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Pa. teens charged in 'Ultimate Fighting' bout

March 30, 2009 12:24:55 PM PDT
Police are charging two 16-year-old northwestern Pennsylvania boys in juvenile court for staging what they called an "Ultimate Fighting Championship" that left both bloody. Corry police Chief Fred Corbett says police began investigating Friday when the mother of one boy told police she believed her son had been jumped and attacked. The other boy was treated for head injuries at a local hospital.

Corbett says police determined the boys agreed to fight each other, mimicking the popular tournament-style fights made popular on television.

Corbett says Monday that both boys are being charged with simple assault in Erie County Juvenile Court. Corbett says simple assault charges are often filed in mutual combat situations.

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