Debut event scheduled for March 12; Tickets on sale Friday
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (January 12, 2016) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, is proud to announce that they have signed an agreement for MMA events at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York in 2016.
The debut event, “Extreme Horsepower”, is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7 PM inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center and will headlined by a Bantamweight (145 pounds) main event showdown between MMA legend Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett and Matt “The Cat” DiMarcantonio and featuring some of the sport’s most ferocious competitors.
“Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is excited to partner with one of the country’s most recognized mixed martial arts organizations to bring this unparalleled excitement to our guests,” stated Audrey Oswell, chief operating officer, Seneca Resorts & Casinos. “We are sure that King of the Cage and Seneca Niagara will make a dynamic combination.”
“We are happy to add Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to our schedule in 2016,” stated Terry Trebilcock, founder and president of King of the Cage. “Seneca Resorts & Casinos is one of the most well-known names in the Western New York area and we look forward to establishing our brand in the market.”
March 12 Fight Card Information:
The main event in the 145 lb. Bantamweight Division, will feature Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett, from Coconut Creek, Florida, and fights out of The Sweat Shop, facing off against Matt “The Cat” DiMarcantonio from Ontario, Canada, and fights out of Muay Thai Niagara MMA. Bennett, who just recently made his long-awaited comeback in the cage, is known for his in-cage persona and his fighting skills. During his career, Bennett has defeated MMA veterans, such as Yoshiro Maeda and KJ Noons. Bennett’s fight game revolves around his knockout power, quick twitch reflexes and natural athleticism. DiMarcantonio is a top ranked fighter and has held multiple titles throughout his career.
The Co-Main Event will feature two undefeated fighters in the 205 lb. Light Heavyweight Division. Donnie “The Diamond” Wonch (3-0-0) from Hamilton, Ontario (Hamilton Muay Thai) will battle Jabril Patterson (4-0-0) from Rochester, New York (WNY/Victory MMA)
Another Co-Main Event in the Women’s 130 Catchweight Division will feature a showdown between Janice Meyer from Cortland, New York (Power of One MMA) against Taylor “The Queen of Mean” Turner from Sevierville, Tennessee (Knoxville MMA).
Also appearing on the card will be Jason “Ba Bu” Trzewieczynski and Brendan Fang.
Tickets are on sale on January 15th at noon EST and are available at select Seneca Resort & Casino retail outlets, online at SenecaCasinos.com and Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
*Doors open at 6:00 pm. and fights start at 7:00 pm. 18 and older. Event card subject to change.
Contact: Marty Gross, VP Development
King of the Cage, Inc.
Contact: Tonia Lewis Executive Director of Advertising & Communication
Seneca Resorts & Casinos
[UPDATED: JAN 14, 2016 9:49 AM]