So far in 2012, Tyler “Lil Demon” Davis has followed up on his impressive campaign last year to firmly position himself as one of Canada’s rising prospects. While things are going well for the 24 year-old, Davis understands that with success comes added pressure. Case in point, the 8-2 fighter will take on veteran featherweight Phillip Deschambeault at King of the Cage Canada’s “Genesis” card this Friday in Calgary. Not only is Davis hoping to thrill the fans in attendance, but he’s eager to continue his rise up the Canadian ranks.
Brad “The Bonesaw” Cardinal will be looking to further entrench his status as one of Canada’s leading lightweights on October 5th, when he faces off with Shawn Fitzsimmons at King of the Cage Canada’s “Genesis” card. When Cardinal steps into the cage to fight the American Fitzsimmons, the established fighter will be hunting for his third straight victory and 17th pro win.
King of the Cage Canada is heading to Calgary, Alberta on October 5 th , and the line-up for the action packed card is nearing completion. Some of the confirmed bouts to date include a lightweight bout between veterans Brad Cardinal and Shawn Fitzsimmons, rising featherweight Tyler Davis versus Phil Deschambeault and Noah Ali will battle featherweight Jesse Veltri. Established competitors Ryan Machan and Trevor Wright are also scheduled to compete.
Josh Machan laid claim to the King of the Cage Canadian Bantamweight Championship in Grande Prairie Friday night, as the well travelled vet tapped out prospect Behrang Yousefi with a first round, armbar. With the win, Machan extended his record to 9-4 while Yousefi experienced his first pro defeat and now carries a record of 4-1. The “Unified” event also saw UFC vet Tim Hague score a stoppage win over heavyweight Craig Hudson, as well as Brad Cardinal submit lightweight Travis Briere in the opening round
(photo via Sherdog.com) While Brad “The Bonesaw” Cardinal has been an established name in the Canadian MMA scene for sometime, thanks to a 15-8 record which includes wins over several notable vets, his latest high profile test will take place April 28th. On that date Cardinal will take on the rising Travis Briere at King of the Cage Canada’s “Unified” event, and the lightweight is looking forward to kicking off his 2012 campaign with such an important bout. “I was excited man,” the 33 year-old vet said about his next fight, which will take place at Grande Prairie’s Crystal Centre
It hasn’t taken Behrang Yousefi long to make his presence felt in Canadian MMA, and on April 28th the up-and-coming fighter will hope to continue doing so in Grande Prairie, Alberta. After going 4-0 to begin his pro career, Yousefi has been awarded a bout with Josh Machan at King of the Cage’s upcoming “Unified” card, which will determine the promotion’s Canadian bantamweight champion.
Later this month, one of Canada’s most established heavyweights will return to the promotion where his accomplished career began: King of the Cage Canada.
King of the Cage Canada and Unified MMA continue to put together the line-up for their upcoming April 28th show in Grande Prairie, Alberta, which will be hosted by the city’s Crystal Centre. Here is the line-up to date for the upcoming card, which will feature two title fights as well as UFC veteran Tim Hague taking on heavyweight Jordan Tracey. Unified Welterweight Title Fight Travis Briere (8-2) vs.
Hayabusa’s Luke Harris continued his ascension up Canada’s middleweight rankings at King of the Cage Canada’s recent “Infamy” card in Edmonton, by tapping out veteran Brandon MacArthur with a first round, armbar. With the win, not only has Harris gone undefeated in nine straight bouts, all eight of the victories during that stretch have come in the first round. “Well, I ended up throwing Brandon with Harai-goshi (judo technique) and eventually transitioned to mount,” said Harris while recalling the March 9th bout’s final moments. “Brandon regained halfguard and I looked to strike and set up a Kimura, which I was able to get.
King of the Cage Canada returned to Edmonton last Friday night for its “Infamy” event, which not only featured the promotion’s middleweight champ Elmer Waterhen in action, but several other of the region’s up-and-coming fighters. By the end of the 10 fight card, Waterhen still had the Canadian championship wrapped around his waist, thanks to a first round submission win over challenger Mike Froese. “Froese was an excellent challenge for Waterhen and they both went at it hard,” said KOTC Canada promoter Ken Kupsch, when asked to reflect on Infamy’s headliner