Debut event scheduled for March 12; tickets on sale Friday
King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, is proud to announce it has signed an agreement for MMA events at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
The debut event, "Extreme Horsepower," is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center. It will be headlined by a bantamweight (145 pounds) main event showdown between MMA legend Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett and Matt "The Cat" DiMarcantonio, and feature some of the sport's most ferocious competitors.
"Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is excited to partner with one of the country's most recognized mixed martial arts organizations to bring this unparalleled excitement to our guests," said Audrey Oswell, chief operating officer, Seneca Resorts & Casinos. "We are sure that King of the Cage and Seneca Niagara will make a dynamic combination."
"We are happy to add Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to our schedule in 2016," said Terry Trebilcock, founder and president of King of the Cage. "Seneca Resorts & Casinos is one of the most well-known names in the Western New York area and we look forward to establishing our brand in the market."
March 12 Fight Card Information
The main event in the 145-pound bantamweight division will feature Bennett, from Coconut Creek, Florida, fighting out of ATT MMA, facing off against DiMarcantonio from Ontario, Canada, and fighting out of Modern Vision MMA.
Bennett, who just recently made his long-awaited comeback in the cage, is known for his in-cage persona and his fighting skills. During his career, Bennett has defeated MMA veterans such as Yoshiro Maeda and KJ Noons.
DiMarcantonio is a top-ranked fighter and has held multiple titles throughout his career.
The co-main event will feature two undefeated fighters in the 205-pound light heavyweight division. Donnie "The Diamond" Wonch (3-0-0) from Hamilton, Ontario (Floods Impact MMA), will battle Jabril Patterson (3-0-0) from Rochester, New York.
Another co-main event in the women's 130-pound catchweight division will feature a showdown between Janice Meyer from Cortland, New York (Power of One MMA), against Taylor "The Queen of Mean" Turner from Sevierville, Tennessee (Knoxville MMA).
Also appearing on the card will be Jason "Ba Bu" Trzewieczynski and Brendan Fang.
Tickets go on sale at noon Jan. 15 and are available at select Seneca Resort & Casino retail outlets, online at SenecaCasinos.com and Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Fights start at 7 p.m. This is an 18-and-older event. The card is subject to change.
About King of the Cage
After performing more than 500 events since its inception in 1998, King of the Cage has proven to be a leader in the evolution of MMA. No other production has promoted more fights than King of the Cage. It has and continues to promote shows globally, including the U.S. 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 U.S. on cable and satellite television on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil.
King of the Cage has been a career staple for stars including Ronda Rousey, Forrest Griffin, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Daniel Cormier, TJ Dillishaw, Demetrious Johnson, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson and Diego Sanchez.
King of the Cage recently secured a broadcast deal with the UFC, where the KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS, giving fans access to one of the most valuable MMA libraries after premiering initially on MAVTV. Visit kingofthecage.com
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is located just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, near the Canadian border.
More information is available by calling 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322) or visiting www.senecacasinos.com.