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Locals line up to show mixed martial arts skills
Fighters weigh in Friday at Club Stewart in preparation for the Father’s Day Knock Out Fight Night on Saturday. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Father’s Day Knockout Fight Night tournament held their weigh-in Friday, and though the fighters were on edge as they made their weights and tried to stare each other down, for the fans on hand they seemed to be having a good time.

The weigh-in/meet-and-greet at Club Stewart was a promotion sponsored by Fort Stewart to have members of the community enjoy free food and mingle with the fighters in preparation for the tournament, which took place on Saturday night.

Installation Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin, one of the organizers, said, "Our goal is to bring the community together in a family-oriented outreach. We put together some kind of organized activity every quarter, and our intention is to have members of both the military community and the surrounding communities get together and have a good time. Judging from everyone here, we’ve accomplished that goal tonight."

With a packed house at the club, the fighters came out and weighed in their respective divisions. After each competitor faced the scales, they then faced each other in a stare down to see who would blink first.

Pick up a copy of Sunday's Coastal Courier for the complete story and read Wednesday's Coastal COurier for the fight results.

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