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.