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February 4, 2014

Mixed Martial Arts: Rusk's Arthur loses split decision in Harlingen

HARLINGEN —  In a rare mixed martial arts outdoor bout, Booker Arthur of Rusk lost a three rounder to Luis Vega of Brownsville by scores of 28-29, 28-29, 29-28 on Saturday evening at Harlingen Field, a professional baseball complex, during the “Best of the Best” card.

Vega,who is 33-years-old, moved to 10-4 following the win, which came on a humid night in the Rio Grand Valley, while Arthur, age 23, slipped to 3-4.

The bout came in the 155-lb. weight class.  

 

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