King of the Cage Returns to Black Bear Casino Resort on December 9 for “DECLARING WAR”


King of the Cage Returns to Black Bear Casino Resort on December 9 for "DECLARING WAR"



King of the Cage Returns to Black Bear Casino Resort on December 9 for "DECLARING WAR"

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (November 14, 2016) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, returns to Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota on Friday, December 9, 2016 with another world-class mega-event headlined by a Heavyweight World Title showdown between current champion Tony Lopez and challenger Andenilson Clementino and also including two women’s fights, along with other of the sport’s most ferocious competitors.

Fight card includes:

Main Event – Heavyweight World Title 
Current KOTC Champion Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez with 44 professional wins, Huntington Beach, California (Team Kryptonite) vs. Andenilson “AC” Clementino (8-3), Dallas, Texas/Brazil (Blackzillians). This is a grudge match between these top ranked fighters. Lopez and Clementino faced off a few years back, with Lopez winning.

Co-Main Event - Flyweight 135 lbs. 
Cristobal “El Mosquito” Chavez (3-0), El Paso, Texas (10th Planet JJ) vs. Ben “The Haitian Sensation “Pierre- Saint (12-5), Superior, Wisconsin (Inner Strength MMA). Chavez who is undefeated, has never lost in both his amateur and professional career. Pierre-Saint is top ranked and is coming off an impressive win in his last bout.

Women’s Strawweight 115 lbs.
Cynthia “Sin” Arceo, El Paso, Texas (USAK/Punishment) vs. TBD

Bantamweight 145 lbs. 
Andrew “All Day” Morais, Southgate, Michigan (Michigan TT) vs. Jesse Rogge, Proctor, Minnesota (Fr8train MMA)

Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs. 
Turrell “Freakstrong´” Galloway, Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM Wildbunch) vs. Jason Huntley, Ramsey, Minnesota (Minnesota Martial Arts Academy)

Women’s Atomweight 105 lbs. 
Jayme Hinshaw, Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM Wildbunch) vs. Melissa Karagianis, Toronto, California (6IX MMA).

Lightweight 155 lbs.
Brody Caruth, Superior, Wisconsin vs. TBD
Welterweight 170 lbs 
Joseph Pajtash, La Crosse, Wisconsin vs. John Decorsey, Two Harbors, Minnesota
Middleweight 185 lbs. 
John Stern, Oaklee, Minnesota vs. Chad Laine, Cloquet, Minnesota
Bantamweight 145 lbs. 
Joseph Nagy, Southgate, Michigan vs. Josh Hautajarvi, Duluth, Minnesota
Heavyweight 230 lbs.
Garret Olson, Wrenshall, Minnesota vs. TBD
Lightweight 155 lbs. 
Michael Morgan, Houston, Texas vs. Robert Robbins, Wisconsin


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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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