PRIOR LAKE – SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 — Mixed martial arts, the fastest-growing sport in the world, makes its thrilling return to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Friday, Nov. 6.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with fights scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The main card, which will be broadcast live on nationwide television via AXS-TV, starts at 9 p.m. sharp. The event will be regulated by the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance, which is one of the premier MMA promotional companies in the United States and the top feeder league for the UFC, returns to Mystic Lake with its elite-level MMA action. It's RFA's third appearance at Mystic Lake, this time presenting RFA 32.
RFA 32 will bring some of the top fighters in the world to the Mystic Lake Showroom. The event also features several of the top prospects from the state of Minnesota.
"RFA is a national promotion, a spot for the best prospects to cut their teeth and do it on national TV," said Shakopee's Jeremy Bjornberg, who helped put the fight card together for RFA. "RFA puts these up-and-comers in the national spotlight. It's exciting stuff, and we're thrilled they've decided to come back to Mystic Lake, which has been a gracious host. Mystic offers the perfect venue for MMA."
RFA 32 will feature Minnesota's own Melvin Blumer and jiu-jitsu, along with black belt Bruno Frazatto, who will take on Melvin's identical twin brohter Marvin. Melvin Blumer is Minnesota's top-ranked 135-pounder, and he's coming off a devastating knockout victory over UFC veteran Jeff Curran. That win came during RFA's last appearance at Mystic Lake in March.
The card also is scheduled to host the Minnesota debut of former Gophers wrestler Logan Storley, who made a successful MMA debut in August. Storley was a four-time All-American for the Gophers.
Minnesota's top prospect, Chad Curry, also will be in action. Curry, who trains at the Mario Roberto Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rochester, is a perfect 7-0 as a professional. Other ranked Minnesota prospects scheduled to be in action include Ben Neumann, Sean Richman, Karter Holthusen, Ben Locken, Dan Moret, Reese Hernandez
The night also will feature women's MMA, including Minnesota's top female prospect Linsey Williams.
Tickets to see RFA 32 at 5 p.m. Friday, November 6, in the Mystic Showroom are available from $25 to $100. Tables $600 and $1,000. Contact the Mystic Box Office at 952-496-6563 or visit mysticlake.com for more details.
Event: MMA–RFA 32
Date: Friday, November 6
Time: Doors open at 5 pm
Place: Mystic Showroom®
Tickets: $25 – $100 & Tables $600 and $1,000
Sale Date: September 17 at 10 am
ABOUT MYSTIC LAKE CASINO HOTEL
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, the premier gaming facility in the Midwest, continually creates new, fun and exciting entertainment experiences for its guests. Mystic Lake® offers gaming, three lively bars, exceptional dining at seven restaurants, headline performers, unique special events and luxurious accommodations. Located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Prior Lake.
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RFA is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. The RFA presents up to 10 fights annually around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver and Milwaukee. RFA can be seen live in over 40 million homes nationally through its television deal with AXS TV. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, RFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).
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AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. "The Voice" Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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