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MMA returns to Brainerd on Saturday

Cage Fighting Extreme’s “Baptized by Fire” mixed martial arts event is scheduled Saturday night at Brainerd Area Civic Center.

Two of the CFX's new title belts were originally scheduled to be on the line in featherweight and welterweight classes. But the status of the featherweight contest remained in doubt.

The main event will feature undefeated Adam McDonough of the Warriors Alliance of Brainerd and Matt Delanoit of Omaha's Disorderly Conduct fight gym vying for the welterweight title belt.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and action will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at

The undercard features 190-pound Matt Lagou and Lucas Ainsworth of Ultimate Martial Arts. 

Other scheduled matches:

• Fight Mafia of Brainerd's Jessie Hernandez (170) vs. Ultimate Martial Arts' Marc Hummel. 

• Dylan Wright (135) fights Brad Hofstrand of Fight Mafia

• Tyler Mathison (135) meets Joey Renner from the Fight Mafia. 

• Matt Cecil (155) faces Josh Holtz of the Fight Mafia.

• Nick Merkley (155) of the Fight Mafia goes up against Korey Blazak of Ultimate Martial Arts. 

• Dan Soukoup (145) takes on Louise Becerra. 

• Fight Mafia's Andy Anderson (185) meets Kevin Campbell. 

• Steve Fozlin (195) of the Fight Mafia takes on Mike Suttles.