RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (August 31, 2017) – King of the Cage returns to Gold Country Casino & Hotel in Orville, California on Saturday, October 7, 2017 with a nationally broadcast event headlined by a Heavyweight showdown between Josh Appelt vs. Mike Cook and featuring some of the sport’s top competitors.
Fight card includes:
Main Event – Heavyweight
Josh “The Juggernaut” Appelt, Yuba City, California (Team Alpha Male) vs. Mike “The Animal” Cook, Tulare, California (Independent). Both fighters are top ranked. Appelt, 14-6, won his last two bouts with impressive first round KO’s. Cook has 13 wins in his professional career.
Co-Main Event – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Justin “The Raw Deal” Baseman, Susanville, California (Independent) vs. Aaron “Shaka” Hedrick, Paradise, California (Independent). Both fighters are seasoned professionals and top ranked. Baseman has won 19 fights and Hedrick has won 9.
Featured Fight – Women’s Atomweight 105 lbs.
Katie Saull, Winnipeg, Canada (Winnipeg Academy of MMA) vs. Kelly “Submachine Gun” Vilarino, Medford, Oregon.
Other Featured Fights:
Bantamweight 145 lbs. – Roger “Rare Breed” Severson, Fairfield, California (Nobody MMA) vs. Walter Patterson, Yuba City, California (Team Alpha Male)
Light Heavyweight 205 lbs. – Mike Morales, Susanville, California vs.Thomas Fallon, Sacramento, California (Team Alpha Male)
Women’s Strawweight 1115 lbs. – Nelida Martinez, Sacramento, California (Team Alpha Male) vs. Melissa Fields, Oregon
Bantamweight 145 lbs. – Diamond Templeton, Hanford, California (Valley Fight Club) vs. Ashton Pierce, Red Bluff, California (Team Alpha Male)
Other fighters appearing include Cesar Gonzalez, Ryon Harris, Lake Gee, Charles Hill, Charles Guthrie, Alan Hodges, Anthony Lopez, Kasey Sanders, Bruno Lima.
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 are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.goldcountrycasino.com , Gold Country Casino & Hotel Box Office or call (530) 538-4560. Age 21+ to attend. Event card subject to change.