The first fight in the Alaska Beatdown Featherweight Tournament (145-pounds) will be the Main Event at Friday’s combat sports bouts in Centennial Hall.
Henry Dehling will take on undefeated Christian Rotola as the signature bout of the Featherweight Tournament later in the evening. Rotola is 3-0 and has had impressive victories over some good competition, none of which has gone to a decision. This bout will begin after the preliminaries.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for assorted bouts including:
155-pound Drake Clements vs. Clifford White, both fighters only have one loss; heavyweights Josh Lehauli vs. “Crown” Royal Hudson. Royal gets a shot at unbeaten Lehauli after upsetting crowd favorite Silver Maake at Beatdown 8; and welterweights Tyrel Kleinsmith vs. Jauger Tipps. These two have no wins between them but only because they don’t mind fighting tough opponents. Both are very skilled and athletic.