Rematch Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez Vs. Esteves Jones and More Featured at "KOTC: Magnaflow" on 12/15 in Highland, California
Thursday, December 15th, King of the Cage Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products together with San Manuel Casino present “Magnaflow” -- This professional MMA card will be filmed for broadcast television.
The event features Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez the 6’5” Heavyweight who has captured Championship Belts in 3 weight divisions in a rematch versus former Champion Esteves Jones. Lopez stole the belt last time as a short notice replacement for injured Nick Gaston, who was scheduled to fight Jones. Jones who had prepared for a totally different kind of fighter is looking forward for a shot at redemption. A classic match up that has been in the works KOTC veterans Brian Warren and John De La O square off in a highly anticipated match up. Former KOTC Champion Dave Gomez of Rancho Cucamonga, California faces 167 Tom “Da Tank” Gallicchio of Toms River NJ. Also the return of local favorite Marvin “The Riverside Assassin” Garcia who is challenge by Lubbock Texas’s Zach Hainey.
Fight Card Announced for "KOTC: Steel Curtain" to Happen 12/15 in Norman, Oklahoma
Saturday, December 17th, at the beautiful Riverwind Casino near Oklahoma City, Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage, Inc. Presents “Steel Curtain” -- A professional MMA card featuring Middleweight Champion and Detroit police officer Brandon Hunt who looks to defend his title for the 6th consecutive time vs undefeated 7-0 Sean “Tarzan” Strickland of Riverside, California. Oklahoma's rising star JC Cottrell vs tough MMA veteran Thomas Schulte of Albuquerque’s Fit NHB. The event will be filmed for broadcast.
Fourth Installment of "Future Legends" Happens This Saturday in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 10th, at the Eastside Cannery Casino, in Las Vegas, NV. Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present "Future Legends 4."
KOTC president Terry Trebilcock Jr. says “The Future Legends series continues to produce top prospects for King of the Cage. It's really from these cards we discover and plan who we will use for our televised events. With King of the Cage having such substantial television coverage not only domestically in the USA but also internationally. It's no wonder so many fighters want to be on these cards.”
Minnesota Local Sammy Cleveland and More Featured This Saturday at Northern Lights Casino
Saturday, December 10th, at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN, Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present "Winter Warriors," an evening of Mixed Martial Arts action, featuring the return of local-favored son Sammy Cleveland taking on R.T. Hicks, and also features the professional MMA debut of Patrik Menne-brother of former World Champion Dave Menne. Ken Glenn vs Lucas Goulet in a battle of two undefeated pros while the amateur card includes: Eli Finn; Ernesto Martinez; Vernon Kingbird; Dallon White; David Smith; Brad Smith; Ronnie Parris; Josh Thompson; Geshik Martin; Nick Tallefson and Any Kidrowski among others. Rose Namajunas fights Heather Bassett in a female bout. Maxim's "Hometown Hottie" finalist and Walker, MN. native Shannon Ihrke also returns as KOTC's featured ring girl for the event. Tickets are going fast!
Fight Card Announced for "KOTC: High Performance" to Happen Nov. 19 in Santa Fe, NM
Saturday November 19h at the beautiful Buffalo Thunder Casino in Santa Fe, NM. Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present "High Performance" an evening of Mixed Martial Arts action featuring team 4-corner’s 9-4 Jacob Clark of Farmington, NM, versus Santa Fe’s Angelo Sanchez who is also 9-4. With both fighters holding identical records only 1 will be able to move their win column into double digits. Also the card features the return of KOTC champion Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means of Moriarty as he faces undefeated Texan, Mario Ramos of El Paso who holds a pristine 11-0 record. Weigh ins are Friday night and open to the public beginning at 6:30 PM
Born in Sue Saint Marie, Ontario Mitch Friya is now 25 years old. His father is a high school teacher and wrestling coach. His Mother is a discharge manager at a hospital. Mitch,began wrestling at age 12. He was also involved in competitive Gymnastics's since age 5 and feels that his gymnastics abilities helped him tremendously in his wrestling career.
Currently employed at a Catalyst Cross-fit gym where he runs a youth program to help develop young athletes from all different sports using gymnastics and Olympic weight training.
In 2008 Mitch won the Canadian university freestyle wrestling Champion 68KG division held in CalgaryAlberta representing Lake Head University of Thunder Bay Ontario. His other wrestling accolades in twice winning the University level Ontario Provincial freestyle Championships in 2006 and 2008 and twice was Provinciavl Champion for High school Wrestling as well in Ontario.
