Apr 23, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California - King of the Cage, one of the world’s premier organizations for Mixed Martial Arts, set another milestone this past Saturday night, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The world’s top amateur fighters competed in the “World Amateur Championships 2” for the opportunity to be one of the five that would share the $250,000 professional contracts that were awarded for this one night of fighting with a capacity crowd on-hand, that was broadcast live exclusively on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil.

Top honors of the night went to Andrew Kauppila of Wyoming, who was awarded the $100,000 professional contract; Johnny Munoz Jr. of California and Nicole Upshaw of Arizona were each awarded a $50,000 professional contract; Sergio Sosa of Texas and Jorge Serrano of Iowa were each awarded a $25,000 professional contract.

"This was another major historic event for the sport of MMA and another for our organization, stated Terry Trebilcock, Founder & President of King of the Cage. All of our partners, Lucas Oil, MAVTV, General Tire and Citizens Business Bank Arena, came together to support this event that would change the life of these five MMA fighters”. These fighters will now be given the opportunity to become the next stars of MMA and have their first fifteen fights have guaranteed national television exposure. We also want to thank the thousands of fans from both the live television audience watching and fans inside Citizens Business Bank Arena, who voted online during the show to help crown our winners. We look forward to continuing and growing this great event."

“Winning the World Amateur Championships 2 this past weekend is a dream come true for me. I trained so hard for this fight and to see this rewarded with a professional contract is so important to me. I want to thank all of my friends and fans who voted for me and helped me reach this goal," first place winner Andrew Kauppila said.

King of the Cage is already planning details for the next World Amateur Championships, which will be announced at a later date.


Andrew Kauppila $100,000 contract

Johnny Munoz Jr. $50,000 contract

Nicole Upshaw $50,000 contract

Jorge Serrano $25,000 contract

Sergio Sosa $25,000 contract


Bout #1 (Amateur) Cipriano Sanapaw vs. Roger Severson Winner: Cipriano Sanapaw via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:26 of round 2

Bout #2 (Amateur) Mike Vasquez vs. Collin Huckbody Winner: Collin Huckbody via Submission (Head & Arm Choke) at 1:36 of round 1

Bout #3 (Amateur) Anthony Browder vs. Cesar Gonzalez Winner: Cesar Gonzalez via Unanimous Decision after three, 3:00 rounds

Bout #4 (Amateur) Andrew Kauppila vs. Roy Saucedo Winner: Andrew Kauppila via Split Decision after three, 3:00 rounds

Bout #5 (Amateur) Enrique Sierra Hao vs. Lance Fox Winner: Enrique Sierra-Hao via KO at 2:50 of round 1

Bout #6 (Amateur) Kayln Schwartz vs. Rebecca Wells Winner: Kalyn Schwartz via Unanimous Decision after three, 3:00 rounds

Bout #7 (Amateur) Demarcus Brown vs. Gerald Harvey Winner: Demarcus Brown via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:42 of round 1

Bout #8 (Amateur) Maria Corona vs. Nicole Upshaw Winner: Nicole Upshaw via Unanimous Decision after three, 3:00 rounds

Bout #9 (Amateur) Jared Vanderra vs. Sergio Sosa Winner: Jared Vanderra via TKO at 1:41 of round 2

Bout #10 (Amateur) Arcinio White vs. Johnny Munoz Jr. Winner: Johnny Munoz Jr. via TKO at 0:45 of round 1

Bout #11 (Amateur) Antonio Aguilar vs. Derek Harris Winner: Derek Harris via KO at 0:18 of round 1

Bout #12 (Amateur) Jorge Serrano vs. Joey Ruquet Winner: Jorge Serrano via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:56 of round 2

Bout #13 (Amateur) Jon Marc Cortez vs. Jesse Rutherford Winner: Jon Marc Cortez via TKO at 0:17 of round 1

About King of the Cage

After performing over 500 events since its inception in 1998, King of the Cage has proven to be a leader 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 globally, including the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the Philippines.

King of the Cage is available weekly to over 50 million homes in the United States on cable and satellite television on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil and also airs in more than 60 countries worldwide which include Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, South Africa, and most of Europe.

King of the Cage has been a career staple for countless stars including Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.

King of the Cage just recently reached a broadcast deal with the UFC where KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS, giving fans access to one of the most valuable MMA libraries, starting in 2015.

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