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Written by Ben Pherson   
Thursday, 08 June 2017 19:40

King of the Cage is set to rumble back through northern Minnesota on Friday night, bringing "Fire Starter" to Black Bear Casino near Carlton.

Tickets for the show are still on sale and can be purchased through the Black Bear website. Fights are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The show features the husband-wife combination of Tat "Mean Bean" Romero and Ashley Romero. Tat Romero is the top-ranked 170-pounder in Minnesota, and he brings a 27-6 record into Friday's bout.

Romero is set to take on Aaron Hedrick of California. Hedrick is 9-7 as a pro, but he's fought just once since 2014 and twice since 2013. He's dropped two straight. Hedrick is 35 years old, while Tat Romero is 37. Tat brings a three-fight winning streak into the bout, finishing all three opponents.

Tat's wife, Ashley Romero, is making her MMA debut. She's set to square off against Rachel Ervin at 125 pounds. Ervin trains out of Michigan, and the 39-year-old also is making her MMA debut.

In addition to Tat Romero's main-event bout, there are three other professional fights on the card.

Minnesota's Chris Collins looks to move to 2-0 as a professional as he locks up with Jon Smith of Indiana. Smith comes in 0-1 as a pro, but he was 5-3 as an amateur. Smith lost his

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