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)
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)
Local Mixed Martial Arts fighter Codie Shuffield will be back in action Saturday night with a highly anticipated fight against a growing rival, Mike Thompson. Shuffield will look to improve his 8-1 record on a Pro-Am fight card when he meets Thompson at the Raleigh Springs Mall in Memphis in Cage Assault. (March 5, 2010, Page 8A)