Mr. Face Meets Mr. Fist

For sure, Miami street fighting is the shit, but even the most biased 305-homer has to concede that a lot of these bare-knuckle matches are unfairly one-sided, pairing a legitimate fighter such as Rene “Level” Martinez against some chump who just sobered up. That’s why it’s nice to see Martinez taking his game to the next… wait for it... level and entering professional MMA matches such as this Friday’s Unconquered 1: November Reign at the BankUnited Center. In his second pro appearance, Level will take on the absurdly named Charles Champion in the premier event, but the undercard is quality too, featuring experienced dudes such as Luis “Baboon” Palomino and Danillo “Indio” Villefort, plus the undefeated 18-year-old prodigy Yuri Villefort. Be sure to wear your 305 gear and cheer for the hometown bad-boy-gone-good. Tickets cost $23.75 for students, or be a player and cough up $228.75 for a ringside seat and VIP access. Doors open at 7 p.m. The first nose gets broken at 8.
Fri., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., 2009