Valor Fights 47 kicks off the year this weekend in Knoxville
Welterweights will throw down in the main event at this weekend’s Valor Fights 47, as Knoxville’s Jason King (4-3) will face Steven Haag (3-2). Both fighters are coming in looking to rebound from losses at the Border Wars event last May, where they represented Tennessee against fighters from Kentucky.
King has actually lost two of his last three, as he’s spent his entire pro career under the Valor banner. Three of his four wins are via (T)KO, including a victory over David Suter Jr. at Valor Fights 41 last March.
Haag, on the flip side, has all three of his pro wins via submission. His most recent win was a triangle submission over Quinten Culpepper at Valor Fights 42 last August.
In the co-main event, lightweights will throw down as Keith Olson (0-0, 4-1 am) takes on Alex Riggs (1-0). Olson makes his pro debut after posting four amateur wins. In his last amateur bout, he came up short at the UMMAF National Finals against Quintin Thomas. Riggs picked up a TKO win over David Lewis in his pro debut at Valor Fights 46 in November.
The fight card features five women’s bouts, anchored by a pro contest where Shamir Peshewa (0-0) will make her pro debut against South Carolina’s Natalie King (1-0).
Other pro bouts feature welterweights Jordan Weeks (0-0) vs. James Conway (0-0), welterweights Shonte Barnes (1-1) vs. Roy Sanders (1-12), and Len Cook vs. John Henning in a Muay Thai bout.
Valor Fights 47 goes down at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum this Saturday, Jan. 6. The fight card streams live on FloCombat beginning at 6:30pm ET. Check out the full card below.
Valor Fights 47 card
Jason King vs. Steven Haag
Keith Olson vs. Alex Riggs
Shamir Peshewa vs. Natalie King
Jordan Weeks vs. James Conway
Shonte Barnes vs. Roy Sanders
Len Cook vs. John Henning^
Olivia Parker vs. Erica Camp
Fotini Kandris vs. Yeinssy Alcantara
Tevin Brown vs. Johnathan Blackwell
Emily Andzulis vs. Shay Holland
CJ Baker vs. Ricky Jones
Kacee Leekley vs. MJ Ford
Wes Monarch vs. Nick Jewell^
Brandon Quindry vs. Cody Jordan^
Steven Tanner vs. Rodrigo Gonzalez^
Corey Austin vs. Gabe Tayara
Silas Reynolds vs. Justin Winchester
Randall Austin vs. Jay Vernon
Gary Paul vs. Nick Hampton^
^Muay Thai bout
*subject to change