Black Bear Casino Resort on September 9 for “NEVER SURRENDER”

Black Bear Casino Resort on September 9 for "NEVER SURRENDER"


King of the Cage Returns to Black Bear Casino Resort on September 9 for "NEVER SURRENDER"

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (August 9, 2017) – King of the Cage returns to Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota on Friday, September 9, 2017 with a nationally broadcast event headlined by a Flyweight showdown featuring Ben Pierre Saint and in the co-main event, Cody Garness battling Nick Spina.Fight card includes:

Main Event - Flyweight 135 lbs. 
Ben “The Haitian Sensation” Pierre Saint(13-5), Superior, Wisconsin (Inner Strength Martial Arts) vs. TBD. Pierre Saint has won his last two fights impressively and is top ranked.

Co-Main Event - Lightweight 155 lbs.
Cody Garness, Cannon Falls, Minnesota (Independent) vs. Nick “Isabella Assassin” Spina (5-1), Superior, Wisconsin (Inner Strength MA). Garness won his last bout with a first-round submission. Spina has won his last four fights all in the 1st round.

Middleweight 185 lbs.
Tom Krenzel, Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Cellar Gym) vs. John “The Kid” Stern, Alaska/Minnesota.

Bantamweight 145 lbs. 
Jesse Rogge, Proctor, Minnesota (Fr8train MMA) vs. Rick Ogden, Detroit, Michigan.

Lightweight 155 lbs. 
Casey Goulet, Brooks, Minnesota (North Bred MMA) vs. Franklin Springfield, Waukegan, Illinois.

Welterweight 170 lbs.
Andrew Bushey, Walker, Minnesota vs.Noah Landrus, Aitkin, Minnesota.

Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs.  
Michael Jokondo, Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN Martial Arts Academy) vs. Jose Leon(Chicago, Illinois).

Middleweight 185 lbs.
Michael Larson, Superior, Wisconsin (Inner Strength MA) vs. Manatua Lemaire, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Chad Johnson, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin (Oconto Falls MMA) vs. Andre Washington, Detroit, Michigan (Independent).

Lightweight 155 lbs. 
Noah Hawkins, Thief River Falls, Minnesota vs. John Hobson, Chicago, Illinois.

Lightweight 155 lbs.  
Devon Pulczinski, Brooks, Minnesota vs. TBD.

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 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 or call (888) 771–0777. Event card subject to change.

Official Hashtag: #KOTCNeverSurrender
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About King of the Cage

After performing over 500 events since its inception in 1998, King of the Cage has proven to be a leader in the evolution of Mixed Martial Arts. No other production has promoted more fights than King of the Cage. KOTC has and continues to promote shows globally, including the United States and foreign countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and Philippines.

King of the Cage is available weekly to over 50 million homes in the United States on cable and satellite television on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil and also airs in more than 50 countries worldwide.

King of the Cage has been a career staple for countless stars including Ronda Rousey, Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Daniel Cormier, TJ Dillishaw, Demetrious Johnson, Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.

King of the Cage recently secured a broadcast deal with the UFC, allowing FIGHTPASS to broadcast all events internationally. They also have the rights domestically one year after each event and the initial airings on MAVTV.

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