Mixed Martial Arts

Bear River fight night to return in September, with ‘big celebrity’ guest


Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com

By Ray Hamill — Local MMA fans can set the date in their calendar, the Bear River Casino fight night is set to return on September 19.

Promoter Brian Wilson of Hard Fought Productions made the announcement this past week, and is optimistic they will be able to go ahead with the event by then.

“We’re pretty confident at this point that it’ll be safe to do it in September,” said Wilson, whose Lost Boys gym in Arcata is getting set to reopen its doors within the next couple of weeks.

After having two fight nights postponed in the past few months due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the news of the September fights will be warmly received by local MMA fans.

Wilson added that the night will be a special occasion, and not just because it will feature a lot of local fighters.

“It’s going to be huge,” he said. “We’ve got a pretty big celebrity guest lined up that we’ll be announcing soon, and a local pro headlining the card. And it’s going to be a huge local card.”

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