Feb 1, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- In 2009, former University of Alabama football standout, Eryk Anders, was delivering hits on the gridiron that helped his team win a BCS national championship ring. On February 16, 2013 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN, Anders hopes to be delivering hits to his opponent that will help him win a V3Fights Light Heavyweight Title.

Anders is currently 8-2 and trains out of Champions Freestyle MMA in Alabama. After helping the Crimson Tide win a national title, Anders played professional football with the Cleveland Browns, the Canadian Football League, and a season of arena ball. When his playing days were done, he still wanted to be an athlete and felt the need to compete. He ran into professional fighter, Walt Harris, and he invited Anders to come give MMA a try. Anders has been hooked ever since. He has been training MMA for about 15 months, and prior to his college playing days, he was a very accomplished high school wrestler.

On February 16, Anders will once again find himself competing on television, but this time he won’t be playing LSU on the football field, but fighting a very dangerous opponent in Paul Rainey inside the V3 cage. When asked about fighting his opponent, here is what Anders had to say: “I feel I have an advantage in the cardio department. But he’s a big dude and packs a lot of power and I definitely have my hands full with him. It’s an honor and a privilege to be fighting for V3. They put on great shows and I’m excited. I can’t wait!”

Fight fans, get your tickets now and come witness one of the top fighters in the southeast region compete for the prestigious V3Fights Light Heavyweight Title.

This event will be aired on both Comcast Sports South and Aggression TV.

WHAT: V3Fights: Stewart vs Carter

WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013

6:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m. Fights start

WHERE: Marathon Music Works

1402 Clinton Street

Nashville, TN 37203

ADMISSION: $45, $35 (reserved seating), $25 (general admission)

Tickets available at,, or

The Marathon Music Works Box Office

All ages are welcome

For further information, go to

About V3Fights V3Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. The company’s mission is to provide quality MMA events for fans across the Mid-South, while serving as a proving ground for future professional MMA fighters. For more information on V3Fights, visit


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