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Cage Wars coming to NH Rec Center

By Sports WKTV

UTICA, NY (WKTV) -- Mohawk Valley Mixed Martial Arts (MVMMA) has been the top area training gym for local residents actively interested in MMA. By actively interested, that means getting in the gym, and later…in the cage, to learn and do battle in Mixed Martial Arts.

Duff Holmes has been training UFC fighter Matt “The Hammer” Hamill for a number of years and the MVMMA gym is the hub of Team Hamill’s activity. For the past year, the gym, in Washington Mills, off Kellogg Road behind the A Plus Sunoco gas station, has been an incubator for MMA talent. A handful of local fighters are ready to showcase what they’ve learned.

They will get their chance at CAGE WARS 5, a full card of amateur Muay Thai/kick boxing, to be held at the New Hartford Recreation Center, June 5, 2010 at 8:00PM.

Four local fighters will compete in CAGE WARS 5, three of them are students of Muay Thai at Master Seng’s Martial Arts Academy. All train at MVMMA.

While the amateurs get ready for their fights, UFC Light Heavyweight Matt “The Hammer” Hamill prepares with them for his nationally televised, headlining bout against Keith Jardine on June 19th in Las Vegas. In fact, all of these fighters spar with each other to get themselves ready for battle.

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