Caged Heat

Cheetahs has been hosting "Stripper Fight League" every Tuesday for the past eight months. A few other strip clubs have recently started hosting weekly cage fights, but Cheetahs was the first, and it's still the most popular.

The fight cage is about the size of an above-ground swimming pool. The combatants, typically a pair of the club’s dancers, both don boxing gloves and protective head gear for the bouts. And when the DJ announces the start of the fight, they fly at each other like a couple of grizzly prize fighters, swinging fists, knees, and elbows. There’s no hair pulling or scratching -- just straight-up sexy scrapping, headlocks and all.
Tuesdays, 9 p.m., 2010
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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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