Dane Sayers won his sixth MMA match on August 29, at the Urban Plains Center competing in a feature fight for MAX Fights VI. His undefeated record as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter is now 6-0.
Fighting in the 185 pound division, Sayers defeated TJ Medrud of Belcourt, N.D. two minutes and two seconds into the first round with a keylock hold, which is an arm submission hold. He trains at the Academy of Combat Arts in Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Combat Submission Wrestling.
Sayers, a 2006 West Fargo High School graduate, is the son of Dale and Bonnie Sayers of West Fargo. He lives in West Fargo with his wife, Megan, and son, Aden.
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that combines a mixture of martial arts traditions such as Jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling. Striking and grappling techniques while standing and on the mat are employed. Martial artists of different backgrounds are able, in this manner, to compete, pitting their art and technique against other styles and techniques.
A match consists of three, five minute rounds. Victory in a match is gained in one of several ways: either by the judges' decision, a stoppage by the referee or ring doctor, by submission, knockout or by a competitor's cornerman throwing in the towel. A fighter may admit defeat during a match by tapping out.