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Residents can stay in shape like MMA champion Shuffield

Cody Shuffield’s rise to becoming one of the top MMA fighters and kickboxers in the South didn’t come without a lot of hard work and grueling hours spent in the gym getting in shape. (March 28, 2014, Page 7A)

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    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)

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      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)

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        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)

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          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)

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            Shuffield to fight in Batesville

            Water Valley native and current Mid-South Middleweight Champion Codie Shuffield will return to the Batesville Civic Center for Prize Fight MMA IV. (more…) (November 11, 2011, Page 7A)

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              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)

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                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)

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                  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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