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CFX event on tap Jan. 19 in Wadena

Joe Jasicki of S.T.O.M.P. Mixed Martial Arts is getting ready to put some heat in a cold Minnesota winter.

Jasicki and his MMA fighters will put on CFX 43 - "The Beginning" -Jan. 19 at the Wadena Armory. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the Cage Fighting Extreme event, and fights start at 7 p.m.

Jasicki will have many of his own fighters competing. Joel Snyder, Jerdan "Dolph" Stinar, Justin "Mad Dog" Matthiesen, Mark "The Natural" Niemela, Ethan Niemela, Fikret Saric, Tony Huon and William Ewertsen will see action.

Other MMA fighters on the card will include Mike Larson, Marc Hummel, Joel Wales, Casey Lucken, Devion Clark, Puhlad Muradov and Aaron Bohn.

A special guest of the Wadena MMA competition will be Ultimate Fighting Challenge/World Extreme Cage fighting (UFC/WEC) veteran Brock Larson.

"We are real happy to bring to Wadena its first sanctioned cage fights," Jasicki said. "This is our two-year anniversary of being in business, and it will be nice to test some of the skills that our guys have acquired in that amount of time."

Tickets are on sale at the STOMP-MMA gym, Firehouse Bar and Grill and from individual fighters.