After University Mitch lived in Korea year where he began training Ju-jitsu with Team DAEGU MMA an Machado BJJ affiliate school. Where many of the top Korean MMA fighters train. After only a few months training BJJ Mitch placed 2nd in the Korean National BJJ No-Gi Open tournament which includes all weight classes and belt ranks. It was in Korea he dicided he would want to compete in MMA. presently 2-0 in amateur MMA he will make his pro debut at King of the Cage, Saturday November 12th, 7:00 PM at Kewadin Casino in Sue Saint Marie, Michigan
Micth now trains at a gym owned by his brother Brent Friya whom is also a pro fighter record of 6-2 Steel City MMA in Sue Saint Marie
New Television Deal for King of the Cage in Southeast Europe
King of the Cage, the worldwide leader in live MMA events, announces a large scale television deal in Southeast Europe. KOTC president Terry Trebilcock Jr. states, “With an already heavy presence in North American television, we are pleased to continue our expansion in the European and Asian markets, and you can expect further announcements from KOTC regarding additional European markets, as several deals are pending presently.” The deal consists of the following arrangements: King of the Cage will provide weekly 2-hour shows over the span of 3 years. KOTC executive Christopher Cordeiro states, “The shows will broadcast in the following markets: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovinia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo.”
For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
Fight Card Announced for "KOTC: Underground 72" at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste Marie, MI on November 12th
Saturday, November 12th at the beautiful Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste Marie, MI., Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present "Underground 72" -- a stacked night of Mixed Martial Arts action featuring KOTC rising welterweight prospect, Brett Sbardella, facing ever-dangerous Eddie Sanchez in the Main Event.
Local fan favorite Mitch Fryia makes his long awaited professional debut versus Brian Burgan from Detroit, MI.
Gary Conradson, who is one of Michigan's top amateurs, is also making
his professional debut versus powerhouse wrestler Jason Davis. The card also includes eight action packed amateur bouts with some of Northern Michigan and Southern Canada's top talent such as John Sayers-Thibault; John Veltri; Vyron Phillips; Rich Wells; Dave Bryan; and Dan Borelli all competing to become the next KOTC star. Get your tickets now as this event is almost sold out!!!!
For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
The new voice of King of the Cage is none other than world renowned fight announcer Dean Stone.
Dean returns to King of the Cage after almost a ten-year layoff. From 1999 to 2002, Dean was brought out to the West Coast to announce Pay-Per-Views for KOTC. But it was just a matter of time before Dean would return to KOTC.
"We are thrilled to have Dean Stone back as our announcer," said King of the Cage president and founder Terry Trebilcock. "Dean is truly one of the best announcers in the business and brings an unmatched level of professionalism to each and every event we do."
Dean got his break in the fight business in 1998. With the help of friends and people he was introduced to in boxing and after months of calling promoters trying to land his first gig, Dean finally got the break he was looking for. He was asked to announce an all-women’s professional boxing card at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City in May of 1998.
Since his debut that night in the ring, Dean instantly put himself on the map as a boxing ring announcer, and before long was hired to introduce a myriad of fights for various promoters. From 1998 to 2003, he became the premier announcer on the East Coast, successfully covering almost every noteworthy boxing event in Atlantic City as well as the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas, many of which were broadcast on ESPN, Showtime and Pay-Per-View.
Both the casual fan and fight expert have made a unanimous decision that Dean is in fact one of the elite announcers in the business. But this is just the beginning of Dean's long-term goals as a fight announcer. He hopes to continue to call boxing and MMA events both nationally and internationally for many years to come. Dean's reunion with King of the Cage will surely help him reach those aspirations.
Co-Main Events Announced for "KOTC: Cage Quest" at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA on November 12th
Saturday, November 12th, King of the Cage, Inc., the world wide leader in live MMA events, and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “Cage Quest” at the beautiful Gold Country Casino & Resort located in Oroville, California. The event will be filmed for broadcast.
The card's main event features Division 1 Arizona State University Wrestler Michael Gonzales of Rancho Cordova, CA who fights out of Team Carnage. Known as “Mad” Mike Gonzales, he stands 6’2” tall and walks around at about 220 pounds, he brings an impressive record of 8-2 to this fight, as he leaps from the small-time fight circuit into the nationally televised spotlight, in no simple challenge, taking on Kawika Morton, who has an impressive ground game and brutal stand-up power. Morton of Redding, CA fights out of world-famous Team Quest.
Dual co-main events scheduled are:
7-3 Josh Hinkle vs. 5-5 Kenneth Alexander
7-5 Rick Randolph vs. 5-2 Wes Swofford
Also, we look forward to the return of Matt Muramotto, who recently upset Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett by submission after brutally knocking him to the floor with a straight right hand.
For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
Dan Stittgen and Mark Stoddard, Plus Local Favorites Announced for "KOTC: Interference" in Lac du Flambeau, WI on October 8th
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “Interference”. This MMA card will be held at Lake of the Torches Resort & Casino on Saturday, October
8th at 7:30PM. This will be one of the most explosive fight cards to hit northern
Wisconsin. The professional card features Dan Stittgen, who is the top prospect from
Chicago, versus Mark Stoddard, a grizzled veteran from Iowa. Duke Roufus' fighter, Ron
Muir, takes on Janesville's Gustavo Rodriguez while local favorites, Jon Barker and
Shane Cadotte, return to action. Also on the card are: Floyd Hodges, Damon Butterfield
and Matt Gaffney -- all of whom are Wisconsin up-and-comers looking to make their mark in
KOTC steel. With five exciting amateur bouts scheduled as well, you won't want to miss
For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
Trebilcock Announces Agreement with New Venue, "KOTC: Cage Quest" Happening at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA on November 12
After KOTC’s first successful event held at the Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA on July 23rd, King of the Cage president Terry Terbilcock Jr. announces an exclusive one-year multi-fight agreement to continue live events at the beautiful northern California venue. The agreement begins with the first event on Saturday, November 12th, 2011. The events will be filmed for broadcast, and will be available on a vast array of sports networks including: Comcast SportsNet California, MSG+, FightNow Network, Altitude Sports, The Comcast Network, NESN, Sun Sports, and Cox Sports Television. King of the Cage continues to be the only MMA event promotion that provides the professionalism, quality, and television exposure that makes them the leader in the casino entertainment industry.
