RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (April 21, 2015) King of the Cage, one of the world’s premier organizations for Mixed Martial Arts, set another milestone this past Saturday night, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The world’s top amateur fighters competed in the “World Amateur Championships 2” for the opportunity to be one of the five that would share the $250,000 professional contracts that were awarded for this one night of fighting with a capacity crowd on-hand, that was broadcast live exclusively on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil.
Top honors of the night went to Andrew Kauppila of Wyoming, who was awarded the $100,000 professional contract; Johnny Munoz Jr. of California and Nicole Upshaw of Arizona were each awarded a $50,000 professional contract; Sergio Sosa of Texas and Jorge Serrano of Iowa were each awarded a $25,000 professional contract.
“This was another major historic event for the sport of MMA and another for our organization, stated Terry Trebilcock, Founder & President of King of the Cage. All of our partners, Lucas Oil, MAVTV, General Tire and Citizens Business Bank Arena, came together to support this event that would change the life of these five MMA fighters”. These fighters will now be given the opportunity to become the next stars of MMA and have their first fifteen fights have guaranteed national television exposure. We also want to thank the thousands of fans from both the live television audience watching and fans inside Citizens Business Bank Arena, who voted online during the show to help crown our winners. We look forward to continuing and growing this great event.”
“Winning the World Amateur Championships 2 this past weekend is a dream come true for me. I trained so hard for this fight and to see this rewarded with a professional contract is so important to me. I want to thank all of my friends and fans who voted for me and helped me reach this goal,” first place winner Andrew Kauppila said.
King of the Cage is already planning details for the next World Amateur Championships, which will be announced at a later date.
Andrew Kauppila $100,000 contract
Johnny Munoz Jr. $50,000 contract
Nicole Upshaw $50,000 contract
Jorge Serano $25,000 contract
Sergio Sosa $25,000 contract