Deputies: 3 arrested for hosting MMA fights at home

Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Angela Harrison

Angela Harrison

Gauge Ford

Gauge Ford

A Lee County family is accused of hosting unlicensed fights.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Angela Harrison, 36, Brandon Harrison, 27, and Gauge Ford, 17, for staging Mixed Martial Arts style fights on the 1400 block of Hightower Avenue South in Lehigh Acres.

Lee County detectives were able to confirm allegations of illegal fights by finding Facebook videos capturing juveniles and young adults engaging in full contact fighting. Detectives with the help of a school resource officer at East Lee County High School were able to identify some of the people in the videos.

The fighters wore padded gloves and head gear but the winners were determined when one competitor could no longer continue. According to detectives, Ford, the stepson, recruited students to participate in the fights.

Angela Harrison, Brandon Harrison, and Gauge Ford are all facing a third-degree felony of promoting an unlicensed boxing match.

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