Tuesday, August 30, 2011

KOTC Canada Matchmaker Orest Zmyndak Talks “Chiller”

By KOTC Staff

In just over two weeks time King of the Cage Canada will head north to Yellowknife to give Northwest Territory fans some live MMA action on September 17th. Headlining the extensive card will be a  215lb catch-weight bout between Zach Blaber and Canadian middleweight champ Elmer Waterhen, who once again has stepped up for the promotion when called upon.

“Elmer Waterhen truly deserves the nickname "The Warrior",” said KOTC Canada matchmaker Orest Zmyndak about the Saskatchewan fighter, who has won three straight fights heading into the “Chiller” event. “All he wants to do is fight and keep busy and is willing to take on anyone. He didn't hesitate in agreeing to fight at a heavier weight opting to stay in fighting condition before he defends his title on the next Edmonton KOTC show.”

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Update: Elmer Waterhen to Face Zach Blaber September 17th

By KOTC Staff

Once again Elmer Waterhen is demonstrating why so often he’s praised for his heart and determination, as the King of the Cage Canadian Middleweight Champion has agreed to move up in weight and fight Zach Blaber. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jon Ganshorn Excited for KOTC Return, Confident Heading into Sept. 17th Bout

By KOTC Staff

Jon Ganshorn will look to extend his King of the Cage Canada record to 3-0 next month when he faces Zach Blaber in Yellowknife on September 17th, and the 31 year-old light-heavyweight sounds excited to be returning to the promotion that gave him his professional debut.

“Returning to KOTC Canada is always a pleasure,” said Ganshorn, who earned victories over Alex Mohgrabi and Bobby Kalmakoff while fighting for the promotion in 2010. “They have always treated me great, and it’s always a positive experience working with them. They will always have my support because honestly they helped me in making a dream a reality.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Zach Blaber on the Hunt for 5th Straight Win, Excited About NWT Bout

By KOTC Staff; photo courtesy TKO Photography

When King of the Cage Canada heads to Yellowknife next month to host its latest event on September 17th, fans from the Northwest Territories will have no shortage of fighters from the Canadian region to cheer for. One of them will be light-heavyweight Zach Blaber, who will be looking to record his sixth pro win when he squares off with fellow KOTC vet Jon Ganshorn.

“I spend half of my time in Fort Smith and half of the time in Edmonton,” said the 29 year-old Blaber, who also operates two businesses alongside his wife.  “It means a lot to me to fight in Yellowknife. To be a part of the first pro event in NWT and such an established organization like King of The Cage; I am honoured to be in the main event. The MMA scene in the north is still in its infancy but is growing with its popularity.”

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Canadian Lightweight and Heavyweight Titles on the Line at Oct. 28th KOTC

By KOTC Staff

MMA fans in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, will soon have an opportunity to watch two championship fights, as King of the Cage Canada’s upcoming October 28th event will see both heavyweight champion Raphael Bergman and lightweight champion Chad Freeman defend their Canadian titles. (Pictured: Freeman)

Line-Up to Date Released for Sept. 17th, Yellowknife Event

By KOTC Staff

King of the Cage Canada has released the line-up to date for the promotion’s upcoming, September 17th event in Yellowknife, NTW.  The ten fight plus card will feature competitors from all over Western Canada, including Edmonton, Saskatoon, Fort McMurray and of course, the host city Yellowknife. (Pictured: middleweight champ Elmer Waterhen)