"No Mercy III" MMA bouts this Saturday, Sept 6
DETROIT LAKES — “No Mercy III” presented by Driller Promotions, Minnesota’s premier mixed martial arts promotional company, is this Saturday, Sept. 6., at the Kent Freeman Arena.
Area MMA fans packed the arena in May for No Mercy II and this third installment has a similar number of local fighters and big names, along with fundraising for Dan Kiser, who was injured, suffering a brain injury, in the May fight and is still recovering.
In August, Dan’s father, Dan Kiser, Sr. told DL Newspapers, ““Dan is progressing well, but he still has a lot of rehab in front of him. Even if he’s up walking on his own, with assistance, he still has a long road ahead.”
This "No Mercy III" fight card is dedicated to Kiser. Five dollars of every ticket sold will be donated to his recovery and there will also be a spaghetti feed fundraiser Friday Night, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
“Please come show support for him and his continued recovery,” Event Organizer Chris Holt said.
Local stars Brian Heden, Kyler Wegner and Gemenie Strehlow all take on very tough tests at NO Mercy III.
Heden takes on 8-4 knockout artist Danyelle Williams from Owatonna, who is coming off a close five-round decision loss for the Driller Heavyweight title. Williams holds a knockout win over UFC and Bellator veteran Zak Jensen.
Wegner will take on Anoka's Derek Smith, a veteran who holds the only win over star wrestler and recent UFC cut Josh Janousek.
The two amateur fights, featuring four of the premier prospects in Minnesota, all explosive finishers, could steal the show:
Gemenie Strehlow versus fellow undefeated Light Heavyweight Dale Grindahl and 6-1 and Otis Hamilton from Ladysmith, Wis. against Becker's 2-0 Bobby Lee.
Tickets for Saturday night’s fights are available at www.cagetix.com or at the door. The doors open at 6 p.m. with fights beginning at 7 p.m.
And after-party will be held at Holiday Inn at the Holiday Beach Bar and Grill immediately following the fights. Live music featuring the band 8th hour and fans can meet their favorite fighters and ring girls.
Danyelle Williams vs Brian Heden 265 pounds
Derek Smith vs Kyler Wegner 180
Shannon Scott vs Tye Ferguson 155
Deangelo Curtis vs Corey Thompson 175
Dale Grindahl vs Gemenie Strehlow 205
Otis Hamilton vs Bobby Lee 160
Raul Rodriguez vs Michael Bullen 170
Drew Breckling vs Khaled Afara 125
Rob Anderson vs Jamie Lampi 155
Juan Pablo Hernandez vs Eric Halverson 180
Adam Holzgrove vs Jonathan Whitney 155
Sam Hernandez vs Ash Majek 145
Tom Krenzel vs Michael Walsh 185
Jack Shreffler vs Sam Khom 140