List of King of the Cage champions

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This is a list of King of the Cage (KOTC) champions at each weight class. KOTC is a USA-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization that was founded in 1998.

The weight division system of KOTC is divided up in accordance with the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, but with some variations. KOTC has chosen to name 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). KOTC also takes advantage of the rarly used Super Heavyweight division for fighters exceeding the 265-pound weight limit of the Heavyweight division.

In addition to these variances, KOTC also employs two exclusive weight classes that are not specified within the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts; a 160-pound "Junior Welterweight" division and a 230-pound "Cruiserweight" division.


Current champions[edit]

Men[1]
Division Champion Since Defenses
Super Heavyweight United States Tony Lopez Sep 17, 2011 1
Heavyweight United States Cody East Jun 22, 2013 0
Cruiserweight United States Wes Combs Jul 23, 2011 1
Light Heavyweight South Africa Trevor Prangley Dec 20, 2012 6
Middleweight United States Daniel Hernandez Oct 2, 2014 0
Welterweight United States Joshua Aveles Feb 22, 2014 0
Junior Welterweight United States Joshua Aveles Oct 31, 2013 3
Lightweight United States Victor Meza May 25, 2013 1
Bantamweight United States Henry Corrales Oct 31, 2013 3
Flyweight United States Randy Steinke Aug, 2014 0
United States Reuben Duran (interim) Oct 2, 2014 0
Junior Flyweight United States Anthony Figueroa Nov 30, 2013 0
Women[1]
Division Champion Since Defenses
Junior Flyweight United States Brenda Gonzales Oct 6, 2012 1

Title history[edit]

Super Heavyweight Championship[edit]

265 pounds (120 kg) and Over
Prior to 2002 this weight class was referred to as Heavyweight.
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Marvin Eastman
def.Quinton Jackson
June 24, 2000
KOTC 4: Gladiators
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Ioka Tianuu on Sep 16, 2000 at KOTC 5: Cage Wars

Eastman vacated the title to compete at Light Heavyweight.
2 United States Bobby Hoffman
def. Kauai Kupihea
June 23, 2001
KOTC 9: Showtime
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Hoffman was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
3 United States Dan Bobish
def.Eric Pele
February 9, 2002
KOTC 12: Cold Blood
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Mike Kyle on May 17, 2002 at KOTC 13: Revolution

4 United States Jimmy Ambriz August 2, 2002
KOTC 16: Double Cross
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Vince Lucero on Dec 7, 2002 at KOTC 19: Street Fight
2. def. Jonathan Ivey on Feb 21, 2003 at KOTC 21: Invasion

Ambriz was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
5 United States Eric Pele
def. Dan Christison
May 16, 2003
KOTC 23: Sin City
Las Vegas, NV, USA

1. def. Travis Fulton on Jan 24, 2004 at KOTC 32: Bringing the Heat

Pele was stripped of the title for leaving the promotion.
6 United States Lloyd Marshbanks
def. Jerry Vrbanovic
November 14, 2004
KOTC: Revenge
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Marshbanks was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
7 United States Eric Pele (2)
def. Bobby Hoffman
May 7, 2005
KOTC: Mortal Sins
Primm, NV, USA
Pele was stripped of the title due to inactivity.
8 United States Brian Sesma
def. Alan Zummar
December 2, 2007
KOTC: Final Chapter
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Sesma was stripped of the title for never accepting a title defence.
Chance Williams and Mike Bourke fought to a no contest for the vacant title on May 15, 2008 at KOTC: Opposing Forces.
Chance Williams is awarded the title after Mike Bourke refused to face Williams in a rematch.
9 United States Chance Williams
promoted to undisputed champion
December 11, 2008
KOTC: Prowler
Highland, CA, USA
10 United StatesNeil Cooke February 27, 2009
KOTC: Immortal
San Bernardino, CA, USA

1. def. Sal Farnetti on Aug 13, 2009 at KOTC: Superstars
2. def. Mike Guidry on Jul 10, 2010 at KOTC: Tropical Storm

11 United States Esteves Jones February 3, 2011
KOTC: Empire
San Bernardino, CA, USA
12 United States Tony Lopez September 17, 2011
KOTC: Apocalypse
Thackerville, OK, USA

1. def. Rob Jackson on Feb 2, 2012 at KOTC: Reckless Abandon

Heavyweight Championship[edit]

