Local fighters ready for Brawl at the Border

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Dave Mathieson
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AMHERST - The moment is almost here.
The mixed martial artists will have their weigh-ins at Dooly's today, and then tomorrow night they step into the cage and do battle at the Brawl at the Border at Amherst Stadium.
"It should be a great night of fighting," said one of the Brawl at the Border headliners, Justin Bourgeois.
Bourgeois' opponent is Serge Tufedezic who fights out of Montreal.
"He's known for his ju-jitsu, so it should be an interesting fight," said Bourgeois.
The Springhill fighter, who grew up wrestling for Springhill High School, fights well on the ground and standing up.
"I'm not going into the fight with a grand strategy," Bourgeois said.
"I'll just adapt in the ring and do what I have to do to try to win."
Bourgeois is nervous but will use the nerves to his advantage.
"You can go into the ring too nervous, that's called the 'black zone,' or you can go into the ring too calm, that's called the 'yellow zone.' If you go into the ring in the black or yellow zone, then you're in trouble," said Bourgeois. "Having the right balance of nervousness is called the 'red zone' and that's where I hope to be when I step in the cage on Saturday night."
No matter what zone he's in or how his fight turns out, Bourgeois wants to make sure the fans get their moneys worth.
"I think it's going to be a real eyeopener for a lot of people," said Bourgeois.
"They'll see first hand how intense and how real it is."
The card will have 10 fights. Other local fighters entering the cage are John Hachey, Josh Strickland, Jeremy Henry, Ryan VanSnick and Brian Johnston.
Today's weigh-ins begin at 1 p.m.
Doors open at the Stadium at 6:30 p.m., and the first bout is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Non-licensed tickets cost $30 and licensed tickets cost $35.
Tickets are available at Dooly's and as of last night, there were 20 licensed tickets and 50 non-licensed tickets left at Dooly's. Tickets are also available from local fighters.

dmathieson@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Brawl, Springhill High School

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Montreal

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  • con
    January 18, 2010 - 10:34

    I always believed that advanced tickets were offered at a lower price to entice patrons to buy their tickets early helping the promotors get an idea of how ticket sales are proceeding.
    Whether a rock concert, a home show or a theatrical event, advanced ticket prices remained the same and always were priced less then at the door on the day of the event.
    It seems advanced ticket sales for this event have somehow risen to the same price as the at the door price, WHY ??