This Week in Michigan MMA (Through August 8, 2010)

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Check it out, folks… We’ve got two cagefights, a seminar, a charity grappling tournament and a Cage Girl contest all happening around the state this weekend.

That should be enough to keep all you rabid MMA fans happy. Keep reading to plan your mixed martial arts fun for the first weekend of August.

Friday, August 6, 2010

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Michigan Fighting Challenge – State Championships

Where: Glenn Stock Arena – Monroe County Fairgrounds

Description: Friday Night at the cheap jerseys china Fair!
Contact or Ticket info: Dwight Werner – 734-242-2464
Purchase tickets in advance at Monroe Martial Arts: 990 South Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48161

Sat Aug 7, 2010

10:30am – 3:30pm

“Warrior Classic” Youth Grappling Tournament

Where: Waverly High School, 160 Snow Rd, Lansing, MI

Description: Come Grapple in the Capital! Meet professional, hometown MMA fighters! Compete for a spot on Team USA for the USA vs. Canada tournament @ Cobo Hall in September!

Support the U.S. Marines’ Toys-for-Tots program!

Help feed some hungry people by bringing non-perishable food items (admission discounts available)!

Contact Dougie or Coach Tank @ (405)4NOKOUT/466-5688
Online registration available HERE

12pm – 5pm

Best of the Best – Ring Girl Auditions

Where: Grand Rapids Harley Davidson

Think you’ve got the looks and the moves to be one of our ring girls?

Prove it! We will be holding open auditions at Grand Rapids Harley
Davidson on August 7th 2010. Bring yourself, some friends and let’s cheap jerseys wholesale see what you got! The ring girls chosen will be used for The Best of the Best cage fights at the Devos place on August 28th 2010. These are sure to be the hottest cage fights West Michigan has ever seen. Featuring the top fighters from all over the Midwest.

Also Forever Ink Tattoos will be on hand looking for some ladies to star in their 2011 calendar!

12pm – 4pm

John Toth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar

Where: Great Lakes MMA – Traverse City’s James Lee Mash Fight Team – 3031 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI

Description: COST $25. John was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2002. While taking classes in kickboxing, his instructor showed him how to do a knee bar. This move sparked his interest and in the summer of 2004,John started rigorously training in BJJ. Since then he has accomplished a lot in the sport. An avid competitor, John made his pro debut on the pro-grappling circuit at the Grappler’s Quest All-Star Pro Challenge in2008 where he …won the Heavyweight division beating renowned RelsonGracie Black Belt Ricardo Migliarese in the finals.

In 2009, he took third place at the same tournament. In addition, John has competed inand won many other pro and amateur tournaments across the country. He has beaten numerous elite black belts, UFC vets, and ADCC vets in competition. Never satisfied with learning from one person, John has traveled across the globe to learn and train from the best.

These include Rick and Phil Migliarese, Marcelo Garcia, Saulo and XandeRibeiro, Shinya Aoki, Clark Gracie, Alfredo Barum, Yuki Nakai, and JoshGriffith. He is currently a brown belt and competes for the Migliarese Brothers’ Team Balance. John is one of Redesign the most sought out BJJ instructors in Michigan. He is the BJJ coach to Michigan’s bestfighters including James Lee, Daron
Cruikshank, Caleb Grummit, andBrandon Hunt. Also, he Cheap Jordan Shoes is an assistant varsity wrestling coach at Livonia Churchill High School.

Check out the Facebook event page!

7pm – 11:30pm

KALKASKA MMA Cage Fighting

Where: Kaliseum, 1900 Fairgrounds Road Northwest, Kalkaska, MI

Description: 15 live mma matches. $12 stadium seats $25 floor $40 Cheap Jordans cage side. All ages show and spirits will be served. Come see local northern Michigan fighters in the cage.

Click here to visit the Facebook Event Page.

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