“BITTER RIVALS” at Citizens Business Bank Arena on August 29 for Live Televised Broadcast

Jul 23, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California — On Saturday, August 29, 2015, King of the Cage returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California for an exciting evening of MMA action…"BITTER RIVALS." The show will include 15 fights, with four current KOTC champions putting their title belts on the line.

In the main event, and a first for King of the Cage, a highly anticipated rematch, and once again, “Belt vs. Belt” showdown will take place. King of the Cage, World Lightweight and Jr. Welterweight Champion, Alex Reyes (7-1-0) from Victorville, California (Cage Combat Academy) puts his 160 lb. title on the line against Joshua Aveles (21-11-0) from Upland, California (Team Diamond Martial Arts), the King of the Cage 170 lb. Welterweight title holder. Joshua is looking to regain his 160 lb. championship belt, while Alex is looking to make history as the first fighter to hold the championship in three separate weight divisions at the same time. The bout will be contested at 165 lbs., and the winner take home both belts.

The co-main event features undefeated Women’s Strawweight Champion Danielle Taylor (5-0-0) from Palmdale, California (Saekson Muay Thai), who will put her 115 lb. title on the line. Taylor is the #1 ranked active California women (pound for pound).

The third title fight will feature King of the Cage Flyweight Champion, Reuben Duran (10-5-1) from Redlands, California (Pinnacle MMA) who will be defending his belt against Paul Webb from Temecula, California (Team Quest).

In other featured fight, Ricky Legere from Corona, California (Reign MMA) will be making his KOTC return in a highly anticipated match against J.J. Ambrose from Long Beach, California (Subfighter MMA), who will be making his highly anticipated KOTC debut. Both Legere and Ambrose are top ranked fighters.

Also, former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion, Sam Liera, from Fullerton, California, will be taking on Greece’s John Paleologus.

Competing as well will be four previous winners from the King of the Cage World Amateur Championships … Johnny Munoz Jr., Nicole Upshaw, Aaron Williams, and Saad Ul-Hassan.

Other featured fighters on card will include Ramos Cruz, Kyle Estrada, Derion Chapman, Cooper Gibson, Johnathan Quiroz, Kris Milner, Joey Ruquet, Anthony Renteria, Peter Joseph, Rich Mapstead, Anthony Flores, Erik van der Lee, and Daniel Martinez and more.

This event will be broadcast LIVE on Pay-Per-View. Doors open at 4:30 pm. and fights start at 6:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.cbbankarena.com or call (909) 244-5600. All ages. Event card subject to change.

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 hundreds of shows globally, including the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the 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 Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez. King of the Cage just recently reached a broadcast deal with the UFC where KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS, giving fans access to one of the most valuable MMA libraries, starting in 2015. Visit at www.kingofthecage.com.
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