King of the Cage and MAVTV Announce the “WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS 3” at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on September 3, 2016 for a Live Televised Broadcast


King of the Cage and MAVTV Announce the "WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS 3" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on September 3, 2016 for a Live Televised Broadcast




King of the Cage and MAVTV Announce the "WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS 3" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on September 3, 2016 for a Live Televised Broadcast

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (July 12, 2016) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, and MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil is proud to announce the World Amateur Championships 3 will be held at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, September 3, 2016. The World Amateur Championships 3 will feature the top amateur fighters from around the globe competing for the chance at earning professional fighting contracts worth $250,000.

Over 1,000 fighters will apply to compete in this event….but only thirty (30) of the most elite MMA amateur athletes from around the world receive the chance to win over a worldwide crowd, with their skills, heart and personality competing to win a professional contract with KOTC. They will compete for five (5) professional contracts totaling $250,000. This event was designed to find and develop not only the highest level of fighters but also the most unique.

Final results to determine the winners will be decided by interactive live voting, both from live audience at the Hard Rock Hotel and live MAVTV television audience.

The World Amateur Championships 3 will be broadcast live 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 4:30 pm. and fights start at 6:00 pm. Reserve seating and ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call (702) 693-5000. All ages. Event card subject to change.

2015 King of the Cage World Amateur Championships Format:

15 Fights, 30 fighters from all over the globe will compete.
Competing for five (5) Professional contracts totaling $250,000.
Five (5) competitors will be voted into a contractual opportunity which will give them contracts (1st Place $100,000) (2nd & 3rd Place $50, 000) and (4th & 5th Place totaling $25,000) to pursue their dream as the next big star in the MMA world.

Determining the opportunities will be based equally on these criteria:

  • Skill level
  • Personality
  • Athleticism
  • Level of excitement at which they fight
  • Marketability

Winners for the event will be determined based on formula which combines:

  • Fight Judges
  • Online voting from TV viewing audience
  • Online voting from live event audience

Fighters who wish to be considered for this event can go to  and fill out an application.

Further event details will be announced at a later date.


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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $700 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers Choice contest; the world-famous pool party REHAB Beach Club; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Goose Island Pub and ?Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Contact: Marty Gross, VP Development
King of the Cage
(702) 528-7056

Contact: Lauren Sasso, Public Relations Manager
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
(702) 693-5537

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About King of the CageAfter 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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