UFC Fighter Jim Alers to Come to Jackson

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Next month, UFC fighter Jim Alers will come to Jackson for a clinic at Tough As Nails MMA, a local Mixed Martial Arts facility, August 17-20. Tyler Davis, owner of Tough As Nails MMA, was able to get Alers to Jackson because he knows him personally. "Jim is fighting in the UFC Open Fight Championships, which is the biggest organization in the world for that sport," said Davis. "To have somebody that successful in the sport come here is pretty cool." Alers will be fighting at UFC Fight Night Chicago this Saturday night. During his time in Jackson, Alers will run all of the classes at Tough As Nails MMA. There will be no extra cost to the classes. If the classes fill up, priority will be given to current gym members. Tough As Nails MMA is a new gym in Jackson that offers most types of martial arts classes including, offering boxing, wrestling, kickboxing and MMA classes for adults and children. "We are trying to grow the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and Jim is going to teach a lot of stuff," said Davis. "It is really open to everybody from beginners, people who will never use it, to people who want to compete." *Feature Photo: Jim Alers fighting. h/t Tyler Davis / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening