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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Buckley AFB Hosts MMA Fight Night Saturday, February 9

Mary (Jacoby) Hastings
First Ever to Be Held on a Military Installation
by Mary (Jacoby) Hastings
On Saturday, February 9, 2013, Buckley Air Force Base (AFB) will host the first-ever Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight to be held on a military installation. The event begins at 8 p.m. with a weigh-in scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, February 8 at Noonan’s Tavern and Banquet Hall on the Buckley campus. The weigh-in is open to the public; however the fight is not open to the public. MMA Fight Night will air live on USTREAM via IPPV at 7:30 p.m. (MST).
The purpose of the MMA Fight is to demonstrate alternative workout methods for service personnel and wounded warriors in addition to raising the morale of troops. American Red Cross volunteers will be assisting wherever needed, including help with weigh-ins, and will be available to answer questions about Red Cross services to U.S. Armed Forces at the event.

Invitations were sent to personnel at all Colorado military bases, including Ft. Carson, Peterson AFB , Schriever AFB, and Buckley AFB. Up to 10 bouts will feature active military and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Air Force Reserves. The event does require a military ID for entry.

The American Red Cross offers a series of programs and activities to support wounded, ill or injured service members, their family members and the military medical staff. This MMA event helps strengthen services and support offered to our nation’s service members. For more information on American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces visit: www.redcross.org.

The Internet Broadcast is brought to viewers by SHAMELESS MMA, and a portion of proceeds will be going to the Wounded Warriors fund. For more information visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shameless-mma.

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