As the brainchild of Terry Trebilcock, King of the Cage first started promoting events almost ten years ago, when mixed martial arts, then known as No Holds Barred (NHB FIGHTING), was on the verge of extinction.
In the following years, Trebilcock would dodge bullets but steadily cultivate the promotion into what is now known as one of the largest MMA institutions in the world.
Today, King of the Cage is available on PPV / In Demand to over 50 million homes in more than 25 countries. KOTC is also viewed on Fox Sports Net, which broadcasts to over 200 million homes. King of the Cage is being aired no less than 178 days per calendar year. Through years of blood, sweat and tears, King of the Cage has proven to be an integral part in the evolution of Mixed Martial Arts. No other production has promoted more fights than King of the Cage.
KOTC has and continues to promote hundreds of shows throughout the world, including 17 of the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia.
King of the Cage has been a career starter and builder for countless stars as: Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Berry, Mac Danzig, Paul Buentello, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, Diego Sanchez, Thiago Alves, as well as legends like Don Frye, Shonie Carter, Dan Severn, and Vernon “Tiger” White.
Sustainability is the key factor in any production, King of the Cage continues to operate because of a multitude of key factors with one of the most important being its allegiance to the fighters and the fans.
King of the Cage is the founding father of not only a Sport, but a Lifestyle!
Genesis of King of the Cage:
In 1998 Trebilcock launched his promotion King of the Cage based out of Fontana, California with his first event on a Tennis court. Terry was given a written class/group project on entrepreneurship which unveiled a man, a vision, and an organization that would prove to be the next wave of sports entertainment that has become one of the leaders of the fastest growing industry in the world.
Terry Trebilcock graduated from Claremont High School in Southern California, and enrolled in Cal. State Fullerton, taking business classes. Throughout his life Terry has had his hand in different business ventures, but one particular opportunity caught his eye about 10 years ago, Mixed Martial Arts.
To get an understanding of what exactly was taking place inside the ring, Terry enrolled himself in a few different martial arts schools, as well as purchasing an instructional series by a MMA legend named Royce Gracie. Trebilcock continued to his own pursuit within the walls of many Inland Empire gyms to figure out how he could become bigger, faster, stronger and technically sound.
King of the Cage is a mixture of several different martial arts, which pits one person's martial arts style versus another. It is a full contact sport, which has slowly but surely made its way to the mainstream public and most importantly into our living rooms everyday.