While mixed martial arts combines various international fighting traditions, mixed martial law blends subjugation tactics from various dictators for life, militant vice principals, and mall security guards. Embrace the universal politics of blurrily fast kicks with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get one ticket to Xtreme Fight Series #56 "Organized Chaos" at Qwest Arena on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. (a $20 value).
Xtreme Fight Series brings its latest full-contact MMA spectacle to life in the form of "Organized Chaos," a multi-bout rumble that blends the grace of ballet with the slobberknocking blows of a bench-clearing brawl. Observers revel in the gladiatorial fracas from the close-up confines of Qwest Arena's lower bowl, cataloging every brutal take-down, choke hold, and wet willie. "Organized Chaos" packs a total of 14 fights into a thrillingly punchy evening, capped off by a highly anticipated grudge match between currently undefeated welterweight champion “Nasty” Nate Decker and former XFS champion Alex Lambert. Iranian sensation Mikael Melkumov and Russian brawler Mazier Soebi make the event an international engagement, showcasing exotic fighting styles and fighting over whose alphabet has the prettier accent marks. In addition to four championship bouts, "Organized Chaos" features Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter Kyacey “Ice Cold” Uscola as a guest of honor, appearing before adoring fans and leading crowds in show-tune medleys during between-match breaks.
2013 Chili & Salsa Fest
What makes a chili recipe the best there is? The judges at this year's Chili & Salsa fest will have to figure that out for themselves as they award entries of chili—and salsa—in this year's competitions. At Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, the scents of fall food mingle in the air, making it tricky for patrons to decide whose wares to sample. And as evening comes on, so does the crowd, as the event shifts to watching college and NFL football on the big screen.