Punches are coming to Poughkeepsie.

A cage fighting event is hitting Poughkeepsie, New York this weekend.

Mixed Martial Arts has come a long way over past couple of decades. The early days of sport was style against style and it could get extremely barbaric. The original tournaments of the Ultimate Fighting Championship didn't were extreme and didn't enforce very many rules. That's why the sport earned the nickname human cockfighting. Almost 30 years after the first UFC tournament the company is now worth billions of dollars.

New York State has many MMA fans despite being the last state to legalize it. New York legalized mixed martial arts in 2016. Since then there have been several gyms and fighting promotions open in the Hudson Valley. Some fighting promotions from out of state even travel to the area.

Dead Serious MMA is a fighting promotion out of New Jersey and they will be bring a fight card here to the Hudson Valley on Saturday, November 5. The matches will be held in downtown Poughkeepsie at the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center.


Mixed martial arts fights are extremely entertaining. If you have never been to one you may want to check out this event this weekend.

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