Vold featured in Battle at the Barn 20's main event 5/16/2007 9:47:40 AM By Ben Pherson
Rochester native Aaron Vold will headline Saturday's Battle at the Barn 20, a mixed martial arts event at Olmsted County Fairgrounds' Building No. 41.
Vold brings a 6-1 record into the fight and is coming off an impressive win over Jeremy Lafferty, while Elishius is 4-6. But promoter Jami Klair said Elishius' record is deceiving.
Other welterweight fights include Dan Monette (2-3) vs. Ryan Brossard (2-2), Gabe Greenburg (4-1) vs. Chris Lawson (3-1), Pete Haushaulty (2-0) vs. Eric Baste (1-1), and Andrew Elliot (professional debut) vs. Tommy McIntyre (6-5).
There also will be one middleweight (185 pounds) fight -- Kenny Calonego (1-0) vs. Tony Norlander (1-2) -- and one light heavyweight (205 pounds) bout -- Barry Frantum (pro debut) against Paul Hesch (1-9).
Calonego and Elliott are coming to Rochester from Canada. They are members of Leading Edge Gym, a highly-respected fight team based in Thunder Bay.
"I know they're both very good athletes, and they come from a great team," Klair said. "Elliott is a stud wrestler. He's making his debut, but he'll be tough. And Kenny (Calonego) only has one fight, but he's been training for this for four years."
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first fight scheduled for 8 p.m. General admission tickets are available at Mickey's Irish Saloon for $25 in advance. Tickets at the door are $30.