Ryan Roberts (top) (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

VFC 46: Roberts vs. Hernandez Set For July 25

With two successful events already in the books in 2015, Victory Fighting Championship (VFC) will return to the Ralston Arena for the second time this year for VFC 46, which takes place July 25 in Ralston, Neb.

Headlining the event, current VFC featherweight titleholder Ryan Roberts will take on UFC veteran, Junior Hernandez. In the co-main event, TUF alum Abe Wagner squares off against a durable and dangerous Travis Wiuff for the vacant VFC heavyweight title.

Ryan Roberts is no stranger to Omaha and VFC. In 2012, Roberts defeated Josh Arocho for the VFC featherweight title. Since then, Roberts has gone on to successfully defend the title against the likes of L.C. Davis, Chase Beebe and Jeremy Spoon. After nearly a year away from competition, the Nebraska native is making a return to VFC to defend his title against a game fighter in Hernandez. Currently riding a four-fight winning streak, Roberts will look to shut down Hernandez’s striking game and keep the belt in Nebraska.


Junior Hernandez is a UFC veteran who, in his last VFC appearance, earned a TKO victory over the hometown veteran, Sean Wilson. Hernandez has become a familiar name in Omaha and through the years has proven to be a formidable opponent for Omaha’s up-and-comers. In addition to his win over Wilson, he also owns a TKO victory over Drew Dober.

In the co-main event of the evening, Premier Combat Center’s Abe Wagner returns to VFC after nearly four years away to take on Travis Wiuff. With nearly a decade of professional mixed martial arts experience, Wagner has competed with promotions such as Bellator MMA, Titan FC and as part of The Ultimate Fighter reality series. Wagner is looking to get back on the winning track and get a big win in front of his home crowd.

Travis Wiuff is a veteran of nearly 100 professional fights and carries a record of 73-20 with one no-contest. Wiuff had strung together five consecutive wins before dropping his last two bouts. The veteran is hoping to right the ship by besting Wagner in his backyard.

These two match-ups will follow a stacked professional lineup including Kassius Kayne, Alonzo Martinez, Seth Bass and Dwight Joseph, as well as multiple amateur bouts.

Current VFC 46 Fight Card
Ryan Roberts vs. Junior Hernandez – for featherweight title
Abe Wagner vs. Travis Wiuff – for vacant heavyweight title
Alonzo Martinez vs. Cody Carrillo
Kassius Kayne vs. Matt Jones
Tony Ortega vs. Horicio Escobar
Corey Davis vs. Ivey Nixon (a)
Rex Littell vs. Angel Ortega (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest