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August 9, 2012

Preview "KOTC: Double Down" to Happen 10/13 at Gold Country Casino Resort in Oroville, CA

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Saturday, October 13th, 2012 King of the Cage Inc., the world wide leader in live MMA events, Magnaflow Exhaust products, and Lucas Oil presents “Double Down.” This event will be held at the beautiful Gold Country Casino Resort located in Oroville, California. The event will be recorded and broadcast on national television.

Returning to the King of the Cage line up is a local favorite Josh Hinkle. Josh was the #1 contender for the
170 lbs Welterweight Belt and is now dropping to 155 to prove himself as a contender for that belt as well. Josh a veteran in the sport first stepped into the KOTC arena in November 2011 at the “Cage Quest” event; fighting through a hand that was broken in the 1st round and then all the way to a decision against Kenneth Alexander. Proving his game has not been affected by that set back, he takes on Kyle “The Jackhammer” Jackson. Jackson has a will to win and a never tap mentality which in this fight could end in the breaking of something. This fight is sure to be the highlight of the night as these two elite fighters take it all the way.

Also, tribal member Aaron Hedrick and a fellow teammate of Josh Hinkle returns again to King of the Cage fighting Tramain Smith who trains under Northern California legend Dave Huckaba. Both fighters have 10 professional fights, both have good stand up and good ground defense and both have more to prove.

For some female fight entertainment we welcome LaTasha Marzolla from Gene Fields's Team Voodoo to her professional fighting debut. She began her love for competition while on her High School Junior Varsity Wrestling Team. This former K1 contender, WWE wrestler, mother of two and 2004 Playmate of the Year will prove she is in the right place at the right time when she takes on Maria “The Real Deal” Andaverde. Maria started training in the Martial Arts at a young age and learned early on how to have focus and commitment. This mother of three is a member of the 1st Armed Division of the National Guard and was educated as an Electro-Mechanical Engineer and was involved with the development of the Hover Craft. She was the 1st female ever to be inducted into this division where she went on to train her fellow comrades in Muay Thai and kept them at their physical best by teaching them extreme Cardio. This winner of the Soldier of the Year Award for all of Eastern Europe was the only female entry in this competition and has earned her the respect and admiration of soldiers who every day put their lives in each others hands. Andaverde is also the creator of an MMA Blog called Knockout Mammas and she doesn't see herself slowing down since she lives by the motto that “the more she has to do, the better she is at the things she does best” is she is definitely living up to that.

A rivalry that has been a point of contention for quite awhile in this Northern California area is between KOTC Veteran Marcus “Little Tank” Ocegueda and Caleb Vallotton. These two combatants have wrestled each other through High School and both went on to train in MMA. Since fighting for KOTC in April of this year, Marcus has opened his own training center in Chico called Elite Martial Arts. As amateurs they were never matched yet the rivalry still lives on and on October 13th we'll see who has the upper hand in this struggle between these two warriors.

Also on this card is KOTC Veteran Josh Paiva fighting Robby Schepps, Nick Christie, Daniel Price, Khomkrit “Killer B” Niimi, Brandon Waltz, Brennon Crow, Russell Pricer, Tyson Taclay, Mike Franco, Matt Wilson, Eddie McCleary

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August 7, 2012

Best MMA Talent in the Northwest at "KOTC: Breaking Point" 8/23 at Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley, ID

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King of the Cage, Inc, Magnaflow Exhaust products and Lucas Oil presents, “Breaking Point" -- Thursday, August 23rd at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel located in Worley, Idaho. King of the Cage returns to the Coeur d’Alene Casino with thirteen action-packed mixed martial art fights. "Breaking Point" will be showcasing the best MMA talent that the Northwest has to offer. This event will be recorded for national television broadcast.

Trevor Prangley vs. Brandon “Loose Cannon” Anderson 205lbs - Trevor Prangley comes in to this fight ready to to use his skills and vast experience to be victorious over a much younger Brandon Anderson. Anderson is a fast, strong opponent who sees his youth and speed in the cage as his advantage. He feels that this is his time to rise up and make a name for himself as a fighter unafraid to face anyone, including Trevor.

Lee “American Bulldog” Morrison vs. Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire 145lbs – Lee Morrison makes his debut with KOTC, but is no stranger to MMA. Lee is a relentless fighter with limitless cardio whose matches are nothing less than explosive. The Bulldog faces an equally matched opponent in Drew Brokenshire. Drew has the true heart of a fighter and a “no give up” mentality as he has racked up four straight victories in a row. The Eternal Fire looks to come straight forward and press the American Bulldog for a victory.

“Iron” Will Noland vs. George Stork 185lbs – Will Noland looks to come back from a loss in his last KOTC event that had everyone on their feet. Will believes his extreme cardio, heavy hands, and his "never surrender" mentality will allow him to pound out a victory. George Stork also coming off a loss at KOTC showed impressive skill and an indomitable heart who fought Trevor Prangley into the 3rd round before losing to a choke. Georges stand up and ability to control his opponent is his key to handing Noland a second defeat.

Zach Lari vs. Brandon Steadman 135lbs, Jordan Cook vs. Brett Boksa 145lbs, Jacob Harkness vs. Sam Carney 160lbs, Josh Rettinghouse vs. Joseph Cleveland 135lbs, Jake Lindell vs. Trevor Robb 155lbs, Chris Florea vs. TBD 205lbs, Tanner Weisgram vs. Forrester Seip 185lbs, Jed Allen vs. Alan Nicolauson 135lbs, John Hale vs. TBD 145lbs.

 

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August 2, 2012

Dustin Ortiz vs. Thiago Veira This Saturday at "KOTC: Sudden Strike" at Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN

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On Saturday, August 4th King of the Cage returns to the beautiful Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN for a night of Mixed Martial Arts action at its finest, presented by Magnaflow Exhaust products and Lucas Oil. This event will be recorded and broadcasted on MAVTV available to millions of viewers via cable or satellite television.

The main event features two of the world's top prospects at 125lbs. Roufusport's Dustin Ortiz faces Thiago Veira. Local favorite Trent Cook squares off against Jamie Bowar in the night's co-main event, while longtime Minnesota fight veterans Ryan Stock and Bobby Ferrier finally do battle against each other. The undercard features the likes of: Geshik Martin; Dave Smith; Josh Thompson; Korey Blazek; Andy Kidrowski; Josh Maudrie; along with Michigan's Staicee Karppinen taking on Minnesota's Connie Umland in a female bout.

 

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July 28, 2012

Preview "Future Legends 9" to Happen 9/1 at Eastside Cannery Casino, in Las Vegas, NV

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King of the Cage, Inc. Magnaflow Exhaust products and Lucas Oil presents “Future Legends 9” -- Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Eastside Cannery Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Future Legends series is intended to find those future stars who will become champions for King of the Cage. This show is featuring two very strong opponents fighting it out. At 205 lbs. Cory Hendricks, a strong contender for the Light Heavyweight belt, goes against the reigning champ of Reno Combat, Brandon Costa. Costa has decided to step up to a higher level by coming over to King of the Cage. Both fighters have an unbeatable spirit and this war will be a war to remember.

