Before bouts, MMA fighters touch gloves as a gesture of respect and to make sure the other fighter hasn't coated the gloves with honey. Watch your favorite fighter sting like a bee with this Groupon to Alaska Fighting Championship 96: Tornado vs. Potbelly at Sullivan Arena on Wednesday, January 16, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get two tickets for reserved seating in sections 111L, 112R, 113R/L, 114R/L, 115R/L, 116R/L 117R, or 118L (up to an $80.70 value, including all fees).
- For $40, you get four tickets for the same seating options (up to a $161.40 value, including all fees).
Seats in the wet section—labeled in green on the seating chart—are only available for customers aged 21 and older.
Alaska's brawniest homegrown fist-slingers unleash fury on well-matched opponents during AFC 96, a thrilling 12-bout event of hard-hitting fights. A middleweight battle headlines the evening's card, as Tommie "The Tornado" Matthews exchanges jabs and weather forecasts with Tommy "Pot Belly Assassin" Ide. In a light heavyweight bout billed as the co-main event, Rod "Short Notice" Pucak will attempt to stay upright against Chris Johnson, who has twice won the Knockout of the Night award. Before the main events, the arena will quake with seven other intense bouts, including two matches between female competitors and a bruising waltz between Jeff Bailey and Zach "Snack Pack" Shelley that will determine which fighter has to abandon the octagon for a career as a retail-store mannequin.