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Lifelong Alaskan Sam "The Hebrew Hope" Dunham got his start in martial arts at the age of 5, taking karate lessons.

He rediscovered martial arts in college, enrolling in UAA's tae kwon do class, in which he now holds a black belt.

Eventually he sought to better round out his skill set and has been training MMA at Greatland Martial Arts since.

He has won matches at the Alaska Fighting Championship and also at Thursday Night at the Fights. He teaches kids at Tae Kwon Do USA, and makes his living as a substitute teacher for the Anchorage School District.

He can probably beat you up, but luckily he doesn't want to.

E-mail Sam

AFC 106 to Stream LIVE on the Web - 3/10/2014 7:21 pm

Solid as a Rock FC: Results & Recaps (with GUEST JUNIOR BLOGGER!) - 2/18/2014 12:07 am

AFC 105: RESULTS & RECAPS - 2/13/2014 12:16 am

AFC 105: Flyweight Tournament! PREVIEW - 2/8/2014 12:56 pm

Enz Drops Unanimous Decision in UFC Debut - 2/1/2014 4:15 pm

AFC 104: Results & Recaps! - 1/23/2014 12:50 am

AFC 104: Preview! - 1/22/2014 12:43 am

Very Official Unofficial Rankings - 1/9/2014 11:11 pm

AFC 106 to Stream LIVE on the Web

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/alaskafighting

That's the address to head to if you are stuck out of town or home with the baby at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 12.

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Solid as a Rock FC: Results & Recaps (with GUEST JUNIOR BLOGGER!)

[On Feb. 7 Solid as a Rock Fighting Championship put on an event at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. 14-year-old Destin Evin Mayo-Titus was on the scene. Here is his interpretation of the night's proceedings.]

Good evening fight fans!!!

MMA BOUT #1
Steven Cuadros def. Jason Burgess
Rd. 1, Submission (rear naked choke)

Both fighters are making their debut in the cage, Jason’s eight years older, fight is three rounds in the amateur division.

Round 1

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AFC 105: RESULTS & RECAPS

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:::MAIN EVENT:::
FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT
Terrence 'Terr-Bear' Mitchell def. Jacob 'Ruko' Rukovishnikoff
Rd. 1, Submission (rear naked choke)

Round 1

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AFC 105: Flyweight Tournament! PREVIEW

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FLYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT!

The AFC will crown it’s inaugural flyweight champ on Wednesday, February 12. In a callback to the early days of MMA, four 125 pound fighters will compete in a single-night tournament, the final of which will serve as the Main Event for AFC 105.

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Enz Drops Unanimous Decision in UFC Debut

AFC middleweight champion Andy 'Tank Mode' Enz has just dropped a unanimous decision in his first UFC bout, coming up short on all three judges' scorecards (30-27, 20-27, 30-26).

Enz was rocked early in the first round, and suffered multiple takedowns to his opponent, Clint Hester. The match was on the undercard of UFC 169.

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AFC 104: Results & Recaps!

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The AFC kicked off 2014 with two exhilarating championship bouts. Fairbanks now holds two AFC titles, as Darren 'Death Row' Snow knocked out Zach Eastlick with an out-of-nowhere head kick, and Jared 'The Killa Gorilla' Cannonier became the third man to hold AFC heavyweight gold in a five round war of attrition with Tony 'Kyptonite' Lopez.

If you missed the action, please enjoy these recaps. Check back soon for post-fight awards, analysis, interviews, and the Final Word.

:::MAIN EVENT:::

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AFC 104: Preview!

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Very Official Unofficial Rankings

As the fight season gets ready to rev back up after the holiday break, let's take a minute to see what the proverbial landscape looks like. Please enjoy these Alaska statewide rankings, compiled by myself and other local MMA aficionados.

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BREAKING: Murphy Victorious, Crowned Invicta Champ!

Former AFC and ACF women's champion Lauren 'The Pirate' Murphy emerged victorious in her title tilt against Miriam Nakamoto tonight. Murphy won via TKO in the fourth round, due to Nakamoto injuring her knee.

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How to Watch Lauren Murphy's Title Fight

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Former AFC and ACF women's champion Lauren 'The Pirate' Murphy will vie for the inaugural Invicta FC bantamweight title today, December 7. The event will stream live pay-per-view from the promotion's website, invictafc.com, at a cost of $14.95.

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AFC 103: Results and Recaps!

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AFC 103: Preview!

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We come, this time of year, to a period reserved for giving thanks. And I am thankful, as always, for the brave men and women who risk their physical well-being for our entertainment, amusement, and astonishment.

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Lauren Murphy to Fight for Major Promotional Title!

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Invicta FC, the world's premier all-female MMA promotion, announced that former AFC champion Lauren 'The Pirate' Murphy (formerly Lauren Taylor) will fight for the promotion's inaugural bantamweight championship. Her opponent will be Miriam Nakamoto.

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AFC 102: Results & Recaps!

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The Alaska Fighting Championship presented a night of stunning comebacks, brutal knockouts, wars of attrition, and spectacular displays of talent and skill tonight, October 16. Enjoy the results and recaps below, and be sure to check back in a few days for awards, analysis, and the Final Word!

:::MAIN EVENT:::
WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT
'Naptime' Nic Herron-Webb def. Collin Reuter
Rd. 1, Submission (Von Flue choke)

Round 1

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AFC 102: Preview!

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There are certain factors in Alaska that conspire against good MMA matchmaking:

1) Space. The population centers are a six to eight hours apart by car, a long round trip for only a small payday, and several communities are off the road system completely. This naturally leads to isolated pockets of talent that often have difficulty intermingling.

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AFC 102: Preview!

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There are certain factors in Alaska that conspire against good MMA matchmaking:

1) Space. The population centers are a six to eight hours apart by car, a long round trip for only a small payday, and several communities are off the road system completely. This naturally leads to isolated pockets of talent that often have difficulty intermingling.

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SAARFC IV: Results and Recaps (featuring special guest blogger!)

[Solid As A Rock IV went down October 10 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. These results and commentary are brought to you by friend-of-the-blog and man-about-town Joel Titus. I hope you enjoy his unique style as much as I do.]

Hello and welcome to the Solid As A Rock Fighting Championship IV!!!

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AFC 101: Results and Recaps

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The AFC kicked off the new fight season with a fantastic card Wednesday night. Enjoy these results and fight recaps, and be sure to check back in soon for the Final Word.

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Andy 'Tank Mode' Enz def. Mike 'The Cannon' Fannon
Rd. 1, Submission (Von Flue choke)

Round 1

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AFC 101: Preview!

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Summer 2013 was many things; ate, hot, rainy, and short, to name a few. But what it definitely was not was violent, as every Alaska promotion took the fishing/tourist season off.

Well, this undesirable peaceful state comes to an abrupt halt on Wednesday, September 18, as the Alaska Fighting Championship returns to the Sullivan Arena.

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Two Alaskan MMA Vets Cast on TUF

The UFC released the cast list for their upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, and it features not one, but two fighters with experience in Alaska.

Gina 'Danger' Mazany, hailing from Anchorage, competed once for the Alaska Fighting Championship back in August of 2008, winning via first round submission. Her family is well-known in the Alaska fighting community, as her brother Dave competed several times under the AFC banner. She is undefeated in the sport so far, sporting a record of 3-0.

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