King of the Cage to Give Up-and-Coming MMA Fighters Professional Opportunity with New “World Amateur Championships”
Amateurs to compete for a chance at a professional fighting career
at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort Saturday, Oct. 19
King of the Cage, one of the true pioneers of MMA that has performed and broadcasted more events than any other in the true history of the sport of mixed martial arts, announced the creation of the live international televised event, “World Amateur Championships.” On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, the first-of-its-kind event will have amateur fighters from around the globe competing for the chance at earning professional fighting contracts worth $250,000.
“Over the years, it has become increasingly difficult to start and develop a professional career in mixed martial arts. Our new concept gives fighters, who may otherwise go undiscovered, a chance to become part of, and grow with an organization,” says Terry Trebilcock, owner and CEO of King of the Cage. “With the event airing worldwide we also put the fate of the fighters in the hands of the judges and the fans, both in the audience and those watching the live broadcast, who will have the opportunity to pick the most exciting fighters of the night.”
A total of 40 amateur fighters from around the world will be chosen to compete in Las Vegas at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort. Five of the best and most popular fighters will be awarded contracts: one contract for $100,000, two contracts for $50,000 and two contracts for $25,000. Winners will be determined by the combination of the judges, live audience members and viewers via online voting/text messaging. Fighters who wish to be considered for this event can go to www.kingofthecage.com and fill out an application.
In 2014, the World Amateur Championships will expand around the country and feature multiple qualifying fights during the first seven months of the year with finals slated for October in Las Vegas. Further details will be announced at a later date.
The “World Amateur Championships” will be broadcast live on MAVTV, the American Real Network. MAVTV is a 24/7 high-definition television network that specializes in sports and action programming. It is available on the Dish Network (Channel 362), DirecTV (Channel 219) and numerous cable providers. For channel listings, check with your local provider or visit www.mavtv.com
Tickets to “World Amateur Championships” at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas go on sale Tuesday, June 11. Tickets start at $54, plus applicable fees. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit any of these locations: online at http://www.palms.com , The Pearl Box Office, online at www.kingofthecage.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
About King of the Cage
King of the Cage is a mixture of several different martial arts, which pits one person’s martial arts style versus another. It is a full contact sport, which has slowly but surely made its way to the mainstream public and most importantly into our living rooms every day. Today, King of the Cage is available weekly to over 50 million homes in the United States on cable and satellite television and also airs in more than 60 countries worldwide which include Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Mongolia, Thailand, South Africa, and most of Europe to name a few. After performing 400+ events of blood, sweat and tears, King of the Cage has proven to be an integral part in the evolution of Mixed Martial Arts. No other production has promoted more fights than King of the Cage. KOTC has and continues to promote hundreds of shows throughout the world, including 17 of the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, and Australia. King of the Cage has been a career staple for countless stars: Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez. Sustainability is the key factor in any production; King of the Cage continues to operate because of a multitude of key factors with one of the most important being its allegiance to the fighters and the fans. King of the Cage is one of the founding fathers of not only a Sport but also a Lifestyle! http://www.kingofthecage.com
About Pearl Concert Theater
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com