Minnesota MMA News and Driller promotions are teaming up to present "A-Town Throwdown VI" on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Austin Holiday Inn. And this time, two belts will be on the line.
ATT5 (#ATT5 ... use that on Twitter, win tickets; giveaways start later this week -- fans who promote the most, win tickets, pretty simple) features two title fights, plus the return of Minnesota standout Heath Rud.
Rud has been away from MMA since April of 2014, but he returned to training this summer at Imperial in Rochester. Now, he's ready to return to the cage. Rud, who's 5-1 as a pro and ranked No. 6 in Minnesota at 170, is fighting in the ATT5 main event against prospect Matt Paul (1-1) of Iowa.
"It's a tough fight for Heath, but the perfect fight for him to get back in there and figure out where he's at," Driller's Jeremy Bjornberg said. "It won't be an easy one for Heath. Matt Paul is a tough dude, and he's better than his record would indicate. It's a great main event for Austin, and I know both guys are looking for an exciting finish."
Two belts will be on the line that night, too. The Driller Promotions 170-pound and 155-pound amateur titles are up for grabs.
At 155, Performance Compound product Bobby Lee will battle Nico Jefferson for the strap.
Lee, who's just 19 and recently completed a stellar high school wrestling career, has been ripping through the competition