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9/23/2013 1:57:00 PM
Mike Sixel returns to the Cage
Dave Sixel (left) with his son, Mike, who will be fighting in King of the Cage Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lake of the Torches.
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Dave Sixel (left) with his son, Mike, who will be fighting in King of the Cage Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lake of the Torches.

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Mike Sixel will make his return to the Professional Mixed Martial Arts Cage, fighting after a three year layoff, Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lake of the Torches Resort and Casino. 

Mike was the first local fighter to represent Sixel’s Fight Club and Lake of the Torches in July of 2007. 

He’s now back fighting in the King of the Cage Main Event against Pro MMA fighter Bill “The Shark” Finn. This promises to be an exciting, action-packed fight in which Sixel plans to continue his undefeated record at Lake of the Torches.  

Sixel recently transferred back to Wisconsin after being stationed with the National Guard in Oregon, which has given him time to return to training with his dad, Dave Sixel, and his fellow teammates. He opened his own training center in Stevens Point where he instructs and trains. 

Sixel began his martial arts endeavors at a very young age. He has traveled the world with his dad in competition, coaching and representing the USA in MMA. 

“It takes a lot of time, effort and perseverance to be a MMA competitor these days,” Dave Sixel said. “The caliber of martial artists out there is outstanding. The competitor needs to be an extremely disciplined athlete with skill in all aspects of the martial arts.”

Dave Sixel has been instructing youth and adults in the Northwoods for more than 30 years. He has trained many Northwoods students to their Black Belts, and has produced world champions and gold medalists. He is currently the USA Pankration President and Vice President of the World Pankration Organization. 

Competing along with Mike Sixel on Oct. 12 will be pro lightweight Shane “Little Bear” Cadotte, and amateurs Sarah Jacobson, Jason Lande, Adam Merrill, Damian Ahlbaugh and Nate Mortson. 

For more information on classes or  to purchase tickets visit www.SixelsUSAmartialarts.com or www.SixelsFightClub.com.

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