King of the Cage Heads to Black Bear Casino Resort on June 9 for ‘Fire Starter’

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (May 10, 2017) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, returns to Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota on Friday, June 9, 2017 with another world-class mega-event headlined by a Welterweight showdown between Tat Romero vs. Aaron Hedrick and featuring some of the sport’s top competitors.

Fight card includes:

Main Event – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Tat “Mean Bean” Romero (27-6), Chisholm, Minnesota (The Iron Range Wolfpac) vs. Aaron Hedrick (9-7), Paradise, California (Savage Den). MMA Veteran Romero, won his last 2 bouts impressively in the first round. Hedrick, who last time fought for the title is top ranked.

Co-Main Event – Women’s Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs.
Ashley Romero, Chisholm, Minnesota (The Iron Range Wolfpac) vs. Rachel Irving, Detroit, Michigan (Victorious MMA)

Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs. 
Chris Collins, Two Harbors, Minnesota (Warriors of the North) vs. Jonathan Smith, South Bend, Indiana (Independent)

Bantamweight 140 lbs.
Jesse Rogge, Proctor, Minnesota (Fr8train MMA) vs. Erson Yamamoto, Tokyo, Japan (Krazy Bee)

Catchweight 180 lbs.
Tom Krenzel, Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Cellar Gym) vs. Collin Huckbody, Nevis , Minnesota (The Iron Range Wolfpac)

Women’s Strawweight 110 lbs. 
Miyuu Yamamoto, Tokyo, Japan (Krazy Bee) vs. TBD

Welterweight 170 lbs.
Derek Varin, Duluth, Minnesota (The Iron Range Wolfpac) vs. George Clynes, Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM Wildbunch)

Jr. Flyweight 125 lbs.
Michael Jokondo, Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN Martial Arts Academy) vs. Jonathon Bird, Hibbing, Minnesota (The Iron Range Wolfpac)

Welterweight 170 lbs.
Andrew Bushey, Walker, Minnesota (Independent) vs. Noah Landrus, Aitkin, Minnesota
(Independent)

Jr. Welterweight 160 lbs.
Casey Goulet, Brooks, Minnesota (North Bred MMA) vs. Josh Hautajarvi, Superior, Wisconsin (Inner Strength MA)

Middleweight 185 lbs.
Cooper Hayes, Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Cellar Gym) vs. Brandon Hunt Jr., Detroit, Michigan (Victorious MMA)

This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV (214 DIRECTV, 810 Verizon FiOS). Check your local cable provider for cable station in your area.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and fights start at 7:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit blackbearcasinoresort.com or call (888) 771–0777. Event card subject to change.

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