231 pounds (105 kg) to 265 pounds (120 kg)
In 2002 the Heavyweight and its title history were reclassified as Super Heavyweight and a new Heavyweight title was created with its current weight limit.
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Bobby Hoffman
def. Jason Godsey
February 21, 2003
KOTC 21: Invasion
Albuquerque, NM, USA

1. def. Paul Buentello on Aug 10, 2003 at KOTC 27: Aftermath

2 United States Paul Buentello November 2, 2003
KOTC 30: The Pinnacle
Pala, CA, USA

1. def. Bo Cantrell on Nov 14, 2004 at KOTC: Revenge

Buentello vacated the title to compete in the UFC.
3 United States Manny Rodriguez
def. Jerry Davis
March 10, 2007
KOTC: Caged Chaos
Laughlin, NV, USA
Rodriguez vacated the title after he was forced to retire due to injuries.
4 United States Tony Lopez
def. Wes Combs
July 19, 2008
KOTC: Rock Solid
Lac Du Flambeau, WI, USA

1. def. Joey Beltran on Oct 1, 2009 at KOTC: Distorted
2. def. Tyler East on Dec 17, 2009 at KOTC: Fight 4 Hope
3. def. Tyler East on Feb 12, 2010 at KOTC: Vengeance

5 United States Tony Johnson March 26, 2010
KOTC: Legacy
Reno, NV, USA
6 United States Daniel Cormier August 13, 2010
KOTC: Imminent Danger
Mescalero, NM, USA
Cormier vacated the title to fight for Strikeforce.
7 United States Tyler East
def. Nick Gaston
June 24, 2011
KOTC: Epic Force
Thackerville, OK, USA
East was stripped of title.
8 United States Tony Lopez (2)
def. Esteves Jones
December 15, 2011
KOTC: Magnaflow
San Bernadino, CA, USA

1. def. Cody East on Apr 14, 2012 at KOTC: Bad Intentions II
2. def. Jason Walaven on Apr 26, 2012 at KOTC: Hardcore
3. def. Nick Rossborough on Oct 25, 2012 at KOTC: Gun Show

9 United States Nick Rossborough April 11, 2013
KOTC: Devastation
Highland, CA, USA
10 United States Cody East June 22, 2013
KOTC: East vs. West
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Cruiserweight Championship[edit]

206 pounds (93 kg) to 230 pounds (100 kg)
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 Australia Tony Bonello
def. Mike Bourke
February 12, 2010
KOTC: Vengeance
Mascalero, NM, USA
Bonello was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
2 United States Wes Combs
def. Boban Simic
July 23, 2011
KOTC: Compression Test
Lac du Flambeau, WI, USA

1. def. Esteves Jones on May 25, 2013 at KOTC: World Championships

Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

186 pounds (84 kg) to 205 pounds (93 kg)
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Vernon White
def. Marvin Eastman
April 29, 2001
KOTC 8: Bombs Away
Williams, CA, USA

1. def. James Lee on Sep 29, 2001 at KOTC 11: Domination
2. def. Mike Rogers on Aug 2, 2002 at KOTC 16: Double Cross

2 United States Jeremy Horn May 16, 2003
KOTC 23: Sin City
Las Vegas, NV, USA

1. def. Dean Lister on Dec 6, 2003 at KOTC 31

Horn was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
3 United States Tony Bonello
def. Edwin Aguilar
February 4, 2005
KOTC: Australia
Australia
Bonello was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
4 United States James Lee
def. James Te Huna
February 10, 2006
KOTC: Gunfather
Australia

1. def. Brian Hawkins on Mar 18, 2006 at KOTC: Drop Zone
2. def. Aungla Nsang on Jun 15, 2007 at KOTC: Explosion
3. def. Danny Bessant on Nov 21, 2007 at KOTC: Bad Boys

Lee vacated the title on November 21, 2007 to fight for the UFC.[2]
5 United States Tony Lopez
def. Fernando Gonzalez
October 16, 2008
KOTC: Misconduct
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Keith Berry on Feb 27, 2009 at KOTC: Immortal
2. def. Fernando Gonzalez on May 16, 2009 at KOTC: Storm
3. def. Chad Herrick on Jun 19, 2009 at KOTC: Encore
4. def. Dave Cryer on Aug 13, 2009 at KOTC: Superstars

