MMA matches explore the age-old conflict of man against man, much like Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Man. Watch ancient themes play out with this Groupon.
- One ticket to XFE Cage Wars 25
- When: Saturday, August 17, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Sands Bethlehem Events Center
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Click here to view the seating chart. <p>
- $40 for for premium floor seating in rows three and back (an $83.25 value)
- $60 for for floor seating in the first two rows (a $121.50 value)<p>
XFE Cage Wars 25
On August 17, some of East Coast’s feistiest up-and-coming MMA fighters make their way to the Sands Bethlehem Events Center for a series of Xtreme Fight Events bouts. The first bell rings at 7 p.m., signalling the start to an evening that features the return of UFC veteran and fan favorite Carmelo Marrero, who made his triumphant XFE debut in June by toppling the gritty JA Dudley.
Surrounding the main bouts, XFE 25 also boasts an undercard loaded with talent. In particular, the match between wrestling wizard Eric Albright (2-1) and heavy-hitter PJ Sweda Jr. (1-0) has generated early buzz. Though Albright has dominated opponents in his two victories, Sweda made an especially noisy impact in his victory, when he delivered a rocking kick to his opponent’s head during the match’s ceremonial anatomy lesson.
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sands Bethlehem Event Center was constructed only in 2011, and its striking charcoal-colored box still has the sheen of a piece of just-released technology. The space was designed so that no seat would be more than 137 feet or 20 Shaquille O’Neals away from the stage. Despite the intimate feel, the venue is large enough to support no-holds-barred audiovisual displays, and it regularly welcomes spectacle-loving national acts in a variety of genres.