LAS VEGAS (October 7, 2013) – King of the Cage is proud to announce the fighters and match-ups of who will compete in Las Vegas for the World Amateur Championships at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, October 19. The top five (5) fighters of the evening will receive professional fighting contracts totaling $250,000. The World Amateur Championships is a first of its kind event with fighters from all over the world competing for their chance to become a professional MMA fighter for King of the Cage .The event is sponsored by Lucas Oil and will be broadcast live on MAV TV.
To kick off the events, King of the Cage will host a press conference at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, October 18 at 1 p.m. inside The Lounge to introduce a number of featured fighters, announce the final fight card and discuss plans for the future of World Amateur Championships through 2014 and beyond. Media credentialing for the World Amateur Championships events on October 19 will begin at the press conference.
The LIVE broadcast will begin @ 6 p.m. PST. Viewer online voting, which will help determine the champions along with professional judges, will commence immediately following the first fight and continue until the last fight. The five winners will be announced immediately following the last fight.
The event will be broadcast live on MAV TV, Direct TV and Dish Network. Check with your local provider for the cable channel in your area.
KING OF THE CAGE “WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS”
OCTOBER 19, 2013 PALMS CASINO RESORT
145 LBS: DAVID HERNANDEZ (CA) vs. TBA
155 LBS: TBA vs. RYAN DELA CRUZ (HI)
135 LBS: SAM HESS (AZ) vs. JAY BOLOS (HI)
170 LBS: JJ TORRES (NV) vs. ANTHONY MINJARES (CA)
115 LBS: DANIELLE TAYLOR (CA) vs. SAMANTHA HESTER (CA)
170 LBS: FRANK SCHUMAN (WI) vs. JULIO CASILLAS (MN)
155 LBS: SAAD UL-HASSAN (CA) vs. AARON WILLIAMS (CA)
155 LBS: MICAH ABREU (HI) vs. LEOBARDO AGUIRRE (CA)
155 LBS: TOLU AGUNBIADE (TX) vs. JUSTIN SANDER (CANADA)
155 LBS: CHRISTOPHER PADILLA (CA) vs. ENRIQUE GUERRA (MN)
170 LBS: CHASE WHITE (MI) vs. DANIEL CUISON (NV)
185 LBS: JON LOFTIN (CA) vs. THOMAS JACOBS (WA)
205 LBS: DEVON SMITH (CANADA) vs. TBA
135 LBS: ALEX ROCKSTROM (WA) vs. MARK COATES (ID)
145 LBS: JIMMY JORDAN (MO) vs. QUINTON COOPERIDER (OH)
265 LBS: MATTHEW MCCRAY (NV) vs. ANTHONY MCDONALD (OR)
145 LBS: JASON POWELL (MO) vs. SHANE O’REGAN (AZ)
265 LBS: JUSTIN ROBINSON (TX) vs. LOUIS HARVEY (AZ)
135 LBS: LONNIE MORRISON (HI) vs. JOSH CARTER (TN)
135 LBS: BRENT JAMES (NM) vs. CRISTOBAL DAVILA (NM)
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