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Written by Ben Pherson   
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 00:30

After just one amateur fight, Alexandria’s Dean Lamb will make his professional debut Saturday during a King of the Cage event at Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minn.

Lamb, a light heavyweight, made his amateur debut Feb. 28, 2009 against Nick Klubben and came away victorious, winning by guillotine choke in the first round. That win also came at a King of the Cage event.

Lamb, who is 22 years old and is originally from Long Prairie, Minn., played high school football but started training in mixed martial arts soon after graduation.

Lamb will be making his pro debut against veteran Jeff Doyle, who has been away from the fight game since 2004. Doyle has a 7-1 career record.

Minnesota MMA News caught up with Lamb this week while he was preparing for his big pro debut.

So it sounds like your opponent has changed a few times for this fight?

LAMB: Yeah, I’m on my third opponent. At first I was supposed to fight Jimmy Nelson out of Twin Ports MMA. It was supposed to be his pro debut, too. Then two weeks ago, I got a call and my opponent changed to Noah Rogers. But then later we found out he’s not even in my same weight class. So now I’m fighting Jeff Doyle.

What do you know about Jeff Doyle?

LAMB: I know he trains with Shane DeZee at Gorilla Combat. He’s 7-1, but he hasn’t fought since 2004. His last fight was a loss to Nick Thompson. It sounds like he’s really good on the ground. But that’s about all I know.

You made your amateur debut almost a year ago, but you haven’t fought since then. Why did you have such a long break between fights?

LAMB: I’ve had a good run of minor injuries for like six or seven months. It seemed like I was constantly doing something, spraining my knee, hyperextending my elbow, whatever. They were just little stupid things that were keeping me out of action. And at one point it became a financial issue. I had to put in more time at work.

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