Sid Wheeler vs Jared Gooden
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The Oglethorpe, Georgia native Wheeler won the Valor middleweight title in his third pro bout, when he topped Julio Gallegos at Valor Fights 28 in 2015. He then successfully defended it against Justin Fisher and Kendrick Miree before dropping the title to Brendan Allen at Valor Fights 39 last December.
Now 21 years old, Wheeler bounced back from a pair of losses when he traveled north and knocked out Travis Davis in just 6 seconds at Justified Defiance Fight Series 5 in March. He then had a motorcycle accident in May, but he returned to action just five months later and topped Robert Hale via decision at Valor Fights 45 in October. He’s ranked as the No. 2 pro welterweight in Tennessee by Tapology.
Duluth, Georgia’s Gooden will be looking for his second pro title, as he claimed the NFC welterweight title with a decision victory over Elijah Wynter at NFC 99 in September. Nine of his eleven pro bouts have come for the Georgia-based promotion, and he’s ranked as the No. 2 pro welterweight in his home state.
Also on tap for the event is a welterweight bout pitting Knoxville’s Jason King (4-3) against Steven Haag (3-2). Both fighters are coming in looking to rebound from losses at the Border Wars event in May, where they represented Tennessee against fighters from Kentucky.
Valor Fights 47 takes place on Jan. 6 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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