Valor Fights 46 set for Nashville with six pro bouts, featherweight title tourney
Valor Fights 46 is set to go down at The Fairgrounds Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday night, and the fight card features a total of six pro bouts including the semifinals of a four-man featherweight title tournament.
Nathan Williams (5-3) will square off against Cromwell Stewart (2-1-1) in one bout, while Edward Massey (4-1) faces Jacob Kilburn (3-1) in another. The winners will then square off later in the year for the Valor Fights featherweight title.
Williams hails from Georgia and has competed almost exclusively for the NFC promotion in his career. Most recently, he submitted Calvin Miller in the first round at NFC 99 in September. He’s currently ranked as the No. 9 pro featherweight in Georgia by Tapology.
Stewart made a return to fighting last year after a nearly two year layoff. After a draw against Kenny Hill at Valor Fights 34, he picked up a third round TKO win over Sawyer Rich at Valor Fights 38 last November.
Massey started his career with four straight wins including three under the Valor banner. Most recently, he dropped the first bout of his pro career, as he lost a decision against Varon Webb at Conflict MMA 43 in June. He’s currently ranked as the No. 4 pro featherweight in Tennessee by Tapology.
Kilburn also recently suffered the first loss of his pro career, as he was submitted by Ruben Warr at Hardrock MMA 92 in September. Prior to that, all three of his wins were via stoppage. He’s currently ranked as the No. 13 pro featherweight in Tennessee by Tapology.
On the amateur side of the card, Billy Swanson (8-1) will take on Dakotah McFerson (5-1) for the heavyweight title. Swanson will compete for the fifth time this year as he looks to pick up his second title and seventh straight win. He talked to James Lynch of FloCombat about the bout and about how he plans for this to be his last amateur fight.
The entire fight card will stream live via FloCombat. Check out the full lineup below.
Valor Fights 46 card
Nathan Williams vs. Cromwell Stewart – Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
Edward Massey vs. Jacob Kilburn – Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
Dre Miley vs. Chris Ocon
DJ Miller vs. Avonte Moore^
Ricco Ralson vs. Dustin Collins
Jason Arnold vs. Terrance Hodges
Charlie Alexander vs. James Adcock+
Jeovany Ortiz vs. Michael Bartlett+
Billy Swanson vs. Dakotah McFerson – Heavyweight Title
Timmy Eisenbraun vs. Dylan O’Sullivan^ – 179lb Title
Jennifer Clausius vs. Pauline Macias – Flyweight Title
Del Merritt vs. Whemoguy Jones
Jordan Willis vs. Jermonte Brown
Aaron Terrell vs. John Howard
Lawson Quick vs. Derek Levasseur
Jake McCarthy vs. Carlos Cristernos
Zane Evans vs. Nolan Thomas
Kegan Agnew vs. Julius Mintah^
Michael Cribbs vs. Derling Catalan^
^Muay Thai bout
*subject to change