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Evolution of fighting

...Billings said. ALASKA TAKEOVER The sport of mixed martial arts found its biggest home in Alaska in 2004 with the Alaska Fighting Championships. Based out of Anchorage with all events taking place in the Sullivan Center, the AFC stages fights in a...

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A brief history of MMA

...organizations - cropped up since the UFC boomed in popularity. Alaska got in on the action in 2004 with the Alaska Fighting Championships. The AFC fights under similar rules to the UFC and hosts bouts at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena. The organization...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/spo_20080118024.shtml
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Evolution of fighting - Juneau Empire

Fighters armed with big red gloves and burning desire to inflict physical damage to another human being have electrified Juneau crowds at Roughhouse Friday boxing at Marlintini's Lounge for years.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/spo_237832920.shtml
A brief history of MMA

...organizations - cropped up since the UFC boomed in popularity. Alaska got in on the action in 2004 with the Alaska Fighting Championships. The AFC fights under similar rules to the UFC and hosts bouts at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena. The organization...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/spo_237832941.shtml
Sports
From Ninja Turtle to MMA star

...Whitson began training with Victor Littlefield, a former professional boxer, and Jack Lew who fought in the Alaska Fighting Championship.Roughhouse Fridays promoter Bob Haag began sponsoring Whitson in amateur fights, flying him out of Sitka...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2011-10-06/ninja-turtle-mma-star
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JDHS grad fights for the kids and the sport

...in this sport," Lumba said.Born and raised in Juneau, the JDHS 2004 graduate is ranked number two in the Alaska Fighting Championships for the State of Alaska. Lumba holds the Fairbanks Alaska Cage Fighting heavyweight title and has an 11-1...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2011-12-25/jdhs-grad-fights-kids-and-sport
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Tough as Steele: MMA debuts in Juneau

...Wunderlich said. By contrast, Merfeld is one of Southeast Alaska's most experienced fighters. He fought in the Alaska Fighting Championship last August in Anchorage and said he started training in the martial arts at a young age. "It started when...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012108/spo_20080121007.shtml
Sports
Arts & Culture in brief

...The promoter says he did not like cage fighting when it first appeared a few years ago. After judging the Alaska Fighting Championship in Anchorage for three years, and watching its popularity on a national level, he agrees cage fighting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011708/art_237280149.shtml
Art
Tough as Steele: MMA debuts in Juneau

...Wunderlich said. By contrast, Merfeld is one of Southeast Alaska's most experienced fighters. He fought in the Alaska Fighting Championship last August in Anchorage and said he started training in the martial arts at a young age. "It started when...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012108/spo_238615460.shtml
Sports
Tough as Steele: MMA debuts in Juneau

...Wunderlich said. By contrast, Merfeld is one of Southeast Alaska's most experienced fighters. He fought in the Alaska Fighting Championship last August in Anchorage and said he started training in the martial arts at a young age. "It started when...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012108/spo_238615460.shtml

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