PRO MMA ( was informed on Tuesday of the return to action of MMA veteran, Branden Lee Hinkle, who is taking on the incredibly tough Chris Tuchscherer in a heavyweight main event title fight for SNMMA. The co-main event will feature “The Master” Drew Fickett taking on the very game, Nick “The Carnie” Lentz, who is part of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. New Town, North Dakota MMA fans are in for a real treat with a stacked card and a special appearance from the UFC Heavyweight Champ. 

The first Sovereign Nations Mixed Martial Arts (SNMMA) championship will be contested Saturday night, March 21 at “Beatdown 4” when Brandon “The Iron Lion” Lee Hinkle battles Chris Tuchscherer in the main event at 4 Bears Casino in New Town, North Dakota. UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesner is scheduled to make a special appearance.

SNMMA links federally recognized tribes throughout the United States and Canada. SNMMA’s mission is to develop, promote and help regulate mixed-martial-arts in a fair and professional manner by federally recognized tribes that are sovereign nations.

Sherdog named Hinkle-Tuchscherer as one of its top 10 MMA fights for March. Hinkle (14-9-1, 8 (T)KO, 4 Submissions), fighting out of Columbus, Ohio, is a former NCAA, Division II wrestling champion. He is also 2-0 as a professional boxer. Tuchscherer (15-1-0, 5 (T)KOs, 6 Submissions), from nearby Fargo (ND), was a 2-time NCAA, Div. II All-America wrestler. Hinkle-Tuchscherer for the vacant SNMMA heavyweight title is scheduled for five, 5-minute rounds (all other fights on the card have three, 3-minute rounds).

“What makes SNMMA different from other native organizations is that it’s not based on race,” SNMMA president Pat Packineau explained. “SNMMA has been created to draw awareness that tribal casinos host numerous mixed-martial-arts events every year and our new organization unites tribes in the sport by having our own championship belt.

Boxers of any race may capture the SNMMA championship, as long as the title fight is contested on federally recognized land or have off-tribal sites approved in advance by the SNMMA board of directors.

“The SNMMA’s goal is to bring notoriety to Native American casino MMA events and recognize the athletes competing on Tribal Lands for SNMMA championships. We’re excited to host the first SNMMA title fight at 4 Bears Casino.”

The Minnesota Martial Arts Academy will be represented by a large contingent of Minneapolis and St. Paul based fighters on the card. Former UFC fighter Drew Fickett (36-10-0) takes on welterweight Nick “The Carnie” Lentz (14-3-1) in a much-anticipated co-feature.


(HW) Branden Lee Hinkle (14-9-1) vs. Chirs Tuchscherer (15-1-0)
(WW) Drew Fikcett (36-10-0) vs. Nick Lentz (14-3-1)
(FW) Clint Godfrey (7-1-1) vs. Rich Taylor (5-1-0)
(LW) Marshall Martin (10-5-0) vs. Dan Casey (12-2-0)
(HW) Jessie Wallace (3-0-0) vs. Zak Jenson (6-2-0)
(LW) Jon Knutson (2-3-0) vs. Pablo Garza (2-0-0)
(LHW) Jim Miltonberger (1-1-0) vs. Bruce Nelson (17-25-1)
(MW) Josh Rosaaen (2-3-0) vs. Ryan Braun (2-4-0)
(HW) Seth Harrison (1-1-0) vs. Tyler Bartholemew (0-1-0)
(LHW) Dane Sayers (3-0) vs. Shane Dezee (8-3-0)
(All fights and fighters are subject to change)

Tickets, priced at $20.00 (bleachers), $30.00 (floor) and $50.00 (ringside), are available at 4 Bears Casino’s Players Club or by calling 800.294.5454 X4724. Go to or for additional information. Minimum age requirement to attend is 21.

SNMMA is committed to serving the communities and advancing the lives and economic situation off all Native people, as well as all professional boxers, in a positive and professional manner. For more information about Sovereign Nation Mixed Martial Arts call 701.6277539, go online at, or write to SNMMA, P.O. Box 5, Parshall, ND 58770.

2 thoughts on “Branden Lee Hinkle returns to the cage versus Chris Tuchscherer at Beatdown 4 on March 21”
  1. hey Branden good luck in all your fight we love seeing you fight and i’m always on the hinkle and hammer house side. Jon norris from Jefferson, ohio

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