Main Card for WinnaVegas Casino on January 13 for MERCENARIES II
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King of the Cage Announces Main Fight Card for WinnaVegas Casino on January 13 for MERCENARIES II
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (November 28, 2017) – King of the Cage returns to WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa on Saturday, January 13, 2018 with a nationally broadcast event headlined by a Lightweight World Title fight featuring Blaze Gill vs. Jake Adams. One of the co-main events will be a Welterweight battle between Kyle Angermanvs. Frank Shuman. The other co-main event in the Women’s Atomweight division will feature Andy Nguyen vs. Katie Saull.
Main Event – Lightweight KOTC World Title (155 lbs.) Blaze “The Inferno” Gill, Sioux City, Iowa (One Combat Academy) vs. Jake “Break” Adams, Wyoming (Team Wildman). Gill is undefeated in both his professional and amateur career, including impressive KO’s in his last two fights. Gill was one of the seven professional contract winners at the 2016 KOTC World Amateur Championships held in Las Vegas. Adams is coming off an impressive first round KO victory.
Co-Main Event – Welterweight (170 lbs.) Kyle Angerman, Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines MMA) vs. Frank “Nightmare” Schuman from Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin (Pura Vida BJJ). Angerman is undefeated in both his professional and amateur career, including each of his victories coming in the first round. Schuman is one of the top ranked Welterweights.
Co-Main Event – Women’s Atomweight (105 lbs.) Andy “The Crasian” Nguyen, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Karate Mafia) vs. Katie Saull, Winnipeg, Canada (Winnipeg Academy of MMA). Nguyen is the former KOTC Atomweight World Champion and one of the top ranked women fighters pound for pound. Saull, in her last fight, won impressively with a first-round submission.
Featured Event - Bantamweight (145 lbs.) Drako Rodriguez from Sioux City, Iowa (One Combat Academy) vs. TBD. Rodriguez recently made his professional debut with a first round victory, after having an undefeated amateur career. Rodriguez is also one of the 2016 KOTC World Amateur Championship professional contract winners.
***Fight Card Subject to Change***
This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV. MAVTV is currently available on DIRECTV (channel 214), Verizon Fios (channel 810), Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Charter and hundreds of regional distributors.
Reserve seating and Ringside tickets on sale soon. For more information, please visit www.winnavegas.com or call (712) 428-9466.
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.