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A spectacular showing at the Sheraton Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Saturday, 05 February 2011 11:17

Of the nine fights that went off Friday during "Showdown at the Sheraton I," six made it into the third round and five went to a decision in front of a sold-out crowd in the Bloomington Sheraton ballroom.

It was an epic night for sure, and a night dominated by Sergio Cunha's Minnesota Fight Factory crew and the SEG-managed fighters. MFF fighters went 3-0, and could have gone 4-0 had Jamie Bowar not backed out of his scheduled fight with MFF's Chris McCalister. Lydell Miller, Nick Kirk and Marcus LeVesseur all brought home wins for MFF, while Kirk, LeVesseur, Brandon Merkt and Donald Williams all were winners for SEG.

The night couldn't have started much better as three of the four amateur fights went to a decision.

Zac Paletta and Daniel Renville kicked things off with a 130-pound clash. It ended up being the quickest amateur fight of the night, even though it made it into the second round.

Paletta was dominant in the first. He had a tight triangle on several times, including once late in the round that looked to be the end for Renville. Renville tried to roll out of the triangle, but he simply ended up on his back, still in the triangle and completely vulnerable to Paletta's ground-and-pound attack.

Paletta rained down punches but couldn't finish the fight in the first.

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