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March 11, 2011
MMA fighting event coming to Fort
McCoy April 9
|“Rumble at the Rumpel” is set for Saturday, April 9 at
the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. The event is open to the
Doors to the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) cage fight event will open at 5
p.m., with the fights beginning at 7 p.m. The Fort McCoy Directorate of
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) will host the
amateur-level event, which features U.S. Army Soldiers from Fort McCoy
MMA cage fighting brings together masters of various martial arts, such
as jiu-jitsu, karate —
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karate, kung fu —
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kungfu, kickboxing —
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickboxing, boxing and wrestling or the
best combination thereof, in no-holds barred combat to determine the
best martial art form. The matches are held in a hexagonal cage.
Participants conduct moves, which include kicks, grabs, arm bars, and
punches and knees to the face and body of their opponents. Many Soldiers
who participate in these events are well-versed in combatives training.
Participants will be bare foot, wear shorts and have their hands taped.
Strict rules and procedures will be enforced during the fights to ensure
the safety and well-being of the competitors.
Fight pairings will be determined by weight classes/divisions. A Rumble
Pre-Party will be held Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at McCoy’s, building
1571. The free event will include fighter weigh-ins, meetings and
greetings and entertainment.
Tickets are on sale for the April 9 event at the Rumpel Fitness Center;
Community Activity Center, building 2000; and Pine View Campground,
building 8053 for members of the Fort McCoy community. Ringside seats
will cost $40, and floor seats are $25. A limited number of tickets are
available. The tickets, if any remain, will go on sale to the public
Profits from the event will go to the DFMWR fund and will be used to
support DFMWR facilities and programs for Soldiers and their Family
members in the Fort McCoy community.
Soldiers who would be interested in participating in the event can call
Staff Sgt. Todd Raymond at 920-960-7862 for more information.
For more information about the event, call the Fort McCoy DFMWR Event
Hotline telephone numbers at 608-388-7400 locally or toll-free