Former Champ Buster Douglas to Appear at MMA Event

PRESS RELEASE – Former heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas, whose upset win over Mike Tyson in 1990 shocked the boxing world, will make an appearance in Lexington Thursday, September 16 at the Mixed Martial Arts “Fall Brawl” at Applebee’s Park. Douglas will be available for autographs and pictures throughout the evening.

Douglas’ historic knockout of Tyson came in the ninth round of their bout Februrary11, 1990 in Tokyo. Tyson was undefeated at the time, and was an overwhelming favorite to win.

“We’re honored to have a boxing great in our facility,” said Legends General Manager Andy Shea. “I feel this adds legitimacy to our venue as we keep putting on events outside of the baseball world.”

The first of 10 “Fall Brawl” fights will begin at 7 p.m. September 16 at Applebee’s Park, home of the Lexington Legends. Ticket information is available at the Legends box office, (859) 422-7867 or online at http://www.lexingtonlegends.com. The event is sponsored by the Lexington Legends, Last Man Standing and Z Rock 103.

MMA ‘Fall Brawl’ Weigh-In Set for Sept. 15

Mixed Martial Arts fans can get an early look Wednesday at the fighters taking part in the MMA “Fall Brawl” at Applebee’s Park.

The official weigh-in for all participants will take place Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Cheapside Park in downtown Lexington.

The “Fall Brawl” is set for Thursday night, September 16 at Applebee’s Park, home of the Lexington Legends. The first of 10 fights will get under way at 7 p.m.

Former heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas will make a special appearance at the “Fall Brawl” Thursday night. Ticket information is available at the Legends box office, (859) 422-7867 or online at lexingtonlegends.com. The event is presented by the Lexington Legends, Last Man Standing and Z Rock 103.

There is no admission charge for the weigh-in.

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