King of the Cage, just one week after running their Firestorm show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, returns to the Great White North with Shock and Awe in Edmonton.
It seems that King of the Cage is making a move to edge into the Canadian market and they are not coming in quietly. Last week in Calgary, Firestorm featured a solid main event where Joe Doerksen, coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Matt Lindland, returned to victory with a 3rd round TKO over a very tough Brendan Seguin.
Just one week later, they return to Alberta to continue their assault on Canada. Tonight’s Shock and Awe card features the continued return of John Alessio, a native son of Canada. Having lost to Jonathan Goulet near the end of 2004, it took Alessio nearly a year before he made a successful return to the ring with a win over Shannon Ritch back in August. Tonight, he squares off with Savant Young, a talented up and coming fighter out of Los Angeles, California with a 4-2 record.
Also featured on tonight’s card is the second fight in two weeks for the returning Ben Rothwell. Having lost to the gargantuan Dan Christianson at MFC 3 back in February of this year, Rothwell is a promising heavyweight that just fought and won in Cleveland, Ohio two weeks ago. He will be also be looking to stay on the winning track as he enters the cage against a very tough Jimmy Westfall.
In Canada, King of the Cage just signed a deal with KnK Promotions for fifty shows and TV and merchandising. With plans for that many shows, it seems that they will surely have a presence in Canada for some time to come.
KING OF THE CAGE: SHOCK AND AWE
Northlands Agricom, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
October 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Savant Young, Los Angeles vs. John “The Natural” Alessio, Victoria
Jimmy Westfall, El Paso TX vs. Ben Rothwell, Moline IL
Brandon Garner, North Carolina vs. Jason “Dynamite” Dent, Cleveland, OH
Frank Kirmse, Dallas TX vs. Mike Jerace, Edmonton
Ron “Killing” Fields, Cincinnati vs. Chris “Mountain of Mayhem” Peak, Victoria, BC
Jason Fisk, Edmonton vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz, Davenport IA
Jimmy Boyd, Winchester IN vs. Josh Kyrejto, Edmonton
Kevin Manderson, Winnipeg vs. Mike Jerrace
Rick McCorkell, Los Angeles CA vs. Billy “THE” Kidd, New Castle, IN
Mike Newton, Edmonton vs. Elmer Waterhen, Saskatoon, SK
Demarques Johnson, Salt Lake City, vs. Dave Rodrigue, Edmonton
Donny Walker, Cleveland OH vs. Jessy Lessard, Edmonton
David Mah, Saskatoon vs. Kyle Cheyne, Edmonton
*Note: Card or appearances may change.