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Sep 8, 2010 9:20 PM

Colorado Springs fighters highlight MMA card at CSU-Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. - The first ever mixed martial arts event at CSU-Pueblo will take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Massari Arena, featuring a fight card boasting an Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran and several top Pueblo MMA fighters.

Colorado's own Shane Carwin, who is currently ranked as the 3rd best Heavyweight in the World, will also be making a special appearance for the Bring the Thunder MMA event.

The event will benefit CSU-Pueblo's athletics program. The main event features Cameron Dollar, a UFC veteran, against Brett Roller. They are two of the most exciting fighters in the area and used to train together. There is no love lost between the two. Since competing on the Ultimate Fighter and losing his debut in the UFC, Cameron cut down to 145 and is trying to establish himself as a top featherweight and get signed by a bigger promotion. Brett Roller is one of the toughest guys around. He was actually committed to wrestle for CSU-Pueblo coming out of high school after pulling off the biggest upset in Colorado wrestling history. He beat the 4 year undefeated Tom Clum 11-10 in the state finals. The program was dropped soon after his commitment and he chose to pursue MMA instead of wrestling. Brett was originally slated to face Alvin Robinson who pulled off the card due to signing with the Bellator Fighting Championships. Brett didn't hesitate when the opportunity of fighting Cameron came up. There is some bad blood between the two that stems from a falling out when they used to train together and Brett wants to settle it in the cage. Brett is one of those guys that will fight anyone, anytime, anyplace. This fight is going to be fireworks."

There are a number of other exciting bouts on Saturday's card. Tickets are available at the door and all proceeds benefit CSU-Pueblo athletics.

 

 

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