Grayson County high school in Independence will be the site for Titans of the Cage #22 on Saturday, December 9th. Doors will open at 5:00 P.M. and fights start promptly at 6:00 P.M. This card will feature all of the top amateur MMA fighters in the region. This event will feature three (3) title fights with championship belts on the line, as well as a huge “super fight” bout, which will be the main event of the evening.
In the main event, it will be Doug Williams of Team SWMA of Wytheville, taking on Brandon Eldridge of Advantage Martial Arts in Princeton, WV. These are two of the premiere amateur fighters in the region. Williams will step up a weight class for the opportunity to fight Eldridge.
Local Grayson County fighters will also be featured on this card with Grayson County native, Jaylee Long of Team SWMA making his MMA debut as he takes on Wes Pennington of Rural Retreat. Clay Anders from Grayson County will also be representing Team SWMA as he makes his MMA debut against Skyler Morris. Tyler Carrico, also of Grayson County returns to the cage representing Team SWMA as he takes on Damon Heath of Saltville.
In a much anticipated championship bout it will be Joy “little miss violence” Miller of McCleansville, NC representing Team SWMA taking on “Machine Gun” Kathy Hatfield for the vacant women’s flyweigh title. Miller is the former flyweight champ and she faces an undefeated Hatfield to see who takes home the gold. Jeff Morris of Princeton, WV will challenge current TOC middleweight champ Kyle Johnson of Roanoke for the middleweight belt. Logan Hurley of Team SWMA of Wytheville, will take on Brandon Perkins of Halifax fight team for the vacant flyweight championship belt.
Other notable fights will feature undefeated (9-0) Austin “the eternal dragon” Cooper of Team SWMA making his return to the cage to fight Jeremy “backwoods” Caviness of Hillsville. Ayron Davis of Wytheville will face Will Lilly of Wytheville. Current TOC bantamweight champ, Ray Ray Holston of Team SWMA takes on Casey Conway of Rural Retreat.
In a matchup of top contenders in the lightweight division it will be Dylan Smith of Lebanon taking on Daniel Boyd of Greensboro, NC. Other fights will feature Stacy Dalton (Austinville) vs Michael Warner (Princeton, WV), Antwon Curtis (Roanoke) vs Cody Prior (Covington), Devon Shewey (Wytheville) vs Josh Cloud (Martinsville), Jacob Coller (Greensboro) vs Quintin Foye (Martinsville), Jake Justice (Beckley, WV) vs Brandon Williams (Greensboro, NC) along with several other featured bouts.
The early weigh-in event will be held on Friday, December 8th at Ring-Combat Sports, 213 W. Main St. in Wytheville and is free and open to the public starting at 6 P.M. Fans are urged to come out and meet all the fighters and ring girls and have your picture made with them. The event is sponsored by and will benefit the Grayson county schools athletic department. Everyone is urged to come out to Grayson County H.S. in Independence and support local MMA and student athletes. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.titansofthecage.com Tickets can also be purchased at the early weigh-in event or at the door at Grayson high school.