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Mixed martial arts coming to Sanford Center

BEMIDJI -- A mixed martial arts competition is coming to the Sanford Center in December.

SHINE MMA is putting on the event, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. Top state and local fighters, including Ben Strandlien, Blake Neeland, Kevin Clark, Brent Puffe and Brandon Rossbach are scheduled to take part, according to a press release. A full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, officials said.
Tickets range from $20 to $60 and go on sale on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Sanford Center ticket office, Lueken's Village Foods or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at