6 United States Mike Kyle May 14, 2010
KOTC: Honor
Mascalero, NM, USA
Kyle vacated the title to fight for Strikeforce.
7 South Africa Trevor Prangley
def. Tony Lopez
December 20, 2012
KOTC: Vigilante
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Brandon Anderson on Feb 22, 2013 at KOTC: Free Fall II
2. def. Dan Molina on Apr 13, 2013 at KOTC: Fighting Legends
3. def. Tony Lopez on Jun 13, 2013 at KOTC: It's Personal
4. def. Jared Torgeson on Oct 14, 2013 at KOTC: Double Impact
5. def. Jared Torgeson on Aug 14, 2014 at KOTC: Steadfast
6. def. Richard Blake on Nov 13, 2014 at KOTC: Tactical Strike

Middleweight Championship[edit]

176 pounds (80 kg) to 185 pounds (84 kg)
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Chris Brennan
def. Kevin Hogan
August 4, 2001
KOTC 10: Critical Mass
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Steve Berger on Sep 29, 2001 at KOTC 11: Domination
2. def. John Alessio on Jun 22, 2002 at KOTC 15: Bad Intentions

Brennan was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
2 United States Dean Lister
def. Brendan Seguin
August 2, 2002
KOTC 16: Double Cross
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Brian Sleeman on Jun 29, 2003 at KOTC 25: Flaming Fury
2. def. James Lee on Sep 5, 2003 at KOTC 29: Renegades

Lister vacated the title to compete at Light Heavyweight.
3 United States Joey Villasenor
def. Brian Foster
September 24, 2004
KOTC: Relentless
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Jorge Ortiz on Dec 4, 2004 at KOTC: Hostile Takeover
2. def. Brendan Seguin on Feb 25, 2005 at KOTC: Payback
3. def. Michael Gonzalez on Jun 17, 2005 at KOTC: Grudge Match
4. def. Damien Riccio on Jun 24, 2005 at KOTC: Warzone
5. def. Jorge Santiago on Aug 5, 2005 at KOTC: Prime Time
6. def. Kyacey Uscola on Feb 11, 2006 at KOTC: Anarchy
7. def. John Cronk on Jul 29, 2006 at KOTC: Civil War

Villasenor was stripped of the title after signing with Pride.[3]
4 United States Billy Ayash
def. Joshua Taibi
January 26, 2007
KOTC: Mass Destruction
Mt. Pleasent, MI, USA
Ayash was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
5 United States Keith Berry
def. Sean Loeffler
August 5, 2007
KOTC: Collision Course
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Umar Love on Dec 2, 2007 at KOTC: Final Chapter

Berry vacated the title to compete at Light Heavyweight.
6 United States Brandon Hunt
def. Brad Burrick
November 26, 2008
KOTC: Anticipation
Mt. Pleasent, MI, USA
7 United States Brad Burrick
June 19, 2009
KOTC: Encore
Mt. Pleasent, MI, USA
8 United States Brandon Hunt (2)
April 16, 2010
KOTC: Bad Boys 2
Detroit, MI, USA

1. def. Angelo Popofski on Sep 11, 2010 at KOTC: Civil War II
2. def. Kenny McCorkell on Apr 21, 2011 at KOTC: Moral Victory
3. def. Angelo Popofski on Sep 24, 2011 at KOTC: Homecoming

9 United States Sean Strickland April 26, 2012
KOTC: Hardcore
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. interim champion Josh Bryant on Dec 8, 2012 at KOTC: Unification
2. def. Bill Albrecht on Feb 7, 2013 at KOTC: Restitution
3. def. Yusuke Sakashita on Jul 5, 2013 at KOTC: Worldwide
4. def. Matt Lagler on Aug 29, 2013 at KOTC: Split Decision

- United States Josh Bryant
def. Shonie Carter for interim title
September 21, 2012
KOTC: Heavy Duty
Tulsa, OK, USA
Title was vacated on March 3, 2014 when Strickland left the organization to fight for the UFC.[4]
10 United States Daniel Hernandez
def. Brandon Hunt
October 2, 2014
KOTC: Battle for the Belt
Highland, CA, USA

Welterweight Championship[edit]

161 pounds (73 kg) to 170 pounds (77 kg)
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Erik Meaders
def. Jeremy Williams
October 30, 1999
KOTC 1: Bas Rutten's King of the Cage
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Charlie Kohler on Feb 5, 2000 at KOTC 2: Desert Storm

2 United States Joe Stevenson
November 29, 2000
KOTC 6: Road Warriors
Mt. Pleasent, MI, USA

1. def. Ryan Painter on Aug 4, 2001 at KOTC 10: Critical Mass
2. def. Jerry Gummo on Feb 9, 2002 at KOTC 12: Cold Blood
3. def. Jeremy Jackson on Jun 22, 2002 at KOTC 15: Bad Intentions

