MMA returns to Target Center Saturday night - KMSP-TV

MMA returns to Target Center Saturday night

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A battle between burgeoning Twin Cities heavyweights and big league-bound bantamweights headline Saturday's CFX 41 "A Season's Beatings" at Target Center.

The 15-plus fight MMA card, presented by Element Arms & Cage Fighting Xtreme,

is headlined by hard-hitting heavyweights Kevin "Concrete" Asplund of Minneapolis and Brett Murphy of St. Paul. Asplund (13-2) is coming off a bloody Bellator Fighting Championships brawl with former Strikeforce title contender Brett Rogers. Murphy is ranked in the top five in the state's weight class with a record of 8-1 in the cage.

The co-main event features Minnesota submission wizard Melvin Blumer (6-2) vs. KO craving Laramie "Contract Killer" Shaffer (6-2) of Omaha, Nebraska.

Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. at Target Center. Tickets are available at Target Center's Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or call 1.800.745.3000.

Showing their MMA skills on the eruptive undercard are:

Feature Bouts

Derek Getzel vs. Jed Deno

Danyelle Williams vs. Zak Jensen

Randy Kittleson vs. Bobby Ferrier

Deangelo Curtis vs. Chad Curry

Mahmoud Aburia vs. Ron Winslow

Damion Hill vs. Nate Togbah

Chad Vaudrin vs. Ryan Sweezer

Preliminary Card

Derrich Smith vs. Ryan Willette

Ash Majok vs. Dave Owens

Adam Packer vs. Josh Wiseman

Cody Garness vs. Nate Williamson

For more info visit http://www.targetcenter.com/events/detail/mma

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