Saturday, November 17, 2012

Elmer Waterhen Wins Second Canadian Title at “Stand and Deliver”

Elmer Waterhen defeated Garett Davis last night in Edmonton, to add the King of the Cage Canadian Welterweight Championship to a resume that also includes the Canadian middleweight crown. The relentless Waterhen secured the title by working his way to a unanimous decision win over the decorated grappler.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lynnell House and Sarah McRann Eager to Make Debuts at KOTC’s “Stand and Deliver”

House will fight McRann November 16th

When King of the Cage Canada returns to Edmonton this Friday for its “Standard and Deliver” card, the spotlight will shine not only on decorated veterans like Garett Davis and Elmer Waterhen, but newcomers to the cage like Lynnell House and Sarah McRann. After developing their skills in the gym for several years, both women decided it was time to make their debuts and put their abilities to the test on November 16th. In fact, the 125 pound fighters will do so against one another.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Elmer Waterhen on Opportunity to Fight for Second KOTC Belt: “God Answered My Prayers”

Before Elmer Waterhen begins the tenth year of his professional MMA career, the veteran has a key opportunity right in front of him, as on November 16th he will fight KOTC Canadian Welterweight Champion Garett Davis. If Waterhen wins, then the resilient fighter will hold not one, but two Canadian titles at the same time. Not many fighters can say they’ve accomplished that during their career.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

After “Rough Road Back”, Garett Davis Plans to Submit Elmer Waterhen at “Stand and Deliver”

After returning from a 16 month layoff in 2010, it didn’t take long for Garett Davis to make his presence felt throughout Canadian MMA, as the veteran proceeded to score four more wins and win the KOTC Canadian Welterweight Championship. Unfortunately for the accomplished grappler, however, his run came to an abrupt end in July, 2011, when he was struck by a car while driving his bike. Now, after spending another 18 months on the sidelines, Davis is set to return.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cameron Loutitt Hoping For “Fight of the Night” Performance Against Steve Dubeck

Photo via Drew May Photography 

When Cameron Loutitt steps into the cage on November 16th, at King of the Cage Canada’s “Stand and Deliver” card in Edmonton, Alberta, nearly one year will have elapsed since the welterweight last competed. Although Loutitt has had to spend time on the sidelines due to injuries and a busy work schedule, he’s confident that a new-and-improved fighter will face Steve Dubeck later this month.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Steve Dubeck on Bout With Cameron Loutitt: “He’s Gotta Worry About Me And What I Bring”

When Steve Dubeck heads to Edmonton next month to fight at King of the Cage Canada’s “Stand and Deliver” card on November 16th, the Bowman’s MMA fighter will do so with momentum on his side. After losing his first three professional bouts Dubeck has gone 3-1 since, and the Fort McMurray fighter credits his recent success to more than just an evolving skill set.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mariusz Zastawny Predicting “Quick Fight” With Mike Froese: “It’s a Matter of Who Pulls the Trigger First”

Several years ago, Mariusz Zastawny was looking for a new way to channel his competitive drive, and after diving into martial arts training, the former body builder knew he had found what he was looking for. Since beginning that new chapter in 2008, Zastawny has gone on to compete in four professional MMA bouts, and is busy preparing for his next challenge at King of the Cage Canada’s “Stand and Deliver” card.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

KOTC Stand and Deliver: Garett Davis Defending Welterweight Belt Versus Elmer Waterhen

By KOTC Staff

King of the Cage Canada will return to Edmonton, Alberta on November 16th for its “Stand and Deliver” card, which will feature the return of Canadian Welterweight Champion Garett Davis. The Vancouver based fighter, who recently was awarded his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, will take on resilient vet and middleweight champ Elmer Waterhen.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

KOTC “Genesis” Results: Ali, Farr and O’Neill Among Winners

Noah Ali, Adam Farr and Mike O’Neill were among the winners at King of the Cage Canada’s “Genesis” event Friday night in Calgary, Alberta.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rising Tyler Davis On KOTC Bout With Phillip Deschambeault: “He’s Going to Go Down and Stay Down”

So far in 2012, Tyler “Lil Demon” Davis has followed up on his impressive campaign last year to firmly position himself as one of Canada’s rising prospects. While things are going well for the 24 year-old, Davis understands that with success comes added pressure. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Brad Cardinal on “Genesis” Main Event: “Wherever the Fight Goes...I’m Ready”

Brad “The Bonesaw” Cardinal will be looking to further entrench his status as one of Canada’s leading lightweights on October 5th, when he faces off with Shawn Fitzsimmons at King of the Cage Canada’s “Genesis” card. When Cardinal steps into the cage to fight the American Fitzsimmons, the established fighter will be hunting for his third straight victory and 17th pro win.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Line-Up for October 5th KOTC Canada “Genesis” Nearing Completion

King of the Cage Canada is heading to Calgary, Alberta on October 5th, and the line-up for the action packed card is nearing completion. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Josh Machan Takes Bantamweight Belt at KOTC Canada’s “Unified”

Josh Machan laid claim to the King of the Cage Canadian Bantamweight Championship in Grande Prairie Saturday night, as the well travelled vet tapped out prospect Behrang Yousefi with a first round, armbar.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Brad Cardinal Planning to Use “Techniques and Tactics to Beat” Travis Briere

