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CFX Gladiator Evolution’s mixed martial arts event attracted more than 1,500 fan

McDonough’s title headlines Brainerd card

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Adam McDonough won the first title fight ever conducted by CFX Gladiator Evolution in the “Baptized by Fire” mixed martial arts event Saturday night at Brainerd Area Civic Center.

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More than 1,500 fans watched McDonough (170 pounds) defeat Matt Delanoit of Omaha’s Disorderly Conduct Gym 10 seconds into the second round.

The main event was one of three pro fights on the card.

At 145, Courtney Buck, Minnesota Top Team, defeated Mike Lambert by TKO at 58 seconds of the first round due to a broken nose.

At 195, Steve Foslien, Fight Mafia Warriors Alliance, beat Mike Suttles by submission due to rear naked choke at 1:02 of the first round.

In amateur fights:

• 200, Matt Lagou, Las Vegas, beat Lucas Ainsworth, Ultimate Martial Arts, by TKO at 1:53 of first round.

• 170, Jessie Hernandez, Fight Mafia Warriors Alliance, beat Marc Hummel, Ultimate Martial Arts, by submission to rear naked choke at 39 seconds of first round.

• 135, Dylan Wright defeated Brad Hofstrand, Fight Mafia Warriors Alliance, by TKO at 1:42 of second round.

• 155, Josh Holtz, Fight Mafia Warriors Alliance, beat Matt Cecil by TKO at 2:52 of first round.

• 190, Andy Anderson, Fight Mafia Warriors Alliance, beat Kevin Campbell by TKO at 1:09 of first round.

• 135, Tyler Mathison beat Joey Renner, Fight Mafia Warriors Alliance, by submission to guillotine choke at 1:55 of third round.

• 155, Nick Merkley, Fight Mafia Warriors Alliance, beat Korey Blazak, Ultimate Martial Arts, by submission to rear naked choke at 1:53 of first round.

The next CFX Gladiator Evolution events are scheduled May 7 at Alexandria, July 23 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and Aug. 20 at Bada-Bing on Highway 371 North in Brainerd

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Matt Erickson
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