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Action in the Mid State area is about to pick up as Valor Fighting Challenge launches a new venture with Nashville business owner Taylor Hood, called “Valor Underground”.

Hood, and his company Black Dog Holdings LLC, will head up operations for the new project and will base their events in the Nashville area. He will be assisted by VFC's Jeff Hobbs and Tim Loy in his efforts to grow the fight scene in Middle Tennessee.

VFC promoter Eric Turner states, "There are only so many hours in a day for a promoter, and while Valor Fighting Challenge is the busiest, most successful promotion in the state, we're limited by the same hours everyone else is limited by. The Valor Underground is a way for us to expand our market into Middle Tennessee, and with the help of Taylor Hood we know that this is a can't-miss opportunity. We're hopeful that in the near future, Nashville and the surrounding cities will be able to boast shows once or twice a month, the way we do here in East Tennessee!"

Valor Underground’s new leader, Taylor Hood, had this to say on the relationship: “Combat sports has always been a part of my life. I also believe as a city, Nashville has so much to offer everyone. It is why folks are flocking here in droves! It is always fun in business to combine your passions and I have been able to do just that with this partnership. Valor has a long history of putting on amazing events for their fans and treating their athletes well. A partnership with Valor was the obvious choice. The folks at Valor and I can’t wait to bring something fun to the city of Nashville. This show is going to be unique from any other MMA event and I know working with Jeff Hobbs, Tim Loy and all the other folks at Valor we can put on a truly memorable event. I want to show the city of Nashville how grateful I am to be so warmly embraced since 2011. I truly enjoy this community and want to give it something in return.”

“The launch of Valor Underground is just another step forward in making Tennessee a hotspot for mixed martial arts once again”, says VFC ring announcer Jeff Hobbs. “Nashville has always welcomed Valor over the years, but because of our busy schedule in East Tennessee, we haven’t been able to run in Smashville as often as we would like. But now, with Taylor Hood’s vision for Valor Underground, along with the recent birth of promotions like Tyler Edward’s Primal Combat in Lebanon, TN, we hope to make Middle Tennessee relevant in the sport again. Fans and fighters will still get the same quality show and production they are accustomed to with Valor, but with an edge...with a grittiness. This is gonna be fun!”

The 1st Valor Underground event is set to kick off July 10th in Nashville, headlined by Valor alum and the city’s own Charlie “C4” Alexander. Follow Valor Underground’s social media at for updates on ticket information and bout announcements.