Warrior has MMA fight in Susanville

By Michael Zogg, The Del Norte Triplicate , @DNTripSports

The Warrior Mixed Martial Arts team traveled to Susanville for the High Desert Brawl at the Diamond Mountain Casino on Saturday.

Originally, both Matt Chadwick and Chris Hooper were scheduled to fight but Chadwick had four different fighters back out of the fight, and was left without an opponent.

Chris Hooper took on Eddie Blakely from Sacramento on Saturday but was chocked out on a guillotine midway through the second round.

"It was a really close fight," said Warrior MMA coach Ron Otremba. "He did really well; he had a couple of takedowns."

Warrior MMA would like to thank Jerry Young of Young and Sons Insurance for sponsoring the trip to


Otremba said the Warriors are working on setting up more mixed martial arts fights in a couple weeks in Medford, Ore. Warrior MMA is also planning on fighting in Cherry Heights in November. Otremba said Chadwick is being considered for a shot at a California title fight by the International Sport Combat Federation.

Reach Michael Zogg at mzogg@triplicate.com .

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