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Codie Shuffield

Shuffield puts MMA title on line Saturday

Water Valley native Codie Shuffield will put his Prize Fight Middleweight championship on the line Saturday against Abe Wilson in the Landers Center of Southaven.

Shuffield (4-0 overall) has sold over 400 tickets for the event and has tickets still available through Thursday.

Cost of the tickets are $25 and $35. The MMA Mid-South Championships will begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. (May 17, 2012, Page 7A)

Shuffield defends title, sets next fight

Codie Shuffield, the MMA Mid-South Middleweight Champion, is ready to fight again after defeating his latest opponent in the first round. Shuffield beat Chris Hawk by garnering a TKO last Saturday night in his title matchup in the DeSoto Civic Center.

Shuffield is now 3-0 as a professional. Shuffield said Wednesday he will fight again on Dec. 12 at the Batesville Civic Center against an opponent that has yet to be determined. (October 13, 2011, Page 8)

Friends say goodbye to Barber

With his big eyes, surrounded by the kind of eye lashes most girls would envy, and his big dimpled smile, Jeremy Michael Barber earned the nickname “Gerber Baby,” during his years at Water Valley High School.

Barber, who went by his middle name Michael, died on Sunday after losing control of his vehicle while driving home from a party Saturday night on Highway 32 in Water Valley. He was 19 years old. (November 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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