For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
Inter-state Rivals Brandon Hunt and Angelo Popofski Headline "KOTC Homecoming" on September 24th at Soaring Eagle Casino
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “Homecoming”. The professional MMA card will be held at the Soaring Eagle Casino on Saturday, September 24th at 8:00 PM. KOTC owner Terry Trebilcock Jr., brings his event home. World-famous MMA celebrity Tank Abbot will be in attendance and available for autographs after the event. The fight card features a world title fight in the middleweight division. Detroit police officer Brandon Hunt looks to secure his fourth consecutive title defense in a rematch versus #3-Ranked Angelo Popofski in what has become a huge Michigan inner-state rivalry.
Another exciting clash will take place in the middleweight division as #4-Ranked Chad Herrick will face #5-Ranked Brad Burrick in a bout that will place the winner into title contention. Both of these two fighters are exceptionally strong grapplers, though known primarily for their powerful stand up striking abilities. The event hosted by Christopher Cordeiro will be filmed for broadcast and featured on the following sports networks: NESN, Cox Sports Television, TCE, Philadelphia, TCE Mid-Atlantic, Comcast Sports Net California, Sunsports, Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Fight Now network and MSG+. For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
Brandon Hunt to Appear on 990AM at 10:40 PM EST on September 16th
KOTC Middleweight Champion, Brandon Hunt, is scheduled to appear on 990AM CKGM-Radio live from Montreal, Canada this evening at 10:40 PM Eastern Standard Time. The radio show is hosted by Dave Simon & Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough -- starts at 10 PM EST.
First Title Defense for Jared "The Jackhammer" Papazian, September 15th at San Manuel Casino
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “First Defense”. The professional MMA card will be held at San Manuel Casino on Thursday, September 15th at 7:30PM. Fans can attend the official weigh-ins the night prior at 7:30pm in the Tukut Lounge.
MMA fans are in for a treat, as newly crowned champion, Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian, makes his first title defense against undefeated Marvin Garcia. Gracia brings and explosive non-stop pace of action to all of his fights. Both fighters have been recently featured on King of the Cage’s television program, and this is a highly anticipated match up. For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
26 year old Nick “Afrozilla” Gaston was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. The youngest of 3 siblings Nick has 2, older sisters. Hes Mother works in retail and father is a unit manager for a prison. Nick attended Brook Haven High school where he was on the football and Wrestling team. Accolades include being names All State offensive tackler and all city wrestling champion. In college Nick started boxing to stay in shape for football and eventually transitioned into MMA. He is heavily influenced by fighter s like Japan’s Kuzushi Sakuraba and KOTC great Quinton Jackson. He currently trains at 8+8 gym with Arrin Boggs for striking and Ronin MMA, with Luke Zachrich. Recently Nick has ventured to Milwaukee ,Wisconsin to train with Legendary Kick Boxer Duke Roufus. Nicks Goals in MMA are to become KOTC world Champion and to Make a full living in MMA to the point where he will be able to retire solely from his career in MMA. Nick. Loves to play Video games his favorites are First Person Shooter games and MMA fighting games. His favorite Music is Reggae and favorite films are Lord of Rings, Vanilla Sky, and the Devil’s Devil.
Born in Elizabeth, NJ. Esteves Jones moved to Sierra Vista, AZ, the city he would call home the rest of his life at the age of 7. Esteves, the oldest brother of 3. his mother is a Arizona State employee working a Supervisor for DES. His Father is a kitchen manager in a restaurant. Esteves prior to his career as a professional fighter worked with abused and runaway children as a behavioral technician. Esteves , got started in MMA we he met a friend, John Wesson who had been involved in MMA. Being that there was no place that provided training in there area at that time the 2 would meet and train in the park near their homes. Since then training has become much more serious. Now training Boxing with ALL-ARMY coach Andre Portella who had coached the #1 and # 2 boxers in the US ARMY. His Mauy-thai coach is former pro kick-boxer Richard Brown. He has a Brazillian-jui-jitsu coach in Sierra Vista, Mr. Andre Quiles. And prior to that received his blue belt under Kevin Green. Esteves also often travels to Tucson, to work his wrestling skills with Mike Whitehead and Joey Yeager. As you can see he has quite a team to work all aspects of MMA. Esteves said it was an unbelievable feeling winning beating former undefeated Champion Neil Cook. Esteves who won by Knock out in the 1st round said he thought it would be a long fight and had prepared for that. Neil cook came in fast and Esteves was able to take advantage of that. When hes not preparing for a fight Esteves enjoys spending time with his wife Mellisa of 4 years and their 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. He also loves to play Role playing video games and considers himself to be sort of a geek he enjoys Japanese Anime and riding his Motorcycle.