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While Brad “The Bonesaw” Cardinal has been an established name in the Canadian MMA scene for sometime, thanks to a 15-8 record which includes wins over several notable vets, his latest high profile test will take place April 28th. On that date Cardinal will take on the rising Travis Briere at King of the Cage Canada’s “Unified” event, and the lightweight is looking forward to kicking off his 2012 campaign with such an important bout.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Behrang Yousefi Credits Abilities of Josh Machan, But “My Job is to Shut Them All Down”

It hasn’t taken Behrang Yousefi long to make his presence felt in Canadian MMA, and on April 28th the up-and-coming fighter will hope to continue doing so in Grande Prairie, Alberta. After going 4-0 to begin his pro career, Yousefi has been awarded a bout with Josh Machan at King of the Cage’s upcoming “Unified” card, which will determine the promotion’s Canadian bantamweight champion.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Former KOTC Champ Tim Hague Planning "Great Show" for Grande Prairie Fans

Later this month, one of Canada’s most established heavyweights will return to the promotion where his accomplished career began: King of the Cage Canada. On April 28th, former KOTC Canadian champion Tim Hague will head to Grande Prairie, Alberta, to take on rising heavyweight Jordan Tracey, and the UFC veteran couldn’t be happier about it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Updated Line-Up for April 28th KOTC Canada-Unified MMA Card

King of the Cage Canada and Unified MMA continue to put together the line-up for their upcoming April 28th show in Grande Prairie, Alberta, which will be hosted by the city's Crystal Centre.

Here is the line-up to date for the upcoming card, which will feature a bout between Behrang Yousefi and Josh Machan for the vacant Canadian bantamweight title, as well as UFC veteran Tim Hague taking on heavyweight Jordan Tracey.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Harris Calls Latest Win “Great Learning Opportunity”, “Open” to Middleweight Title Shot

Hayabusa’s Luke Harris continued his ascension up Canada’s middleweight rankings at King of the Cage Canada’s recent “Infamy” card in Edmonton, by tapping out veteran Brandon MacArthur with a first round, armbar. With the win, not only has Harris gone undefeated in nine straight bouts, all eight of the victories during that stretch have come in the first round. 

“Well, I ended up throwing Brandon with Harai-goshi (judo technique) and eventually transitioned to mount,” said Harris while recalling the March 9th bout’s final moments. “Brandon regained halfguard and I looked to strike and set up a Kimura, which I was able to get. He straightened out his arm to defend the Kimura, which put me in a position to secure a straight arm lock, where he was forced to tap.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

KOTC Canada’s Ken Kupsch Talks “Infamy”

King of the Cage Canada returned to Edmonton last Friday night for its “Infamy” event, which not only featured the promotion’s middleweight champ Elmer Waterhen in action, but several other of the region’s up-and-coming fighters. By the end of the 10 fight card, Waterhen still had the Canadian championship wrapped around his waist, thanks to a first round submission win over challenger Mike Froese.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Elmer Waterhen Defends Middleweight Championship at “Infamy”

Elmer Waterhen retained the KOTC Canadian Middleweight Championship last night in Edmonton, Alberta, as the rugged veteran tapped out challenger Mike Froese with a first round, rear--naked-choke.

The bout marked Waterhen’s first title defense, after the Saskatchewan fighter stopped Brad Stewart last July to secure the title.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Luke Harris Ready For “Dangerous Striker” Brandon MacArthur, Middleweight Eyeing UFC

After fighting twice in 2010 and just once in 2011, rising middleweight Luke Harris is focused on getting in the cage as much as possible in 2012. Case in point, after tapping out Elliot Duff with a first round, rear-naked-choke just a few weeks ago, Harris will be back hunting for his eighth pro win this Friday night.

“Basically I’m making a run at it,” said Harris (7-1), who will battle veteran Brandon MacArthur at King of the Cage Canada’s March 9th “Infamy” card in Edmonton. “I had some injuries in the past and had some trouble finding opponents, and now I have a new manager who is keeping me busy. I just want to get in as many fights as I can.”

Sunday, March 4, 2012

KOTC Infamy: Mike Froese Gunning to “Walk Away With the Belt”

After submitting Chris Lauzon in just 50 seconds at King of the Cage Canada’s “Goldmine” event in October, Mike Froese has not only been tapped for a main event appearance, the rising veteran has been granted a shot at Canadian Middleweight Champion Elmer Waterhen. After three plus years of professional fighting and countless hours of martial arts training, it’s a dream come true for the Albertan.

“You know what, it was “wow,” said Froese, while discussing his reaction upon finding out he would fight Waterhen for the belt, March 9th at Edmonton’s Mirage Banquet Hall. “It’s goal number two off the bucket list. One of my goals was to win a fight after I turned 40, and now I’m given this awesome opportunity to contend for the belt and walk away with the strap if things go my way. So I was really excited to get that news.”

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Waterhen vs. Froese Headlines “Infamy”

This Friday, King of the Cage Canada returns to Edmonton, Alberta, with another promising card that features several accomplished vets and up-and-coming fighters. Headlining the March 9th, “Infamy” event will be a bout between rugged Canadian Middleweight Champion Elmer Waterhen and challenger Mike Froese, who is undefeated in his last three bouts.