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Steve Lafriniere (left) won his MMA debut after training with Lucas Holzhueter (right) of Detroit Lakes. SUBMITTED PHOTO

A successful MMA fighting debut

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Eight weeks ago Steven Lafriniere of Mahnomen was just another guy who watched Mixed Martial Arts for many years and wondered what it would be like to get in the ring. 


After hearing about a local card coming to the Shooting Star Casino, he contacted a friend who was also interested in fighting, Alex Neeland of Lake George. 

Both men jumped at the opportunity to experience what it was like to get in the ring.

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