On Thursday, June 5, 2014, King of the Cage returns to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, California for another blockbuster evening of MMA action with two championship belts on the line. “Slugfest” will be broadcast live to all cable and satellite subscribers on MavTV (Channel 214 Direct TV, Channel 248 Dish Network). Check your provider for MavTV.

If your cable provider does not offer MavTV, be sure to check with your Pay Per View provider to view this event.

One of the featured bouts will be for the KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship. Joe Condon will face current champion Joshua Aveles, who is coming off his previous fight where he re-gained his Welterweight title from Kito Andrews.

The other championship fight for the KOTC Bantamweight Championship will feature Alejandro Garcia against Henry Corrales, who is defending his belt with an undefeated record.

Another exciting battle will showcase Seth Dikun against Trace Gray. Dikun is looking to work his way back up for another shot at the Bantamweight title. Gray, a KOTC newcomer is hungry for a future opportunity for the 145 lb. belt.

Other fighters appearing on the card will be 2013 KOTC World Amateur Championships winner Aaron Williams, Reuben Duran, Daniel Hernandez, Dimitris Papakonstantinou, Kyle York, William Wheeler, Georgie Garcia, Steve Ramirez, Jesse Miramontes, Jonathan Del Rosario, Jay Pinto, and Chris Pena.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information on upcoming KOTC MMA fights or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sanmanuel.com or call (800) 359-2464. Guests must be 21 years old to attend. Event card and schedule are subject to change.

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On Saturday May 31, 2014, King of the Cage (KOTC) returns to beautiful Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, Wisconsin with another stellar evening of MMA competition titled “Viewers Discretion”.

The fight card will feature rising prospect Heather Bassett, from Wisconsin facing off against Carolyn Biskup from Michigan.

Another highlighted bout will feature professional boxer Bernard Webster who returns to the KOTC cage to square off against Ken Sitsler.

Also on the card Alex Brockway, will make his professional debut against local prospect Jon Daubon; Mequon Frechette will do battle with Brandon Apfel and Moriel Charneski will fight against Missy Pontbriand.

Other fighters appearing on the card will be: John Metoxin; Jason Plamann; Nate Mortson; Keith Burks; Kyle Laude; and more.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Menominee Casino Resort Box Office with Hours 10:00 am – 10:00 pm or call (800) 343-7778. Event card subject to change.

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Top-10 ranked welterweight and expected to debut in July

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World Series of Fighting continues to build an extremely stacked welterweight division with the addition of former Strikeforce champion and UFC title contender Jake Shields.

With the addition of Shields, the World Series of Fighting welterweight division is now one of the best on the planet with such top talent as current champion Rousimar Palhares and top contenders Jon Fitch, Josh Burkman, Steve Carl, and Gerald Harris.

The California-based fighter recently announced that he signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut in the World Series of Fighting decagon in July. He brings a 29-7-1 record into the cage and will make his first appearance against an opponent to be named shortly.

Shields has beaten a very impressive who’s who list of fighters that includes Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Martin Kampmann, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jason Miller and Yushin Okami.

Shields is ranked as a top-10 welterweight and has built himself a hall-of-fame worthy resume in 15 years of professional fighting. The 35-year-old is a proud member of the “Skrap Pack,” where he trains alongside some of MMA‘s best, including Gilbert Milendez as well as Nick and Nate Diaz. He also works closely with coach Tareq Azim at his Empower gym in San Francisco.

Shields, an American Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, previously held the EliteXC welterweight title, as well as the Strikeforce middleweight championship. “I have so much to prove, and I will become the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion,” Shields said. “I’m really looking forward to fighting at my new home with World Series of Fighting. I think that when you look at the World Series of Fighting welterweight roster, there is no denying that they’re housing many of the world’s best, and I’m proud to be a part of that group.”

“Jake has been a top fighter in professional mixed martial arts for years now, ” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. “You know you’ve got one of the best in the world when you sign someone who has won multiple championship belts and has had 15-fight win streaks over some of the world class fighters he’s beaten. This kid is an extremely tough, proven warrior capable of beating anyone who stands in his way. I’m extremely proud we were able to sign him and I will continue bringing fighters of this caliber to World Series of Fighting.”

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King of the Cage
On Saturday, May 17, 2014 King of the Cage (KOTC) returns to Las Vegas at Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel for “Future Legends 22”.
The KOTC 145 lb. Amateur Bantamweight Title will be on the line when David Hernandez from Apple Valley, California battles Cameron Underhill from Corona, California.
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In one of the co-main events, Patrick Northern, from Michigan takes on Hiro Mikawa from Japan in the 145 lb. Bantamweight Division.

The other co-main event will feature Zeke Enrique from California against Chris Flores from Las Vegas in the 135 lb. weight class.

Other fighters appearing on the card will be Justin Hernandez, Chris Chiedwe, Oscar Sanchez, Javier Galindo, Jordan Christensen, Ramon Jauregui, Andreas Vasquez, Wyatt Morgan, Don Murphin, Angel Munoz, Jason McKnight, John Andreas, Jerry Furnace, Eli Blankenship, Jamie Coronado, Jesus Moreno, Austin Haggerie, James Hardman, Miguel Cortorreal, Amanda Taylor, Danielle Alfapada and more.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.eastsidecannery.com or go to the Eastside Cannery Box Office. Event card subject to change.

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On Monday, May 26, 2014 King of the Cage (KOTC) returns to the spectacular Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona for another action packed night of MMA fighting.

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The fight card will feature Randy Steinke, from Arizona, against Erick Ismael Leon Palma from Baja, California for the KOTC Interim Flyweight Championship.

Another highlighted bout will feature 2013 KOTC World Amateur Championship winner Saad Ul-Hassan, who will be making his long awaited pro-debut after winning a professional contract with KOTC, against Keoni Diggs, who is also making his professional debut after an impressive undefeated amateur career.

Also on the card will be female fighters, Jenny Liou from Moscow, Idaho fighting against Jocelyn Lybarger, from Phoenix, Arizona. In her last battle, Liou debuted in her professional career with a victory over Jocelyn’s twin sister Jill.

Other ladies fighting that night include former Amateur Straw Weight Champion Danielle Taylor against Jill Lybarger and a KOTC Amateur Welterweight Championship bout featuring current champion Kyle Stewart against Andreas Acuna.

Other fighters appearing on the card will be Neil Cooke, Mike Martinez, Jamie Schmidt, Michael Parker, Gabe Kirk, France Atala, Fabian Parker, Jimmy Scully, Josh Rodda, John McCarthy, Bear Rivas, Marcus McGee, Anthony Martinez, Nichole Upshaw, Arianne Christiansen. Ralphy Pacheco and, Craig Nettles.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Main event starts at 7 p.m. Reserve seating, VIP and ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information on upcoming KOTC MMA fights or to purchase tickets, please visit www.talkingstickresort.com or call (480) 850-7734. Guests must be 21 years old to attend. Event card and schedule are subject to change.

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