Returning to Black Bear Casino Resort in Minnesota on August 22 for "POWER SURGE"

Jun 29, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California - On Saturday, August 22, 2015, King of the Cage returns to Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota for another action-packed evening of MMA action.

The Main Event in the 135 lb. Flyweight Division will feature John Castaneda from Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Academy) with an impressive professional record of 6-2 going head to head against well- known veteran Joe Pearson from Bettendorf, Iowa 46-24-1 (Stranglers Playground). Castaneda is one of the top ranked Flyweights. Except for his first professional bout, no fight in Pearson's career has gone to decision. Pearson also holds the record for most triangle chokes in mixed martial arts history.

The Co-Main Event in the 155 lb. Lightweight Division will feature Brandon Jenkins from Minneapolis, Minnesota (ATT) doing battle against Troy Wittman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2-1 (Roufusport MMA). Jenkins professional record is 5-1 and is one of the top ranked Lightweights.

One of the featured bouts will be in the women’s 130 lb. Flyweight Division where Kathryn Bassignana from Duluth, Minnesota (Lorenzi's Boxing) will take on Jen Castillo from Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Other fighters appearing on the card include Ben Pierre Saint, Katie Scharmer, Jesse Rogge, Jake Wyman, Eric Johnson, Chris Collins, Curtis Decoteau, Josh Hautajarvi, Dale Walters and more.

This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV (DIRECTV Ch-214, Verizon FiOS Ch-810). 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

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.

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