Live Nationally Televised Event November 22nd at Black Bear Casino

Oct 20, 2014
(PRESS RELEASE) -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (October 17, 2014) On Saturday, November 22, 2014, King of the Cage, one of the world’s premier organizations for Mixed Martial Arts, returns to Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota for a epic evening of MMA action….."Industrial Strength," which will be broadcast Live to a Nationally Televised audience on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil.

The main event for the 160 lb. Junior Welterweight Title will feature current champion Josh Aveles from Ontario, California against Nathan Schut from Plymouth, Minnesota (Alliance BJJ & Performance Compound). Aveles is one of the prominent and exciting fighters in the sport today. Aveles has won his last 9 of eleven 11 fights and Shut boasts a record of 17-5.

Other Featured Bouts will include:

Heavyweight 265 lbs - Nick Gaston from Columbus, Ohio (Ronin MMA) vs. Brett Murphy from Minneapolis, Minnesota (Association of Martial Arts)

Catchweight 140 lbs - Ben Piere-Saint from Superior, Wisconsin (Inner Strength Martial Arts) vs. Jimmy Zidek from Sheboygan, Wisconsin (Highland Fight Systems)

Flyweight 135 lbs (female) - Christina Jobe from Owatonna, Minnesota (Mankato Martial Arts/Mario Roberto BJJ) vs. Leah Letson from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Pura Vida BJJ)

Heavyweight 265 lbs - Maurice Greene from St. Cloud, Minnesota (The Performance Compound) vs. Joel Castillo from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Roufusport)

Welterweight 170 lbs - Clarence Jordan from Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Academy) vs. Craig Eckelberg from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Roufusport)

Bantamweight 145 lbs - Cody Garness from Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Cellar) vs. Robert Tahtinen from Superior, Wisconsin (Inner Strength Martial Arts)

Other fighters appearing on the card include Katheryn Bassignana, Elizabeth McKenzie, Jesse Rogge, Ryan Bunker, Jake Wyman, Josh Hautajarvi and more.

This event will be Broadcast Live in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV (214 Direct TV, 248 Dish Network). Check your local cable provider for cable station in your area.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. and fights start at 7:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call (888) 771 – 0777. Event card subject to change.

About King of the Cage King of the Cage is a mixture of several different martial arts, which pits one person's martial arts style versus another. It is a full contact sport, which has slowly but surely made its way to the mainstream public and most importantly into our living rooms every day. Today, King of the Cage is available weekly to over 50 million homes in the United States on cable and satellite television and also airs in more than 60 countries worldwide which include Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Mongolia, Thailand, South Africa, and most of Europe to name a few. After performing 400+ events of blood, sweat and tears, King of the Cage has proven to be an integral part 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 throughout the world, including 17 of the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, and Australia. King of the Cage has been a career staple for countless stars: Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez. Sustainability is the key factor in any production; King of the Cage continues to operate because of a multitude of key factors with one of the most important being its allegiance to the fighters and the fans. King of the Cage is one of the founding fathers of not only a Sport but also a Lifestyle!

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