This Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 M Resort Spa and Casino will bring a Pro/AM event to its location.
This is the first I've heard of amateurs getting to be on the same card with some well known professional fighters in a major Las Vegas casino. The main attraction of this event will pit John "Quick Guns" Gunderson (pictured) against Ashe "The Archer" Bowman.
I have yet to hear of any lines posted, but will side with Gunderson and his lightning quick punches. If I do hear of a line for these fighters, I will update my column. Please check back.
M Resort Spa and Casino is just one of the many major Las Vegas casinos to host professional MMA events.
To quote Joseph A. Magliarditi, Executive Vice President and COO of the M Resort, "MMA is becoming a huge sport, and there is no better city to fight in than Las Vegas-the fight capital of the world. We're excited that our venue can provide such a professional setting for these athletes, who really are the next generation fighter."
MMA is not a trend. It's popularity is increasing monthly around the world. Check back next week when we start breaking down UFC 104.
If you have questions or comments, you can email me at Erick Kapp.