King of the Cage descended upon the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City OR on Feb 4th with a show dubbed “Heavy Trauma, featuring 7 pro MMA bouts. In the Main Event, UFC vet Ronny Markes won the KOTC Super Heavyweight belt off of former champ Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez by way of 1st round arm triangle submission.
In the Co-main Event, Ben “Or Break” Egli retained his King of the Cage World 170 lb Title by submitting Portland’s Ryan Walker via 4th round rear naked choke. Egli’s pro record is now 8-1, while Walker falls to 7-3.
Featherweight Ricky Simon returned to the cage after nearly a year hiatus from competition and comes out the winner by unanimous decision over Yakima’s Eduardo Torres. Simon moves his record to 8-1 with the win.
Invicta FC vet Amanda “The Lady Killer” Bell, fighting out of Animals MMA & FItness in Hubbard OR, gets back on the winning track with a hard-fought unanimous decision over Bellator vet Gabby Holloway in a 150 lb catchweight bout.
California fighter Nick Angeloni wins his pro debut over Corvallis OR’s Justin Zabroski by 1st round submission to strikes in a 155 lb bout
In a pro heavyweight contest, Rudy Schaffroth sends his opponent John Lopez through the cage door. Lopez was unable to continue and the fight was ruled a No-contest.
In the welterweight division, Portland’s Alex Branom wins his pro debut by way of 2nd round guillotine choke submission of Javier Pedroza.
King of the Cage will return to the Chinook Winds Casino on May 27th. The promotion’s next Pacific NW event is King of the Cage “New Blood” taking place Thursday February 16th at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley Idaho. More info at www.kingofthecage.com.
King of the Cage “Heavy Trauma” Results
Bout 1 - Pro 170 lbs
Alex Branom def Javier Pedroza by Guillotine Choke @ 0:37 Rd 2
Bout 2 - Pro Heavyweights
John Lopez vs Rudy Schaffroth results in a No-Contest (Cage Door Malfunction)
Bout 3 - Pro 155 lbs
Nick Angeloni def Justin Zabroski by Tap to Strikes @ 2:30 Rd 1
Bout 4 - Pro 150 lbs
Amanda Bell def Gabby Holloway by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Bout 5 - Pro 145 lbs
Ricky Simon def Eduardo Torres by Unanimous Decision (All judges 30-27)
Co-main Event - King of the Cage Pro 170 lb Championship
Ben Egli def Ryan Walker by Rear Naked Choke @ 1:16 Rd 4
Main Event - King of the Cage Pro Super Heavyweight Championship
Ronny Markes def Tony Lopez by Arm Triangle @ 3:03 Rd 1