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Brutaal makes return to Epic Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Saturday, 08 January 2011 10:07

Brutaal returns to Epic on Saturday night with seven amateur bouts and three pro fights.

Doors are scheduled to open at 7 p.m., with fights beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $45.

Highlighting the card is Ambition MMA's undefeated standout, Jeremy "The Hawk" Hamilton.

Hamilton is ranked No. 3 in Minnesota at 185 pounds.

As of right now, Gamst still hasn't been able to line up an opponent for Hamilton. Several opponents have agreed to the bout but later backed out. Of course, that's nothing new for Hamilton. He was set to face TUF alumni Jamie Yager during a W-1 fight in Canada in October. But Yager backed out of that fight due to an injury. In the weeks after Yager backed out, more than 20 fighters agreed to take on Hamilton, according to his trainer and manager Mike Reilly. But all of them backed out for one reason or another.

Hamilton will be looking for a stay-busy fight Saturday, and Gamst feels he'll have an opponent locked in later today or tomorrow.

"It stinks; I have someone I think is in, but it's not official yet, so I want to make sure it's done before I announce it," Gamst said.

There are two other pro fights on the card, including one between a pair of fighters making their pro debuts.

Nick Compton and Jason Benson are leaving the amateur ranks to turn pro, and they'll square off at 155 pounds. Compton trains at Northway, while Benson is with Barrage MMA.

"Compton has been a really good amateur for us," Gamst said. "He was 3-1 as an amateur, and his only

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