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The Arena Team Wins Again

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The Arena’s fight team continued it’s winning streak on July 3rd. The Arena entered 3 fighters in the Native Fighting Championships and all 3 fighters dominated, each winning in the 1st round. Joe Duartes fought first and won in 90 seconds, followed by Mike Parker who won in 65 seconds, followed by Mike Burlison who KO’d his opponent in 10 seconds.


The Arena Team has been on a roll. Both Chris Cope and Cris “Cyborg” Santos won by TKO’s in 2nd round of their respective Strikeforce fights on June 26th. And before that, The Arena went 3 for 3 at the Native Fighting Championships on 5/29 with Saul Galindo winning by TKO in the 1st, Cosmoe Cala also winning by TKO in the 1st and Kyle Reid winning by TKO in the 2nd.


Additionally, Stephen Abas, Olympic Silver Medalist and Wrestling coach for The Arena won his MMA debut at Tachi Palace on May 5th. KJ Noons won recently as well, in both Dream on 3/22 as well as in Strikeforce on 6/16. And one of The Arena’s boxing coaches, Rich Power, extended his professional boxing record to 11-0 on March 27th.


The Arena hopes to keep its fighters winning as long as they can, as the gym continues to build its fight team and provide its fighters with outstanding coaching and training. Additionally, well-known MMA Manager Jeff Clark is helping guide the careers of many of The Arena’s team members as he gets fighters signed with numerous fight promotions including the UFC, Strikeforce, M1 Global, Dream and Bellator.

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