Members of the Iron Pit Fight team pose for a photo to promote the upcoming High Desert Brawl, which is scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 16 at Diamond Mountain Casino. Photo by Maddie Musante
June 25 — After taking a one-year hiatus, the Iron Pit Fight Team is once again hosting its popular fight night at Diamond Mountain Casino — the High Desert Brawl.
The brawl is scheduled to take place Aug. 16 and will feature many local fighters who will face opponents from all over the western United States.
According to the team’s coach and event organizer, Rudy Valentine, eight Iron Pit fighters are scheduled to fight right now, but Valentine is still looking for opponents for some of them.
“We’ve got guys coming from Oregon, down south and Nevada, so we’re spread all over … we’ve also, I think, got a team from Idaho that will probably be coming down,” he said.
This the 10th year Iron Horse Gym’s fight team has put on the event.
This year, the team hopes to draw as many fighters as it can from out of the area.
“We’ve been doing this for a while, so a lot of the time we end up fighting a lot of the local clubs and we get fought out as far as that goes, so we have to branch out,” Valentine said.
The team has recently added some new members, as well as staff, who are not only helping prepare for the brawl, but also assisting with classes, training and marketing and at the gym.
“I’ve got some new people here at the gym, which is really exciting,” said Valentine.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, June 24 edition of the Lassen County Times.