Fans of the mixed martial arts will have the chance to watch 18 different fights on Saturday, Feb. 20 when the Barry County Fight Club (BCFC) hosts a Cage Knockout event at the old Last Dance bar along Highway 37 in Purdy.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the fights will start at 7 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 6 but had to be postponed until Feb. 20.
"We're sorry we had to cancel the Feb. 6 fight," said JD Hunter, founder and manager of the BCFC. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to hold the fight at the original site. We apologize for any inconvenience the change caused."
The upcoming cage fight will feature a number of local and well known fighters who practice the various arts of boxing, karate, wrestling, jujitsu and kick boxing.
|"Anyone that thinks this is barbaric has never been to one of these events," said Hunter. "There have been studies done, and fighters had less injuries than most high school football teams."||Among the featured fighters at the Feb. 20 event are:|
* Trey Treadwell and Josh Lane from the RWTB based in Cassville.
* LD Hunter, of Cassville, and Eric Willoughby, of Pierce City, will be vying for the 145-pound belt.
* Chris Drezinski, of the BCFC, versus Mike "The Ox" Lingo, of the BCFC.
* JD Hunter, of the BCFC.
* Aaron Kimball, owner of TCB Fight Factory in Rogers, Ark., who is Tommy Morrison's cousin and sparring partner.
"We will also have one surprise fighter that the crowd will know," said JD Hunter.
Tickets for the cage fight are available at the door and can also be purchased in advance at Trotter Law Firm in Monett, Pizza Hut in Cassville and at the BCFC in Cassville.
For more information about the upcoming cage fight event, call JD Hunter 342-3286.