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Luke Henderson

Sports correspondent


Brighton’s Shannon Sinn made the most of her professional MMA debut Saturday night in Loveland at the Budweiser Events Center. 


Sinn took on Courtney Himes in the co-main event of the evening. The fight was a standing affair at the start. But within a minute, Sinn had Himes on the ground and submitted her at 51 seconds of the first round with an armbar. 

Sinn, who has had six fights since 2011, had a great deal of Brighton-backed momentum going into the fight. 

The event boasted the largest crowd in Colorado MMA history with more than 4,000 fans in attendance.