Peak Fighting promoters bring MMA bouts back to Texarkana Saturday

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Texan Christina Crist faces Shannon Goughary of Nashville, Tenn., Saturday in a Peak Fighting promotion at the Arkansas Civic Center in Texarkana, Ark.

Peak Fighting promoters Jonny Ross and Craig Campbell unveil their second production of MMA Fighting Saturday at the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana, Ark.

There’s eleven matches scheduled, both amateur and professional bouts. One of the main events will be between veteran Shannon Goughary and newcomer Christina Crist.

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Campbell indicated nearly 300 tickets had been sold prior to Friday’s weigh-in at Hopkins Ice House in Texarkana, Texas. General admission is $30. There’s ringside seating available for small groups. Tickets will be available at the back door of Civic Center. Capacity is estimated at 1,000.

The co-main event features Aaron Borah (left) and Jarrett Ingram.

Peak Fighting introduces young fighters

“We’re going to have a bigger crowd than we had in March,” said Campbell. “We’ve had several new sponsors jump on board, and we’re looking forward to putting on a high production show. There’s some young, upcoming fighters that you could see in the Big Show some day.”

Campbell is particularly excited about the two ladies fighting. A native of Nashville, Tenn., Goughary, 33, comes to town with a 3-2 record. She has a background in kick boxing and Jujutsu. Her 29-year-old opponent is 1-0, and resides in Rockwall, Texas. Crist started taking taekwondo lessons when she was 14 years old, and is also a student of boxing and Jujutsu.

Josh Acuay (left) and Tyler Stewart sqare off in another exciting fight.

There should also be some entertaining matches between the guys. Judging by their appearances at the official Peak Fighting weigh-in, Aaron Borah and Jarrett Ingram looked intense.

“That’s our co-main event, and those two are in great shape,” said Campbell. “They’re ready to go. You could tell by the way they were looking at each other.”

Another key fight will feature Tyler Stewart and Josh Acuay.

Doors open at 4 p.m., with the first fight beginning at 5 p.m.