King of the Cage

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King of the Cage
Type Corporation
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 1998
Founders Terry Trebilcock
Headquarters Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
Website http://www.kingofthecage.com/

King of the Cage, also known as KOTC, is a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion based in Southern California, USA.

History[edit]

KOTC was founded in 1998 by Terry Trebilcock. KOTC features up and coming MMA stars as well as experienced combat fighters.

KOTC has promoted a majority of its events at Native American casinos throughout the United States. KOTC also promotes events in Canada, Australia & Japan.

In September 2007, Trebilcock sold KOTC to ProElite. Two years later, in July 2009, he reacquired 100% ownership of KOTC and simultaneously entered into a joint venture agreement with Mark Burnett Productions ("Survivor", "Apprentice", "Celebrity Apprentice" and "The Contender") to begin the development of various reality television platforms for KOTC. Bully Beatdown, a Burnett produced program, aired three seasons on MTV and featured many KOTC competitors. King of The Cage events are also broadcast on most national pay-per-view platforms.

On January 30, 2010, it was announced that KOTC would begin airing monthly shows on Mark Cuban's HDNet channel.[1] The initial deal was for 36 events to air. The announcers will be Michael Schiavello, Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Maria Kanellis. The most recent event on HDNet aired on September 17, 2010 with No Mercy. There has been no further news regarding King of the Cage events on the channel. Only 6 events aired from February 2010 to September 2010.

In November 2012, MAVTV struck a 5 year deal with King of the Cage.

The Cage Announcer for the KOTC series is Dean Stone.

Current champions[edit]

The weight division system of KOTC is in accordance with the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, but KOTC names its 145-pound division Bantamweight (instead of Featherweight), its 135-pound division Flyweight (instead of Bantamweight) and its 125-pound division Junior Flyweight (instead of Flyweight). The only two weight classes not in accordance with the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts are a 160-pound Junior Welterweight division and a 230-pound Cruiserweight division.

Men's division Upper weight limit Champion Nationality
Super Heavyweight No limit Tony Lopez  United States
Heavyweight 265 lb (120.2 kg; 18.9 st) Cody East  United States
Cruiserweight 230 lb (104.3 kg; 16.4 st) Wes Combs  Australia
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st) Trevor Prangley  South Africa
Middleweight 185 lb (83.9 kg; 13.2 st) Vacant -
Welterweight 170 lb (77.1 kg; 12.1 st) Joshua Aveles  United States
Jr. Welterweight 160 lb (72.6 kg; 11.4 st) Joshua Aveles  United States
Lightweight 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st) Victor Meza  United States
Bantamweight 145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st) Henry Corrales  United States
Flyweight 135 lb (61.2 kg; 9.6 st) Frankie Saenz (champion)
Randy Steinke (interim champion)
 United States
Men's Jr. Flyweight 125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st) Anthony Figueroa  United States
Women's Jr. Flyweight 125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st) Brenda Gonzales  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HDNet to air live monthly King of the Cage events starting next month". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 

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