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CFX brings entertainment to Runestone Community Center

Contributed Stephen Watt (top) of Crystal applied the rear-naked choke that won him his match over Eagle Bend's Tony Houn at the Runestone Community Center in the 155-pound weight class this past Saturday.

Cage Fighting Xtreme (CFX) brought a lot of action to the Runestone Community Center this past Saturday as 20 amateur fighters were welcomed to Alexandria in front of almost 800 fans at the RCC.

The Mixed Martial Arts event featured 10 amateur fights, including three in the heavyweight division. Brett Murphy defeated Mike Siegler by TKO at 1:10 of the first round in the super heavyweight division.

In one of the evening's main events, Nate Reed battled Levi Pray in a heavyweight battle between the two Alexandria fighters. Reed pounced on Pray early and landed some heavy hits on the ground. Reed then found an opening as Pray offered up his back, allowing his opponent to apply a rear-naked chokehold. That forced Pray to tap out at 2:42 of the first round.

Shawn Nelson battled Jake Dahle through three rounds to pick up the win in the final heavyweight battle. Both fighters came out swinging before the pace slowed in the final two rounds. The fight was put into the judges' hands after three rounds, with Nelson earning the 30-27 win.

CFX already has plans to return to Alexandria later this year, with the venue likely switching to a smaller event at Fat Daddy's. A larger professional event is also in the works toward the end of the year.


HEAVYWEIGHT - Nate Reed def. Levi Pray by submission, rear-naked choke at 2:42 of first round

HEAVYWEIGHT - Shawn Nelson def. Jake Dahle by unanimous decision, 30-27

180 - Geoff Latch def. Brad Vickers by TKO at 0:30 of the first round

155 - Stephen Watt def. Tony Houn by submission, rear-naked choke, 0:57 of second round

155 - Ramsey Welch def. Mike Roush by submission, guillotine choke at 1:20 of first round

170 - Corbin Peterson def. Kyle Davis by submission, triangle choke at 1:47 of second round

170 - Cody Pahan def. Jesse Hernandez by submission, triangle choke at 0:40 of second round

135 - Fikret Saric def. Chase Kelm by submission, armbar at 0:34 of first round

185 - Tony Martin def. Marshal Omberg by TKO at 0:38 of first round

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT - Brett Murphy def. Mike Siegler by TKO, 1:10 of the first round