Victory Fighting Championship 59 goes down December 16 and will feature two titles on the line. The card airs live on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, Raufeon Stots battles Arnold Berdon for the bantamweight title, with the welterweight belt on the line in the co-main event between Yuri Villefort and Victor Moreno.
Other bouts include Alonzo Martinez-Dan Moret, Bryce Logan-Josh Pfeifer and Troy Nawrocki-Tower Robinson.
This will be the first card held under the Alliance MMA banner since they purchased Victory FC. The card takes place from the Baxter Arena in Omaha.
Stots vs. Berdon – VFC Bantamweight Title
With a bell-to-bell dominant performance at VFC 56, Stots claimed the VFC bantamweight title when he defeated then two-division champion Rob Emerson via unanimous decision back in April. Stots upped his perfect record inside in the famed VFC square cage to 5-0 with a solid performance that earned judges’ scores of 50-45, 50-45, and 49-46. The 28-year-old native of Houston, Texas, who now fights out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, put himself in title contention with a career-propelling victory over veteran Jeff Curran.
Across from Stots will be Berdon, who will ride in on a three-fight winning streak that includes both of his previous VFC appearances. The 26-year-old from Waianae, Hawaii, made a terrific first impression on the organization at VFC 54 as he scored a 21-second knockout against Terrence Howard. He followed that up with a unanimous decision over Johnnie Roades at VFC 57 this past May.
Villefort vs. Moreno – VFC Welterweight Title
Brazilian standout Villefort played the role of spoiler at VFC 56 as he was in control throughout and took the welterweight title from newly crowned champion and home-town hero Kassius Holdorf. The 26-year-old, who now fights out of Boca Raton, Florida, is 3-0 inside the VFC square cage, highlighted by a decision win over Cody Carrillo and a first-round knockout via knee strikes against Kenneth Glenn. A two-time UFC competitor, Villefort has finished his opponents in seven of his 10 career victories.
Moreno, who fights out of Des Moines, Iowa, has won seven of his last nine outings with six of those wins coming by first-round knockout. The hard-punching veteran has finished opponents in 32 of his 37 career wins, including 19 by knockout. This fight will be Moreno’s eighth appearance in the VFC and it is his second crack at the VFC welterweight title after falling short against Jason Jackson in February 2016. Moreno has faced a number of notables of the course of his 14-year career, such names as Jeremy Horn, Anthony Smith, Jay Hieron, and Chris Camozzi.
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10 p.m. ET)
Raufeon “Supa” Stots (8-1) vs. Arnold Berdon (6-1) for VFC bantamweight title
Yuri Villefort (10-6) vs. Victor “Superman” Moreno (37-23) VFC welterweight title
Alonzo “Zo Diddy” Martinez (41-18-1) vs. Dan “The Hitman” Moret (12-3) – Lightweight
Bryce Logan (7-2) vs. Josh Pfeifer (6-3) – Lightweight
Troy Nawrocki (2-0) vs. Tower Robinson (1-0) – Lightweight
Austin Vanderford (3-0) vs. Kenny Licea (4-4) – Welterweight
Seth “Bad Boy” Buss (4-1) vs. Willie “Rozay” Whitehead (2-1) – Welterweight