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TUF 9 HAS CHICAGO FLAVOR

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mark-miller-iflChicago’s MMA knew that 2 Chicago-area fighters would be vying for spots on this season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. What we didn’t know (until recently, but we aren’t spoilers) is that the two would be squaring off against each other in the prelims.

Welterweights, training partners and friends, Mark Miller and Kevin Knabjian had to battle each other for a spot in the house on episode 2 of TUF9. Miller emerged the victor.

From UFC.com: “After a competitive first round, the action kicked into gear in the second when Knabjian dropped Miller to the mat and went for a submission. Miller escaped, and moments later, he tagged Knabjian and hurt him. Miller didn’t let his friend off the hook, and referee Steve Mazzagatti halted the bout.”

Check out our interview with Mark Miller from last summer, when he was preparing for the debut of “Adrenaline”. He talks about his cage approach and the MMA scene in Chicago. Miller is also a veteran of the now defunct IF and trains with Dino Costeas MMA.

Check out this fight from Kevin Knabjian, from the debut of PFC last May against Mario Stapel. Knabjian trains with Gilbert Grappling.

Keep visiting Chicago’s MMA as we follow Miller’s progress on TUF and find out what’s next for Knabjian

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