MGM Springfield to have first UFC boxing event Friday

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FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2015, file photo, Gary A. Russell, left, and Abraham Nova compete in the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in Reno, Nev. Gary Russell Jr. collapsed on the night before his Olympic weigh-in eight years ago. The WBC featherweight champion has given his thwarted Olympic dreams to the youngest of his […]

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Mayor Sarno and the Dropkick Murphy’s are promoting a boxing event at MGM Springfield Thursday.

In a news release sent to 22News, the news conference will start at 2:00 p.m. and it’s promoting MGM Springfield’s first boxing event Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the Aria Ballroom.

Tickets are still available at and The event will also stream live on UFC Fight Pass at

The event features undefeated Abraham Nova, James Perella, Carlos Gongora, William Foster III and Derrick Whitley Jr. of Springfield. 

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