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Halifax Fight Team hosts MMA open mat event in South Boston

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The Halifax Fight Team is hosting a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) open mat event in South Boston on Saturday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Adams Total Fitness. Amateur MMA fighters from around the area will be sparring and working on their technique at the training session and mat event. The Halifax Fight Team consists of two founding members, Joshua Cook and Ray Kahler, and several other fighters: Jasper Scott (boxer and wrestler style), Charlie Conner (boxer and jiu jitsu style), Demetrius Dye (striker style), Brandon Perkins (freestyle kickboxing and submission wrestling), Jeremy Culley (the team’s newest member), and several others. Conner, Perkins, Cook, and Kahler are all competing in a July 15 event in Independence, Va. By hosting the South Boston open mat event, the Halifax Fight Team aims to showcase the sportsmanship of MMA fighting and help the visiting fighters improve their skills, while promoting the sport in Southside Virginia.



Pulliam collects big payday at SBS

Lee Pulliam collected a $5,000 payday for his NASCAR late model race team Tuesday night, winning a fairly sedate 200-lap feature at South Boston Speedway.

Stallings gets first win

Blake Stallings celebrated heartily in NASCAR Victory lane Tuesday night, after holding off Tommy Peregoy in a razor-thin, heart-stopping finish in the limited sportsman 100-lapper at SBS.

Watkins returns to SBS in style

Former SBS track champion Chuck Watkins returned in style Tuesday night, winning the 50-lap Pure Stock feature at South Boston Speedway, in the opening race Tuesday night.

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