King of the Cage Returns to New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Center on April 8 for “STARBOUND”


King of the Cage Returns to New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Center on April 8 for "STARBOUND"



King of the Cage Returns to New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Center on April 8 for "STARBOUND"

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (March 6, 2017) – King of the Cage returns to New Mexico on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 live at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho with another mega event headlined by a World Title Fight between Anthony Rozema and Desmond Hill and featuring some of the sport’s most ferocious competitors.

Fight card includes:

Main Event – Welterweight (170 lbs.) KOTC INTERIM WORLD TITLE BOUT
Anthony “Iron Man” Rozema (5-1) from Rio Rancho, New Mexico (Judgement MMA) vs. Desmond Hill (8-3) from Odessa, Texas (Ruff House MMA). Rozema looks to continue his impressive career, which has produced five devastating finishes in his six professional fights. Hill possesses some of the most outstanding striking in professional MMA.

Co-Main Event – Women’s Atomweight (105 lbs.)
Jayme Hinshaw from Albuquerque, New Mexico (FIT NHB) vs. Cassie “The Hulk” Robb from Casper, Wyoming (303 Training Center).

Featured Event - Bantamweight (135 lbs.)
Nick “Saint Nick” Gonzalez from Albuquerque, New Mexico (Jackson Wink MMA) vs. TBD. Gonzalez will be making his debut with King of the Cage.

Lightweight (155 lbs.)
Sherwin Price (7-1) from Albuquerque, New Mexico (FIT NHB) vs. Jess Martinez (5-0) from Albuquerque, New Mexico (Santa Fe BJJ).  This will the professional debut for both fighters who have become two of the most feared opponents. Price won the KOTC World Amateur Championship in 2016.Martinezis the former KOTC 155 Amateur Champion.

Middleweight (185 lbs.)
Bill Albrecht (22 wins) from Oklahoma vs. Roman “La Bestia” Alcantar (5-0) from Mexico.

Other Fighters on the Card:
Chris Brown (Jackson/Wink), Shawn Montoya (FIT NHB), Sterling Peak (PFS), Francisco Dominguez (FIT NHB), Alex Jones (Zia MMA), 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 5:00 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 888.694.4849. 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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