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Written by Ben Pherson   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 23:03

What's up all?! I thought I'd check in before bedtime to let you know what's coming up.

  • First off, don't forget this weekend is UFC 109 and Minnesotan Chris Tuchscherer (17-2) is fighting Tim Hague (10-2) on the undercard. Kyle Shiely has a solid story up about Tuchscherer on his blog at the Star Tribune Web site. He also has a shout-out on there for Minnesota MMA News ... big thanks must go out to Kyle. Here's a link to his Strib blog.
  • In other news and notes, the Seconds Out Promotions event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13 at the St. Paul Armory has been canceled. I honestly don't know all the true details behind the mess that was made of this show. But I do know it's unfortunate. That would have been a nice payday for several of those fighters, and I know a lot of fans were looking forward to seeing guys like Marcus Levesseur, Mike Richman and Zak Jensen. I hope we'll see all of those guys on another card very, very soon.
  • So that leaves us with two big shows next Saturday, the CFX event near St. Cloud and the event at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing. Both a solid shows. The CFX event clearly has the bigger names and better fights (Jeremy Lang, Shonie Carter, Gideon Ray, Nate Schut), but Nick Gamst knows how to run a show, and he's the matchmaker down in Red Wing. Plus I've heard TI is a sick venue. I don't think you can go wrong with either show!
  • What's coming up ... tomorrow (late morning) I'll post a story about Travis Wiuff and his fight against Mike Kyle at a King of the Cage event down in New Mexico next weekend. There are plenty of things the average fight fan doesn't know about Wiuff, so I'll dig into some of that.
  • Tomorrow night, I will be driving over to cover the Brutaal Genesis event in Faribault. These are all amateur fights, tickets are $25 and the event begins at 7 p.m. at the Faribault Armory. Look for event coverage, including photos, on the Web site either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Here's a link to the Faribault fight card.
  • Good news - I did find a sponsor to help me head up to Walker, Minn., on Saturday to cover the King of the Cage event. I'm super stoked ... it's going to be a fun event, and I'm really excited to be working with KOTC for the first time. They have a long history of running top-notch events. Hopefully I'll have some event coverage up right away on Sunday morning, and by the latest Sunday night. The photo work I do will be up on the KOTC Web site. Here's a link to the complete KOTC fight card for Saturday night.
  • Next week, I'll be speaking with Jeremy "The Landlord" Lang and Gabe Greenberg. The Landlord is fighting on that CFX show and Greenberg is fighting in his hometown of Red Wing on the TI show.

That's all for now. If you have any other news, notes or suggestions, please pass them along.

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