On Saturday August 1st, King of the Cage heads to Sloan, Iowa to the WinnaVegas Casino Resort for “Rumble on the River” featuring two GreyHats and three title fights. This event is set to air live on MAVTv at 7:00 pm.
Johnson vs Carney
GreyHat Duane “Monstor” Johnson (14-3) of Omaha, Nebraska faces JayDee Carney (7-5) of Iowa for the vacant KOTC Amateur Middleweight title. Johnson hasn’t suffered a loss since November 2012 when he came up short on a unanimous decision against Calen Born at Titan Tournament of Champions 2. Since then, Johnson has been on an eight fight win streak, including winning several titles in different promotions. Carney, who has lost his past three fights, is looking to redeem himself with a win and the title this Saturday night.
MacDonald vs Serrano
North Platte’s very own GreyHat Ryan “Main Event” MacDonald (1-0) steps into the cage to face Jorge “The Saiyan” Serrano (0-0) of Sioux City, Iowa. MacDonald had an impressive pro debut back in March of 2015 at Midwest Championship Fighting 10, where he defeated Baron Muller via TKO. MacDonald, who has finished all of his opponents but two out of his eight wins as an amateur, is looking to even up his pro record. Serrano, who will be making his pro debut, has finished all nine of his opponents in his amateur career and is also on a three fight win streak. This fight will most likely not go the distance and is definitely one of the bouts to watch on Saturday.
Hernandez vs Gabel
Submission specialist Daniel “El Leon” Hernandez (17-5) of El Monte, California takes on Iowa’s own Matt Gabel (10-3-1) for the KOTC Middleweight title. Hernandez, who has has finished all but one of his opponents, is looking to defend the title which he acquired at KOTC “Battle for the Belt” back in October of 2014. Gabel, who was eliminated in the TUF 19 try outs by Eddie “Truck” Gordon, is coming off of a draw against Eric Perry at KOTC “Rough Justice” back in January 2015. This fight will most likely end up being a grappling match, with Gabel having a background in wrestling and Hernandez having a background in wrestling, judo and jiujitsu.
Williams vs DeVall
In the co-main event, Nate “Teddy Bear” Williams (22-14) of De Moines faces John “Bogus” DeVall (10-7) of Sioux City for the KOTC Jr. Flyweight title. Williams is coming off of two title fight losses, with the most recent loss against Josh “Shortstack” Robinson via unanimous decision at TXC Legends 4 back in June of 2014. Regardless of not having fought in over a year, Williams will have the advantage of experience on his side. DeVall, who was also on a five fight win streak before falling short on a unanimous decision against Manny Vazquez at KOTC “Power Play” back in May 2015, has been more active than Williams in the past year and will not be as rusty.
This event will be broadcast LIVE to a nationally televised audience on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil. MAVTV is a 24/7 high-definition television network that specializes in sports and action programming. It is available on the Dish Network (Channel 248), DirecTV (Channel 214) and numerous cable providers. For channel listings, check with your local provider or visit www.mavtv.com.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. and fights start at 7:00 pm.
King of the Cage Middleweight Championship
Daniel Hernandez (17-10) vs. Matt Gabel (10-3-1)
King of the Cage Jr. Flyweight Championship
Nate Williams (22-14) vs. John DeVall (10-7)
King of the Cage Amateur Middleweight Championship
JayDee Carney (7-5) vs. Duane Johnson (6-1)
Sidah Parker (12-6) vs. Brandon Hunt (9-6)
Ryan MacDonald (1-0) vs. Jorge Serrano (0-0)
Charon Spain (11-20) vs. Danny Black (6-9)
Michael Smith (2-5) vs. Coty Devall (0-0)
JJ Klutts (0-0) vs. Chris Galinsky (1-1)
Solveigh Skarhus (1-0) vs. Christina Toth (0-0)
Mark Hooper (4-5) vs. Carlos Trinidad (6-2)
Mercedes Timmerman (1-6) vs. Camille Doenges (0-0)
Taylor Thompson (0-0) vs. Josh Porcher (0-0)
Riley Jensen (0-0) vs. Martin Sellers (3-1)
Drako Rodriguez (0-0) vs. Jeremiah Loft (1-2)
Dominic Martin (1-3) vs. David Stieneke (2-4)