RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (August 2, 2016) – On Sunday, September 18, 2016, King of the Cage returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California with another world-class mixed martial arts event, headlined by two World Title Fights between current champion Darren Smith vs. Ryan Fillingame for the KOTC World Jr. Welterweight Title and former champion Reuben Duran vs. Derrick Mandell for the KOTC World Jr. Flyweight Title and featuring some of the sport’s best competitors.
The main event will be for the KOTC Jr. Welterweight Title will feature a rematch between current champion Darren “Hollywood” Smith (9-6) from Irvine, California (OC Kickboxing and MMA) against undefeated “Prince” Ryan Fillingame (3-0) from Victorville, California (Team Diamond MMA).
The other title fight is for the vacant KOTC World Jr. Flyweight Title will feature former champion Reuben “Hurricane” Duran (11-6-1) from Fontana, California (C-Quence Jiu Jitsu) doing battle against Derrick “Give Em Hell” Mandell (7-2) from Dearborn Heights, Michigan (Michigan Top Team, Stars & Strikes). This will be a rematch between these two opponents where Mandell won in a five round decision at their recent bout. Mandell has won his last three fights against top ranked opponents.
Other fighters appearing on the card will include Thor Skancke, John Munoz Jr., Mike Andaya, Aaron Williams, Joe Boxer, Sam Liera, Kevin Holland, Daniel Hernandez, Saad Ul-Hassan, Matthew Martinez, Jesse Merritt, Brandon Hastings, Chris Kirtley, Jamie Thorton, Maia Kahaunaele, Christian Garcia, Jose Medina, Jason Childers, Timothy Mendoza, Michael Hockenhull, Domnic Reyes, AJ Bryant, Mark Matsumoto, Bobby Sanchez, Ralph Acosta, Sean Clark, Michael Modell, Anthony Jiminez, Charles Rizzo, Baron Lloyd, Tracy Walker, Albert Romo, Devon Purdy, Asa Carraway, Richard Palomino and more.
This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV (214 DIRECTV, 810 Verizon FiOS). Check your local cable provider for cable station in your area.
Doors open at 4:00 pm. and fights start at 5:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.cbbankarena.com or call (909) 244-5600. All ages. Event card subject to change.