
Kyle Jones (4-0-1), meanwhile, has yet to experience a defeat in MMA since making his debut last November. Training at Team Ludus in Johnson City, Tenn., Kyle Jones also finished his year on a high note, defeating Ayron Davis at 3FC 19 on November 2 to claim the previously vacant 3FC Lightweight Title. However, the matchup with Mark Jones easily represents the toughest challenge yet in the fighting career of Kyle Jones.
The main event of this card also is set, with current PFC Heavyweight Champion Billy Johnson (5-1) going against Michael Snapp (4-3). More bouts for this event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Apex Fights goes down from the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. We'll be covering all the angles heading into this event. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our RSS feed so you don't miss any of the news.
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