Lovato, Castillo, Bennet, Castteel to be Featured at "KOTC: Rising Sun" on September 10th in New Mexico
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “Rising Sun”. The card will be held at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday September
10th at 7:00PM. Fans can attend the official weigh-ins the night prior from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Blue Tower Lounge.
There are 14 scheduled fights featuring top KOTC talent, Gerald Lovato, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as he faces tough Texan, fighter Paco Castillo. Also often controversial and highly televised Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett of Ocala, Florida faces off with Oklahoma’s Michael Castteel. For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
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The New England Sports Network NESN Airs King of the Cage TV Episodes
King of the Cage is pleased to announce further expansion into the U.S. sports television market. Episodes of KOTC will begin to air on NESN, The New England Sports Network, beginning September 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 PM. The episodes feature top KOTC bouts from various prestigious casino venues: San Manuel Casino, Winstar World Casino, Riverwind Casino, Gold Country Casino, Soaring Eagle Casino, and Buffalo Thunder Casino.
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Third Installment of "Future Legends" Coming to Las Vegas on September 3rd
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present "Future Legends 3". This amateur MMA card will be held at the Eastside Cannery Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, September 3rd.
The main event features the first-time ever KOTC Amatuer Championship matches, two World Championship bouts at 155 lbs., Jacob Mallili will face Arron Williams, Kurt Crum and Kirby Mckenzy will square off for the 170-lbs. Championship. Two of these four fighters will make history, becoming the first-ever crowned KOTC Amateur Champions.
For more information and upcoming event dates and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
"KOTC: Underground 70" to Happen Saturday, August 27th, at Leelanau Sands Casino in Traverse City, MI
Magnaflow Exhaust Products, Leelanau Sands Casino, and King of the Cage, Inc. present, "King of the Cage: Underground 70" on Saturday, August 27th, at Leelanau Sands Casino in Traverse City, Michigan. Doors open at 6:00 PM — first fight starts at 7:00 PM.
Christos Piliafas hopes to continue his climb up the heavyweight rankings as he challenges tough heavyweight, Joe Mellotte. Dom O'Grady is looking to get back into championship contention if he can defeat experienced veteran Jon Tarrh. Danny Thomas returns against fan-favorite Jason Fish. Local prospect John Schulz takes on Donte Adams from Indiana. Eight exciting amateur bouts feature the likes of: Cody Vandonkelaar; Troy Lamson; Jay Jackson; Billy Ward; Ryan King and Bobby Nash among others. For more information please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
KOTC Presents "Overdrive" on August 20th at Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present "Overdrive". This professional MMA card will be held at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma.
Saturday, August 20th, the main event features a world championship bout between Bantamweight Champion Donald Sanchez, who faces #1-ranked and undefeated 10-0 Jeremy Spoon, of Oklahoma. This card also features a female fight between Oklahoma's Trisha Clark, and New Mexican fighter Brenda Gonzales.
LUBBOCK, Texas – "King of the Cage" is returning to Lubbock, TX on August 27, 2011 at the
Lubbock Civic Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the first fight starts at 7:00 p.m.
This show will be second, King of the Cage, show promoted in Lubbock, TX! Out of the hundreds of MMA promoters all around the world, no company on earth has promoted more professional MMA fights than "King of the Cage" with 2,460 official professional bouts to its credit. King of the Cage promotes shows in America, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, United Kingdom, Canada, and South America.
The show will consist of 10 professional matches with the main event featuring Tony "The Gun" Bonello and Wes "The Soldier" Combs. Both fighters come to the cage with 18 professional
wins and a history of serving up knock outs and killer submissions. This looks to be a strategic war of talent and experience between two top MMA pros. The Co-Main event will feature the current King of the Cage Welterweight World Champion, Tim "Dirty Bird" Means, verses Cody Phister.
In addition to the main events, some of the local fighters to watch on this epic fight card are: Anselmo Martinez, Mark Martinez, Zach "Wolverine" Haney, "Nasty" Nate Sells, Ben Janeke, Zavier "Spawn" Garcia, Dillon "Bam Bam" Rouse and Gabe "Aquaman" Garcia.
King of the Cage is a global powerhouse of mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions featuring elite professional fighters from around the world in hand-to-hand battles of skill and honor. There will be no less than 10 hard hitting, No Holds Barred, Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fights in one night! Various styles of MMA will be featured such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, and Boxing.
For ticket information please call Select-a-Seat at 806.770.2000 or visit www.blackbeltuniverse.com for VIP tables. Blackbelt Universe urges the community to come out to the Civic Center and see who will be the next King of the Cage.