Also on the card is a female fight that is sure to be a stand out. LaTasha Marzolla who trained under legendary Sean Tompkins and Master Toddy, who was also 2004 Playmate of the year, will fight her last amateur bout before turning pro. Her opponent, Samantha Quinn Hester, is returning to the King of the Cage line up. Samantha has been training for 3 years currently with Brian Macgyver and Nick Kuruza. There's no doubt that being a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service has aided her in her endurance training.

Kyle Banks, a fighter with great stand up and a good ground game is fighting at 170 lbs. against Damien Jackson, a Muay Thai fighter residing in Las Vegas. Others on the card are Will Suminski, Daniel Cuison, Frank Galvan, Christian Cardona, Pete Schafer, TJ Wimbs, Christian Byers, Heinrich Wasserman, Brandon Gallego, Justin Robinson, Justin Hernandez, David Hernandez, Eddie Guererro, John Morgan, Chris Dial, Jason May, JJ Torres, Jose Juan Quezada, Bryce Harley, Abraham Montano, Matthew Sengsack and Scott Jewel.

Doors open at 4:30pm and fights start at 6:00 pm.

 

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July 19, 2012

Azteca America To Air Guerreros Hispanos, the only Mixed Martial Arts Show Featuring Hispanic Fighters

Azteca America announced an agreement with King of the Cage to air exclusively Guerreros Hispanos, the most charged and exhilarating fights of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and the only show featuring Hispanic fighters. The show will air Saturdays at 9pm PT/8 pm CDT.

Guerreros Hispanos is not for the faint of heart. With fights that push these warriors to the brink of distortion in a ring that is solemnly known as “the cage”, the valor, pride, and honor of these Hispanic Fighters will be projected and executed every Saturday night, fight after fight. Experts of this fastest growing sport in the world explain the different techniques and disciplines these modern day Hispanic Gladiators use in order to defeat their equally vigorous opponents.

Created by producer Jorge Elias, Guerreros Hispanos is presented by the MMA Dream Team; Troy Santiago, Francisco X Rivera, and Ramon Diaz. These experts in sports commentary are the only Hispanic sportscasters that specialize in MMA.

Azteca America brings the excitement to Saturday nights with Guerreros Hispanos, the most vigorous sport of the world at 9 pm PT/8 pm CDT followed by Box at 10pm PT/ 9pm CDT.

 

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July 12, 2012

Preview "Future Legends 8" to Happen 8/18 at Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, NV

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King of the Cage, Inc., Magnaflow Exhaust products, and Lucas Oil presents “Future Legends 8" -- Saturday August 18, 2012 at the Edgewater Casino located in Laughlin, Nevada. The Future Legends series is intended to find those future stars who will go on to become champions for King of the Cage, making a career out of what they do best.

This event is a special one for main event fighter and current 170-lbs King of the Cage Amateur Champion Kurt “The Stormin Mormon” Crum. Kurt is definitely showing his versatility and determination in becoming a Future Legend by dropping weight to fight for the 155 lbs belt. Aaron Williams, a King of the Cage veteran who trains under Joe “Big Daddy” Stevenson will have his hands full with this fight as Kurt is determined to be the Champion, earning him another nickname: “Belt Collector."

There are several servicemen who train at the Marine Corps. Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California. This is an elite group of marines and sailor combatants looking to take their shot at excelling their skills and making their presence felt in the fight world and are proud members of the Fight Club 29. Amongst these men is former Marine Sniper Tom Eaton who is also the Wrestling Coach for this team. Returning soldier and still active duty member, Kyle Stewart who is a black belt in Karate did 2 tours of duty in Afghanistan. Dahlen Wilson is a Hospital Corpsman for the US Navy. Arthur Powell another Marine who with Kyle Stewart competed May 12th in the 2012 US Armed Services Pankration Championship at Camp Pendleton in which Powell took first place in the 170-lbs division. These servicemen look forward to continuing their successful run through the grappling and mixed martial arts circuit showcasing to the world what the proud Marine Corp and Navy fighters are all about.

Ray Jauregui, who has a winning TKO record and is a good stand up fighter who enjoys head kicks followed by punches to win his battles, will fight another fighter with a winning record, Anthony Brator from Bullhead City. John Flores, a KOTC veteran will, fight a fellow favorite Cory Hall. Justin Goularte vs Josh Kistner, LJ Torres vs Jake Enos, Sam Hess vs Carlos Nunez, Rafik Daarnakh vs Kenosha Saunders, Anthony Krause vs Richard Camargo, CJ Vaughn vs Ken Rose, Kurt Dawson vs Tom Eaton, Liu Tuumalo vs Andrew Duarte, Arthur Powell vs Phillip Monaque, Josh Cole vs Arthur Salterwhite and for our fem fight of the night we have Shannon Reed vs Anna Nurre.

Doors open at 4:30pm and fights start at 6:00 pm in the beautiful E Center. This venue is exceptional for a Mixed Martial Arts fight as it comfortably holds 2500 seats.

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July 12, 2012

KOTC Extends Contract with Northern Lights Casino

King of the Cage, Inc., the world wide leader in live MMA events announces it has reached an agreement with Walker, Minnesota-based Northern Lights Casino.

Extending its contract for a term of 2 additional years with 3 events per year to be fulfilled by KOTC. The first event will take place August 4th and is titled King of the Cage “Sudden Strike." KOTC has a history of renewing
contracts with multiple casinos. In the 14-year existence of the company, KOTC has remained with a national TV presence and a high caliber world-class professional bouts that continue to provide casinos with not only national-level television branding, but live events that sell out entertainment venues and gaming floors.

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June 27, 2012

Dream Card This Saturday at Winstar World Casino, World Title Match Clinton Vs. Hervey, Brazillian Top Prospect Clementino Vs. Dingo Brown, and More

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Saturday, June 30th, Magnaflow Exhaust products and Lucas Oil present, King of the Cage “Aerial Assault.” Terry Trebilcock Jr. has truly outdone himself. This is an MMA fight fans dream card. There is something for everyone. The card will be filmed and broadcast on national television.

So why the hype about this card? How can it be so fantastic? I’ll tell you why! One of the most technical BJJ submission experts in the world, Buddy Clinton, returns to action facing former KOTC World Champion Tony Hervey of Detroit, Michigan, for the 160 lbs Jr. Welterweight World title.

Heavyweights collide, and not just any heavyweights. All the way from the South American nation of Brazil, top prospect Andenilson Clementino, who is known for his leaping flying kicks and aggressive style paired with a bodybuilder's physique, will face a true giant. That giant is 6’5”, 300lbs, Dingo Brown of Flint, Michigan: A man who completely dislocated a toe in his last fight making his foot appear deformed and still continued to kick his opponent in the face with it. Dingo may be 300 lbs but knows no surrender. Not only that. He can aslo fight three full 5-minute rounds without cardio becoming a factor. This is a fight that no true MMA fan will want to miss.

