Red Rock Rumble V

Traykon Johnston, owner of Moab Combat Sports, spars with one of his students at Mixed Martial Arts practice at South Town Gym last week. Some were practicing to compete in the Red Rock Rumble V that will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. The event will feature professional and amateur fighters. Local fighters on the card are: Jared “Barnyard” Ehlers, Tim Coleman, Ularbek “Lean Machine” Ashirbekov, Sid Parker, Oliver Parker, Joe Wasson, Jermaine Tisi and Ammon Dalton, according to the event’s Facebook page. The event will also feature fighters from The Pit Elevated, Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., and 8th Street Gym and Crest Combat in Grand Junction, Colo. General Admission tickets are $30 and are available at Chevron and South Town Gym. VIP tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. [Kristin Millis/ Moab Sun News]