3 United States Romie Aram October 19, 2002
KOTC 17: Nuclear Explosion
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Aram was stripped of the title after signing with the UFC.
4 United States Ronald Jhun
def. Shonie Carter
May 16, 2003
KOTC 23: Sin City
Las Vegas, NV, USA
5 United States John Alessio September 5, 2003
KOTC 29: Renegades
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Alessio was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
6 United States Diego Sanchez
def. Jorge Santiago
June 12, 2004
KOTC 37: Unfinished Business
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Sanchez was stripped of the title after he left to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 1.
7 United States James Fanshier
def. Thomas Denny
November 14, 2004
KOTC: Revenge
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Brandon Bell on Feb 4, 2005 at KOTC: Australia

8 United States Thomas Denny
December 2, 2005
KOTC: Final Conflict
San Jacinto, CA, USA
9 United States Matt Stansell
March 25, 2006
KOTC: The Return II
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Stansell vacated the title after retiring from competition.
10 United States Aaron Wetherspoon
def. Thomas Kenney
August 4, 2006
KOTC: Rapid Fire
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Dave Terrel on Dec 1, 2006 at KOTC: Destroyer
2. def. Bryson Kamaka on Mar 10, 2007 at KOTC: Caged Chaos
3. def. LaVerne Clark on Apr 27, 2007 at KOTC: Sinister
4. def. John Mahlow on Mar 17, 2008 at KOTC: Tsunami II
5. No contest vs. Anthony Lapsley on May 15, 2008 at KOTC: Opposing Force

11 United States Anthony Lapsley August 14, 2008
KOTC: Biohazard
Highland, CA, USA
12 United States Michael Guymon December 11, 2008
KOTC: Prowler
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Quinn Mulhern on Oct 1, 2009 at KOTC: Distorted

Guymon was stripped of the title after signing with the UFC.
13 United States Quinn Mulhern
def. Koffi Adzitso
March 26, 2010
KOTC: Legacy
Reno, NV, USA

1. def. Levi Stout on Aug 13, 2010 at KOTC: Imminent Danger
2. def. Garett Davis on Dec 4, 2010 at KOTC Canada: Black Ops
3. def. Anselmo Martinez on Apr 16, 2011 at KOTC: Texas

Mulhern vacated the title on May 6, 2011 after signing with Strikeforce.[5]
14 United States David Gomez
def. Brendan Tierney
June 30, 2011
KOTC: Next Generation
Highland, CA, USA
15 United States Bill Albrecht September 17, 2011
KOTC: Apocalypse
Thackerville, OK, USA
16 United States Dom O’Grady January 21, 2012
KOTC: Total Destruction
Thackerville, OK, USA
O'Grady was stripped of title after signing with Bellator.
17 United States David Gomez (2)
def. Matt Conte
April 26, 2012
KOTC: Hardcore
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Bill Albrecht on Aug 30, 2012 at KOTC: Mercenaries
2. def. Brad Burrick on Oct 27, 2012 at KOTC: Gun Show

18 United States Sam Liera December 20, 2012
KOTC: Vigilante
Highland, CA, USA
19 United States Joshua Aveles February 7, 2013
KOTC: Restitution
Highland, CA, USA
20 United States David Gomez (3) April 11, 2013
KOTC: Devastation
Highland, CA, USA
21 United States Joshua Aveles (2) August 29, 2013
KOTC: Split Decision
Highland, CA, USA
22 United States Kito Andrews November 30, 2013
KOTC: Enemy Territory
Oroville, CA, USA
23 United States Joshua Aveles (3) February 22, 2014
KOTC: Radar Lock
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Junior Welterweight Championship[edit]

156 pounds (71 kg) to 160 pounds (73 kg)
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Joe Camacho
def. Thomas Denny
January 24, 2008
KOTC: Premiere
Highland, CA, USA
2 United States Victor Valenzuela August 14, 2008
KOTC: Bio Hazard
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Donald Sanchez on Feb 27, 2009 at KOTC: Immortal
2. def. Gabe Rivas on Jun 6, 2009 at KOTC: Legends

Valenzuela vacated the title to compete as a Lightweight.
3 United States Ricky Legere Jr.
def. Waachiim Spiritwolf
October 1, 2009
KOTC: Distorted
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Eric Moon on Dec 17, 2009 at KOTC: Fight 4 Hope