Former Champion “Wild” Bill Albrecht hopes to line himself up for a return shot at the title should he be able to defeat talented Terrell Thomas. Another KOTC Champion from the past emerges as Chris Brennan, now living and fighting out of Dallas, Texas, who will meet Brandon Gaines inside the steel cage. Master of the flying armbar and local favorite Treston Thomison returns to action. And former Oklahoma amateur Champion, Anthony Kellen is still chasing after his first professional win on this extraordinary KOTC fight card.

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June 26, 2012

Jon Barker Faces Reality Star Casey Dyer This Saturday at Lake of the Torches Casino in WI

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On Saturday, June, 30th, 2012, Magnaflow Exhaust Products and Lucas Oil present “TRUMP CARD” as KOTC returns to the fantastic Lake of the Torches Casino for yet another explosive night of MMA action. Jon Barker looks to move up the 125lbs rankings if he can get past Spike TV’s MMA reality show star Casey Dyer of Indiana.

Strikers, Ruddy Gray and Jose Pacheco are sure to give us a pre-Fourth-of-July fireworks show. Experienced veteran Jay Ellis faces Michigan top-prospect John Schulz. Local fan favorite Shane Cadotte seeks to return back to the win column vs Chad Vaudrin. Wisconsinites Jason Mills and Jordan Griffin face Jermaine Thornton and Evian Rodriguez respectively.

Female fighter, Rose Namajunas, returns to her native Wisconsin to face Jen Aniano of Michigan in a battle of world ranked female amateurs. Also featuring KOTC regulars: Adam Merrill; Adrian Pierson; andBrandon Apfel in action.

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June 20, 2012

Local Standout Josh "The Beast" Bryant Vs. Former KOTC World Middleweight Champion Brad Burrick Featured This Saturday at RiverSpirit Casino in Tulsa, OK

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After March's stellar sold out night of world class MMA action, King of the Cage returns to the RiverSpirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On Saturday, June 22nd, King of the Cage Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust Products presents "Hostile Territory."

This professional MMA card features Oklahoma's standout middleweight, Josh "The Beast" Bryant of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Bryant will face former KOTC World Middleweight Champion, Brad Burrick of Roseville, Michigan. Also, two arena football athletes take their skills to the cage in a battle of heavyweights. Former University of Tulsa fooball player, Kinny Spotwood returns to the RiverSpirit Casino after recently defeating 300-lb Dingo Brown of Detroit, Michigan. Spotwood will put his unbeaten professonal record on the line versus another heavyweight, Aaron Chavers, who also comes from a professinal arena football background.

Women's action will be on the card as well with Tulsa's own Liz Carreiro returning to action. Still, featured on the card are Ryan McCain, Ty Brown, BJ Harlin, Jeremy Vaughn, Jake Salyer, Billy Stimmel, and Andrew Kang. There are nine exciting bouts scheduled.

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June 13, 2012

Brendan Tierney, Levi Avera, Jerrod Sanders, Derek Cranford on Fight Card for "Thunderstorm" This Saturday at Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK

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On Saturday, June 16th 2012, Magnaflow Exhaust Products and King of the Cage present "Thunderstorm" -- The originally scheduled Jerrod Spoon vs. Marvin Garcia bout is postponed due to an injury, Spoon has sustained. We at KOTC wish him a speedy recovery. In lieu of this bout, KOTC has still placed together a great night of MMA action.

Fresh off his victory over legendary Oklahoma fighter Tom Jones, Pheonix, Arizona's Brendan Tierney (a former Navy Seal) brings his high-paced intensity to the cage as he will face Oklahoma City's Levi Avera who has been crowned a regional champion.

The all-American wrestler from Oklahoma State University, Jerrod Sanders, will be looking for his 10th professional win when he is locked inside the cage Saturday night across from hard-punching Derek Cranford of El Paso, TX, who also has an extensive wrestling background.

The big men will collide in a battle of heavyweight sluggers when Jesse Hernandez meets Johnathan Chandler.

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May 31, 2012

Two Amateur World Title Bouts Featured This Saturday at "Future Legends 7" in Las Vegas, NV

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The ever popular and exciting Future Legends series of King of the Cage returns to the Eastside Cannery Casino Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage, Inc. present "Future Legends 7." There is always a high intensity to this great series of
events that showcases the top up-and-coming fighters in the sport, each of them hoping to make a name for themselves and with an incredible opportunity to do it in a forum provided by King of the Cage that will feature this young pool of MMA talent in a nationally televised spotlight.

This fight card will feature two amateur world titles. Aaron Williams will battle Jacob Malili for the KOTC Amateur Lightweight title (155 lbs). Also the Heavyweight title is on the line. Luis Cruz faces Greg Joiner for the KOTC Amateur Heavyweight title.

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May 15, 2012

Trevor Prangley Comes Full Circle, Lyle Beerbohm Returns to Cage, Many More This Thursday at "WILD CARD" at Coeur d'Alene Casino

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King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products presents, “WILD CARD" -- Thursday, May 17th at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel located in Worley, Idaho. Trevor Prangley makes a sentimental journey fighting again in his home town where it all started. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort hosted one of his first MMA fights in 2001. Trevor said that as his career winds down, it’s appropriate that it winds down to this venue and that he’s come full circle. He likes knowing that the people who watched him fight there 11 years ago will be there to cheer him on again. Since then Trevor has fought for all the top MMA organizations in the world, and says that fighting for King of the Cage completes the gamut of internationally recognized promotions and he is very excited about it.

He adds that in Coeur d’Alene, the MMA community sees that with King of the Cage breaking into the area, it brings Mixed Martial Arts into the spotlight in a positive way. As owner of the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in Coeur d’Alene, Trevor trains some of the best fighters in the area and sees King of the Cage as a huge opportunity. His opponent, “Gorgeous” George Stork, fighting out of BJJ Spokane, has taken this fight as an opportunity to increase his value and notoriety in MMA and his record as he no doubt will try to counter out Trevors, Division 1 wrestling with his Brazillian Jiu Jitsu to keep this fight standing.

Another great match to keep you excited is King of the Cage veteran Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm vs. Chris Ensley. Both fighters have not entered the cage in over a year, and see this opportunity to prove that a year off to train will make all the difference in their strategies to overcome the other.

This show is going to be the perfect event to settle some long-standing rivalries. Will Noland vs. Jordan Currie as well as Jordan Cook vs. Jacob Harkness were matches anticipated as amateurs that would never transpire. Now they get to settle it as professionals in front of over 100 million homes.

The rest of the card is made up of some very successful amateurs who hail from the Coeur d’Alene Idaho areas. All of them have winning records and are ready to go pro, but see this debut in KOTC as just the beginning for them on the King of the Cage circuit. We see many of them going forward with KOTC and being part of our up-and-comers who will go far.

This event will be filmed for broadcast and available in all Dish Network, DirecTV homes, and about half of the cable customers homes, Viewable by over 100 million. It will air between 3-5 times on each station beginning in June. The stations include MSG+, Comcast Sport Net California, Cox Sports, Altitude, TCE Mid Atlantic and Philadelphia.

