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:
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
Derrich Smith vs. Ryan Willette
Ash Majok vs. Dave Owens
Adam Packer vs. Josh Wiseman
Cody Garness vs. Nate Williamson
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