Wednesday, January 13, 2010
King Of The Cage Announces Main Event For Nanaimo Show
King of The Cage has confirmed for B.C. MMA Fan that the main event at Nanaimo, B.C.'s upcoming show will be Adam Gabel (1-1) vs. Darcy James (3-1). That fight, scheduled for March 12th, is a potential five-rounder that will be contested for the KOTC lightweight title, which used to belong to B.C.'s MMA golden boy Rory MacDonald (10-0, 1-0 UFC).
Regardless of the fight's outcome, the KOTC Canadian lightweight champion will soon be a British Columbia native as Adam Gabel trains at Victoria's Peterec's Kickboxing, while Darcy James trains at Impact MMA in Nanaimo.
I had the good fortune of witnessing James' most recent fight at Vernon, B.C.'s King of The Cage: Catalyst. It was a short, thrilling, back-and-forth fight in which Darcy gutted out an early armbar attempt by is opponent, Chad Bellwood. James eventually finished the fight in the first round with knees from the clinch. You can read my full review of that event right HERE.
Meanwhile, Adam Gabel should be very well-known to Nanaimo's MMA faithful. His last fight was a second-round TKO stoppage over Adzin Nedzic at last April's KOTC: Island Pride event at Nanaimo's 3000+ capacity Frank Crane Arena.
This title match between Adam Gabel and Darcy James should be one of the evening's best fights at KOTC in Nanaimo on March, 12th.
Congratulations, guys, on earning the title shot.
Of course, B.C. MMA Fan intends to be there once again to cover all the action!