FIGHT CARD

Trevor Prangley

vs

George Stork

Lyle Beerbohm

vs

Chris Ensley

Zach Lari

vs

Josh Rettinghouse

Jacob Harkness

vs

Jordan Cook

Jordan Currie

vs

Will Noland

Joseph Cleveland

vs

Nathan Gow

Jordan Mackin

vs

Logan Smith

Will Comstock

vs

Adam Smith

Dustin Hardisty

vs

Sam Rykken

Josh Gow

vs

Austin Arnett

Tickets are on sale now at www.cdacasino.com / www.ticketswest.com or call 208-686-0248. For more information on this show or on other King of the Cage events go to www.kingofthecage.com


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May 1, 2012

King of the Cage Merchandise Is Now Available Online

The official King of the Cage Store is brought to you by Bloodfist BattleGear and features high quality apparel donning the KOTC logo. The apparel featured includes:

T-Shirts
Sweatshirts
Hats
Fight Shorts
Gloves

The store can be found at store.kingofthecage.com or www.bloodfist.net. Get your apparel today and let the world know how much you love King of the Cage MMA action.


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April 25, 2012

Three World Champion Matches Set for "KOTC: Hardcore" This Thursday at San Manuel Casino

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King of the Cage, Inc and Magnaflow Exhaust products present, “Hardcore" -- Thursday, April 26th at San Manuel Casino in Highland, California. The night features three world championship matches. Heavyweight Champion Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez keeps up his very active fight regime as he will be challenged by 6’ 4” tall Jason Walraven.

The hard hitting Mexican and former champion David Gomez of Rancho Cucamonga, California looks to take back his welterweight title as he faces undefeated Matt Conte for the currently vacant title.

#1-Ranked and undefeated Sean “Tarzan” Strickland challenges middleweight Champion Brandon Hunt. This is a rematch. Strickland beat the long reigning champion in their last encounter however he came into the fight and did not make weight, hence the fight was agreed to transpire by both parties. However theS title wouldn't be on the line. This time hunt will seek revenge and Strickland will will try to achieve victory once more at the proper weight.

Weigh-ins are 7:30 PM Wednesday the 25th of April at the Tukut Lounge located in the San Manuel Casino and are open to the public. (Must Be 21 years of age to enter)


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April 20, 2012

Jaime "El Cucai" Jara, Aaron "Chaka" Hedrick, Kawika “The Kahuna” Morton and More on "KOTC: ALL IN" Fight Card, This Saturday at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA

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King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present, “ALL IN," Saturday, April 21st at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, California. Northern California will again play host to another extraordinary professional MMA fight card. Jaime “El Cucui” Jara, representing Team Carnage who holds several championships in small MMA promotions, is a seasoned veteran, dynamic striker, elite wrestler with great submissions and a non-stop aggressive style which should play out well for him as he moves into the nationally televised MMA circuit. His opponent is Justin Baesman, training out of New Image Fight Gym in Susanville. He is an aggressive striker with vicious ground and pound has met Jaime in the cage before, and says he looks forward to avenging that loss this coming Saturday at Gold Country Casino.

Returning to King of the Cage is Zak Bucia representing Dragon House; Zak is
a very tough striker with impressive ground defense which will be sorely needed to go against Aaron Hedrick, a protégé of Josh Hinkle. Aaron is a tribal member affiliated with Gold Country Casino, and also brings his "A" game to a fight. He is a great stand up fighter with aggressive ground technique as his submissions are lethal. Also returning to the King of the Cage is the impressive Kawika “The Kahuna” Morton. Kawika will be facing the very tough Angel De Anda from Last Stand fight team. Angel is known for his KO power and with Kawika’s hopes of keeping this on the feet, should make this an explosive event for both of them. The remainder of the card is just as impressive, as Mike Gonzalez out of Team Carnage will be against Team Alpha Male’s Mark Matthews. Also returning is Matt Muramotto, who defeated Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett at the July 23rd, 2011 event held at Gold Country Casino. His opponent this time is a Team Alpha Male fighter Andre “Dre Duke” Fili.

Marcus Ocegueda also returns after a fight of the night performance at the
KOTC November 12, 2011 show as he takes on Jeremy Murphy. A fighter out of CSA and FTCC with a championship Muay Thai pedigree, Ronnie Carillo (2-1) steps up to take on KOTC Veteran Josh Paiva.

FIGHT CARD

Justin Baesman

vs

Jaime “El Cucui” Jara

Zak Bucia

vs

Aaron “Chaka”Hedrick

Angel De Anda

vs

Kawkia “The Kahuna” Morton

“Mad” Mike Gonzalez

vs

Mark Matthews

Andre Fili

vs

Matt Muramotto

Jeremy Murphy

vs

Marcus Ocegueda

Ronnie Carillo

vs

Josh Paiva

Samantha Quinn Hester

vs

Jeana “BEAR” Pinelli

Brandon Waltz

vs

Valentino Fliers

Mercedes Campos

vs

Tatiana Casanova

Bobby “The Bay Boy” Gonzalez

vs

David August

Steve Tomayo

vs

Michael Crowell

 

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April 10, 2012

KOTC heavyweight contender Cody East speaks about stepping into his brother's spotlight and his shot at the title versus Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez at KOTC's April 14th "Bad Intentions 2" card this Saturday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

Cody, you are the older brother of Tyler "The Beast" East, you had an impressive fight in KOTC's Tulsa card. How do you feel stepping up to this challenge in place of your brother and having a chance at a world title?

Cody: I feel good about it. I wanted to fight him since the first time he fought my brother. I know I can beat him and I am happy to get the opportunity.


How do you think your style plays into beating him?

Cody:
I think I can stand with him and I think I can take him to the ground like when he fought my brother. My brother was a kid and inexperienced. I don't think he can match up with me.


So you're confident you're going to win?


Cody: I'm very confident I'm going to win by submission or KO.


He has a slight height advantage and awkward style. Do you think that will play a factor in this fight.


Cody: No, I've been training with Jon Jones and Travis brown in preparation for this fight. I don't think Ii could have had a better camp. They have height and reach, and throw awkward side kicks like Tony does, but in my opinion are faster than him.


What kind of training regimen have you undergone in preparation for this fight?


Cody: A lot of roadwork, a lot of running, 5-round sparring...I've put on a little weight in preparation for this fight, and a lot of cardio work, as this will be my first 5-rounder...and worked a lot on my kickboxing also. I felt an advantage is I have dozens of tape on his fights, and I know he has little on me.


Lopez seems to have an incredible ability to endure punishment. Does this intimidate you at all?


Cody: So does a heavy bag. I mean a he's tough as hell, but if he is happy to stand there and take a beating, I'm fine with that [laughs]. I think I could be the one to KO him even if it comes down to a long fight.


So in your opinion you feel you will be in control of the stand up and ground game?

Cody: Yea, I believe. So the last two guys I fought were 6'7". It doesn't affect me. Tony is only 6'5" only about an inch taller then myself. I can control where the fight takes place.


What will winning this world title mean to you? And if you do win, do you think your brother will be happy for you or jealous that you've taken his place?


I think he will be happy. I don't think he will be jealous. I mean there are other heavyweight belts, super heavy and 230lbs title and if he can't get one of those, I'm looking to take all three of them.