4 United States Bobby Green February 25, 2010
KOTC: Arrival
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Daron Cruickshank on Aug 13, 2010 at KOTC: Imminent Danger

5 United States Tim Means October 7, 2010
KOTC: Inferno
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Dom O'Grady on Dec 9, 2010 at KOTC: Steel
2. def. Cris Leyva on May 14, 2011 at KOTC: Fight to Live
3. def. Cody Pfister on Aug 27, 2011 at KOTC: Kingpin

Means vacated the title in February, 2012 to fight for UFC.[6]
6 United States Tony Hervey
def. Buddy Clinton
June 30, 2012
KOTC: Ariel Assault
Thackerville, OK, USA
Hervey stripped of title after signing with Bellator.
7 United States Derek Campos
def. Joe Condon
October 6, 2012
KOTC: Stranglehold
Thackerville, OK, USA
Campos was stripped of the title.
8 United States Lowen Tynanes
def. Kris Armbrister
April 11, 2013
KOTC: Devastation
Highland, CA, USA
Title is vacated.
9 United States Joshua Aveles
def. Kris Armbrister
October 31, 2013
KOTC: Terrified
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Joe Condon on Jun 5, 2014 at KOTC: Slugfest
2. def. Aaron Wetherspoon on Aug 7, 2014 at KOTC: Point of Impact
3. def. Sam Liera on Oct 2, 2014 at KOTC: Battle for the Belt

Lightweight Championship[edit]

146 pounds (66 kg) to 155 pounds (70 kg)
This weightclass was originally referred to as Middleweight and had an upper weight limit of 165 pounds (75 kg)
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Charlie Kohler
def. Jason Meaders
June 24, 2000
KOTC 4: Gladiators
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Kohler vacated the title to compete as a Middleweight.
2 United States Javier Vazquez
def. Philip Perez
August 4, 2001
KOTC 10: Critical Mass
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Sean Wilmot on May 17, 2002 at KOTC 13: Revolution
2. def. David Gardner on Aug 2, 2002 at KOTC 16: Double Cross

3 United States Alberto Crane February 21, 2003
KOTC 21: Invasion
Albequerque, NM, USA
Crane was stripped of the title after leaving the promotion.
4 United States Thomas Schulte
def. John Mahlow
June 14, 2003
KOTC 24: Mayhem
Albequerque, NM, USA
5 United States Joe Stevenson November 2, 2003
KOTC30: The Pinnacle
Pala, CA, USA
Stevenson was stripped of the title when he left to participate on The Ultimate Fighter 2.
6 Japan Takumi Nakayama
def. Charlie Kohler
November 14, 2004
KOTC: Revenge
San Jacinto, CA, USA
7 United States Mac Danzig
October 29, 2005
KOTC: Execution Day
Reno, NV, USA

1. def. Jason Ireland on Mar 18, 2006 at KOTC: Drop Zone
2. def. Orlando Ruiz on Apr 22, 2006 at KOTC: Karnage
3. def. Buddy Clinton on Aug 4, 2006 at KOTC: Rapid Fire
4. def. John Mahlow on Sep 29, 2006 at KOTC: Detonator

8 United States Clay French
January 19, 2007
KOTC: Hard Knocks
Rockford, IL, USA

1. def. Buddy Clinton on May 26, 2007 at KOTC: Damage Control
2. def. Buddy Clinton on Aug 5, 2007 at KOTC: Collision Course
3. def. Jason Ireland on Nov 21, 2007 at KOTC: Bad Boys

9 Canada Rory MacDonald November 28, 2008
KOTC: Grinder
MacDonald vacated the title to compete as a welterweight.
10 United States Tony Hervey
def. Victor Valenzuela
August 13, 2009
KOTC: Super Stars
Highland, CA, USA
11 United States David Shepherd December 12, 2009
KOTC: Title Defense
Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
12 United States Dom O’Grady April 16, 2010
KOTC: Bad Boys 2
Detroit, MI, USA
13 United States Bobby Green April 21, 2011
KOTC: Moral Victory
San Bernadino, CA, USA
Green vacated the title to fight for Strikeforce.
14 United States Tim Means
def. Tye Brown
January 21, 2012
KOTC: Total Destruction
Thackerville, OK, USA
Means vacated the title in February, 2012 to fight for UFC.[6]
15 United States JC Cottrell
def. Roy Babcock
September 15, 2012
KOTC: Surgical Strike
Norman, OK, USA
16 United States Victor Meza May 25, 2013
KOTC: World Championships
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