The Lubbock Civic Center is located at 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
Renoldo "Jacare" Souza on the Cover of Gladiator Magazine
The latest issue of Gladiator magazine is as sizzling as a summer day with a collection of articles, columns, and features not found on any other website or magazine! Now that UFC has purchased Strikeforce the ultimate grappler, Renoldo "Jacare" Souza, has been brought into play in the weight class of the "unbeatable" Anderson Silva. One of the all-time great submission artists in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, "Jacare" has vowed to capture the championship of any organization he fights for. Since the UFC and Strikeforce matchmaking are now both controlled by Dana White and Joe Silva, with former Strikeforce owner Scott Coker now relagated to "figurehead" status, it seems only a matter of time before Souza and Silva meet up inside the cage. While Silva has won past close matches by pulling a rabbit out of a hat with surprise submissions, it seems doubtful that strategy will work with "Jacare" who would likely submit Silva if the fight went to the ground. Out of all the opponents that could have gotten pulled into the UFC with the Strikeforce acquisition, there is no doubt that Renoldo "Jacare" Souza is Anderson Silva's worst nightmare.
Also on tap is the electrifying second chapter of David "Tank" Abbott's new MMA novel, "Bar Brawler" which shows the passion that drove the original show to be so ardently followed in the U.S. and around the world. With MMA now having been turned into a sport by the corporate powers that be, and the challenge of finding the "Ultimate Fighter" now being relegated to finding the ultimate referee's decision, Tank Abbott's novel will let you know what "real" ultimate fighting was all about. If you need to get your latest cagefighting fix you'll find articles on King of the Cage, the $150,000 Ultimate Glory kickboxing/MMA tournament and the UFC in Toronto that drew a whopping 55,000 fans to see a rather tepid match between GSP and Jake Shields. Grapplers have plenty to get excited about as well as Kid Peligro provides a four-page story on the Pan BJJ Championships and Joe Cuff lays out the winners of the year-long NAGA Ranked competition from around the U.S.
Erik Paulson, Rico Chiapparelli, "Big Poppa" Schnake and long-time MMA producer Bud Brustsman are also interviewed and profiled and Gladiator welcomes new columnists in the form of world class MMA coach Tom Vaughn (the sports' best kept secret), fitness reseacher Dr. Nick Delgado, "The Australian Avenger" Tony Bonello, a second degree Ralf Gracie black belt and KOTC world champion who has a thriving MMA and BJJ school in Texas, and David "Tank" Abbott, who in addition to releasing a new chapter of his book in each issue is also writing about the sports' current trends as only HE can! Rush out to your nearest Barnes and Noble, Hastings, Books-a-Million or other fine bookstore and get your latest issue of Gladiator Magazine now!
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KOTC Presents "Shockwave" on July 23rd at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present "Shockwave," happening Saturday, July 23rd at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, California. The card features four main events. Northern California residents will be able to see MMA's original bad boy, Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett. Charles has been featured frequently on Pay-per-view and Showtime, and has become increasingly popular for his knockout punches and powerful body slams.
Monterrey County Sheriff, Ben Davis, who has a strong kickboxing background and hastrained in that style most of his life, faces off with Randal Limond of Huckaba's MMA, who isknown for his brawling style.
Coming in with two World Champion belts is another striker of great fortitude, Jerimiah Metcalf; His ground defense and wrestling has won him a majority of his wins. He also possesses very accurate and heavy hands. His opponent is a fierce competitor that usually fights at 185 lbs., so with Marcus Gaines staring him down, he had best be prepared for an intense bout. Marcus recently met Jason "The Live Wire" Von Flue in the cage, and crushed his orbital taking. The long-time vetran out of the game for quite awhile, Marcus is a proficient and dangerous wrestler as well, making this a very competitive match up.
San Fransico's Zac Bucia is a very tough with striking, kicks, and has an impressive ground defense. Zac faces another Team Huckaba's MMA fighter in that of Nicholas Christy.
A special treat for everyone is a female fight; Elaina Maxwell, who just won the World Gi Brazillian Ju Jitsu, Championships, held in Southern California, has been in the cage with Gina Carano, Meisha Tate, and to her credit, Michelle Maher. She is also a 3x World San Shou Champion; She is the first American competitor (male or female) at the World Wushu Games to bring home a gold medal. With that said, she is not only as tough as nails, but also holds a
degree in business, and is a MMA commentator and combative instructor for the US military. She faces off against Angela Samaro of Salinas, California, who currently holds a women's
MMA title at 125 lbs. and has incredible KO power.
Official weigh-ins start at 6:00pm on Friday, July 22nd in the Showroom at Gold
Country Casino, which is open and free to the public. Fighters will be available for autographs
and pictures. There will be a photo shoot in the Spirits Lounge at the Gold Country Casino, with
the fighters and ring girls at noon on Saturday, July 23rd. This event is also free and open to
the public, with fighters and ring girls being available for pictures and autographs.
