Sitka fighter appears on Spike program

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SITKA - A Sitka man has landed a spot in the Spike network show "The Ultimate Fighter."

Mixed martial arts fighter Richie Whitson will appear in at least one episode of the elimination bout series next month.

Spike network spokesman Salil Gulati says Whitson was one of 32 fighters chosen for the series, which begins April 1.

Whitson's fight will be shown April 8 on the cable network, but no one's saying yet if he advances in the competition and onto more shows.

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