 

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March 26, 2012

King of the Cage Expands Popular "Future Legends" Series, Announces New Contract with Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, NV

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King of the Cage (AKA: King of Casino MMA) is proud to announce yet another long-term casino contract. King of the Cage, Inc. and the Edgewater Casino of Laughlin, NV, have come to an agreement, contracting KOTC to produce its widely popular “Future Legends” series of MMA events during 2012 and 2013. The events will be housed in the luxurious Edgewater Casino’s new 2500-seat venue. The first event is scheduled for May 19th.

KOTC President Terry Trebilcock Jr. states, “I am extremely excited to be back in Laughlin after a two-year hiatus. In the past KOTC has produced over 11 successful events in this market. There is a strong demand for KOTC’s MMA events from the areas that surround Laughlin including: Southern California, Bullhead City, Havasu, Kingman, and Las Vegas. Being involved with the Edgewater Casino is a major victory for KOTC and for Mix-Martial Arts as a whole.” As KOTC continues to regularly sell out shows weeks in advance and provide major television coverage of its events, multiple-entertainment venues continue to pursue contractual agreements with the industry’s leader in live MMA event promotion.

KOTC will be highlighting these events in their weekly television series, available in all Dish Network, Direct TV homes and about half of cable customers' homes. Viewable by over 100 million, the stations include MSG+, Comcast Sportsnet California, Cox Sports, Altitude, Brighthouse Sports Network, TCE “Mid Atlantic” and “Philadelphia.”

 

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March 22, 2012

King of the Cage "Wild Card"

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King of the Cage, Inc and Magnaflow Exhaust products presents “WILD CARD,” Thursday, May 17th at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel located in Worley, Idaho. Trevor Prangley makes a sentimental journey fighting again in his home town where it all started. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort hosted one of his first MMA fights in 2001. Trevor said that as his career winds down it’s appropriate that it winds down to this venue and that he’s come full circle. He likes knowing that the people who watched him fight there 11 years ago will be there to cheer him on again. Since then Trevor has fought for all the top MMA organizations in the world, and says that fighting for King of the Cage completes the gamut of internationally recognized promotions and he is very excited about it.

He adds that in Coeur d’Alene, the MMA community sees that with King of the Cage breaking into the area, it brings Mixed Martial Arts into the spot light in a positive way”. As owner of the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in Coeur d’Alene, Trevor trains some of the best fighters in the area and sees King of the Cage as a huge opportunity. His opponent, “Gorgeous” George Stork fighting out of BJJ Spokane, has taken this fight as an opportunity to increase his value and notoriety in MMA and his record as he no doubt will try to counter out Trevors, Division 1 wrestling with his Brazillian Jiu Jitsu to keep this fight standing.

Another great match to keep you excited is King of the Cage veteran Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm vs Chris Ensley. Both fighters have not entered the cage in over a year and see this opportunity to prove that a year off to train, will make all the difference in their strategies to overcome the other.

This show is going to be the perfect event to settle some long standing rivalries. Will Noland vs Jordan Currie as well as Jordan Cook vs Jacob Harkness were matches anticipated as amateurs that would never transpire. Now they get to settle it as professionals in front of over 100 million homes.

The rest of the card is made up of some very successful amateurs who hail from the Coeur d’Alene Idaho areas. All of them have winning records and are ready to go pro but see this debut in KOTC, as just the beginning for them on the King of the Cage circuit. We see many of them going forward with KOTC and being part of our up and comers who will go far.

This event will be filmed for broadcast and available in all Dish Network, Direct TV homes and about half of the cable customers homes. Viewable by over 100 million. It will air between 3-5 times on each station beginning in June. The stations include MSG+, Comcast Sport Net California, Cox Sports, Altitude, TCE “Mid Atlantic”and “Philadelphia.”

FIGHT CARD

Trevor Prangley

vs

George Stork

Lyle Beerbohm

vs

Chris Ensley

Zach Lari

vs

Josh Rettinghouse

Jacob Harkness

vs

Jordan Cook

Jordan Currie

vs

Will Noland

Joseph Cleveland

vs

Nathan Gow

Jordan Mackin

vs

Logan Smith

Will Comstock

vs

Adam Smith

Dustin Hardisty

vs

Sam Rykken

Josh Gow

vs

Austin Arnett

Tickets are on sale now at www.cdacasino.com /www.ticketswest.com
or call 208-686-0248


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March 16, 2012

KOTC Makes History in MMA Double Event Sell-outs

Tickets sold out today prior to two simultaneous events. KOTC "March Mania" and "Prohibited" sold out at Northern Lights Casino—Walker, MN and Riverwind Casino—Norman, OK, making King of the Cage the only MMA promotion to have two successful sold out venues on the same night.

 

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March 16, 2012

Breaking News: "Wild" Bill Albrecht Bout Rescheduled

Tomorrow night's fight between "Wild" Bill Albrecht and Anthony Macias at Riverwind Casino has been removed from the card. Albrecht had to withdrawal due to medical reasons. The bout will be rescheduled for June 16th.

 

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March 3, 2012

King of the Cage 2012 March Events Lineup

King of the Cage continues to produce the most live MMA events in the world. This March, KOTC fans have plenty of options on where to get their live KOTC fix. KOTC starts off this month of March in the mecca of fighting cities, Las Vegas, Nevada at the Eastside Cannery Casino, March 3rd. Then moves on to Tulsa, Oklahoma’s River Spirit Casino, March 10th, followed by duel dates March 17th, in the Oklahoma City area at Riverwind Casino as well as the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN.

 

March 3rd King of the Cage “Future Legends 5”
Eastside Cannery Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

This event features the up-and-coming MMA talent that will one day become King of the Cage headliners. You won’t want to miss a moment of the action as these young athletes do all they can to make a name for themselves in the gruelling and intensely competitive sport of MMA.

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March 10th King of the Cage “Breakthrough”
River Spirit Casino
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Featuring the return of of Tulsa’s David “the Headhunter” Heath. Heath, who has received national recognition for his fights on Pay-Per-View, has no easy challenge in front of him as he appears before his hometown crowd for the first time in over two years, facing hard-hitting Sidiah Parker of Blanding, Utah. Paker has won his last three fights in King of the Cage by brutal knockout.

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March 17th King of the Cage “Prohibited”
Riverwind Casino
Norman, Oklahoma

King of the Cage world championship action takes place in the bantamweight division as 6-4 Jamie Steichen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma challenges Donald Sanchez of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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March 17th King of the Cage “March Mania”
Northern Lights Casino
Walker, Minnesota

Two top gun strikers headline the card as Sammy Cleveland battles Jason Ehresmann in a highly anticipated match up.

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For more information on upcoming events or our TV schedule please visit www.kingofthecage.com

 

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February 29, 2012

"Breakthrough" Card for 3/10 in Tulsa, OK Includes David Heath vs. Sidiah Parker, Tyler East vs. Tracy Willis, Kinny Spotwood vs. Charles Brown, Tom Jones vs. Brandon Tierney

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Saturday, March, 10th at the River Spirit Event center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, King of the Cage, Inc., Magnaflow Exhaust products, and the River Spirit Casino present, "King of the Cage: Breakthrough" -- an MMA card that will be filmed for television and broadcast in over 100 million homes in the United States and be seen in over 37 countries internationally.