Sneak Peek at King of the Cage "Next Generation" in Highland, CA
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present "Next Generation" Thursday, June 30th at San Manuel Casino. Mexican fighter, David Gomez, who has won his last three fights at San Manuel Casino by TKO is set to fight Brendan Tierney, fighting out of Denver, Colorado, who holds a record of 7-2 and trains with fromer KOTC champion, Thomas "The Wildman" Denny.
This is a title bout for the vacant 170 lbs. title. 5-0, undefeated fighter, Marvin Garcia, hopes to remain undefeated versus hard-hitting journey man, Shad Smith. Should Garcia win, he will earn a title shot versus newly crowned 135 lbs. champion, Jared Papazian, which would transpire at San Manuel casino's September King of the Cage promotion.
Nick Gaston and Tyler East Battle for the Heavyweight Title on June 24th
King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present "Epic Force". This stellar MMA fight card, featuring two World Championship bouts, will be the first opportunity for KOTC fans in the greater Dallas area to attend a live event. The event takes place Friday, June 24th, at the beautiful Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
KOTC's heavyweight stars, Nick "Afrozilla" Gaston and Tyler "The Beast" East, will battle for the heavyweight belt. No small affair on the card is the Flyweight Championship bout between Los Angeles's Jared Papazian, as he faces the legendary Abel Cullum of New Mexico. Also featured on the card is undefeated fighter, Treston Thomison, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, who has been earning a reputation with his exciting aggressive style. The event will be filmed, and air two weeks after the event on the following networks: Sunsports, MSG, Comcast Sports CA+SE, Cox Sports, Mid Atlantic, Altitude. For more information please visit www.kingofthecage.com.
Fight Card Announced for "Compression Test" on
July 23rd in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
On Saturday, July 23rd, King of the Cage, Inc., the worldwide leader in live MMA events, and Magnaflow Exhaust products, present a Pay-Per-View televised fightcard "Compression Test" at the beautiful Lake of the Torches Casino & Resort, located in Lac de Flambeau, Wisconsin.
The card features a Cruiser-weight title fight between 6'2" Wes Combs (18-5) of
Southern California, who is known for his knockout punching power. Wes will be facing another fighter known for his punching prowess and resilience in a tough combat Boban Cimic (8-5) of Chicago, Illinois.
Pat O'Mally-trained heavyweight prospect, Derrick Kaul, faces off against Sixel's Fight Club's Adam Kope. Kope won a gold metal in 2009 at the MMA Pankration World Championships, representing USA, held in Lithuania, and trained under legendary coach, Duke Rufus. Zach Underwood (8-2) of Memphis, Tennessee, takes on Wisconsin's #1 prospect Morgan Sickinger (8-3).
Also topping of the card will be Jon Barker vs Chad Coon and Shane Cadotte vs Tony Zelinski. A women's bout is scheduled between Heather Bassett and
Moriel Charneski. Other fighters scheduled are Adam Merrill, Brandon Adams, Alex Wilber, Adrian Pierson, Frank Schuman, Mike Geldon, Tom Ahlborn, Kyle Matmiller, Chris Wilke, and Garrett Ivy.
Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage, Inc. present King of the Cage "Future Legends 2". The event takes place Saturday, June, 4th, at the the Eastside
Cannery Casino's Eastside Events Center. The event features the sports up-and-coming talent looking to make their mark in the MMA community. The incredibly popular and talented jujitsu stylist Kurt Crum returns, and two-time National Champion Wrestler Matt Conte, undefeated 6-0, makes his KOTC debut. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Event starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.eastsidecannery.com
King of the Cage, Inc., the worldwide leader in live MMA events, continues to expand its television coverage. KOTC President Terry Trebilcock Jr. announced a new television deal in North American markets.
The Top 5 fights from Kewadin Casino on July 16th's KOTC Underground 69 will be televised two weeks later. Canadian KOTC fans will be able to view the broadcast on three channels: METRO14, THCH and CHEX. Fans residing in the United States will be able to view the broadcast on the following channels: MSG, Sunsports, Midatlantic, Altitude, Comcast Sports West and Cox Sports. The events will broadcast at midnight on July 30th. Terry Trebilcock Jr. will be in attendance at the event to make a live announcement.
King of the Cage continues its steady expansion. KOTC
MMA will now be scheduled to make its way into the Dallas/Oklahoma
City market in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Today, Chickasaw Nation has secured a 14-fight deal extending through 2013. With the
California-based MMA promotion, King of the Cage shows will be
performed four times per year at Winstar Casino, and three times per
year at Riverwind Casino.
Quoting Terry Trebilcock, "We are very
excited to add two of the top casinos around the nation to our
schedule. We also feel like both of these markets produce world-class fighters that have not yet had the opportunity to display
themselves in a bigger show with TV to support their performance."
This will be very big for both KOTC and MMA, in both Texas and
Oklahoma. The first show will be held at Winstar Casino on Friday,
June 24th. The event will be broadcast nationally, and will be
headlined by two title fights:
1. Nick "Afrozilla" Gaston Vs Estevez Jones, Heavyweight Division
2. Abel Cullum vs Jarred Papazian, Flyweight Division
Effective immediately, KOTC will be bringing in Mike Camp as full-time Matchmaker for all Midwest KOTC events. Mike Camp has been involved in MMA, first as a fighter and then as a matchmaker. He began working on KOTC events in 2004, and has been involved as a matchmaker in over 100 events. Mike feels the fact that, he himself has fought in the cage and gone through the experiences that other fighters have, helps him to be a great matchmaker. Mike has worked on events in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee.
