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MMA Fighting: L.A.W. competitors debut

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Lakes Area Warriors MMA Club had two Junior Members took part in their first competition the Midwest Submission Challenge on July 27.

After defeating a Jujitsu Blue belt with a head lock straight arm bar in the semifinal round, Mr. Ben Ortiz lost in the finals via leg triangle and placed second in the 14-17 year-old Light Heavyweight No-Gi Division.

Mr. Manuel Plaza brought home the bronze in the 14-17 year old Welterweight No-Gi Division with a Rear-naked choke during the final consolation round.

The Midwest Submission Challenge is a traveling submission only Jujitsu and Submission Wrestling Tournament. Both young men have been training Submission Wrestling and Kickboxing skills at the Detroit Lakes School of Taekwondo & Kumdo’s mixed martial arts club L.A.W MMA for about 5-6 months.