Returning to the Gold Country Casino & Hotel on March 19 for "HOME TURF"

Jan 29, 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) – RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (January 27, 2016) – On Saturday, March 19, 2016, King of the Cage returns to Gold Country Casino & Hotel in Orville, California for another spectacular evening of live MMA action, headlined by a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between C.J. Keith and Brandon Ricetti.

The main event, in the 155 lb. Lightweight Division, will feature C.J. Keith (8-3-0) from Porterville, California (Team Ruiz) doing battle against Brandon Ricetti (7-1-0) from Chico, California (StandAlone MMA). Both fighters have impressive records and are top ranked.

One co-main event, in the 135 lb. Flyweight Division, will feature Rick James (4-1-0) from Norco, California (Pinnacle MMA) against hometown favorite and undefeated, Benito Lopez (4-0-0) from Oroville, California (Team Alpha Male).

Another co-main event, in the Women’s 115 lb. Strawweight Division will feature Jaimelene Nievera from Reno, Nevada (Team Tompkins) against Kristin Molina from Oroville, California (Team Alpha Male).

One of the featured fights on the card in the 145 lb. Bantamweight Division will be Paradise Vaovasa (3-1-0) from San Francisco, California (Dragon House MMA) going head to head against Tyler Diamond (3-0-0) from Oroville, California (Team Alpha Male).

This event will be broadcast live in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV (214 DIRECTV, 810 Verizon FiOS). Check your local cable provider for cable station in your area.

Other Fighters appearing on the card will include Martin Farmer, Greg Houtman, Montel Williams Jr., Connor Miller, Aaron Hamilton, Richard Dusio, Jeremy Davis , Jason Roupe, Cass Bell, Anthony Segevino, Bruno Lima, Valerie Wong, Ryan Hamilton, Charles Guthrieand more.

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 , Gold Country Casino & Hotel Box Office or call (800) 803-1911. 21+ to attend. 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 shows globally, including the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and 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 Ronda Rousey, Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Daniel Cormier, T.J. Dillishaw, Demetrious Johnson, Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.

King of the Cage recently secured a broadcast deal with the UFC where the KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS, giving fans access to one of the most valuable MMA libraries after premiering initially on MAVTV.

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