Returning to Socorro Entertainment Center in Texas on August 8 for Live MMA Event

Jul 6, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California — On Saturday, August 8, 2015 King of the Cage returns to the Socorro Entertainment Center in Socorro, Texas with another exciting evening of MMA fights…"Warriors."

The main event in the 135 lb. Division will feature local favorite Cristobal Chavez from El Paso, Texas (10th Planet BJJ) against Daniel Valdez from Saltillo, Mexico (Battle Field Fight Team). Chavez is a top ranked Bantamweight.

In the co-main event in the 125 lb. Division, Jesus Urbina from El Paso, Texas (10th Planet BJJ) will go head-to-head against Isaac Colon from Colorado Springs, Colorado (Kongo Do Fight Team). Both Urbina and Colon are top ranked fighters.

Other featured bouts include:

Isaac Nanez from El Paso, Texas (Gorilla MMA) vs. Cesar Zamarippa from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (Ragnarok MMA)

Alex Diaz (Extreme Jiu Jitsu, El Paso, TX) vs. Jerome Rivera (Independent, Santa Fe, NM). Diaz is making his professional debut and was undefeated as an amateur. Rivera is undefeated.

Andy Varela from El Paso, Texas (10th Planet BJJ) vs. Caden Rezek from Durango, Colorado (Durango MMA). Both fighters are making their professional debut. Varela was undefeated as an amateur and was the former King of the Cage Amateur Champion. Rezek only had one loss during his amateur career.

Fred Rodriguez from El Paso, Texas (Lean Mean MMA) vs. Kevin Strickland from Tucson, Arizona

Victor Trujillo from El Paso, Texas (Lean Mean MMA) vs. Joe Aguirre from El Paso, Texas (Concrete Jungle)

Other fighters on the card include Cynthia Arceo, Jesse Morales, Rene Rangel, Abel Gardea, Eli Tellez, 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.

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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