King of the Cage Announces Results for the World Amateur Championships 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

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King of the Cage Announces Results for the World Amateur Championships 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

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King of the Cage Announces Results for the World Amateur Championships 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (September 9, 2016) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, produced another momentous event this past Saturday night, at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The world’s top amateur fighters competed in the “World Amateur Championships 3” for the opportunity to share the $300,000 professional contracts that were awarded for this one night of fighting in front of a capacity crowd, and broadcast live exclusively on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil.

Top honors of the night went to Bradan Erdman of Nebraska, who was awarded the $100,000 professional contract; Cynthia Arceo of Texas and Blaze Gill of Iowa were each awarded a $50,000 professional contract; Frank Hacker of Kentucky, Drako Rodriguez of Iowa, Thomas Powell of Pennsylvania and Jacobe Adams from Wyoming were each awarded a $25,000 professional contract.

"This was our third World Amateur Championships show with another sold-out crowd," stated Terry Trebilcock, Founder & President of King of the Cage. "We also want to thank all our partners Lucas Oil, MAVTV, General Tire and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, for all their support for this event that will change the life of these talented fighters. They will be given the opportunity to become the next stars of MMA and have their first fifteen fights guaranteed with national television exposure. We also want to thank the thousands of fans from both the live television audience watching and fans inside The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, who voted online during the show to help crown our winners. We look forward to the World Amateur Championships 4 in 2017."

"It is such an honor to win the World Amateur Championships this past weekend and be able to have a professional career with King of the Cage," stated first place winner Bradan Erdman. "I want to thank all of my friends and fans who voted for me and helped me reach this goal."

The World Amateur Championships 4 will be held in 2017, with details to be announced at a later date.

CONTRACT WINNERS
Bradan Erdman $100,000 contract
Cynthia Arceo $50,000 contract
Blaze Gill $50,000 contract
Frank Hacker $25,000 contract
Drako Rodriguez $25,000 contract
Thomas Powell $25,000 contract
Jacobe Adams $25,000 contract
 

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KING OF THE CAGE

“WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS 3” RESULTS

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

LAS VEGAS, NV 9/03/16

 

Bout #1 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Dustin Brooks VS Mike Vasquez
Winner: Mike Vasquez via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds
Bout #2 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Jordan Graham VS Drako Rodriguez
Winner: Drako Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #3 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Rich Mapstead VS Nick Angeloni
Winner: Nick Angeloni via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:18 of round 1

Bout #4 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Darrius Flowers VS Joshua Fremd
Winner: Joshua Fremd via Split Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #5 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Thomas Powell VS Geoff Owens
Winner: Thomas Powell via TKO at 1:02 of round 1

Bout #6 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Juan Hernandez VS Sherwin Price
Winner: Sherwin Price via Submission (Armbar) at 1:55 of round 2

Bout #7 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Victor Sydnor VS Josh Oxendine
Winner: Draw after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #8 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Bradan Erdman VS Benji Uzowuro
Winner: Bradan Erdman via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #9 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Jacobe Adams VS Donte Stubbs
Winner: Jacobe Adams via KO at 2:56 of round 2

Bout #10 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Afrem Gebreanenia VS Luke Canady
Winner: Afrem Gebreanenia via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #11 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Jesse Free VS Frank Hacker
Winner: Frank Hacker via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:59 of round 1

Bout #12 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Mason Digiacopo VS Roderick Sharpe
Winner: Roderick Sharpe via Majority Decision after two,3:00 rounds

Bout #13 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Delfino Benitez VS Jonathan Smith
Winner: Delfino Benitez via Majority Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #14 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Darrius Flowers VS Cynthia Arceo
Winner: Cynthia Arceo via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #15 (Amateur - Exhibition)
Goeff Ross vs Blaze Gill
Winner: Blaze Gill via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

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