Returning to Black Bear Casino Resort on January 8 for "Thunder & Lightning"

Dec 3, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. – King of the Cage will return to Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota with another action-packed, world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-event, headlined by a women’s World Title Championship bout in the women’s strawweight division (115 pounds) between champion Jamie Lowe and Calie Cutler on Friday, January 8, 2015.

The main event for the women’s 115 lb. strawweight title, will feature undefeated and current champion Jamie Lowe from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Renzo Gracie) against Calie Cutler (4-2) from Brighton, Michigan (Jacked N Tan Fight Team). Lowe will be defending her belt for the first time after a stunning fourth round knockout of former champion Danielle Taylor. Cutler is one of the top ranked women fighter pound for pound.

The co-main event in the 145 lb. Featherweight Division, will feature Charles Bennett, from Ocala, Florida, fighting out of Sweat Shop, will do battle with Jimmy Zidek from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, who fights out of Highland Fight Systems. Bennett, who recently made his long-awaited comeback in the cage with an impressive first round knockout, is known for his in-cage persona and his fighting skills. During his career, Bennett has defeated MMA veterans, such as Yoshiro Maeda and K.J. Noons. Bennett’s fight game revolves around his knockout power, quick twitch reflexes and natural athleticism.

Other fighters scheduled to appear on the card include Frank Schuman, Eric Johnson, Jon Walker, Marvin Blumer, Joe Pearson, Ben Pierre Saint, Derrick Mandell, Elane Santiago, Jake Wyman, Chase Rueger, Roman Cruz, Tameka Zwilling, Tiffany Masters, Tristen Stewart, Troy Roggenbuck, Jimmy Vilendrer, Dave Vang, Sandra Thomas, Jeremiah Stamper, Pheng Yang, Tony Ankeny, Patrick Briseno, Brian Miller and more.

This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV (214 DIRECTV, 248 Dish Network, 810 Verizon FiOS). Check your local cable provider for cable station in your area.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. and fights start at 7:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call (888) 771–0777. Event card subject to change.

About King of the Cage

After performing over 500 events since its inception in 1998, King of the Cage has proven to be a leader in the evolution of Mixed Martial Arts. No other production has promoted more fights than King of the Cage. KOTC has and continues to promote shows globally, including the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and Philippines.

King of the Cage is available weekly to over 50 million homes in the United States on cable and satellite television on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil and also airs in more than 60 countries worldwide which include Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, South Africa, and most of Europe.

King of the Cage has been a career staple for countless stars including Ronda Rousey, Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Daniel Cormier, TJ Dillishaw, Demetrious Johnson, Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.

King of the Cage recently reached a broadcast deal with the UFC where KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS, giving fans access to one of the most valuable MMA libraries, starting in 2015.

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