Audio: Wife and husband MMA fighters from Knoxville making Bellator debuts Jan. 25 on national stage

Emilee King / Credit: 99.1 The Sports Animal

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Knoxville continues to produce high-level, hot prospects in mixed martial arts.

Former University of Tennessee football player “VFL” Ovince St. Preux and Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman are the two most recognized Knoxville-based MMA fighters in the UFC. There are quite a few others that have recently earned fights with national promotions. There are more in the Knoxville pipeline headed to the national stage in several major national promotions.

Two of the latest in that category just happen to be…married!

Yes, the wife and husband duo of Emilee and Jason King will both make their Bellator debuts Saturday, January 25th at The Forum in Inglewood, CA at Bellator 238 Budd vs. Cyborg. You can watch it on DAZN.

See the full card HERE.

Friday, I spoke to Emilee King in-studio to discuss her career and the great opportunity she and Jason have with Bellator next Saturday and the opportunity that fighting for Southeast MMA promotion based out of Knoxville, Valor Fighting Challenge, has helped their careers. Listen to that full interview below.

Bellator 238 Poster / Credit: Tapology



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