UFC Director of Spanish Programming Takes Post as KOTC Vice President of Hispanic American Development
King of the Cage president and owner, Terry Trebilcock, Jr., names
Jorge Elias as Vice President of Hispanic American Development.
Under the terms of the deal, Mr. Elias will respond directly to KOTC
president, Terry Trebilcock.
“With Mixed Martial Arts being the fastest growing sport in the
world," Mr. Trebilcock said, "our aim at including the Hispanic
market was a long overdue dream of mine. I am very excited in welcoming Jorge Elias as our new KOTC VP,
Hispanic American Development; his expertise will allow us to
continue to develop our brand into the ever-growing Hispanic world.” Jorge Elias will take over all responsibilities regarding the
Hispanic market, as developing production and distribution of
television programs, as well as the operation and production of live
shows into the Hispanic world.
Mr. Elias started his career in MMA with The World Fighter
organization, went to produce the first ever Spanish TV show for
Pride FC, and then took the position of Director Spanish Productions
for the UFC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He was able to bring the UFC Spanish initiative from obscurity to
prominence, from 2007 to 2011. As a writer, producer and director,
more than 300 television hours of UFC MMA programming have his
signature, airing in Televisa, Mexico, CadenaTres, Mexico, Fox
Deportes USA and Fox HD Latin America, as well as in El Salvador and Spain.
“I feel honored to have worked for the UFC, I have learned much
about this sport from owner, Lorenzo Fertitta,” said Mr. Elias. “This
is a very important day for the Latino fans of MMA, I will bring all
my MMA production expertise into KOTC Spanish TV programming with
shows that are not only entertaining, but also educational towards
this new sport. It is a cultural fact that Latinos grew up with
boxing and Lucha Libre. I will close the gap of understanding, so
they can love Mixed Martial Arts”
Mr. Elias Is excited to work with King of the Cage, a company that
has produced, and continues to produce more live events than any other
MMA organization. KOTC has been producing regular Pay Per View
events and television series for over 10 years.
KOTC and Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort Extend Partnership
King of the Cage, Inc., the world leader in live MMA
events, extends its contractual agreement with Buffalo Thunder
Casino and Resort. Having already produced three successful events at this venue, and with three more remaining for this year in the current contract, KOTC and Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort have agreed to extend their partnership into 2012. The contract will secure four more dates of KOTC events in 2012. KOTC President Terry
Trebilcock, Jr. stated, "I'm very excited about continuing our
relationship with Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort, as it is one of the elite casinos in the nation. With Albuquerque and Santa Fe area continuing to produce some of the nation's top fighters, and KOTC controlling 95 percent of the fighter market in this area, we plan on continued success in this market." The remaining dates for 2011 at this venue are: 5/14/2011, 9/10/2011, and, 11/19/2011.
Magnaflow Exhaust Products and King of the Cage, Inc., the leader in live MMA events has a quite a month in store. Two events have already passed, both taking place on April 2nd--one at Kewadin Casino located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and the other in Cortez, Colorado’s Ute Mountain Casino. Five more events are scheduled for this month. There is to be a ground-breaking event as for the first time in KOTC’s 12-year history. It will host an event in the Lone Star State of Texas. The month of events ultimately culminates with KOTC’s Pay-Per-View televised event at San Manuel Casino, Highland, California, where #1-ranked Kenny Mccorkell challenges World Middleweight Champion, Brandon Hunt, in a highly anticipated title bout. Dominic O’Grady will also defend his World Lightweight title against #2-ranked knock-out artist, Bobby Green.
Upcoming Event Dates:
April 9th, Lake Of The Torches Casino, Lac du Flambeau, WI
April 16th, Leelanau Sands Casino, Peshawbestown, MI
April 16th, Lubbock Civic Center, Lubbock, TX
April 21st, San Manuel Casino, Highland, CA
April 29th, Encana Events Centre, Dawsons Creek, BC, Canada
LUBBOCK, Texas – King of the Cage’s first official show in Texas will be in Lubbock, TX on April 16, 2011 at the Lubbock Civic Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the first fight starts at 7:00 p.m.
This show will be King of the Cage’s (KOTC) 223rd official show! Out of the hundreds of MMA promoters all around the world, no company on earth has promoted more professional MMA fights than “King of the Cage” with 2,419 official professional bouts to its credit. King of the Cage promotes shows in America, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand and South America.
The show will consist of 11 matches with the main event featuring current 170 lb. Welterweight World Champion Quinn Mulhern challenging Anselmo Martinez. Both fighters come to the cage with a history of serving up knock outs and killer submissions. Also featured is UFC champion and hall of famer Dan “The Beast” Severn challenging Lubbock native Aaron Garcia. This looks to be a strategic war of talent and experience between two top MMA pros.
