MMA PROMOTION: KING OF THE CAGE - www.kingofthecage.com
VENUE: Chinook Winds Casino Resort 1777 NW 44th St, Lincoln City, OR. 97367
Phone: (541) 996-5825
DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2016
EVENT OVERVIEW: “HIGH CALIBER”
King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, returns to Chinook Winds Casino Resort with another world-class mixed martial arts event, headlined by a Welterweight (170 pounds) World Title showdown between current KOTC Welterweight Champion Jesse Juarez and challenger Ben Egli and also featuring some of the sport’s top competitors.
TIME: Doors 5 PM / Fights 6 PM
MAIN & CO MAIN EVENT:
The Main Event, in the 170 lb. Welterweight Division, will be for the King of the Cage World Title and feature the reigning and defending KOTC champion Jesse Juarez (23-11) from Torrance, California (Bodyshop MMA) against Ben Egli (6-1) from Tigard, Oregon (Gracie Technics). Both Juarez and Egli are top ranked.
The Co-Main Event in the 145 lb. Bantamweight Division will be feature Gabriel “Solo” Solorio from Tacoma, Washington (White Buffalo Warriors) doing battle against Enoch “the Animal” Wilson from Beaverton, Oregon (Animals MMA).
In another featured bout, Lisa Spangler will defend her 135 lb. amateur World Title against Gillian Noll.
Also, just added, Cris “Sunshine” Williams (7-0) out of Gracie Barra, Portland Oregon will be fighting Cass Bell for the vacant 145-pound amateur World title.
[NWFS Editors Note: Another pro fight was just announced in Portland's Bryan Nuro versus Olympia's Patrick Benson]
FEATURED LOCAL FIGHTERS: Josh Bonner, Jimmy Jennett, Rudy Scharfroth, Derek Luna, Nathan Noble.
WEIGH-INS: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5 PM – Chinook Winds Casino Resort
TELEVISION: 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.
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 far-reaching 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 60 countries worldwide which include Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, South Africa, and most of Europe.
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, where the KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS, giving fans access to one of the most valuable MMA libraries after premiering initially on MAVTV. Visit www.kingofthecage.com