Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Line-Up for KOTC Canada’s “Mile Zero”

By KOTC Staff

King of the Cage Canada will head next to Dawson Creek, British Columbia, for the promotion’s April 29th “Mile Zero” event. The card will be hosted by the city’s EnCana Centre. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Brawl in the Mall 4 Results

Chad Freeman defeats Troy Sorensen via KO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:30
*** Freeman becomes KOTC Canada Lightweight champion

Ryan Knysh defeats Clayton Sheen via Submission (Armbar) in Round 2, 1:04
***Knysh becomes KOTC Canada Bantamweight champion

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Troy Sorensen Says Dream Coming True Mar.18th

By KOTC Staff

Like all fighters, Troy Sorensen entered into mixed-martial-arts hoping that one day, hours of hard work and an unwavering dedication would culminate in competing for a championship belt. Well, after several years of training, fighting and scoring four pro victories, the Canadian Combat Club fighter will get his wish on March 18th.

“I was very excited,” said Sorensen, when asked how he felt upon finding out he would fight Chad Freeman for the vacant, King of the Cage Canadian lightweight championship. “I've always dreamed of a title shot.”

“Back in 2004, a buddy and I drove seven hours to watch a MMA fight in Lethbridge,” Sorensen added, when asked about how he got into the sport. “Half-way through the show I thought to myself "I could do better than that". As soon as we got back to Edson we started the Canadian Combat Club, and in early 2005 I started with amateur fights.”

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ryan Knysh Ready for Rematch with Clay Sheen

By KOTC Staff

Often in mixed-martial-arts fighters will tell you, that it’s the losses, rather than the victories, that become the building blocks from which they evolve as athletes and people. In the case of Ryan Knysh, the Albertan fighter has had over one year now to reflect on his first round, submission loss to Clayton Sheen last January, and heading into his rematch with the Canadian Flyweight Champion on March 18th, the 23 year-old is adamant he’s learned from the defeat.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chad Freeman Looking to Make the Most of “Great Opportunity”

By KOTC Staff

As 2010 came to a close, Chad Freeman had won three straight fights via first round submission, to extend his pro record to 6-3. The impressive run caught the attention of more than a few people in Canadian MMA circles, as the Kamloops fighter eventually received a call from King of the Cage Canada, who approached Freeman about fighting for the Canadian lightweight belt, March 18th.