MMA Action Returns to the Northern Wisconsin With King of the Cage “Compression Test”

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The world-wide leader in live MMA events and Magnaflow Exhaust products will present the national pay per view televised fight card “Compression Test” at the beautiful Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., on Saturday, July 23.

MMA Action Returns to the Northwoods This Summer With King of the Cage “Compression Test” at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino.

Lake of the Torches is one of the prime locations for mid-summer fighting in the Midwest and KOTC: “Compression Test” will prove this once again. This is an intense card that will not disappoint fans who enjoy watching fierce mixed martial arts action.

The world-wide leader in live MMA events and Magnaflow Exhaust products will present the national pay per view televised fight card “Compression Test” at the beautiful Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., on Saturday, July 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and fights will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65, $40 & $25. You must be 18 (children 14 -17 must be accompanied by an adult).

The fight card will feature a cruiser-weight title fight between 18-5, 6’2’ former UFC fighter Wes “Solder” Combs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. He will face 8-5 Boban Cimic of Chicago, another fighter known for his punching prowess and resilience in tough combat. It will be a battle of epic proportions for the KOTC cruiser-weight strap.

Also fighting will be 8-2, former Strikeforce fighter Zach Underwood of Memphis, Tenn., who has trained under legendary MMA and kickboxing coach Duke Rufus. Rufus’s school, Rufusport in Milwaukee, has recently produced a number of high profile UFC, WEC, and Bellator champion fighters, including WEC World Champion and UFC fighter Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, UFC Fight of the Night Winner Pat “HD” Barry, UFC Fight of the Night Winner Alan “The Talent” Belcher and Bellator Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion Ben Askrin. Underwood will take on Wisconsin’s #1 prospect 8-3 “Captain” Morgan Sickinger.

Pat O’Mally trained heavyweight prospect Derrick Kaul, will face off against Sixel Fight Club’s Adam Kope. In 2009, Kope won a gold medal when he represented the USA in the MMA/Pankration World Championships in Lithuania.

Topping off the card will be Jon Barker vs. Chad Coon and Shane Cadotte vs. Tony Zelinksi. As an added treat, a women’s bout is scheduled between Heather Bassett and Moriel Charneski. Other fighters scheduled for the event include: Adam Merrill, Brandon Adams, Alex Wilber, Adrian Pierson, Frank Schuman, Mike Geldon, Tom Ahlborn, Kyle Matmiller, Chris Wilke and Garret Ivy.

“Lake of the Torches is thrilled to host what is going to be one hot night of intense MMA action with King of the Cage. I can’t wait to see the fighting talent that legendary coaches Duke Rufus and Pat O’Mally will bring into the cage and to watch up and coming fighters from around the region battle to make a name for themselves,” said Lake of the Torches’ Director of Marketing Michael J. Broderick.

In addition, Terry Trebilcock of King of the Cage remarked: “Lake of the Torches is one of the prime locations for mid-summer fighting in the Midwest and KOTC: “Compression Test” will prove this once again. This is an intense card that will not disappoint fans who enjoy watching fierce mixed martial arts action.”

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.lakeofthetorches.com or by calling 1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 6222. Or, visit the Player Services desk at the casino for more information.

This event will be proudly held on the federally recognized reservation of the sovereign nation of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and is sanctioned by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and King of the Cage, Inc.

Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a high-limit and non-smoking area), 12 blackjack tables, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, and three poker tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant and Woody’s Bar & Grill. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars. It is proudly owned and operated by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at
http://www.lakeofthetorches.com.

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