1. def. Benny Madrid on Sep 28, 2013 at KOTC: Boiling Point

Bantamweight Championship[edit]

136 pounds (62 kg) to 145 pounds (66 kg)
Prior to 2004 this weight class was referred to as Flyweight.
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States David Step
def. Jeff Cahill
February 5, 2000
KOTC 2: Desert Storm
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Step vacated the title after retiring from competition.
2 United States Charlie Valencia
def. David Velasquez
February 9, 2002
KOTC 12: Cold Blood
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Valencia vacated the title to take a 2 year hiatus.
3 United States Frankie Bollinger
def. Richard Goodman
September 24, 2004
KOTC: Relentless
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Bollinger vacated the title for unknown reasons.
4 United States Urijah Faber
def. Eben Kaneshiro
November 14, 2004
KOTC: Revenge
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Hiroyuki Abe on May 7, 2005 at KOTC: Predator
2. def. Shawn Bias on Oct 29, 2005 at KOTC: Mortal Sins
3. def. Charles Bennett on Dec 11, 2005 at GC 46: Avalanche
4. def. Charlie Valencia on May 13, 2006 at KOTC: Predator
5. def. Bibiano Fernandes on Oct 28, 2006 at KOTC All Stars

Faber vacated the title in December, 2006 after signing with the WEC exclusivly.
5 United States Matt Jaggers
def. Joe Voison
February 22, 2008
KOTC: Stand Off
Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
6 United States Lazar Stojadinovic June 13, 2008
KOTC: Settlement
Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
- United States Angelo Sanchez
def. Tony Hervey for interim title
December 6, 2008
KOTC: Goodfellas
Albuquerque, NM, USA

1. def. Nathan Torrez on Mar 7, 2009 at KOTC: New Breed
2. def. Donald Sanchez on May 30, 2009 at KOTC: Retribution 2

Stojadinovic was stripped of the title.
7 United States Angelo Sanchez
promoted to undisputed champion
- -
- United States Donald Sanchez
def. Lazar Stojadinovic for interim title
August 1, 2009
KOTC: Gate Keeper
Mescalero, NM, USA

1. def. Richard Montano on Nov 28, 2009 at KOTC: Horsepower
2. def. Victor Valenzuela on Feb 12, 2010 at KOTC: Vengeance

8 United States Donald Sanchez May 14, 2010
KOTC: Honor
Mescalero, NM, USA

1. def. Pat McGreal on Sep 17, 2010 at KOTC: No Mercy
2. def. Scott Bear on Jan 15, 2011 at KOTC: Confrontation

9 United States Jeremy Spoon August 20, 2011
KOTC: Overdrive
Norman, OK, USA
Spoon was stripped of the title after signing with Bellator.
10 United States Donald Sanchez (2)
def. Jamie Steichen
March 17, 2012
KOTC: Prohibited
Norman, OK, USA

1. def. Warren Stewart on May 12, 2012 at KOTC: Nightmare
2. def. Jimmy Van Horn on Aug 11, 2012 at KOTC: Ignite
3. def. Matt Comeau on Jan 19, 2013 at KOTC: Regulators

Sanchez was stripped of the title after signing with Bellator.
11 United States Henry Corrales
def. Jerod Spoon
October 31, 2013
KOTC: Terrified
Highland, CA, USA

1. def. Seth Dikun on Mar 6, 2014 at KOTC: Beaten Path
2. def. Alex Garcia on Jun 5, 2014 at KOTC: Slugfest
3. def. Seth Dikun on Oct 2, 2014 at KOTC: Battle for the Belt

Flyweight Championship[edit]

126 pounds (57 kg) to 135 pounds (61 kg)
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Shawn Ramage
def. Kevin Alliva
August 10, 2003
KOTC: Aftermath
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Ramage vacated the title after retiring from competition.
2 United States Del Hawkins
def. Victor Hernandez
July 9, 2005
KOTC: Caliente
Globe, AZ, USA
Hawkins vacated the title for unknown reasons.
3 United States Manny Tapia
def. Gregory Vivian
August 5, 2005
KOTC: Prime Time
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Tapia was stripped of the title after signing with the WEC.
4 United States Ryan Diaz
def. Ed Newalu
March 10, 2007
KOTC: Caged Chaos
Laughlin, NV, USA
5 United States Abel Cullum May 17, 2008
KOTC: Reckless
Greenville, MS, USA

