RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (November 15, 2016) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Sunday, December 18, 2016 with another world-class mega-event headlined by two World Title fights between Juan Archuleta vs. Derrick Mandell and Ryan Fillingame vs. Arian Sharifi and also featuring some of the sport’s most ferocious competitors.
Fight card includes:
Main Event – Flyweight World Title (135 lbs.)
Current KOTC Champion Juan “The Spaniard” Archuleta (11-1), Hesperia, California (Joe Stevenson’s Cobra Kai) vs. Derrick “Give ‘Em Hell” Mandell (7-2), Dearborn Heights, Michigan (Michigan Top Team). Archuletta has won his last 8 fights and is top ranked. Mandell has won his last 3 fights.
Main Event – Jr. Welterweight World Title (160 lbs.)
Current KOTC Champion “Prince” Ryan Fillingame (4-1) from Victorville, California (Team Diamond MMA) vs. Arian “Nite-Nite” Sharifi (4-0), Lake Forest, California (Sub Fighter, Classic Fight Team, 10th Planet). Fillingame is one of the top up and coming stars in MMA. Sharifi is undefeated and has won all his bouts impressively.
Featured Event – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Ricky “The IE Bad Boy” Legere (19-7), Corona, California (UFC Gym Corona) vs. Anthony “Apocalypto” Hernandez (5-1), San Dimas, California (Fight Academy Pasadena).
Featured Event – Lightweight 155 lbs.
Chris “Taco” Padilla (7-1), Gardena, California (Systems Training Center) vs.Christian “The Beast” Aguilera (6-2), Brea, California (Total MMA).
Other fighters appearing on the card will include John Mercurio, Daniel Hernandez, Jalin Turner, AlexPerez, Ralph Acosta, Cristan Garcia, Rick James, Erik Van Der Lee, Jordan Harris, Andrew Lazo, Bobby Sanchez, Chai Sirisute, Sergio Perez, Rogelio Reyes, Patrick Kelly, Jonathan Salazar, Anthony Jimenez, Carter Barnett, Ritchie Rodarte, Richard Palomino, Brian McCammon 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 3:00 pm. and fights start at 4:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Ticketmaster.com. All ages. Event card subject to change.
By: Roberto Villa
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