Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Press Release: KOTC Uprising II Full Card Details

As always, we here at B.C. MMA Fan are looking forward to the province's next great fight card. This time it's the King of the Cage: Uprising II event set for this Friday at Nanaimo's Frank Crane Arena. The main event features Victoria's Gavin Neil squaring of against Charlie Zak, who is originally from Germany. The winner will claim the vacant KOTC Canadian Lightweight title that Rory MacDonald left behind when he signed with the UFC.

An official press release containing the updated full card and additional information can be found below

King of the Cage Uprising II
Friday March 12th, 2010
Frank Crane Arena
Tickets on sale online @ http://vimma.ca and at the door!


King of the Cage Canadian Lightweight Title Fight
155lb Charlie Zak (4-2), Revolution MMA, Vancouver, BC vs. Gavin Neil (6-1), Zuma Martial Arts, Victoria, BC

International Super Fight
185lb Bastien Huveneers (6-2), Dynamic MMA, Brussels, Belgium, VS. Marcus Vinicios (6-5), AXE Capoeira, Recife, Brazil

180lb Nolan Clark (2-5), Revolution MMA, Vancouver, BC vs. Garett Davis (11-10), Dynamic MMA, Vancouver, BC

155lb Tarek Gabali (3-0), Zuma Martial Arts, Victoria, BC vs. Rob Bastone (2-0), Tofino Judo Club, Ucluelet, BC

185lb George Texeira (0-0), Tasherra 2000BC, Surrey, BC vs. Ryan Ballingal (2-3), Impact MMA, Nanaimo, BC

185lb Clint VanRossum (0-0), Surrey Combat Club, Surrey, BC vs. David Perron (1-0), Creative Fighters Guild, Richmond, BC

185lb Geordie Mc Credie (1-0) Comox Valley Boxing Club, Courtenay, BC vs Ryan Janes (2-1), Zuma Martial Arts, Victoria, BC vs.

170lb Dan Laughey (2-1), Crusher Combat Sports, Victoria, BC vs. Zach Bye (1-0), Port McNeil, BC

190lb Brendon Kornberger (0-1), Dynamic MMA, Vancouver, BC vs. Troy Hardy (0-0), Comox Valley Boxing Club, Courtenay, BC

155lb Greg Church (0-0), Zuma Martial Arts, Victoria, BC vs. Pendragon Smith (0-1), Impact MMA, Nanaimo, BC

155lb Jordan Knippelberge (0-0), Pride Gym, Trail, BC vs. David Krawczyk (0-1), Dungeon Grappling, Vancouver, BC

145lb Cam Deleurme (1-1), RDC Jiu Jitsu, Kelowna, BC vs. Upneet Rai (1-2), Impact MMA, Nanaimo, BC

King of the Cage full contact professional mixed martial arts is returning to Vancouver Island on Friday March 12th, 2010 at Frank Crane Arena. This event will be KOTC’s 40th production in Canada and UPRISING II will be the promotion’s 4th event here in Nanaimo. KOTC is Canada’s original MMA promotion and this fight card will be one fans will not want to miss.

The cards main event features Vancouver Island's own Gavin Neil (6-1) fighting out of the ZUMA training center in Victoria. He will face off against the German native, Revolution MMA stand out Charlie Zak (4-2). These 2 ferocious athletes are scheduled for five, five minute rounds inside the 33ft steel cage for the KOTC Canadian Lightweight Title.

Fight fans will also be treated to an international super fight. This feature middleweight fight will stage Brazilian Capoeira practitioner Marcus Vinicios against Belgium's seasoned MMA veteran Bastien Huveneers. Bastien has a win over Vinicios’ brother, so you can expect both of these fighters to come out with intent to hurt.

Zuma’s ground phenom & Judo practitioner Tarek Gabali (3-0) is set to fight Tofino's Judo Master Rob Bastone (2-0). One of these two fighters is about to get their first taste of defeat.

Other Nanaimo fighters on the card out of Impact MMA include: Ryan Ballingal (2-3), Upneet Rai (1-2), and Pendragon Smith (0-1). Come on out and support your local fighters!

King of the Cage: The Evolution of Combat.

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