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The ACA had a great weekend in Western North Carolina as ACA President Matt Granahan and Kamal Shalorus were guests of Blackeye Fight Promotions for their Concussion Event in Fletcher, NC. Kamal and Matt began Saturday morning with a visit to the ACA’s close friend Billy Wicks at his home in the mountains of Waynesville, NC. Billy is a wealth of knowledge on catch wrestling and how it relates to mma and we thank him for his continued time and guidance. From there it was on to the Concussion event and meeting with Brett Kastler of SplitLip MMA, the event’s sponsor. SplitLip is launching a new t-shirt line featuring Kamal. After that it was a visit with Johnny Husky and John “Bucknasty” Buck to see the new Blackeye Fight Gym, the home of Team Husky. The team has won an astonishing 24 mma belts over the last 4 years and is the most dominant mma team in the state. Johnny Husky trained under the great Billy Wicks and used to run his school out of WNC Barbell Club. The new SplitLip mma gym is a world class training facility with 2 cages, a beautiful spacious lobby , weight training area and a wrestling room upstairs. We will be posting video and pics with Kamal at the new Blackeye gym this week. Kamal will also be returning to train and host a seminar through Team Husky at the new SplitLip gym. The Concussion event itself was thrilling and featured 11 mma fights with Matt Tran from Team Husky winning the main event.