This promises to be an exceptional evening of MMA action featuring the return of Tulsa’s David “The Headhunter” Heath. Heath, who has received national recognition for his fights on Pay Per View, has no easy challenge in front of him as he appears before his hometown crowd for the first time in over two years, facing hard-hitting Sidiah Parker of Blanding, Utah. Parker has won his last three fights in King of the Cage by brutal knockout.

King of the Cage's #1-ranked heavyweight contender Tyler “The Beast” East of Albuquerque, New Mexico faces Tulsa, Oklahoma's Tracy Willis. The super heavyweight division brings us University of Tulsa football star Kinny Spotwood, who will test his MMA skills against Michigan giant Charles “Dingo” Brown, whose fists are the size of most peoples heads. Local MMA veteran Tom Jones returns to action, facing Phoenix, Arizona’s Brandon Tierney.

The card features 10 professional MMA bouts, including tremendous Heavyweight action: 2 Heavyweight bouts; 2 Light-Heavyweight and 1 Super-Heavyweight. Doors open 7:00 PM. Fights start at 8:00 PM. Get your tickets now by calling the Box Office at 918-995-8107.

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February 8, 2012

King of the Cage Corporate Announcement

California-based King of the Cage, Inc. announces more major expansion in 2012. KOTC, often joked as an acronym for “King of the Casino“ as it is the #1 MMA draw for the casino industry, has secured a promotion contract beginning May 17th at the Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho.

KOTC owner Terry Trebilcock Jr stated, "I’m excited to enter another great market for KOTC and at such a beautiful and prestigious resort. I’m also excited to take advantage of the 18-hole golf course on the property while visiting."

KOTC has secured the talents of Trevor Prangley, who resides in Coeur D’Arlene, as both the official event match maker and as a participant in upcoming events. This is also coming off the heals of another 8-fight commitment from River Spirit Casino in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, joined with a 8-fight contract renewal at Ute Mountain Casino near Cortez, Colorado.

The events will be filmed for broadcast and will be featured on KOTC’s weekly television series, broadcasting in over 100 million homes in the US alone and also internationally in 47 countries.

For more information visit www.kingofthecage.com

 

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February 1, 2012

"Reckless Abandon" Card for 2/2 in Highland, CA Includes Marvin Garcia vs. Frank Baca, Tony Lopez vs. Rob Jackson, Shonie Carter vs. Brandon Halsey

Magnaflow Exhaust Products, San Manuel Casino, and King of the Cage, Inc. present, King of the Cage “Reckless Abandon” Thursday, February, 2nd at San Manuel Casino. Doors open at 6:30 PM. First fight starts at 7:30 PM. This stellar fight card will be filmed for broadcast television and includes two world championship title bouts.

“The Riverside Assassin” Marvin Garcia 7-1 fights for the Flyweight World Championship title vs. Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Frank Baca 13-1 of FIT NHB.

Tony “Kryptonite" Lopez, who holds titles in three divisions, defends his World Heavyweight Championship against 6’0”, 245-lbs Rob “The Caveman” Jackson of Vacaville, CA.

“Mr. International" Shonie Carter, well known for being featured on several MMA television programs, returns to KOTC versus two-time all-American collegiate wrestler and Olympic alternate Brandon Halsey of Bakersfield CA.

For more information please visit www.kingofthecage.com for upcoming event dates and TV listings.

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January 19, 2012

Tim Means Looks for Another Knockout Win at "KOTC: Total Destruction" on 1/21, Features Ty Brown, Bill Albrecht, Dom O'Grady

King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products presents “Total Destruction," happening Saturday, January 21st at Winstar World Casino in Thackervillle, OK. The professional MMA card features two world championship bouts. Making his fifth title defense is Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means of Albuquerque, NM. Means holds a record of 15 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw -- 12 of those
wins by way of knockout. His opponent is 7-3 Ty Brown of Fort Gibson, OK. Ty is a fighter with a no-quit attitude who fights wars in the cage, making this Lightweight title fight something KOTC fans are looking forward to.

Bill Albrecht of Oklahoma makes his first title defense of the Welterweight crown, taking on former champion Dom O’Grady of Detroit, Michigan. The card also features the return of local favorite 4-0 Treston Thomison, and a women's bout.

The event will be filmed for broadcast and aired on the following sports networks: MSG+, TCE, NESN, Comcast Sportsnet California, Cox Sports Television, Fight Now, and MAV TV. Reaching close to 100 million homes in the U.S. and will also be seen in 37 countries internationally.

For more info please visit www.kingofthecage.com

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January 10, 2012

Angelo Sanchez, Richard Schiller, Chris Culley, Zuhey Quezada and More to Be Featured at "KOTC: Night Stalker" in Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, January 14th, King of the Cage Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products together with Buffalo Thunder Casino present “Night Stalker.” President Terry Trebilcock Jr. states, "I’m proud to start the 2012 calendar year of events at one of the premier casino resort destinations in the country.”

This professional MMA card will be filmed for broadcast television. The event features Pojoaque's own former world champion Angelo Sanchez, who was recently victorious over top-ranked Jacob Clarke, as he fights for a super-fight title at 145 lbs., taking on 8-4-1 Californian, Richard Schiller, of Torrance, California. His bout is part of a 4-man elimination process that will result in a new 145-lbs champion.

Also in the running will be Milennia Ju-jitsu fighter, Chris Culley (12-8), of Ontario, California, who faces another former 145-lbs champion, Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Donald Sanchez of FIT-NHB with an impressive 23-12 record. The winners of these two bouts will meet in May to determine the new 145 lbs. KOTC world champion.

This Card also features the return of Santa Fe’s glamorous yet hard hitting Zuhey Quezada, in a women's MMA match with Stacey Sigala of Hobbs New Mexico. Weigh-ins are held Friday, Jan 13th, at the Buffalo Thunder Casino and are open to the public.

For more info please visit www.kingofthecage.com

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December 12, 2011

Rematch Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez Vs. Esteves Jones and More Featured at "KOTC: Magnaflow" on 12/15 in Highland, California

Thursday, December 15th, King of the Cage Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products together with San Manuel Casino present “Magnaflow” -- This professional MMA card will be filmed for broadcast television.

The event features Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez the 6’5” Heavyweight who has captured Championship Belts in 3 weight divisions in a rematch versus former Champion Esteves Jones. Lopez stole the belt last time as a short notice replacement for injured Nick Gaston, who was scheduled to fight Jones. Jones who had prepared for a totally different kind of fighter is looking forward for a shot at redemption. A classic match up that has been in the works KOTC veterans Brian Warren and John De La O square off in a highly anticipated match up. Former KOTC Champion Dave Gomez of Rancho Cucamonga, California faces 16­7 Tom “Da Tank” Gallicchio of Toms River NJ. Also the return of local favorite Marvin “The Riverside Assassin” Garcia who is challenge by Lubbock Texas’s Zach Hainey.

