King of the Cage Returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena on December 18–“WARRANTED AGGRESSION”


King of the Cage Returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena on December 18--"WARRANTED AGGRESSION"



King of the Cage Returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena on December 18--"WARRANTED AGGRESSION"

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (November 15, 2016) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Sunday, December 18, 2016 with another world-class mega-event headlined by two World Title fights between Juan Archuleta vs. Derrick Mandell and Ryan Fillingame vs. Arian Sharifi and also featuring some of the sport’s most ferocious competitors.
Fight card includes:
Main Event – Flyweight World Title (135 lbs.)

Current KOTC Champion Juan “The Spaniard” Archuleta (11-1), Hesperia, California (Joe Stevenson’s Cobra Kai) vs. Derrick “Give ‘Em Hell” Mandell (7-2), Dearborn Heights, Michigan (Michigan Top Team). Archuletta has won his last 8 fights and is top ranked. Mandell has won his last 3 fights.

Main Event – Jr. Welterweight World Title (160 lbs.)

Current KOTC Champion “Prince” Ryan Fillingame (4-1) from Victorville, California (Team Diamond MMA) vs. Arian “Nite-Nite” Sharifi (4-0), Lake Forest, California (Sub Fighter, Classic Fight Team, 10th Planet). Fillingame is one of the top up and coming stars in MMA. Sharifi is undefeated and has won all his bouts impressively.
Featured Event - Welterweight 170 lbs.

Ricky “The IE Bad Boy” Legere (19-7), Corona, California (UFC Gym Corona) vs. Anthony “Apocalypto” Hernandez (5-1), San Dimas, California (Fight Academy Pasadena).
Featured Event - Lightweight 155 lbs.

Chris “Taco” Padilla (7-1), Gardena, California (Systems Training Center) vs.Christian “The Beast” Aguilera (6-2), Brea, California (Total MMA).
Other fighters appearing on the card will includeJohn Mercurio, Daniel Hernandez, Jalin Turner, AlexPerez, Ralph Acosta, Cristan Garcia, Rick James, Erik Van Der Lee, Jordan Harris, Andrew Lazo, Bobby Sanchez, Chai Sirisute, Sergio Perez, Rogelio Reyes, Patrick Kelly, Jonathan Salazar, Anthony Jimenez, Carter Barnett, Ritchie Rodarte, Richard Palomino, Brian McCammon and more.

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 3:00 pm. and fights start at 4:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit All ages. Event card subject to change.


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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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