King of the Cage and MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil announced the fighters participating in the World Amateur Championships 4 to be held at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The World Amateur Championships 4 will feature the top amateur fighters from around the globe competing for the chance at earning professional fighting contracts worth $250,000.
The World Amateur Championships is a first of its kind event with over 1,000 fighters applying to compete in this event. but only forty (40) of the most elite MMA amateur athletes from around the world received the chance to win over a worldwide crowd, with their skills, heart and personality competing to win a professional contract with KOTC. They will compete for five (5) professional contracts totaling $250,000. This event was designed to find and develop not only the highest level of fighters but also the most unique.
“Tickets are going fast for this event and we are expecting a sell-out crowd, according to Terry Trebilcock, Founder and CEO of King of the Cage. This event promises to be one of the most exciting shows you will ever watch with some of the most talented amateur fighters battling for 5 professional contracts. Also, final results to determine the winners will be decided by interactive live voting, both from live audience at the Reno Events Center and live MAVTV television audience.”
Middleweight 185 lbs. – Joseph Donaghy (15-2), Philadelphia, PA. (Premier Martial Arts) vs. Killian Estes (10-0), Coeur D’Alene, ID. (Prangley MMA)
Middleweight 185 lbs. – Shawn Allen Smith (5-4), Cleveland, Ohio (Pitbull) vs. TBD
Middleweight 185 lbs. – Brad Orsbone (4-1), Columbus, Ohio. Ronin Training Center vs. Joe Murray (4-1), Reno, NV. (City Kickboxing)
Lightweight 155 lbs. – Joshua Valentin (4-0), Tampa, FL. (Bang Muay Thai) vs. Kaisar Saulebayev (2-0), Reno, NV. (Independent)
Lightweight 155 lbs. – Michael O’Leary (5-4), Rocklin, CA. (Team Alpha Male) vs. Nikko Nathan (4-5) Reno, NV. (City Kickboxing)
Women’s Strawweight 115 lbs. – Brittney Allan (5-1), Ontario, Canada (United Fighter) vs. Valerie Wong (4-1), Chico, CA. (Stand Alone)
Light Heavyweight 205 lbs. – Tra’Von Butler (4-0). St. Louis, MO. (St. Charles MMA) vs. TBD
Heavyweight – Derrick Stoner (8-0), West Covina, CA. (Gracie Barra) vs. Brent Auger (8-1), Alberta, Canada (Champion Gym)
Light Heavyweight 205 lbs. – Mike Vasquez (7-7), Bettendorf, IA. vs. JJ Torres (3-2), Indio, CA. (Technique Training Center)
Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs. – Christopher Cortez (4-1), Lubbock, TX. (Force of One) vs. Alex Mosier (2-1), Grass Valley, CA. (Independent)
Flyweight 135 lbs. – Victor Vorgar (1-3), Fullerton, CA. (UFC Gym) vs. Bruno Lima (1-1), Chico, CA. (Bruno Lima Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
Women’s Atomweight 105 lbs. – Alison Beth Milliron (7-4), Petosky, MI. vs. Shawna Ormsby (1-4), Winter Garden, FL. (Carlson Gracie)
Lightweight 155 lbs. – JJ Nelson, Lake Havasu, AZ. (Arevalo Academy) vs. Jacob Olave (6-3), VA. (Blackzillians MMA / Kaizen MMA)
Lightweight 155 lbs. – Jonathan Griffin (7-4), Terre Haute, IN. (McVicker’s BJJ) vs. TBD
Bantamweight 145 lbs. – Joey Sanchez (1-3), Pawtucket, RI. (Independent) vs. TBD
Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs. – Deandre Anderson (5-1), Hueytown, AL. (Champions Free Style MMA) vs. Joey Mckernan (4-4), Susanville, CA. (Iron House)
Flyweight 135 lbs. – Cody Schieve (5-8), Winslow, IN. (Compound Fitness) vs. TBD
Super Heavyweight – Brandon Gallego (4-5), Las Vegas, NV. (Independent) vs. TBD
Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs. – Justin Weaver (6-4), Tulsa, OK. (Sugar Creek Showdown) vs. TBD
Middleweight 185 lbs. – Joseph Doucet (7-0), Ontario, Canada (Canadian Authority of Martial Arts) vs. TBD
Welterweight 170 lbs. – Ryan Hamilton (2-4), Chico, CA. (Stand Alone) vs. TBD
Bantamweight 145 lbs. – Eric Harris (2-1), IL. (Independent) vs. John Buttner (5-1), Las Vegas, NV. (Team Alpha Male)
Bantamweight 145 lbs. – Wesley Bailes (1-2), AZ. (Independent) vs. Joey McKay (1-0), Reno, NV. (Team Tonkin)
Women’s Strawweight 115 lbs. – Triana Lynch (0-0), Phoenix, AZ. (UFC Gym) vs. TBD
Fight Card Subject to Change
Complete Fight Card to be announced soon.
The World Amateur Championships 4 will be broadcast live in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV. MAVTV is currently available on DIRECTV (channel 214), Verizon Fios (channel 810), Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Charter and hundreds of regional distributors.
Doors open at 5:00 pm and fights start at 6:00 pm. The LIVE broadcast will begin @ 6pm PST and the online voting for the champions will go on throughout the night, finishing up with the winners announced immediately after the last fight.
Reserve seating and ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com or the Reno Events Center and Silver Legacy Box Office. All ages.
2017 King of the Cage World Amateur Championships Format:
20 Fights, 40 fighters from all over the globe will compete.
Competing for five (5) Professional contracts totaling $250,000.
Five (5) competitors will be voted into a contractual opportunity which will give them contracts (1st Place $100,000) (2nd & 3rd Place $50, 000) and (4th & 5th Place totaling $25,000) to pursue their dream as the next big star in the MMA world.
Determining the opportunities will be based equally on these criteria:
Level of excitement at which they fight
Winners for the event will be determined based on formula which combines:
Online voting from TV viewing audience
Online voting from live event audience
Fighters who wish to be considered for this event can go to www.kingofthecage.com and fill out an application.
Fight Card to be announced soon.