Mountain State fight fans, rejoice!
Just a few weeks after the NAAFS‘ “Caged Fury 17″ raided Morgantown, W. Va., the state’s capital of Charleston is firing back with its own stacked professional mixed martial arts event courtesy Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.
Each fighter is looking to get back to his respective winning way, and this will certainly result in an aggressive affair which sees each fighter laying it all on the line for victory.
Also on the card is the undefeated rising star from Huntington, W. Va., Cornelius Godfrey.
The bantamweight phenom has amassed a 5-0 professional record, capturing the Spartan Fighting Championship belt in the process.
On top of this, Godfrey is always looking to give back to the state that gave him his beginnings.
Check out what he had to say when asked what fighting for West Virginia meant to him:
It means a great deal to me. I love my state and where I’m from. We don’t have many people representing West Virginia like other states.
I want to help put West Virginia on the map for MMA and I want people to know that West Virginia can produce great fighters as well.
His loyalty extends beyond these ties to W. Va., though; Godfrey is also thankful to be sporting some (cough) pretty snazzy MMA apparel on fight day.
Representing Foundation is an honor. Foundation is not just a brand I wear when I fight, they’re family.
In addition to Godfrey, Reality Cage Combat features an abundance of dub-V bred fighters such as Wes “The Limp Noodle” Lane, Ryan Shank, and Matt Garretson, all of whom will be looking to make a bold statement for their hometown crowd.
If this isn’t enough, Reality Cage Combat will also feature special guest appearances by UFC legends Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar and Dan “The Beast” Severn.
For fight fans, Reality Cage Combat promises to be another step in the right direction for a state still getting its feet wet with the sport.
With absolute studs like Cornelius Godfrey and UFC vets Brandon Lee Hinkle and Sean Salmon rounding out an impressive fight card, this event is a can’t miss for those who love the devastatingly brutal art of mixed martial arts.
As always, the Foundation crew will be on hand supporting WV MMA. Be sure to stop by their booth and introduce yourself.