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Weekend Preview: September 14th & 15th

By Matt Frazier | Knuckle Junkies

A busy weekend in St. Louis starts tonight. Two grappling tournaments, two MMA events, and a local pro fights on live TV. Read about it all in the Weekend Preview!

St. Charles MMA's Josh Sampo has the biggest fight of his career tonight. Sampo will be fighting Antonio Banuelos in the co-main event for Legacy Fighting Championship. Sampo and Banuelos will square off in Houston, TX but fans locally can tune-in and watch the battle on AXSTV (Formerly HDNet.) Make sure you check out our interview from last week where Sampo talks about his opponent and the opportunity to fight on live TV.

KJ: You were originally scheduled to fight Rafael De Freitas but now it's Banuelos.

Sampo: When I got my new opponents name I was like: ‘Hell yeah.' I was super stoked. I've been a big fan of Antonio's. I saw him on the Tapout show and fighting in the WEC. He was somebody I would have loved to have fought and now I get the chance and at my weight class. On paper this has all of the ingredients for a freakin' all-out war. I wish Legacy had a Fight of the Night honor.

Legacy Fighting Championship
Friday - 9PM
Live on AXSTV!


Warrior Weekend kicks off tonight at the Hillsboro Civic Center. Hahn MMA with the cooperation of nearby gyms are putting together a weekend of combat starting tonight with a night of boxing.

Saturday the action continues with a grappling tournament at 2PM followed by another night of great fights. Check out our preview for more info of the kickboxing and MMA set to take place Saturday night and a list of the competitors.

Proceeds from the event go to Team Xtreme a non-profit organization created to help give a purpose to young adults with alcohol and substance abuse problems.

For more information on Warrior Weekend and rules for all the events check out

Warrior Weekend
Friday 7:30PM - Boxing
Saturday 2PM - Grappling Tournament
Saturday 7:30PM - Kickboxing & MMA
Hillsboro Civic Center - Hillsboro, MO


Saturday afternoon at Shady Jack's in downtown St. Louis. Cage Fighting Events has partnered up with the Hell's Angels of St. Louis for Mighty Mississippi Fights. A full amateur MMA card featuring local gyms as well as members of the local chapter of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club.

For more information on the event and to find out where to get tickets visit:

Mighty Mississippi Fights
Saturday - 2PM
Shady Jack's - St. Louis, MO


Last but certainly not least is the St. Louis Grappling Open. Gracie Humaita St. Louis is hosting a jiu-jitsu tournament at Xtreme Krav Maga in Fenton. Gracie Humaita who also runs the Missouri State Championships does a tremendous job with their tournaments. This event is open to all and features both gi and no-gi with weigh-ins at 8AM to 9:30AM both days.

For more information on the tournament and the rules for the event check out

St. Louis Grappling Open
Saturday & Sunday - Starting at 10AM
Xtreme Krav Maga - Fenton, MO

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