Nick Gamst is bringing his Brutaal Genesis show back to Austin for the second time this year when he invades the Holiday Inn on Friday night.
The all-amateur show will feature a couple of local fighters and several Brutaal Genesis regulars. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with fights starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating.
"It's a really small venue down there in Austin, but it's a fun place for fights," Gamst said.
On of the featured matchups will be a rematch from a fight that ended in a draw earlier this year. Squaring off at 135 pounds, Zach Kellso and Aruan Campa will meet once again. The last time this two guys were in the cage, they engaged in a three-round war and it was too close for even the judges to decide.
Gamst said Campa is 5-5, while Kellso is 3-4. Kellso trains with Anytime Fight Club.
"Definitely a fight of the night contender," Gamst said. "Basically, both Campa and Kellso were winning their last fights against tough guys in Mankato. They both lost, but I mean Campa was giving Max Clifford all he could handle, and Max Clifford is a tough kid. Same with Kellso and Ryan Brown. Basically, this gives these two guys a good chance to get back on the right track. They fought to a draw up in Fergus Falls, and I expect this one to be wild and back and forth."
The other fight of the night contender could come from the main event. Austin's Bobbe Dulitz will meet up with Rochester's Ben Hoffman at 150 pounds. Dulitz has been training all over Minnesota in the past few weeks, while Hoffman trains with Aaron Vold at Compound MMA in Rochester.
Hoffman is coming off of a win over Mike Zinda in Rochester last month, while Dulitz suffered a loss in his last Austin fight. Dulitz said he's hoping to redeem himself in front of family and friends this time in Austin.
"Ben is 2-0, but he's only beat Grant Meany and Mike Zinda," Gamst said. "He's mainly a ground guy. Aaron Vold said his ground has really been improving. He's not a wrestler, so he spends a lot of time on his back in practice. He's kind of a wirey kid, but he comes to fight. I know Bobbe has taken this fight very seriously. I think he got a wakeup call in his last fight.