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Cage fight is Saturday at Snoqualmie Casino

Washington State’s first outdoor Pro/Am MMA (mixed martial arts) cage fighting event is set for Saturday afternoon, Aug. 15, at Snoqualmie Casino.

Surrounding the main event is a street party, live music and preliminary fights. The fight will be held rain or shine.

Rumble on the Ridge IV is the first outdoor MMA event in Washington State and the fourth MMA event held at Snoqualmie Casino. The prior three events sold out. Capacity at Snoqualmie Casino’s outdoor Mountain View Plaza is 1700.

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with the Boiling Point Street Party where ticketholders can enjoy exhibition fights, a beer garden, great food, and specialty retail vendors.

Billed as “Rumble on the Ridge IV: Boiling Point”, the August 15 MMA event at Snoqualmie Casino will match 22 fighters in 11 bouts. Fourteen fighters are competing at the amateur level, while eight fighters are competing as professionals.

The Seattle Mist lingerie football team will be on-site signing autographs, and Game Crazy will be hosting an X-BOX UFC Undisputed video game tournament. The winner gets a Game Crazy gift card and ringside seats at the next MMA event at Snoqualmie Casino.

PunchDrunk Promotions will be hosting a Power Punch Tournament to raise funds for the Salute a Soldier Foundation. $1 entry fee. The person with the highest score wins ringside tickets to the next MMA event at Snoqualmie Casino.

WEC Light Weight Champion, Jamie Varner, will be making a special guest appearance at the event along with UFC Light Heavy Weight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Demico Rogers (contestant on the upcoming season of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter”).

The action begins at 3pm with a lineup of exciting preliminary fights all leading to the 8pm start of the featured fight card of four amateur fights (including three title matches) and four professional bouts headlined by the high energy match between Mike Hayes and Devin Cole.

Ticketholders must be age 21 or older. Tickets cost $35 to $100 and are available at the Snoqualmie Box Office or through Ticketmaster.

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