Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country.
And on Jan. 23, TRAC in Pasco will feature a Night Of Champions 2 event that will feature as much boxing, wrestling, kickboxing and jujitsu to satisfy any fight fan.
But don't think this will be one of those no-holds-barred kind of bloody battles, said the show's creator, Anthony Hamlett.
"This is an all-ages event. The sport has grown to have more rules to include weight classes and more watered-down rules that have attracted major sponsors on the national circuit," Hamlett said.
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This is an amateur event that the fighters hope will help them make it to the big time.
"I have fighters who have fought for me who are now making a living as a pro fighter," he said.
Doors open to the Night of Champions 2 at 6 p.m. and the fights start at 7 p.m. The evening features 12 title fights, some of which will be the best MMA action around, Hamlett said.
There will be 14 fights total. Admission is $35 for reserved seats and $25 for general admission. Tickets are available at the door or call 360-888-6837.
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