RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (December 10, 2014) King of the Cage, one of the world’s premier organizations for Mixed Martial Arts, and MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil, are proud to announce the second World Amateur Championships will be held at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Saturday, April 18, 2015. This event, held for just the second time, will have amateur fighters from around the globe competing for the chance at earning professional fighting contracts worth $250,000.
The first World Amateur Championships took place in October 2013 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, inside the Pearl Theater and was broadcast live on MAVTV, which is available in over 50 million homes.
Over 1,000 fighters applied to compete in this event. But only forty (40) of the most elite MMA amateur athletes from around the world received the chance to win over a worldwide crowd, with their skills, heart and personality competing to win a professional contract with KOTC. They competed for Five (5) Professional Contracts totaling $250,000. This event was designed to find and develop not only the highest level of fighters but also the most unique.
The event attracted the largest Television audience on MAVTV in 2013. Final results were determined by Interactive Live Voting, both from Live Audience at The Palms and Live MAVTV Television Audience with over 80,000 people casting votes to determine the winners.
“We are very excited about doing the World Amateur Championships once again and this time in a much larger arena. This event gives fighters, who may otherwise go undiscovered, a chance to become part of, and grow their career with King of the Cage,” says Terry Trebilcock, CEO and Founder of King of the Cage. “With the event airing worldwide, we also put the fate of the fighters in the hands of the judges and the fans, both in the audience and those watching the live broadcast, who will have the opportunity to pick the most exciting fighters of the night.”
“For us at MAVTV, this event provided our viewers such a unique concept, and was highly received from an overall entertainment point of view. It was our most watched broadcasts for the entire year” stated Jason Patison, Programming Director at MAVTV. “Having this event at Citizens Business Bank Arena should make for a tremendous atmosphere for both the fans attending and watching live from all around the world.”
The World Amateur Championships will again be broadcast live on MAVTV. MAVTV is a 24/7 high-definition television network that specializes in sports and action programming. It is available on the Dish Network (Channel 248), DirecTV (Channel 214) and numerous cable providers. For channel listings, check with your local provider or visit www.mavtv.com
2015 King of the Cage World Amateur Championships Format:
• 20 Fights, 40 fighters from all over the globe will compete.
• Competing for five (5) Professional contracts totally $250,000.
• Five (5) competitors will be voted into a contractual opportunity which will give them contracts (1st Place $100,000) (2nd & 3rd Place $50, 000) and (4th & 5th Place totaling $25,000) to pursue their dream as the next big star in the MMA world.
Determining the opportunities will be based equally on these criterion:
• Skill level
• Level of excitement at which they fight
Winners for the event will be determined based on formula which combines:
• Fight Judges
• On-line voting from TV Viewing Audience
• On-Line voting from Live Event Audience
Fighters who wish to participate for this event can go to www.kingofthecage.com and fill out the application.
Further details will be announced at a later date.