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Radio Student Miguel Flores Handles Ring Announcing Duties for MMA Card in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Radio Department Junior Miguel Flores traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico on Saturday, June 14, 2014, to ring announce for an action packed night of Mixed Martial Arts fights for the Triple A MMA organization.

Miguel's transition into ring announcing is a family affair. His brother, ESPN Chicago's Ray Flores (B.A. '09), has traveled around the world as ring announcer for both boxing matches and MMA fights. According to Miguel, this is an opportunity he has been waiting for. "It's was a phenomenal opportunity for me and it exposes me to a different audience. I'm looking forward to this being the start of a new avenue for me."

Besides ring announcing duties, Miguel also hosted the weigh-ins the night before the event.