Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens
The month of May’s Featured Fighter will profile MVC Sports Management’s featherweight Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens (17-2 overall). Cody started his MMA career back in 2006 when a friend told him he should give MMA a try, Cody was a stand-out wrestler in High School. So on a weeks notice Cody took his first amateur fight. His training consisted of “watching Rocky a few times and running around the block” says Stevens. Well, Cody won that fight and his next three in three months. Stevens would then suffer his first loss to Zach Moomey, a loss he would eventually avenge in his last amateur fight while beating Moomey for the NAAFS Amateur Series featherweight title. Cody would end his amateur career with a 9-1 record while also going on to win multiple grappling tournaments including a gold medal in the Pan/Asian Grappling Games in Manilla. Stevens pro career started off like his amateur career ended, winning his first three fights, two of which came against top prospects Jeremy Ashley and Donnie Walker. After dealing with some personal issues Cody returned to take on the then #1 ranked New England featherweight and MVC Sports Management fighter Jason McLean. It was in the McLean fight that Cody suffered his first and only pro loss by breaking his leg 0:30 into the fight. Eight months later Cody returned to beat another highly touted prospect Nate Jolly (29-6 overall) in a lightweight fight. Stevens has now won 5-in-a-row since breaking his leg and looks to add to his 8-1 pro record when he takes on Otto Rodriguez for CES in Rhode Island on June 10th. With another win Cody could be joining fellow MVC fighters Jim and Dan Miller, Charlie Brennerman, Ricardo Romero and Raffealo Olivirea in the UFC!!