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California State University Los Angeles
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Ultimate fighter's film debut to benefit Whittier non-profit gym
Posted: 04/06/2011 02:03:06 PM PDT
SOUTH GATE - The first Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Jens Pulver and actor Dylan Bruno will meet with young fighters to debut a documentary film Saturday at an event benefiting a Whittier non-profit mixed martial arts gym.
"Driven," chronicles the inspiration story of Pulver's overcoming of adversity both inside and outside the "cage." Bruno, known from the CBS crime drama "Numb3rs," executive produced the film.
The screening will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tiger Tae Kwon Do MMA Academy, 12221 Industrial Ave. in South Gate, organizers said.
"Please come out and join us for fun and fellowship and be blessed by the awesome words of an inspiring champion," said Phillip Koon, head coach and president of Black Mat MMA, a non-profit gym in Whittier dedicated to keeping young people out of trouble through the sport.
A donation of $20 is encouraged for the event, and proceeds will benefit Black Mat MMA.
In addition to screening the documentary, Pulver will take question from young people from Black Mat MMA, as well as the Hawaiian Gardens Youth Activity League, the South Gate Police Explorers and Valdez Muay Thai Kickboxing, which has gyms in Whittier, Bellflower and East L.A.
Pulver overcame extreme difficulties growing up, including abuse and violence at the hands of an alcoholic father, as he's described in his autobiography, "Little Evil, One Ultimate Fighter's Rise to the Top."
In February of 2001, Pulver defeated Japanese fighter Caol Uno to become the UFC's first-ever lightweight champion.
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