Brawl features 11 Butte fighters

Cage fighting is coming back to the Mining City.

A Butte-dominated card highlights the Butte Brawl, which is Saturday night. The mixed martial arts card features 13 fights with 11 Butte fighters entering the cage.

Fights start at 7 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center. (Clicker here to buy tickets.)

The main event pits Butte’s Jesse Newbreast, who trains with the Streets of Butte club, against Texas fighter Kyle Keeney in heavy-weight bout.

Three fights will pit Butte fighter vs. Butte fighter.

George Straight (Streets of Butte) will battle Jared McCourt, a Butte fighter from the Freestyle team, in a 160-pound fight.

In a 170-battle, Niklaus Folke (Streets of Butte) will fight Bryant Hansen (Freestyle) in an all-Butte fight. At the same weight, Shaq LeCoure (Streets of Butte) will fight Zach Anderson of Butte’s Lion Pit club.

In other fights, Butte’s Shawn Smith (Streets of Butte) will take on Helena’s Michael Williams in a 155-pound fight; Butte’s Joey Murray (Streets of Butte) will face Helena’s Louie Lopez at 170; Mike Pollard (Lion’s Pit) will take on Townsend’s Austin Schwope in a heavyweight bout and Butte’s Justin Azure (Streets of Butte) faces Helena’s Anthony Shurts at 130 pounds.

Also, Anaconda’s Jared Lunceford will fight Bozeman’s Zach Cross in a 180-pound fight. Cross is subbing for injured teammate Daniel Fanuzzi.

Click here for the full fight card.



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