Mixed Martial Arts Event at O'Brien Field, Peoria, IL

The Battle at the Ballpark -
MMA Event

On 7:30pm on Saturday July 24, O'Brien Field (Peoria, IL) will host the Battle at the Ballpark with Hive MMA. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. The Battle of the Ballpark is the first ever MMA event at O'Brien Field and takes place while the Chiefs are on a six-game roadtrip.

This Mixed Martial Arts event will included 14 fights and host four mixed martial art main events.

Undefeated mixed martial arts fighter Buddy "The Hooligan" McGinnis will be the featured fight of the night. McGinnis (12-0) is battling for the vacant 145 lb MMA Evolution Series amature title.

He is a 20 yr old native of Bloomington, IL. He trains at the Academy of Mixed Martial Arts with Team Hive.

Jammie Hill, also of Team Hive, battles Tyler Blind of Conflict MMA for the MMA Evolution Series 155lb Title.

Also fighting are Joey Davis from Team Hive and Andy Guillette from the Peoria Athletic Club.

There will be a meet and greet between 6:30pm and 7:30pm with UFC star Clay "The Carpenter" Guida. He sign autographs throughout the Battle at the Ballpark mma event.

A native of Johnsburg, IL, Guida fights in the UFC as a lightweight and was the first Strikeforce Lightweight Champion. The 28-year-old holds a record of 26-8 and is expected to fight at UFC 117 on August 7.

He last won on March 21 at UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones with an arm-triangle choke in round 2 of Sean Sherk to win UFC Submission of the Night. He will sign autographs throughout the Battle at the Ballpark.

The Octagon will be placed at home plate. Tickets for the Battle at the Ballpark are available at the O'Brien Field Box Office. Seating will be available in the bowl sections 106-110.

Ticket Pricing

$35 for seats in rows 1-13

$25 for seats in rows 14 on up.

$65 for seats for the Batters Box area behind section 108 - includes foot and beverage through the second fight.

$95 for seats at Ringside Tables - includes food and beverage all night long.


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MMA Event Hight Video
by: Kuma

Here is a video I located of some of the MMA fights from the mixed martial arts event held at OBrien Field in Peoria, IL back on July 24, 2010.

I also found some pictures from the Battle in the Ballpark mma event, posted at the Peoria Journal Star website.

If anyone has the results from the night, please post them for us.


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