In addition to the main events, some of the area fighters to watch on this epic fight card are: Josh Luna, Bill Albrecht, Zach Haney, Josh Hill, Adenilson Clementino, Aaron Cantu, Ulpiano Malachias, Eric Rodriguez, Jerry Hinojosa, Donnie Frye, Javier Rubio, Mark Martinez and Josh King.
King of the Cage is a global powerhouse of mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions featuring elite professional fighters from around the world in hand-to-hand battles of skill and honor. There will be no less than 11 hard hitting, No Holds Barred, Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fights in one night! Various styles of MMA will be featured such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, and Boxing.
For ticket information please call Select-a-Seat at 806.770.2000 or visit www.blackbeltuniverse.com for VIP tables and front row tickets. Blackbelt Universe urges the community to come out to the Civic Center and see who will be the next King of the Cage.
The Lubbock Civic Center is located at 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
King of the Cage Leads MMA Industry in Amount of Fights
In an industry full of one shot wonder promotions, and a significant amount of promotions that do one or two, big shows, and then scale down to small budget shows, before they inevitability fade away to the land where there is no more funding. Its great to see some consistency once in awhile. Recently according to the sherdog.com, MMA, database, which is considered the most accurate and well know in MMA. Has shown that, King of the Cage, a promotion that has spanned the globe, is the leader in amount of actual fights held. Since its inception, October, 30th, 1999. King of the Cage, has held 238 events, with a total of 2390 MMA bouts. This has lead, King of the Cage, to surpass former industry leader Japanese, based, Shooto, promotion who has held, 2284, fights.
According to today's stats here's a list of where current, MMA, industry leaders stand:
#1 KOTC.... 2390 fights
#2 Shooto.... 2284 fights
#3 Pancrase.... 1998 fights
#4 Deep.... 1647 fights
#5 UFC.... 1571 fights
#6 M-1 Global.... 1219 fights
#7 Extreme Challenge.... 1184 fights
February 10 , 2011
King of the Cage Continues to Develop Future Legends
On Saturday, March 5, 2011, King of the Cage will return to the Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel. King of the Cage will continue its ongoing commitment of finding and developing future legends, as done in the past with countless fighters who are now some of the biggest names in MMA, including: Quinton Jackson, Diego Sanchez, Urijah Faber, and Joe Stevenson. This amazing fight card highlights some of the best MMA gyms in the world including: Throwdown Training Center, Tapout Training Center, Arevalo Academy, ASG, Team Wand, One Kicks, Team Coture, Cobra Kia, Lights Out, Knuckle Up, Team Hollywood, Team Oyama, Team Focus, Norco Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, and The Compound. Their fighters include: Jerry Shapiro, Andy Chiu, Andrew Yates, Tim Sosa, James Flores, Tom Cruz, Daniel Langford, Sean Cantor, Abraham Duenas, Leo Garcia, Josh Fry, Dustin Werner, Joe Tussing, Antonio Sanchez, Adrian Valencia, Hector Sailant, Walter Hayes, Shane Bembo, Abraham Perez, Thomas Pando, Aaron Williams, Efren Carrera, Jeff Scales, Johnny Montoya. Ray Robles, Justin Bonner, Frank Hayden, Jacob Malili, Kurt Crum, Tom Wyatt, Dean Guillot, Brandon Dockrell, Robert Hrcka, Zach Walters, Clayton Vanburskirk, Matt Laugo, Matt Delkemper, Bercharis McGill, Weston Guechen, and Jared Lowe.
An array of events are planned that will give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the fighters. So don’t miss your chance to be there when Future Legends begin their journey on one of the biggest MMA platforms in the world to find out who will be King of the Cage!!!
Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Friday, March 4, 2011: 5:00pm
Fighter Weigh-ins: 6:30pm
Saturday, March 5, 2011: 1:00pm
Fighters and ring girl photos at Marilyn’s Lounge: 7:00pm
Fights Start: 10:00pm
Free After Party at One Six Sky Lounge - Fighters and ring girls available for autographs and pictures
January 4 , 2011
Pay Per View 2011
An MMA, company with a 10 year history in televising events, King of the Cage, continues to increase it's television presence in the United States. Many MMA, fans have long been familiar with KOTC's, pay per view events featured by providers such as: Dish Network, Direct TV, TVN, and On Demand.
This regular pay per view series has been one of the longest running in the sports history in the United states and has featured fighters from Quinton Jackson, to the likes of Diego Sanchez, and Uriah Faber along side top caliber international fighters. KOTC which has been televised in various international markets such as Japan, New Zealand and South Africa has always had its strongest presence in the United States which is the primer television market in the world. KOTC will not only be available on Pay Per View but will be regularly seen on free view on a variety of cable channels. The channels are: Sun Sports, Cox Sports , MSG+, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Southeast.
Regularly weekly schedule's will be updated and available on, www.kingofthecage.com. King of the Cage has remained one of the only profitable and consistent MMA, promotion companies in the US market and with the now improved television coverage seems to be positioned to have a very strong 2011.