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Solid as a Rock: MMA in Fairbanks

Anchorage's Brandan Campbell enters the ring at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks cheered by a crew from his hometown who drove north to support him. Campbell won his first mixed martial arts fight at the Solid as a Rock fighting championships and won both "fight of the night" and "submission of the night" awards.
Richard J Murphy
In the main event of the Solid as a Rock fighting championships Friday night Jesse Vazquez of Anchorage (left) gets wrapped up, and eventually beaten, by Jarel Askew of Fairbanks. The event was held at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
Richard J Murphy
In a blood-soaked featherweight match, Anchorage's Brandan Campbell (top) beat Anchorage-born Fairbanks resident Ricky Boyles at the Solid as a Rock fiighting championship at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Friday night, December 13. The fight won the "fight of the night" award, and Campbell won "submission of the night" for his first mixed martial arts competition.
Richard J Murphy
Anchorage's Brandan Campbell (shirtless) and his team check out of a video of his first mixed martial arts fight at the Solid as a Rock fighting championships in Fairbanks Friday night, December 13. The fight won "fight of the night" and Campbell won "submission of the night" honors along with his victory.
Richard J Murphy
Ben "Waterboy" Bennet of Fairbanks gives a beating to Isaac "Popeye"Gotthardt of Chugiak during a middle weight bout at the Solid as a Rock fighting championships at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks Friday night, December 13, 2013.
Richard J Murphy
Dimanche Lek of Anchorage (left) takes on Thomas Hodge III of Fairbanks in a featherweight division fight during the Solid as a Rock Fighting Championship at the Carlson Center Friday night, December 13.
Richard J Murphy
Anchorage's Brandan Campbell enters the ring at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks cheered by a crew from his hometown who drove north to support him. Campbell won his first mixed martial arts fight at the Solid as a Rock fighting championships and won both "fight of the night" and "submission of the night" awards.
Richard J Murphy
In the main event of the Solid as a Rock fighting championships Friday night Jesse Vazquez of Anchorage (left) gets wrapped up, and eventually beaten, by Jarel Askew of Fairbanks. The event was held at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
Richard J Murphy
In a blood-soaked featherweight match, Anchorage's Brandan Campbell (top) beat Anchorage-born Fairbanks resident Ricky Boyles at the Solid as a Rock fiighting championship at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Friday night, December 13. The fight won the "fight of the night" award, and Campbell won "submission of the night" for his first mixed martial arts competition.
Richard J Murphy
Anchorage's Brandan Campbell (shirtless) and his team check out of a video of his first mixed martial arts fight at the Solid as a Rock fighting championships in Fairbanks Friday night, December 13. The fight won "fight of the night" and Campbell won "submission of the night" honors along with his victory.
Richard J Murphy
Ben "Waterboy" Bennet of Fairbanks gives a beating to Isaac "Popeye"Gotthardt of Chugiak during a middle weight bout at the Solid as a Rock fighting championships at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks Friday night, December 13, 2013.
Richard J Murphy
Dimanche Lek of Anchorage (left) takes on Thomas Hodge III of Fairbanks in a featherweight division fight during the Solid as a Rock Fighting Championship at the Carlson Center Friday night, December 13.
Richard J Murphy
Alaska Dispatch