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Lindon May Knock Out Ultimate Fighting bouts

Lindon May Knock Out Ultimate Fighting bouts

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LINDON, Utah (AP) -- City officials are considering an ordinance that would make prize and ultimate fighting illegal.

The move came after an organizer tried to put together a contest last year without telling anyone at the city about it.

It's not the only Utah city that's had worries over unsanctioned bouts.

After college students formed "fight clubs" four years ago, Provo leaders adopted an ordinance requiring all fights to be personally approved by the mayor or a deputy.

Utah government officials formed a commission in 2001 to deal with amateur fighting, which must sanction and be present at all such contests.

Ultimate fighting by definition is illegal by state law, but some types of no-holds-barred fighting are allowed. But they also must be regulated by the state commission.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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