1. def. Brett Roller on Dec 6, 2008 at KOTC: Goodfellas
2. def. Richard Montano on Aug 1, 2009 at KOTC: Gate Keeper
3. def. Joe Coca on Feb 12, 2010 at KOTC: Vengeance
4. def. Joshua Montoya on May 14, 2010 at KOTC: Honor

6 United States Jimmie Rivera September 17, 2010
KOTC: No Mercy
Mashantucket, CT, USA

1. def. Jared Papazian on Feb 3, 2011 at KOTC: Empire

Rivera vacated the title for unknown reasons.
7 United States Jared Papazian
def. Abel Cullum
June 24, 2011
KOTC: Epic Force
Thackerville, OK, USA

1. def. Marvin Garcia on Sep 15, 2011 at KOTC: First Defense

Papazian was stripped of the title after signing with the UFC.
8 United States Frank Baca
def. Marvin Garcia
February 2, 2012
KOTC: Reckless Abandon
Highland, CA, USA
9 United States Russell Doane July 14, 2012
KOTC: ALI'Is
Honolulu, HI, USA
Doane stripped of title after signing with PXC.
10 United States Marvin Garcia
def. Justin Robbins
December 20, 2012
KOTC: Vigilante
Highland, CA, USA
11 United States Frankie Saenz May 25, 2013
KOTC: World Championships
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

1. def. Tyler Bialecki on Sep 28, 2013 at KOTC: Boiling Point
2. def. Marvin Blumer on Feb 22, 2014 at KOTC: Radar Lock

- United States Randy Steinke
def. Ian De La Cuesta for interim title
July 20, 2013
KOTC: Heated Fury
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Saenz stripped of title in August 2014 after signing with the UFC.
12 United States Randy Steinke
promoted to undisputed champion
August 2014
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- United States Reuben Duran
def. Eduardo Torres for interim title
October 2, 2014
KOTC: Battle for the Belt
Highland, CA , USA

Junior Flyweight Championship[edit]

116 pounds (53 kg) to 125 pounds (57 kg)
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 Japan Mamoru Yamaguchi
def. Frank Baca
January 30, 2010
KOTC: Toryumon
Okinawa, Japan
Title is vacated.
2 United States Josh Paiva
def. Zach Lari
August 17, 2013
KOTC: Unprecedented
Oroville, CA, USA
3 United States Anthony Figueroa November 30, 2013
KOTC: Enemy Territory
Oroville, CA, USA

Women's Jr. Flyweight Championship[edit]

116 pounds (53 kg) to 125 pounds (57 kg)
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Sarah Alpar
def. Monica Lovato
May 12, 2012
KOTC: Nightmare
Santa Fe, NM, USA
2 United States Brenda Gonzales October 6, 2012
KOTC: Stranglehold
Thackerville, OK, USA

1. def. Elsie Zwicker on Dec 1, 2012 at KOTC: Battlegrounds

Retired Titles[edit]

Openweight Championship[edit]

No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Steven Treadwell
def. Mike Bourke
October 30, 1999
KOTC 1: Bas Rutten's King of the Cage
San Jacinto, CA, USA
2 United States John Matua February 5, 2000
KOTC 2: Desert Storm
San Jacinto, CA, USA
3 United States Mike Bourke September 16, 2000
KOTC 5: Cage Wars
San Jacinto, CA, USA

Openweight Superfight[edit]

No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Ricco Rodriguez
def. Paul Buentello
February 24, 2001
KOTC 7: Wet and Wild
San Jacinto, CA, USA

Heavyweight Superfight[edit]

No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Brian Foster
def. Frank Rodriguez
October 30, 1999
KOTC 1: Bas Rutten's King of the Cage
San Jacinto, CA, USA
2 United States Romie Aram February 5, 2000
KOTC 2: Desert Storm
San Jacinto, CA, USA

Light Heavyweight Superfight[edit]

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Vernon White
def. Todd Medina
April 15, 2000
KOTC 3: Knockout Nightmare
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. David Dodd on Nov 29, 2000 at KOTC 6: Road Warriors

Middleweight Superfight[edit]

No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Chris Brennan
def. Joe Stevenson
October 30, 1999
KOTC 1: Bas Rutten's King of the Cage
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Antonio McKee on Apr 15, 2000 at KOTC 3: Knockout Nightmare

2 United States Joe Hurley September 16, 2000
KOTC 5: Cage Wars
San Jacinto, CA, USA

1. def. Charlie Kohler on Feb 24, 2001 at KOTC 7: Wet and Wild

3 United States Gil Castillo April 29, 2001
KOTC 8: Bombs Away
Williams, CA, USA
4 Australia Tony Bonello
def. Mansour Heidari
November 2, 2003
KOTC 30: The Pinnacle
Pala, CA, USA

Most consecutive title defenses[edit]

The following includes all KOTC champions who were able to consecutively defend their title three times or more. Fighters with the same number of title defenses are listed chronologically.

