Fists of Steel

Fans of hand-to-hand combat seeking the biggest bang for their buck should expect nothing less than TOTAL MAYHEM (cue your Jerry Bruckheimer soundtrack of choice) when the Titan Fighting Championships roll through town. TFC 8 tosses a dozen of the most agile meatheads on the planet into a six-sided cage, where they’ll scramble like alley cats to pummel the bejesus out of one another with punches, kicks, tackles, submission holds, back flips and rapid-fire knees to the groin. Officially, the fast-growing sport is called mixed martial arts, but we like to think of it as the best reason to shun Vince McMahon’s empire of goons once and for all. The sweet scent of blood goes great with hot dogs, and tonight’s 8 p.m. bout at Community America Ballpark (1800 Village West Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas, 913-328-2255) promises at least as much electrifying entertainment as the T-Bones. Tickets to watch up-and-coming fighters such as “Lights Out” and “The Rosedale Reaper” duke it out new-school start at $30.

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