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Fighting Alliance Championship 14 seen by hundreds at Kent Freeman Arena

Detroit Lakes hosted an amateur and professional mixed martial arts event at the Kent Freeman Arena on Friday night.

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Nelly Thompson shadows Victor Moreno on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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DETROIT LAKES – Hundreds gathered at the Kent Freeman Arena for the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 event on Friday night.

The mixed martial arts fight night consisted of 12 bouts, including a six-fight card that was broadcast on the UFC Fight Pass streaming service. FAC 14 was highlighted with a co-main event. Dakota Bush defeated Josh Streacker after Jonas Flok beat Donald Bush. FAC 14 started with six amateur fights before an intermission.

The Fighting Alliance Championship is an MMA promotion in the Midwest that hosts professional and amateur fights. Friday night's competitors are aiming to work towards making it to the UFC, the biggest MMA promotion in the world.

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Omoyele Gonzalez walks to the cage before his match against Brian McDowell on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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Sam Cleveland pumps himself u[ before his match against Jesse Wannemacher on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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Elle Wagman pumps herself up on her way to the ring before her match against Kara Marie Visloski on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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Donald Bush goes through the pre-fight medical protocol with a trainer on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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Omoyele Gonzales, left, delivers a kick to Ben McDowell on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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Jesse Wannemacher celebrates around the cage after his win over Sam Cleveland on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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Donald Bush walks to the cage before his co-main event fight against Jonas Flock on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.
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Jonas Flok walks to the cage before his match against Donald Bush on May 20, 2022 at the Fighting Alliance Championship 14 MMA night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes.

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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