King of the Cage Returns to Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa Albuquerque on August 13 for “WILL POWER”


King of the Cage Returns to Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa Albuquerque on August 13 for "WILL POWER"



King of the Cage Returns to Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa Albuquerque on August 13 for "WILL POWER"

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (July 19, 2016) – On Saturday, August 13, 2016, King of the Cage returns to Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel & Spa in New Mexico for another spectacular evening of live MMA action, headlined by a Welterweight (170 pounds) showdown between Steve Hanna and Cesar Zamarripa and featuring some of the sport’s most ferocious competitors.

The Main Event, in the 170 lb. Welterweight Division, will feature Steve Hanna (7-2) from Albuquerque, New Mexico (FIT NHB’s NM Wildbunch) against Cesar Zamarippa (3-2) from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (Ragnarok MMA). Hana is coming off of three consecutive impressive wins with two coming by way of TKO.  After making a name for himself in the Mexico MMA circuit, Zamarripa made his US debut last year with King of the Cage winning by TKO.

The Co-Main Event in the 130 lb. Flyweight Division will feature Turrell “Freakstrong” Galloway from Albuquerque, New Mexico (FIT NHB’S NM Wildbunch) going up against Jordan Hernandez from Oneida, Kansas (Hernandez MMA).

One of the featured fights will be for the King of the Cage Southwest Amateur Lightweight Title and feature Jesse Martinez from Santa Fe, New Mexico (Santa Fe BJJ MMA) against Javier Rodriguez from El Paso, Texas (US AK Team Punishment).

Another featured fight in the 205 lb. Heavyweight Division will be Josh Moreno who from Albuquerque, New Mexico (Judgment MMA) doing battle with Mike Cook from Denver, Colorado (Child’s Play MMA). Moreno will be making his professional debut and was undefeated in his amateur career.

Also on the card in the 125 lb. Jr. Flyweight Division will be local favorite Nicco Montano from Albuquerque, New Mexico (FIT NHB’S NM Wildbunch).

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.

Other fighters scheduled to compete on the card include Austin Lewis, Daniel Nieto, Khari Snowden, Sterling Peak, Aaron Taylor, Francisco Dominguez, Ambrose Vigil, Justin Salazar, Vincent Valdez, Ernesto Salvidrez, Chris Brown, Jacob Sedillo, Gary Ammons, Philip Preece, Nikko Nathan, Jayme Hinshaw, Kevin Favela, Sam Martin, Marc Entenberg and more.

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 (505) 507-0309. 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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