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Codie Shuffield

Shuffield brothers highlight local MMA fight

Summit Fighting Championships is touting Saturday’s card at The Lyric as The Egg Bowl of MMA. Fight fans, especially those familiar with Codie and Tanner Shuffield, will be involved in the card that features 10 fights overall. (January 16, 2014, Page 7)

Shuffield ready for ‘classic’ MMA fight Saturday

BLOG — MMA fighter Codie Shuffield said his matchup with Joe “Bamboo” Wissman Saturday in Tunica will be a classic matchup of a striker versus a grappler. (more…) (April 26, 2013)

Shuffield knocks off Wilson unanimously

SOUTHAVEN — Cody Shuffield was hit like nobody had ever hit him before Saturday night. He was bloodied and even appeared dazed a couple of times. He was exhausted and pushed to the limit but, in the end, he is still the PrizeFight Middleweight Champion.

Shuffield, a Water Valley native and former member of the WVHS football team, took his lumps in his title bout with Abe Wilson at the Landers Center, but he did more than enough to retain the belt and remain undefeated in his professional MMA career.

Thanks to a unanimous decision that was scored 30-27 on all three of the judge’s cards and to his ability to control the action in all three rounds, Shuffield was able to walk out of the caged ring with his fifth win in as many attempts. (May 21, 2012, Page 6)

Shuffield to put title on the line Saturday

There will be more than just a championship on the line Saturday night at the Landers Center in Southaven when Codie Shuffield takes on Abe Wilson. (more…) (May 18, 2012, Page 6A)

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)

Shuffield has no time for R&R

Rest and relaxation are two words that don’t cross Codie Shuffield’s mind very often. The mixed martial arts fighter from Water Valley is not only the reigning Mid-South Middleweight Champion, he is a full-time student at Ole Miss.

Balancing a pro fighting career and a earning an education is tough but in the end it’s something that Shuffield felt would make him better. (September 22, 2011, Page 7)

Shuffield ready for his fight

BLOG: Excited was a word Water Valley’s Codie Shuffield used over and over again to describe how he felt about his upcoming MMA fight in Southaven. (more…) (April 11, 2011)

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)

WV’s Shuffield headed to Orlando for fight

Codie Shuffield and his fighting talents are hitting the road this weekend. The Water Valley native is booked to fight outside the Mid-South for the first time in his career Friday and Saturday at the World Championships of Kickboxing in Orlando, Fla. (July 21, 2010, Page 6)

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