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Holt wins his MMA debut at Shooting Star

The Lakes Area Warrior fighters Max (Alex) Woodard of Frazee, Coach Lucas Holzhueter and Casey Holt of Detroit Lakes made their MMA debuts Friday at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Max (Alex) Woodard and Casey Holt made their MMA Debut in “Submit or Break II” at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen last Friday.

At 145 pounds, Holt had a first-round victory at the 1:06 mark, via the Anaconda Choke, for the win over Mike Hatton of Red Lake.

Woodard fought well through the first round but took some damage and looked to come out for the second round.

But Referee and the ringside doctor stopped the fight due to heavy cuts.

Both men train with the Lakes Area Warriors MMA Club out of the Detroit Lakes School of Taekwondo and Kumdo.

The school’s website can be found at