NAFC/Driller presents Knockout Kings Muay Thai/K-1

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Punches, kicks,elbows, and knees will all be on display Saturday May 25th when Driller promotions joins forces with NAFC out of Milawuakee, WI. To put on a solid line up of fights at High Five sports bar in Burnsville, MN.

NAFC is owned by Kickboxing legend Duke Roufus, who also runs the world famous Roufusport gym. This will be Drillers’ 3rd conquest with Muay thai/K-1 rules. Their first two shows, which showcases many Academy fighters, went very well and exceeded expectations from a crowd standpoint as well as the quality of fights.  Driller’s Dana White like leading man Jeremy Bjornberg is looking to make this show the best yet.

Like past shows, the line up is full of up and coming Academy fighters from the mma team and Thai boxing squad. In the nights Main Event Ben Locken (Academy) (2-2 mma 1-0 k-1) will lock horns with Dan Kiser (10-3 mma, 1-1 k-1). Other Academy fighters on the card include Tom Jenkins looking to to 3-0 on drillers’ shows, Chris Keller, and first timer Micheal Jokondo.

In a highly anticpated fight of the night Academy’s Jordan Parsons (6-1 mma) will get in the ring vs the athletic and tough Starr Roberts. Parsons is a rising star in the mma world. The former CFA featherweight champion will also be making his first appearance in a Minnesota cage next month for Driller.

The show will starts at 7pm and tickets will be available at the door,from the fighters, or on

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This coming Thursday (march 7th) Mike ” the marine” Richman is set to do battle with Alexandre “popo” Bezzerra in the semi final round of Bellator’s featherweight tournament. The winner will go on to the tournament final on either march 28th or april 4th. This is Richmans second tournament run under the bellator promotion. During his run he has gone 3-1 with all 3 wins by knockout.


Jordan “pretty boy” Parsons was scheduled to fight March 2nd for CFA (cage fighting alliance) in Miami, Florida at 145 lbs in a rematch against Danny Chavez who Parsons beat to win CFA’s Featherweight title just last summer. Coming off his 1st career loss in his defense of the belt, “pretty boy” has been chomping at the bit to get his hands on anybody they will give him. Hungry for battle, to say the least. The fight has now been pushed to April 20th.


On March 23rd Donald williams, Ben Locken, Jesse Midas, and Sean Richman will all fight for SEG/Driller promotions in Burnsville, MN. The show is nearly sold out, the only way to get tickets in the next few weeks is from the fighters themselves. One of the more anticipated fights of the night will be Sean Richman vs Nick Spina for the promotions 145lb Amatuer belt.

Stay Tuned for news, notes, and match ups for April!