Saturday, April 2, the Menard Center in Wasilla will host an ultra-manly triple-shot. Anyone suffering from low testosterone need only breath the air and they will instantly sprout a pick-up truck.
First up, the Alaska State Arm-Wrestling Championship will pit the brawniest, gruntingest, guys and girls against each other for cash and trophies. The arm-wrestling starts at noon, and there may still be open slots available for those who want to get involved. See the AFC website (alaskafighting.com) for more details.
Then, at 6:00, doors open for autographs and pictures with popular UFC fighter and The Ultimate Fighter winner, Ryan 'Darth' Bader, brought up through the courtesy of the Air National Guard.
And finally, capping the evening off, at 7:30 AFC: Mat-Su Showdown 4 is set to go. Headlining the event is the busiest fighter in the state, Rod 'Short Notice' Pucak, taking on last minute substitution, Soldotna's Chase 'The Outlaw' Jensen.
Pucak fighting a last minute fill-in fighter will take him out of his element, as normally HE is the one called on at the final second to face an opponent lacking a dance partner. The bout is set for 185 pounds, will will work out very much in favor of him, however. Pucak is a true middleweight, who cuts from north of 200 pounds. Jensen is an average welterweight, who probably walks around at 185 pounds wet. In other words, Pucak will have around 20 pounds on Jensen.
'The Outlaw' is the Peninsula's manic wolverine impersonator, and has shown accuracy and snap in his strikes. He is entertaining to watch, no doubt, but I don't see him having much to challenge Pucak with, especially on the ground. I expect Pucak to shoot his trademark double-leg early, rocketing his much lighter opponent into the stands before bringing him back to the mat with a knockout slam in the first round.
It all starts Saturday, April 2nd, at the Menard Center in Wasilla.