User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


83° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB
Yankees
13
Red Sox
8
MLB (Bot 1)
White Sox
0
Twins
0
MLB (Bot 4)
Phillies
0
Mets
6
MLB (Top 1)
Mariners
0
Astros
0
MLB (Bot 3)
Rays
4
Orioles
4
MLB (Top 1)
Tigers
0
Royals
0
MLB
Marlins
7
Braves
3
MLB (Top 1)
Nationals
0
Cardinals
0
MLB (8:40 PM)
Diamondbacks
Rockies
MLB (Bot 1)
Pirates
0
Brewers
0
MLB (Top 4)
Indians
0
Blue Jays
5
MLB (10:10 PM)
Giants
Dodgers
MLB
Angels
9
Athletics
4
MLB (10:10 PM)
Rangers
Padres
MLB
Reds
7
Cubs
4
Updated: Sep 2, 2015 7:22PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Sanford Pentagon Prepares To Host RFA 17

August 21, 2014, 10:55 PM by Travis Fossing

Sanford Pentagon Prepares To Host RFA 17
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The list of states that have not sanctioned MMA events continues to dwindle, as South Dakota is preparing to host its first MMA fight night, Friday night, at the Sanford Pentagon.

South Dakota will hit the ground running in mixed martial arts, as its first MMA sanctioned event will feature the Resurrection Fighting Alliance.

"A lot of good fights.  I mean, this is a stacked card.  Exciting.  You're going to see some finishes.  You might see some fights go the distance.  But, I mean, you're in for a real surprise and a great treat," fighter Aaron Brown said.

RFA 17 will feature 12 bouts and 24 mixed martial artists, including ten from South Dakota.

"Instead of having to drive to three or four other states, coming out of pocket to live their dream, this gives them a chance, an opportunity, to live their dream living inside their hometown," UFC fighter Josh Thomson said.

A native of Idaho, Thomson understands what South Dakota fighters have endured.

"Idaho was a state that didn't legalize it for a long time, when I was younger, when I first started training.  So, I had to drive to Montana, drive to Washington, and other states, sometimes coming out of pocket it cost me more to actually get there and fight than I actually made," Thomson said.

The locals will look to use RFA 17 as a springboard to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and a number of UFC fighters will be in attendance to help them succeed.

"The fact that Anderson Silva and Robbie Lawler, and Josh Thomson, and Cat and C.B. are going to come here to help promote the sport, and making sure that it's done the right way, it's just huge.  I'm so grateful that they'll take the time our of their busy schedules to do that," David Martin said.

The event will begin at 6:30 Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon.  The final six bouts, including two title fights, will air live on AXS-TV.  Tickets are still available at www.ticketmaster.com or the Pentagon Box Office.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View sports

You may also like

SDHSAA Rejects Freeman Football Co-Op Plans

8/27/2015 12:13 PM

Following weeks of waiting and wondering whether the Freeman football team would take the field this fall, players and fans have their answer. 

Full Story
Friday Night Football Is Back

8/28/2015 5:57 AM

We're covering 10 games for KELOLAND SportsZone, including a livestream of 11AA Yankton at Brookings starting at 7 p.m. 

Full Story
Friday Night Scoreboard

8/28/2015 11:36 PM

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Full Story
SDHSAA Denies Freeman Co-op Request

8/27/2015 5:00 PM

The decision is in and Freeman will not join with Canistota for football.

Full Story | Watch
KELOLAND Sports/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Polls: Aug. 31st

8/31/2015 12:03 AM

2015 High School Football rankings from KELOLAND Sports and Yankton Press & Dakotan: Aug. 31

Full Story


Events