Lineup set for Valor Fights 51 with Chandler Cole vs. Aaron Bush heavyweight title main event

Valor Fights 51

Valor Fights 51

Valor Fights 51 is set to go down this weekend in Johnson City, Tennessee, and a 12 bout lineup is set for the event.

Headlining the festivities is a heavyweight title bout between Chandler Cole (3-1) and Aaron Bush (4-0).

Virginia’s Cole looks for a signature win in his first title bout, as he competes for the fifth time. He’s produced all three of his wins via stoppage, including two via TKO and one via submission. His lone loss came against Tebaris Gordon at LFA 17, and Gordon recently signed to compete on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Most recently, Cole topped Dustin Dyer via submission at Valor Fights 45 in November. He’s ranked as the No. 2 pro heavyweight in Tennessee by Tapology.

Bush comes in from Ohio looking to extend his unblemished record. He’s produced three of his four wins via stoppage, including a TKO over Christopher Beal at Alliance MMA 2 in June. He’s ranked as the No. 2 pro heavyweight in Ohio.

The co-main event features lightweights Keith Olson (1-0) and Charlie Alexander (2-1).

Olson picked up a win over Alex Riggs in his pro debut at Valor Fights 47 in January. He’s ranked as the No. 14 pro lightweight in Tennessee. Alexander has won two straight after dropping his pro debut against Damir Ferhatbegovic. Most recently, he submitted Lathon Lawson at Valor Fights 48.

A third pro bout will take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds, as Cole Ferrell (5-0) looks to remain unbeaten against Joe Pegg (6-5).

All five of Ferrell’s wins have come via first round stoppage, including four via submission. Most recently, the No. 2 ranked bantamweight in Tennessee topped Danny Aguirre at an event in Kansas.

Ohio’s Pegg fights for the first time in two years as he looks for his first win since 2013. He’s just 1-4 in his last five bouts, and is a one-time RFA veteran.

Adam Townsend will also return to action in Tennessee for the first time since 2015, as he’ll face Justin Hatcher in a pro Muay Thai bout.

Valor Fights 51 streams live via FloCombat. Check out the full card below.

Valor Fights 51 card

Pro Bouts:
Chandler Cole vs. Aaron Bush – Heavyweight Title
Keith Olson vs. Charlie Alexander
Cole Ferrell vs. Joe Pegg
Adam Townsend vs. Justin Hatcher*

Amateur Bouts:
Julia Moore vs. Christina Ricker*
Caleb Frank vs. Logan Dean
Ned Spears vs. Logan Wolff
Cal Gill vs. Charles Philpott
Rodrigo Gonzalez vs. Paul Occhino
Robby Olen vs. Joe Booher
Budd Cook vs. Mike Sant
Tanner Perry vs. RJ Snyder*

*Muay Thai bout
subject to change

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