Presenting “GRIND” at The Sheraton Uptown in New Mexico on August 15

Jul 30, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California – King of the Cage presents “GRIND” at The Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday, August 15, 2015, for an exciting evening of MMA fights.

The main event in the 170 lb. Division will feature Anthony Rozema from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, (Judgment MMA) against Andrew Lipp from Denver, Colorado (Team Wildman). Both fighters are making their professional debut. Rozema was undefeated as an amateur with 3 of his last 4 fights ending in 1st round stoppages. Lipp was (6-7) as an amateur and is an excellent striker.

In the co-main event, local Oliver Parker (FIT NHB) will battle Derek Perez from Belen, New Mexico (Perez Fighting Systems). Parker is making his debut under the FIT NHB banner after a convincing win over veteran Texas fighter Oscar De La Parra in his last outing. Perez is coming of off a first round submission victory in his last outing.

Other featured bouts include:

Albuquerque favorite Amanda Lovato (FIT NHB) in 105 lb. woman's action, making her professional debut after an outstanding amateur career.

Nicco Montano who is undefeated (5-0) with all first round finishes.

Conquest MMA standout Elias Proce (5-1) looks to rebound from his first loss after 5 consecutive wins.

Judgment MMA's Carlo Rodriguez, who is also undefeated.

Other fighters on the card include Jayme Hinshaw, Roberto Nater, Shawn Montoya, Sherwin Price, Dominic Yara, Eften Thompson, Daniel Nieto, Josh Morales and more.

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

Doors open at 5:00 pm. and fights start at 6:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call (505) 507-0309. 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 hundreds of shows globally, including the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the 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 Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.

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