Well, this isn’t a headline I expected to see on a press release: “Brawl at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall.”
It has nothing to do with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new 25-year-old concertmaster, nothing to do with musicians in a duel of skill, nothing to do with diva rivalry.
Indeed, Sin City Fight Club and SportFight X will hold 15 mixed martial arts fights at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Jan. 16, 2010.
A quick definition for those of you who, like me, know only that brawls are atypical at Symphony Hall: mixed martial arts is also known as Ultimate Fighting. Competitors use techniques from boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and other fighting styles to knock each other out.
This event will feature Saraiva Mixed Martial Arts owner Diego “The Octopus” Saraiva of Doraville, “Georgia’s fastest rising and possibly brightest new star” Ethan Garrison and former Tennessee Volunteer’s linebacker and state wrestling champion O’Vince St. Preux.
Will you go? How do you think Symphony Hall will do as a fight venue?
Want to go? “Brawl at Symphony Hall” by Sin City Fight Club and SportFight X. Doors at 7 p.m. Jan. 16. $20-$75. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta 877-662-8499, www.sincityfightclub.com.
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