King Of The Cage's Canadian president, Ken Kapusch, recently confirmed details about Penticton, B.C.'s upcoming King Of The Cage: Fearless scheduled for April, 24th at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Ticket information will be available soon, but the event will include two title fights and an appearance by one of the UFC's five Hall-Of-Fame inductees.
The show will be headlined by King Of The Cage Canada's newly-crowned middleweight champion, Ryan Chiappe (5-5) who trains with Langley's Revolution Fight Team. He recently earned thebelt by defeating Jason Volpe (5-3) via first-round submission at Vernon, B.C.'s KOTC: Catalyst in November, 2009. Chiappe's opponent at the Penticton show will be Jarid Bussemakers (3-2) who also holds a KOTC win over Volpe.
The co-main event will feature MMA legend Dan "The Beast" Severn (91-16-7 [pictured left]) who continues to fight regularly at over fifty-five years old, making Randy Couture look like a fresh-faced newcomer. Severn was the tournament winner at UFC 5 and has fought a virtual who's who of the sport's heavier divisions over his fifteen year career. More recently, "The Beast" has been content to fight scrappy up-and-comers like his KOTC: Fearless opponent Sam Flood (1-0), and who could blame him? With a rare opportunity to watch an original titan of the sport fight live, Okanagan MMA fans are in for a real treat come April, 24th.
In yet another featured bout, the KOTC Canada light heavyweight champion Bill "The Butcher" Mahood (17-7), a UFC veteran who runs B.C.'s Revolution Gym, will face a challenger who has not yet been named.For Mahood, who is getting up there himself at forty-three years old, this will be his first title defense since winning the belt at KOTC: Capitol Excalibur last July.