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Jackson's MMA Series XI, tonight

Homegrown MMA at Tingly

By Ari LeVaux [ Sat Aug 10 2013 10:48 AM ]
NIck Urso, right, at the weigh-ins for Jacksons MMA Series XI, pictured with Jackson's welterweight  Clint Roberts
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NIck Urso, right, at the weigh-ins for Jacksons MMA Series XI, pictured with Jackson's welterweight Clint Roberts

Jackson’s MMA Series XI is set to rock Tingly Colliseum tonight. The first bout of the amateur undercard starts at 7 pm. The undercard features one of my favorite amateurs to watch, Eric Dodson, younger brother of UFC Flyweight contender John Dodson.

The main card is headlined by a Featherweight contest between Conrad Padilla of Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA and Nick Rhoads, who makes the trip from Tucson into hostile territory.

Also on the under, Jackson/Winkeljohn product Nick Urso takes on Ronnie White of Lovato Fitness in Albuquerque, in what should be an exciting cross-town rivalry in the Flyweight division. Urso is just a win or two away from a shot at the UFC, according to his striking coach Mike Winkeljohn.

If you’ve never been to a Jackson’s MMA Series event in Tingly, it’s worth a trip. The flashing lights and bone-shaking sound system are on par with the big shows, like UFC and Bellator, and the caliber of fights usually are too. If you’re stuck at home, like I’ll be, you can stream it live.

Go to [link] for info on streaming and tickets.