Susanville Iron Pit fight team member Auston Stewart hits his opponent, Evan Cunningham, with a punch sending him to the mat where Stewart finished him by TKO victory in High Desert Brawl 14. File photo

Pure Combat High Desert Brawl 16 rumbles at Diamond Mountain Casino Saturday night

Once again, the mixed martial arts world focuses its attention on Diamond Mountain Casino Saturday, Sept. 9 for the Pure Combat High Desert Brawl 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fights begin at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Dan Compton, left, dodges a punch thrown by opponent Chad Brewer during the 200-pound MMA Super Title Fight at High Desert Brawl 12.

For those who are ready to rumble but can’t attend in person, an official pay-per-view livestream is available at

The first matches on the card have already been announced (subject to change without notice), scheduling five MMA fights — three professional title bouts and two amateur bouts.

Professional fights
At 170 pounds, Justin Baseman, ranked No. 20, representing FightKore MMA, of Reno, Nevada, (22-28-1), battles Carson Frei, of Oregon, ranked No. 104 (11-5-0). At 265 pounds, Carl “Badwater” Seumanutafa, representing the El Niño Center in San Francisco, California, (12-14-0) faces Braxton Smith, of Austin, Texas, ranked No. 174 (5-2-0). At 265 pounds, Ronny Markes, of Orlando, Florida, ranked No. 5, (22-10-0) squares off against DJ “Da Protege” Linderman, representing Dosmithin Athletics, of Yreka, California (23-18-0).

Amateur fights
As 185 pounds, Auston Stewart, representing Arashi Do Martial Arts, of Edmonton, Alberta ranked No. 5 (3-0-0) faces Joe Murray, of Nevada, ranked No. 7 (5-1-0). At 145 pounds, Edward “EJ” Schmehl, of Nevada, ranked No. 9 (4-4-0) battles Anthony Greed, of Redding, ranked No. 281 ((0-1-0).

If you’re into MMA events, the Pure Combat High Desert Brawl 16 is one you won’t want to miss.

For tickets or more information, call Diamond Mountain Casino at (530) 252-100.