Shogun XI: A night in pictures from Royal Farms Arena

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Shogun Fights, the Baltimore-based professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, returned to Royal Farms Arena on Saturday.

Shogun Fight XI’s 12-fight card featured an array of local fighters who tried to beat each other’s brains in – much to the delight of thousands in attendance. Here’s a look at the night through pictures.

David Pope of Crofton lost to Ahmet Kayretli of Fairfax, Va., in a 135-pound fight at Shogun XI. (Jon Gallo)
David Pope of Crofton lost to Ahmet Kayretli of Fairfax, Va., in a 135-pound fight at Shogun XI. (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo faced Mike Young in a 145-pound fight at Shogun Fights XI (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo faced Mike Young in a 145-pound fight at Shogun Fights XI (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo, left,  defeated Mike Young at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo, right, defeated Mike Young at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo scored a TKO win over Mike Young at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo, right, scored a TKO win over Mike Young at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo pounded his way to victory over Mike Young at Shogun Fights XI at Royal Farms Arena. (Jon Gallo)
Ratioender Melo pounded his way to victory over Mike Young at Shogun Fights XI at Royal Farms Arena. (Jon Gallo)
Fans were treated to plenty of great bouts at Shogun Fights XI at Royal Farms Arena. (Jon Gallo)
Fans were treated to plenty of great bouts at Shogun Fights XI at Royal Farms Arena. (Jon Gallo)
Neil Johnson takes Binky Jones to the mat during their 150-pound match at Shogun Fights XI on Saturday. (Jon Gallo)
Neil Johnson takes Binky Jones to the mat during their 150-pound match at Shogun Fights XI on Saturday. (Jon Gallo)
Neil Johnson just misses Binky Johnson's face during their rbout at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
Neil Johnson grazes Binky Jones face during their rbout at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
Binky Jones tried to choke Neil Johnson into submission at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
Binky Jones tried to choke Neil Johnson into submission at Shogun Fights XI. (Jon Gallo)
It wouldn't be Shongun Fights without hot ring card girls. (Jon Gallo)
It wouldn’t be Shongun Fights without hot ring card girls. (Jon Gallo)

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