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December 12, 2011

Fight Card Announced for "KOTC: Steel Curtain" to Happen 12/15 in Norman, Oklahoma

Saturday, December 17th, at the beautiful Riverwind Casino near Oklahoma City, Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage, Inc. Presents “Steel Curtain” -- A professional MMA card featuring Middleweight Champion and Detroit police officer Brandon Hunt who looks to defend his title for the 6th consecutive time vs undefeated 7-0 Sean “Tarzan” Strickland of Riverside, California. Oklahoma's rising star JC Cottrell vs tough MMA veteran Thomas Schulte of Albuquerque’s Fit NHB. The event will be filmed for broadcast.

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Doors open at 7 pm / Fights at 8 pm

***MAIN EVENT

185 LBS SEAN STRICKLAND***
(CA)

VS.

BRANDON HUNT***
(MI)

155 LBS THOMAS SCHULTE
(ALB , NM)

VS.

JC COTTRELL
(OKC)

170 LBS CODALE FORD
(FT GIBSON, OK)

VS.

BRIAN GRINNELL
(SHAWNEE, OK)

205 LBS CHRIS JONES
(NORMAN , OK)

VS.

CARL PERRY (OKC)

155 LBS TRAVIS CHYZY

VS.

GARRICK LANDIS
(NORMAN, OK)

145 LBS MICHAEL CASTEEL
(OKC)

VS.

SCOTT BEAR
(CUSHING, OK)

180 LBS MARCIANO WILSON
(ALB, NM)

VS.

RICO CATO
(OKC, OK)

145 LBS ROWDY WILBOURN
(OKC, OK)

VS.

NOE ZAMORA
(OKC, OK)

145 LBS ISAIAH REYES 
(ALB, NM)

VS.

ANTHONY KELLEN
(NORMAN, OK)

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December 6, 2011

Fourth Installment of "Future Legends" Happens This Saturday in Las Vegas

Saturday, December 10th, at the Eastside Cannery Casino, in Las Vegas, NV. Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present "Future Legends 4."

KOTC president Terry Trebilcock Jr. says “The Future Legends series continues to produce top prospects for King of the Cage. It's really from these cards we discover and plan who we will use for our televised events. With King of the Cage having such substantial television coverage not only domestically in the USA but also internationally. It's no wonder so many fighters want to be on these cards.”

For more information please visit www.kingofthecage.com for upcoming event dates and TV listings.

 

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December 6, 2011

Minnesota Local Sammy Cleveland and More Featured This Saturday at Northern Lights Casino

Saturday, December 10th, at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN, Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present "Winter Warriors," an evening of Mixed Martial Arts action, featuring the return of local-favored son Sammy Cleveland taking on R.T. Hicks, and also features the professional MMA debut of Patrik Menne-brother of former World Champion Dave Menne. Ken Glenn vs Lucas Goulet in a battle of two undefeated pros while the amateur card includes: Eli Finn; Ernesto Martinez; Vernon Kingbird; Dallon White; David Smith; Brad Smith; Ronnie Parris; Josh Thompson; Geshik Martin; Nick Tallefson and Any Kidrowski among others. Rose Namajunas fights Heather Bassett in a female bout. Maxim's "Hometown Hottie" finalist and Walker, MN. native Shannon Ihrke also returns as KOTC's featured ring girl for the event. Tickets are going fast!

*****Fight Card Subject to Change******

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November 16, 2011

Fight Card Announced for "KOTC: High Performance" to Happen Nov. 19 in Santa Fe, NM

Saturday November 19h at the beautiful Buffalo Thunder Casino in Santa Fe, NM. Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present  "High Performance" an evening of Mixed Martial Arts action featuring team 4-corner’s 9-4 Jacob Clark of Farmington, NM, versus Santa Fe’s Angelo Sanchez who is also 9-4. With both fighters holding identical records only 1 will be able to move their win column into double digits. Also the card features the return of KOTC champion Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means of Moriarty as he faces undefeated Texan, Mario Ramos of El Paso who holds a pristine 11-0 record. Weigh ins are Friday night and open to the public beginning at 6:30 PM

 

MAIN EVENT

Jacob Clark`(9-4-0)
Farmington , NM

vs

Angelo Sanchez (9-4-0)
Santa Fe , NM

SEMI-MAIN EVENT

Mario Ramos (11-0-0)
El Paso , Tx

vs

Tim Means (14-3-1)
Moriarty , NM

Donnie Martinez (4-6-0)
Alamogordo , NM

vs

Trey Solomon (2-0-0)
Albuquerque, NM

Terry Taylor
Albuquerque, NM

vs

 Frank Baca (8-1-0)
Albuquerque, NM

Ambrose Teasyatwho (4-8-0)
Farmington, NM

vs

Treston Thomison  (4-0-0)
Ardmore, OK

KOTC AMATEUR MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

Cory Jager
(Durango , Co)

vs

Jeremy Oyenque 4-0-0
(Santa Fe , NM)
Jesse Kociski (El Paso , Tx)

vs

Ray Borg (Tucumcari , NM)

WOMEN'S MMA BOUT

Wilena Jim (Farmington , NM)

vs

Zuhey Quezada (Santa Fe, NM )
Chris Gonzales (Lubbock , Tx)

vs

Brad Richardson (Las Lunas , NM
Terrin Yazzie (Gallup , NM) vs Eric White (Alb , NM)
Caleb Choate (Las Cruces , NM) vs Dan Gossett (Las Lunas , NM)
Kyle Allen (Lubbock , Tx) vs Ben Miranda (Alb , NM)
Fernando Sanchez (Las Lunas , NM vs Richard Lopez (Alb , NM)

*****Fight Card Subject to change******

 

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November 7, 2011

Biography on Mitch Friya

Born in Sue Saint Marie, Ontario Mitch Friya is now 25 years old. His father is a high school teacher and wrestling coach. His Mother is a discharge manager at a hospital. Mitch,began wrestling at age 12. He was also involved in competitive Gymnastics's since age 5 and feels that his gymnastics abilities helped him tremendously in his wrestling career.

Currently employed at a Catalyst Cross-fit gym where he runs a youth program to help develop young athletes from all different sports using gymnastics and Olympic weight training.

In 2008 Mitch won the Canadian university freestyle wrestling Champion 68KG division held in Calgary Alberta representing Lake Head University of Thunder Bay Ontario. His other wrestling accolades in twice winning the University level Ontario Provincial freestyle Championships in  2006 and 2008 and twice was Provinciavl Champion for High school Wrestling as well in Ontario.

After University Mitch lived in Korea year where he began training Ju-jitsu with Team DAEGU MMA  an Machado BJJ affiliate school.  Where many of the top Korean MMA fighters train. After only a few months training BJJ Mitch placed 2nd in the Korean National BJJ No-Gi Open tournament which includes all weight classes and belt ranks. It was in Korea he dicided he would want to compete in MMA. presently 2-0 in amateur MMA he will make his pro debut at King of the Cage, Saturday November 12th, 7:00 PM at Kewadin Casino in Sue Saint Marie, Michigan

Micth now trains at a gym owned by his brother Brent Friya whom is also a pro fighter record of  6-2 Steel City MMA in Sue Saint Marie

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November 5, 2011

New Television Deal for King of the Cage in Southeast Europe

King of the Cage, the worldwide leader in live MMA events, announces a large scale television deal in Southeast Europe. KOTC president Terry Trebilcock Jr. states, “With an already heavy presence in North American television, we are pleased to continue our expansion in the European and Asian markets, and you can expect further announcements from KOTC regarding additional European markets, as several deals are pending presently.” The deal consists of the following arrangements: King of the Cage will provide weekly 2-hour shows over the span of 3 years. KOTC executive Christopher Cordeiro states, “The shows will broadcast in the following markets: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovinia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo.”

