Fights to air on TV


Mixed martial bouts at OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa on July 8 will appear on Showtime.

June 15, 2011

Pat Bennett faces Kenny "Deuce" Garner in Costa Mesa July 8, part of a night of fights that will air live on Showtime.

The rematch of the 2010 M-1 Selection Americas Tournament heavyweight finalists is the featured fight of a mixed martial arts event titled "M-1 Challenge: Bennett vs. Garner" in the Hangar at the OC Fair & Events Center. M-1 GLOBAL in association with Roy Englebrecht made the announcement today.

Garner (6-3) last faced Bennett (4-2) in the 2010 M-1 Selection Amercias tournament finals, where he won a convincing first-round TKO. Garner has four knockout wins and is seeking another.


"I'll fight anyone, anytime for M-1 GLOBAL," Garner said in a release. "I've got to do better than what I've done before and this is my opportunity to chase down my belt! I've been training hard and I'm not losing to Pat Bennett; he's not making it out of the first round."

Bennett wants revenge.

"This is an opportunity to avenge my loss to Kenny and it's a fight I've wanted badly," Bennett said. "He's the only one on my mind and I've got a point to prove."

Tickets are priced at $75 for the front row and all other seats are $50, and can be purchased online at or by calling Roy Englebrecht Promotions at (949) 760-3131.

— From staff reports

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