Fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) can come out to support local fighters and Spartyka Nation on Jan. 29 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, for Spartyka Fight League XXII.
The fight will feature up to 20 bouts, including the 155-pound title between Damon Minor and Andres Encinales, both active-duty service members.
The event, part of Spartyka Nation’s Friday Night Fights, supports local MMA fighters while raising awareness and support for those who have served in the armed forces, both past and present.
“We’re going to do a tribute for the 12 Marines that were killed in the helicopter crash off the coast and we’re also hosting 80 wounded warriors at the event,” Founder and Owner of Spartyka Nation Chief Petty Officer Jimi Partyka said. “There’s a lot that’s going on, and it’s going to be a fun time.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.ynottix.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start time.
Spartyka Nation also hosts warrior challenge runs, softball and basketball tournaments, and the Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K, which now hosts events across the country, all with the common goal of raising awareness and support for those who have served.
Partyka is active-duty Navy, has gone on five deployments, worked with the Navy’s Mobile Training Team and with the Maritime Civil Affairs and Secutiry Training Command providing military to military training in countries all over the world.
For more information on Spartyka Nation and its events, visit www.spartykanation.com.