by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
Jacob Bunker, former Elk River wrestler, will make his amateur Mixed Martial Arts debut on Saturday evening at the Anoka Armory, announced promoter Jim Clark.
Bunker, a college student who has done well in several Jui jitsu tournaments, is nicknamed “Viking” in MMA, said Clark. He will face a Californian with a 1-1 record. Nine bouts are on the card, which starts 7 p.m. Bunker will be the second or third bout, Clark said.
Clark, also a former Elk wrestler, is an MMA amateur fighter himself in his 40’s, with an 8-4 record. He won’t be on this card, though.
Clark bought an MMA promotion company called Valhalla Cagefighting which is promoting this event. He promoted one previous event, in Foley.