OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 17, 2009
KING OF CHAMPIONS PROUDLY PRESENTS
“NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS”
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Live from the Crowne Plaza Event Center in Denver, Colorado
Doors open at 5:30 PM — Fights begin at 7 PM
Also available on Internet Pay-Per-View at http://www.gofightlive.tv/
Denver, CO (USA) — King of Champions, the top MMA promotion in Colorado, today announced the complete card for its exciting mixed martial arts (MMA) event, “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS.” This event features fighters from some of the top fight camps in the Western United States, including Xtreme Couture, Team Quest, and the TapouT Training Center. Headlining the card is current WEC fighter Danny Martinez (12-3) taking on local rising star Nick Honstein (5-1) for the King of Champions Bantamweight Championship, and in the co-main event, Alicia Gumm, the wife of UFC veteran Brad Gumm, will battle with Lacey Shuckman in a bout contested at 115 lbs. MMA luminaries scheduled to appear at the event include former UFC Heavyweight Champion/Pride star/current StrikeForce fighter Kevin “The Monster” Randleman, KOC Middleweight Champion Jesse “JT Money” Taylor, current TUF combatant Santino Defranco, and Team Quest/TUF trainer Heath Sims, as well as others. With 13 fights scheduled, MMA fans are not going to want to miss the action! On Saturday, June 27th, King of Champions brings its “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” to Denver’s beautiful Crowne Plaza Event Center, located near Denver International Airport. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.kocmma.com/. A map to the Event Center is also available on the website. A promotional video for “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rox_JBhMO7I
WEC fighter Danny Martinez is a tough veteran known for finishing his fights. His only career losses have come against tough up-and-comer Adrian Wooley, UFC/WEC/Affliction veteran Mark Hominick, and current WEC shooting star (and Urijah Faber protg) Joseph Benavidez. He has brought a decisive end to 9 of his 12 opponents, and his losses have come only by decision. He wants to prove that he belongs in the big leagues, but standing in his way is tough local product Nick Honstein, who is determined to topple the challenge provided by Martinez, and show that he is the one that should be climbing the mountain. This is an important fight for both athletes, and will be hotly-contested.
King of Champions prides itself on bringing in some of the best fighters in the United States, and from some of the best camps out there. Three Team Quest fighters are scheduled to appear, as well as a combatant from both the Xtreme Couture and TapouT Training Center fight teams. In short, KOC is determined not to recycle the same local fighters show after show, but is committed to developing the local talent through challenging them. This makes for exciting fights, great experience, and incredible shows for the fans.
“NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” will feature several championship bouts, including the aforementioned Martinez-Honstein bout for the bantamweight belt. Also showcased at the event will be title fights for the amateur welterweight and bantamweight titles, as well as ten other exciting bouts. In non-title fights, submission specialists will collide as Spencer Hooker (5-1, five subs) will battle undefeated prospect Eric Smith (2-0, two subs) in an anticipated battle, and Ring of Fire veteran Joe Kelso tackles Team Quest’s Corey Grant. With 13 total MMA fights on the card, King of Champions’ “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” is sure to please every kind of fight fan!
To purchase tickets, please go online to http://www.kocmma.com/