As previously announced in a press release here, King of the Cage will make its foray into the MMA hungry Filipino market this year.  The live event is slated for July 5th, 2013 at the Mall Of Asia and will feature two title defences and a total of 13 fights featuring at least 10 Filipino fighters.  A television broadcast is in the works and will be announced shortly.  Full press release below.


Rancho Cucamonga, CA (April 18, 2013) Fresh off their recent announcement of entering the Philippines furthering its global expansion, KOTC announced today that it will hold its first live event in the Prestigious Mall of Asia Arena July 5th in Manila.

Terry Trebilcock, CEO for King of the Cage states “It’s exciting to be hosting our first event in the 20,000 seat arena in the Mall of Asia. We will actually beat the NBA into the Philippines. They are scheduled to hold their first event at the same venue in the fall of 2013”.

With 2 undefeated world champions headlining the card, (11-0 Sean Strickland from USA @ 84 kilos and 5-0 Lowen Tynanes, a Philippino/Hawaiian at 73 kilos) and a TV deal to be announced shortly, KOTC looks to carry on its tradition of hosting world class entertainment to yet another country.

The show will have 11 professional fights, with 2 world titles, and will promote a minimum of 10 fighters that are from the Philippines. The event on July 5th will be broadcast live or delayed in over 50 countries.

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 a Lifestyle!


  1. […] MMA in Asia is reporting that King of the Cage, the well known American Fight Promotion is set to hit the Philippines later this year for an event in the 20,000 person Mall of Asia Arena. The event is slated to take place on July 5th and will include 11 professional fights, two world titles and a minimum of 10 fighters from the Philippines. For more details, read the original story here. […]

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