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McCombs will enter the ring

Shock defensive end Ben McCombs (No. 99 pictured above) will try his hand at Mixed Martial Arts on a 10-fight card in September at the Spokane Arena. (Yes, the af2 season will be over by then).

More below and a couple of other leftovers from Saturday’s win over Tri-Cities. 

Here’s a press release on the Arena Rumble, set for Saturday, Sept. 12: 

Co-headlining the MMA arrival and debut in Spokane is Jeremy Horn

With a professional record of 81-19-5, Horn

The current MFC World Middleweight Champion, Prangley

Horn and Prangley are participating in just two of this 10-fight professional card that will feature a number of the best fighters in the country, as well as some of the top Northwest professionals. Horn and Prangley’s opponents are yet to be determined.

Making his MMA debut at Arena Rumble is Shock defensive end Ben McCombs

Tickets go on sale Friday at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest outlets, or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT.

Spokane didn’t appear to suffer any serious injuries in Saturday’s easy win. Head coach Adam Shackleford said WR Charles Dillon (ankle) probably would have played if it had been a playoff game, but rested instead. He could return for Friday’s home game with Oklahoma City.

Here are Shock-Fever game recaps from the Tri-City Herald and CdA Press. And here’s a factual recap of Oklahoma City’s win (it was listed as a loss on the af2 Web site in the scores as well as the standings on Saturday night). Here’s another article on OKC’s record-setting offensive explosion.

No word on when the press conference will be (supposedly sometime this week), but I have confirmed the ArenaCup is bound for the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.


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