Former UFC fighter and Utica's own Matt Hamill has been added to the Mixed Martial Arts card scheduled for October 14th at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

Hamill (10-7) will face Julian Marquez (3-1) of Kansas City in a light heavyweight matchup at one of the first professional MMA events to be held in New York State.

The fight is part of "Empire Rising", which is Combate Americas' first ever world championship fight card.

For tickets, call the Turning Stone Box Office at 877-833-SHOW or go to

Ringside seats are sold out.