Watertown to Ban Mixed Martial Arts Fights
by Jennifer Hudspeth
June 21, 2011 10:51 PM
After a public vote, residents in Watertown have decided to ban events involving mixed martial arts in the city. 2,069 voters cast their ballot Tuesday night, and the ordinance passed with just over 59% of the vote.
Mixed martial arts fighters use a variety of techniques, borrowing from boxing, wrestling and different forms of martial arts.
A canvas of the election will be presented to the Watertown City Council on Thursday.