Niagara Falls, New York– King of the Cage returns to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York on Saturday, September 15, 2018 with a nationally broadcast event.
King of the Cage will be hosting KOTC: “TERRITORIAL CONFLICT” which is headlined by a Lightweight bout between Anthony Romero vs. Elijah Harris. In the co-main event Keith Forant will battle Vince “The Common Man” Ciotoli. The featured event will be a Flyweight World Title fight between Tony Gravely and Drako Rodriquez. Also, on the card will be KOTC title holder Pat Mix.
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.
Event doors will open at 5:00 pm. and fights will start at 6:00 pm. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
In the main event, a pair of Lightweights (155 lbs.) will take center stage as Anthony “The Genius” Romero (2-0) fighting out of Ontario, Canada training at Modern Vision MMA will meet Elijah “The Buffalo Soldier” Harris (3-1) fighting out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania training at TCAMMA. Romero is coming into this fight undefeated since turning pro and is top ranked and one of the top up and coming lightweights in MMA. Harris won his last fight over one of the top lightweight contenders in the co-main event at Seneca Alleghany.
In the co-main event, Lightweights (155 lbs.) Keith Forant (2-0) fighting out of Buffalo, NY. training at Buffalo United will take on Vince “the Common Man” Ciotoli(2-2) fighting out of Endicott, NY. training at Crowsnest MMA. Forant is coming off an impressive first round knockout while Ciotoli is top ranked.
In a featured bout we will see the KOTC Flyweight World Title (135 lbs.) on the line. Tony Gravely (14-5) fighting out of Radford, Virginia training at Tech MMA & Fitness Academy will take on Drako “The Great Drakolini Rodriguez (4-0) fighting out of Sioux City, Iowa training at One Combat Academy. Gravely won his last fight with an impressive first round knock-out and is one of the top contenders in the division. Rodriguez has never lost in both his professional and amateur career and is coming off an impressive first-round knockout victory. Rodriguez is also one of the 2016 KOTC World Amateur Championship professional contract winners.
Also on the card we will see a pair of Catchweights (140 lbs.) as Pat “Patchy” Mix(7-0) fighting out of Buffalo, New York training at WNY MMA will take on Fard Muhammad fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada training out of Renzo Gracie Las Vegas. Mix is a KOTC title holder and one of the top rising stars in MMA. A successful high school wrestler and current assistant wrestling coach, Mix is undefeated in his last eighteen amateur and professional fights spanning the last four and a half years, posting an amateur record of 11-0 and professional record of 7-0 during that time.
KOTC: “TERRITORIAL CONFLICT” weigh-in results:
Main Event – Lightweight (155 lbs.)
Anthony “The Genius” Romero (156) vs. Elijah “The Buffalo Soldier” Harris (155)
Co-Main Event – Lightweight (155 lbs.)
Keith Forant (155.4) vs. Vince “the Common Man” Ciotoli (55.2)
Featured Event – KOTC Flyweight World Title (135 lbs.)
Tony Gravely (135) vs. Drako “The Great Drakolini Rodriguez (136)
Featured Event – Catchweight (140 lbs.)
Pat “Patchy” Mix (135.4) vs. Fard Muhammad (135.4)
Jeremy Stopa (155.2) vs. Juan Roman (0)
Jacob Dorman (0) vs. Mike Shul (144.4)
Ricky Ortiz (160.6) vs Morgan Cavanagh (159.8)
Jarred Dumond (153.6) vs. Kyante Thompson (0)
Charles O’Brien (126.4) vs Nigel Crosswell (124.2)
Tia Rahmoun (115.4) vs. Ariana Melendez (115.2)
***Fight Card Subject to Change***
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