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Mixed bag for Minnesota fighters at Black Bear KOTC event Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:05

CARLTON -- It was a mixed bag for Minnesota fighters competing during Saturday's King of the Cage event at Black Bear Casino.

The main card of the event was broadcast on live TV via MAV-TV. Only two fights were completed prior to the TV broadcast, which left three fights for the post-TV portion of the card.

Prior to the live TV broadcast, Vitaly Samoylenko secured a big win over Jake Wyman. The amateur locked up an Achilles squeeze late in the first round, forcing the submission at 2:56.

Josh Hautajarvi and Brian Miller fought to a majority draw. Two judges scored the fight 27-27 and the final judge scored it 29-27 for Miller.

Two Minnesota big men struggled Saturday night, while another dominated.

Kevin Asplund and Brett Murphy both suffered speedy first-round setbacks.

Asplund squared off against massive Mo Greene, who stands 6-foot-7. Greene didn't need long to put away Asplund. He finished the fight with a rear-naked choke just 1:57 into the opening round. This fight came after the live TV broadcast.

Murphy also faced a tall challenge in 6-foot-6 Anthony McDonald. It didn't go well for the Minnesota big man as he was rocked early and finished via

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