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Hamill vs. Marquez added to Combate Americas: Empire Rising

Former UFC fighter Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (10-7-0) will return to the cage in a light heavyweight battle with Kansas City’s Julian Marquez (3-1-0) at Combate Americas: Empire Rising Oct. 14.

Combate Americas and TUFF-N-UFF are partnering together with the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

Empire Rising is one of New York State’s first MMA cards since the sport was legalized in March.

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Hamill has struggled since returning to the cage in 2013, collecting a single victory in his last six bouts.

Marquez submitted Idrees Wasi in May after losing his Bellator 150 debut.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster. Prices are $65 USD, $50 USD, and $35 USD plus applicable service fees.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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