For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.

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November 4, 2011

Fight Card Announced for "KOTC: Underground 72" at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste Marie, MI on November 12th

Saturday, November 12th at the beautiful Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste Marie, MI., Magnaflow Exhaust products and King of the Cage present "Underground 72" -- a stacked night of Mixed Martial Arts action featuring KOTC rising welterweight prospect, Brett Sbardella, facing ever-dangerous Eddie Sanchez in the Main Event.

Local fan favorite Mitch Fryia makes his long awaited professional debut versus Brian Burgan from Detroit, MI.

Gary Conradson, who is one of Michigan's top amateurs, is also making his professional debut versus powerhouse wrestler Jason Davis. The card also includes eight action packed amateur bouts with some of Northern Michigan and Southern Canada's top talent such as John Sayers-Thibault; John Veltri; Vyron Phillips; Rich Wells; Dave Bryan; and Dan Borelli all competing to become the next KOTC star. Get your tickets now as this event is almost sold out!!!!

For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.

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November 4, 2011

King of the Cage Declares New Cage Announcer

The new voice of King of the Cage is none other than world renowned fight announcer Dean Stone.

Dean returns to King of the Cage after almost a ten-year layoff. From 1999 to 2002, Dean was brought out to the West Coast to announce Pay-Per-Views for KOTC. But it was just a matter of time before Dean would return to KOTC.

"We are thrilled to have Dean Stone back as our announcer," said King of the Cage president and founder Terry Trebilcock. "Dean is truly one of the best announcers in the business and brings an unmatched level of professionalism to each and every event we do."

Dean got his break in the fight business in 1998. With the help of friends and people he was introduced to in boxing and after months of calling promoters trying to land his first gig, Dean finally got the break he was looking for. He was asked to announce an all-women’s professional boxing card at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City in May of 1998.

Since his debut that night in the ring, Dean instantly put himself on the map as a boxing ring announcer, and before long was hired to introduce a myriad of fights for various promoters. From 1998 to 2003, he became the premier announcer on the East Coast, successfully covering almost every noteworthy boxing event in Atlantic City as well as the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas, many of which were broadcast on ESPN, Showtime and Pay-Per-View.

Both the casual fan and fight expert have made a unanimous decision that Dean is in fact one of the elite announcers in the business. But this is just the beginning of Dean's long-term goals as a fight announcer. He hopes to continue to call boxing and MMA events both nationally and internationally for many years to come. Dean's reunion with King of the Cage will surely help him reach those aspirations.

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November 1, 2011

Co-Main Events Announced for "KOTC: Cage Quest" at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA on November 12th

Saturday, November 12th, King of the Cage, Inc., the world wide leader in live MMA events, and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “Cage Quest” at the beautiful Gold Country Casino & Resort located in Oroville, California. The event will be filmed for broadcast.

The card's main event features Division 1 Arizona State University Wrestler Michael Gonzales of Rancho Cordova, CA who fights out of Team Carnage. Known as “Mad” Mike Gonzales, he stands 6’2” tall and walks around at about 220 pounds, he brings an impressive record of 8-2 to this fight, as he leaps from the small-time fight circuit into the nationally televised spotlight, in no simple challenge, taking on Kawika Morton, who has an impressive ground game and brutal stand-up power. Morton of Redding, CA fights out of world-famous Team Quest.

Dual co-main events scheduled are:

7-3 Josh Hinkle vs. 5-5 Kenneth Alexander
7-5 Rick Randolph vs. 5-2 Wes Swofford

Also, we look forward to the return of Matt Muramotto, who recently upset Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett by submission after brutally knocking him to the floor with a straight right hand.

For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.

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Chris Cordeiro
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October 2, 2011

Dan Stittgen and Mark Stoddard, Plus Local Favorites Announced for "KOTC: Interference" in Lac du Flambeau, WI on October 8th

King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “Interference”. This MMA card will be held at Lake of the Torches Resort & Casino on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30PM. This will be one of the most explosive fight cards to hit northern Wisconsin. The professional card features Dan Stittgen, who is the top prospect from Chicago, versus Mark Stoddard, a grizzled veteran from Iowa. Duke Roufus' fighter, Ron Muir, takes on Janesville's Gustavo Rodriguez while local favorites, Jon Barker and Shane Cadotte, return to action. Also on the card are: Floyd Hodges, Damon Butterfield and Matt Gaffney -- all of whom are Wisconsin up-and-comers looking to make their mark in KOTC steel. With five exciting amateur bouts scheduled as well, you won't want to miss it!

For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.

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September 30, 2011

Trebilcock Announces Agreement with New Venue, "KOTC: Cage Quest" Happening at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA on November 12

After KOTC’s first successful event held at the Gold Country Casino in Oroville, CA on July 23rd, King of the Cage president Terry Terbilcock Jr. announces an exclusive one-year multi-fight agreement to continue live events at the beautiful northern California venue. The agreement begins with the first event on Saturday, November 12th, 2011. The events will be filmed for broadcast, and will be available on a vast array of sports networks including: Comcast SportsNet California, MSG+, FightNow Network, Altitude Sports, The Comcast Network, NESN, Sun Sports, and Cox Sports Television. King of the Cage continues to be the only MMA event promotion that provides the professionalism, quality, and television exposure that makes them the leader in the casino entertainment industry.

For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.

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Chris Cordeiro
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September 22, 2011

Inter-state Rivals Brandon Hunt and Angelo Popofski Headline "KOTC Homecoming" on September 24th at Soaring Eagle Casino

King of the Cage, Inc. and Magnaflow Exhaust products present “Homecoming”. The professional MMA card will be held at the Soaring Eagle Casino on Saturday, September 24th at 8:00 PM. KOTC owner Terry Trebilcock Jr., brings his event home. World-famous MMA celebrity Tank Abbot will be in attendance and available for autographs after the event. The fight card features a world title fight in the middleweight division. Detroit police officer Brandon Hunt looks to secure his fourth consecutive title defense in a rematch versus #3-Ranked Angelo Popofski in what has become a huge Michigan inner-state rivalry.

Another exciting clash will take place in the middleweight division as #4-Ranked Chad Herrick will face #5-Ranked Brad Burrick in a bout that will place the winner into title contention. Both of these two fighters are exceptionally strong grapplers, though known primarily for their powerful stand up striking abilities. The event hosted by Christopher Cordeiro will be filmed for broadcast and featured on the following sports networks: NESN, Cox Sports Television, TCE, Philadelphia, TCE Mid-Atlantic, Comcast Sports Net California, Sunsports, Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Fight Now network and MSG+. For more information, upcoming event dates, and TV listings, please visit www.kingofthecage.com.

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