Defenses Champion Division Period
7 United States Joey Villasenor Middleweight Sep 24, 2004 - Oct, 2006
6 South Africa Trevor Prangley Light Heavyweight Dec 20,2012 - present
5 United States Urijah Faber Bantamweight Nov 14, 2004 - Dec, 2006
United States Aaron Wetherspoon[a] Welterweight Aug 4, 2006 - Aug 14, 2008
4 United States Mac Danzig Lightweight Oct 29, 2005 - Jan 19, 2007
United States Abel Cullum Flyweight May 17, 2008 - Sep 17, 2010
United States Tony Lopez Light Heavyweight Oct 16, 2008 - May 14, 2010
United States Sean Strickland Middleweight Apr 26, 2012 - Mar 3, 2014
3 United States Joe Stevenson Welterweight Nov 29 2000 - Oct 19, 2002
United States James Lee Light Heavyweight Feb 10, 2006 - Nov 21, 2007
United StatesClay French Lightweight Jan 19, 2007 - Nov 28, 2008
United States Tony Lopez (2) Heavyweight Jul 19, 2008 - Mar 26, 2010
United States Quinn Mulhern Welterweight Mar 26, 2010 - May 6, 2011
United States Brandon Hunt Middleweight Apr 16, 2010 - Apr 26, 2012
United States Tim Means Junior Welterweight Oct 7, 2010 - Feb, 2012
United States Tony Lopez (3) Heavyweight Dec 15, 2011 - Apr 11, 2013
United States Donald Sanchez Bantamweight Mar 17, 2012 - ?, 2013
United States Joshua Aveles Junior Welterweight Oct 21, 2013 - present
United States Henry Corrales Bantamweight Oct 21, 2013 - present
  1. ^ Wetherspoon successfully defended the Welterweight title four times and retained the title once following a No contest against Anthony Lapsley at KOTC: Opposing Force.

Most wins in title bouts[edit]

Fighters with four or more championship and/or interim championship title wins. Fighters with the same number of title wins are arranged in order of most title fights. Openweight and Superfight champions are not included.

Title wins Champion Division Record in title fights
15 United States Tony Lopez Super Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Light Heavyweight
2 - 0 - 0
8 - 2 - 0
5 - 3 - 0
10 United States Donald Sanchez Junior Welterweight
Bantamweight
0 - 1 - 0
10 - 2 - 0
8 United States Joey Villasenor Middleweight 8 - 0 - 0
7 United States Joshua Aveles Welterweight
Junior Welterweight
3 - 2 - 0
4 - 0 - 0
South Africa Trevor Prangley Light Heavyweight 7 - 0 - 0
6 United States Aaron Wetherspoon Welterweight
Junior Welterweight
6 - 1 - 0
0 - 1 - 0
United States Urijah Faber Bantamweight 6 - 0 - 0
5 United States David Gomez Welterweight 5 - 3 - 0
United States Abel Cullum Flyweight 5 - 2 - 0
United States Brandon Hunt Middleweight 5 - 2 - 0
United States Mac Danzig Lightweight 5 - 1 - 0
United States Joe Stevenson Welterweight
Lightweight
4 - 1 - 0
1 - 0 - 0
United States Tim Means Junior Welterweight
Lightweight
4 - 0 - 0
1 - 0 - 0
United States Sean Strickland Middleweight 5 - 0 - 0
4 United States Quinn Mulhern Welterweight 4 - 1 - 0
United States Clay French Lightweight 4 - 1 - 0
United States James Lee Light Heavyweight 4 - 0 - 0
United States Henry Corrales Bantamweight 4 - 0 - 0

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Simon, Zane (March 4, 2014). "UFC signs KOTC champ Sean Strickland and German lightweight Nick Hein". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Quinn Mulhern signs Strikeforce deal, could debut at June's Challengers event". MMAjunkie.com. May 6, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
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