RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (September 6, 2018) – King of the Cage debuts at Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland on Saturday, October 13, 2018 with a nationally broadcast event headlined by a Bantamweight showdown between Matt Skibicki against Scott Dirkson. In the co-main event, will be an anticipated matchup in the Women’s Atomweight division between Melissa Karagianis vs. Shawna Ormsby and the featured fight will be a Lightweight bout between Hawraz Syan and James Rumley.
Main Event – Bantamweight (135 lbs.)
Matt Skibicki, Baltimore, MD (Conquest MMA) vs. Scott “Dead Serious” Dirkson, Greencastle, PA (Tactical Combat Academy). Skibicki puts his undefeated record on the line vs. Dirkson, who returns to the KOTC Cage. Both fighters are top ranked.
Co-Main Event – Women’s Atomweight (105 lbs.)
Mellisa “Magic” Karagianis, Toronto, Ontario (Grant’s MMA) vs. Shawna “Bam Bam” Ormsby, Orlando, FL (Carlson Gracie). Karagianis is one of the top ranked fighters in the Atomweight division and one of the rising stars in MMA. Ormsby won her professional debut by unanimous decision.
Featured Event – Lightweight (155 lbs.)
Hawraz Syan, Manasas, VA (Bowerhouse MMA) vs. James “The Hurricane” Rumley, Roanoke, VA (Rockbottom MMA). Both of these local fighters possess extensive experience inside the Cage with a combined 38 bouts between them.
Other fighters scheduled include:
Jesse Stirn, Anthony Dabbodanza, Elijah Harris, Joseph Marino, Patrick Rivera, Joshua Aguero, Joshua Vann, Andrew Kim, Jacob Olave, Tara Graff.
***Fight Card Subject to Change***
This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV. MAVTV is currently available on DIRECTV (channel 214), Verizon FiOS (channel 810), Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Charter and hundreds of regional distributors.
Doors open at 6:00 pm and fights start at 7:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets available. For Ticket Information visit www.livecasinohotel.com or call (443) 842-7000 at Arundel Mills. Must be 21.