Returning to Citizens Business Bank Arena with a Live Televised Broadcast "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" on March 5

Jan 26, 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) – RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. – On Saturday, March 5, 2016, King of the Cage returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California for an exciting evening of MMA action…. “Night of Champions”. The show will include four (4) title fights, with three current KOTC champions putting their title belts on the line and will be Broadcast Live on MAVTV.

In the main event, the King of the Cage, the vacant World Jr. Welterweight Championship will be up for grabs, as Chris Kirtley from Murrieta, California (Team Fight Syndicate) faces Thor Skancke from San Fernando, California (Team Thor).

One co-main event will feature current 170 lb. Welterweight champion Jesse Juarez (23-10-0) from Lomita, California (Body Shop) making his first title defense against Sam Liera from Stanton, California (Hardcore Fitness Center).

The third title fight of the evening will feature a rematch for the King of the Cage Middleweight Title. Daniel Madrid (11-4-0) from Glendale, Arizona (Gracie Fighting Systems), will defend his belt against former champion Daniel Hernandez (17-11-0) from El Monte, California (The Vault MMA), who lost the title to Madrid in their last fight.

The other title bout will feature another rematch in the Women’s Strawweight Division. Undefeated champion Jamie Collen (3-0-0) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Dante Rivera BJJ, Daniel Gracie Team, Ricardo Almeida BJJ) against former champion Danielle Taylor (6-1-0) from Palmdale, California (Saekson Muay Thai). This is rematch from last year where Collen took the belt away from Taylor for her only loss.

Other Fighters appearing on the card will include Rick Legere, Victor Meza, Kelly Gray, Aaron Williams, Sergio Sosa, Mike Bourke, Saad Ul-Hassan, Jay Pinto, Ryan Fillingame, Anthony Flores, Rich Mapstead, Tony Bonello, Kevin Holland, Niko Carrafield, Michael Hockenhull, Anthony Jordan, Jafar Lofton, Carter Barnett, Brian McCammon, Patrick Becker, Michael Quintero, Alex Silva, Brandon Michels, Jules Wallace, Tim Gosselin and more.

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

Doors open at 4:30 pm. and fights start at 6:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call (909) 244-5600. All ages. 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 shows globally, including the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and 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 Ronda Rousey, Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Daniel Cormier, T.J. Dillishaw, Demetrious Johnson, Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.

King of the Cage 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.

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