King of the Cage Signs Fourteen Women Fighters to Exclusive Contracts
King of the Cage has announced the signing of fourteen women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes to exclusive, multi-fight contracts. These athletes are from the Atomweight (105 lbs.) and Strawweight (115 lbs.) divisions and represent the next chapter in the history of Women’s MMA. KOTC will cut each division off at eight total.
Since the inception in 1998, KOTC has maintained its goal of not only showcasing current stars of women’s MMA, but also building the stars of the future. Numerous women athletes have made their professional debuts fighting for King of the Cage including Ronda Rousey, Danielle Taylor, Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas.
“When choosing these competitors, we were not only looking for the top 105 and 115 females, we were also looking for the most marketable,” said Terry Trebilcock, Founder and CEO of King of the Cage. “Choosing 14 from over 300 potential candidates was challenging, but in the end, we feel we have made the proper decisions. The female 105 and 115 lb. divisions will finally get the notoriety they have strived for, and deserve.”
Atomweight (105 lbs.)
- Andy Nguyen, South Carolina
- Bi Nguyen, Texas
- Grace Cleveland, Colorado
- Cassie Rob, Colorado
- Melissa Karagianis, Toronto, Canada
- Kelly Vilarino, Oregon
- Jayme Hinshaw, New Mexico
Strawweight (115 lbs.)
- Laken Jowers, North Carolina
- Corrie Ward, Arizona
- Peggy Ross, California
- Cynthia Arceo, Texas
- Stephanie Gonzalez, California
- Angela Jennings, Michigan
- Jamie Colleen, Pennsylvania
Andy Nguyen tells MyMMANews, “I am the first female Atomweight contender for the open 105 Belt, I won. The CEO of KOTC and I decided to open up a 105 division so I actually helped him recruit some of the girls. After I retire, I will continue to work for KOTC building the 105-115 female divisions. I will match make and recruit.”
Angela Jennings said, “It is my pleasure to be working with KOTC. Very excited to have this promotion now in Michigan. Starting my pro career in my home state with the amount of exposure KOTC provides is deff something I am looking forward to.”
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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. KOTC has and continues to promote shows globally, including the US and countries including England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and Philippines.
KOTC is available weekly to over 50 million homes in the US on cable and satellite television on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil and 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, TJ Dillishaw, Demetrious Johnson, Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.
KOTC 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. Visit kingofthecage.com