Monday, September 20, 2010

Kizuik Stops Ritch; Kupsch Talks KOTC “Sentinel”

By KOTC Staff Chris Kizuik took a big step forward in circulating his name throughout the MMA world on Saturday night, as the rising fighter stopped hundred fights plus veteran Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch in the first round, at King of the Cage Canada’s Sentinel” card in Cold Lake, Alberta.

“After the stoppage to check my cut, I just remember Shannon attempting a heel hook when I was able to spin out and jump on top into full mount,” said Kizuik while discussing his latest win. “I knew that I had to take advantage from here and I just started to throw punches until the referee stoppage. It was a great feeling to come back like that on such an experienced fighter.”

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Samurai Khardassian Welcomes Dark Horse Role

By KOTC Staff   The name Samurai Khardassian may not be a familiar one with many MMA fans, but if all goes well for him in his upcoming bout with highly regarded veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs, that’s going to change. Khardassian will head to Cold Lake, Alberta to face Riggs at King of the Cage’s “Sentinel” card Saturday night, and despite being a huge underdog on paper, the experienced grappler believes he’s ready to shock the MMA world.

“Anything can happen in a MMA fight,” said Khardassian, when asked to respond to critics who may view his fight with the 33-11 Riggs as a mismatch. “I’m a seasoned vet; I’ve been grappling against black belts and against black belt level competition since I was 16, so for eight years, and I’ve been doing MMA for 12. I’ve been grappling for 12 years and I’ve spent time teaching seminars, training Special Forces people, and I’ve submitted several UFC fighters, who I’d prefer not to name in terms of modesty. Riggs is a seasoned vet, you know, but I have no reason to lose so I’m a dark horse. I’ll fight anybody.”

Monday, September 13, 2010

Riggs Believes he's "Still One of the Very Best"

By KOTC Staff   When Joe Riggs arrives in Cold Lake, Alberta this week to fight Samurai Khardassian at King of the Cage Canada’s September 18thSentinel” event, the former UFC contender will be looking to demonstrate that he remains a world class fighter. Despite the fact that Riggs will head into this weekend’s fight having gone 4-1 in his last five bouts, with impressive wins coming against Luke Stewart, Phil Baroni and most recently Louis Taylor, the 27 year-old understands he needs to keep building momentum.

“I’m just trying to put together another win streak you know,” said Riggs (33-11), who has also competed for Strikeforce and the WEC throughout his near decade long career. “I just want to put together a big streak as the bigger winning streak you get going the more money you make. It always looks better. And to be perfectly honest with you I just want to fight.”

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chris Kizuik “Ready to Go” Versus Shannon Ritch

Chris Kizuik is off to a winning start in his young, fighting career, and on September 18th he's hoping to announce his presence to the wider MMA world, with a win over 100 fights plus veteran, Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch.

“Initial reaction was "yes!"” said Kizuik, when asked for his reaction upon finding out he would fight one of the sport’s most experienced fighters, at King of the Cage Canada’s upcoming September 18th event in Cold Lake, Alberta. “I'm always game for a fight and really think this one will put me on the radar. I've definitely heard of Shannon before this, never followed him as a fighter but checked out his resume and he has fought alot of dudes.”

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

“New and Improved” Shannon Ritch Ready for Sept. 18th

By KOTC Staff    Despite being one of mixed-martial-arts most experienced fighters, Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch recently decided it was time to make some serious changes to his training regiment, in an effort to turn some heads throughout the sport as his 40th birthday approaches. The 100 fight plus veteran will get an opportunity to showcase the benefits of the recent changes soon enough, when Ritch faces Chris Kizuik at King of the Cage Canada’s upcoming September 18th card, in Cold Lake, Alberta.