OKINAWA – Two additions have been added to the KOTC Japan card set to take place at the Okinawa Convention Center January 30, 2010. The first addition is a Heavyweight match-up featuring Scary Jerry Vrbanovic (USA) vs. Koji Kanechika (Japan).
Scary Jerry Vrbanovic the Crazy Croation’s last fight was way back in 2004 in the King of the Cage. Scary Jerry is known for his “take a punch to deliver two” attitude, which makes for an action packed heavyweight slug-fest. Scary Jerry wants his fans to know he is back and will represent the USA proudly! His opponent Koji “Takauji” Kanechika representing Japan comes into the cage with a 4-2 record and a 3 fight winning streak.
The second additional fight added is the women’s bantamweight bout between Roxanne Modafferi (13-5 ) and Molly Helsel (8-8). Roxanne is a veteran of Strikeforce, who brings in an impressive record of 13 wins and 5 losses. Roxanne said in a recent interview “I hope it’s a brawl, I’m in the mood”.
Her opponent Molly Helsel is also a veteran of the ring and is a submission specialist. Five of her eight wins by submission. Molly says, “I have a feeling the people watching this fight will walk away with a new respect for Women’s MMA”.
King of the Cage – Okinawa Toryumon 2010 Undercard Made Official
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2010
- Mamoru Yamaguchi vs. Frank Baca
- Kotetsu Boku vs. Tony Hervey
- Koji Kanechika vs. Jerry Vrbanovic
- Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Toby Imada
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Molly Helsel
- Tatsuya Sou vs. Shigeki Matsuda
- Leandro Cussano vs. Christian Vargas
- Shinya Kumazawa vs. Steve Hecht
- Tsuyoshi Tamaki vs. Bryon Schnell
Live from Okinawa Convention Center – Tickets on sale now Naha, Okinawa (Japan) – History will be made as American Mixed Martial arts goes to the birth place of Karate – Okinawa, Japan; Ronin Productions presents King of the Cage: Toryumon.
Featuring the American Pay-Per-View debut of Shooto Legend, Mamoru Yamaguchi who takes on undefeated sensation Frank Baca for the vacant King of the Cage World Junior Fly Weight Championship.
This event also heralds the return of former King of the Cage Light Weight Champion Tony “Lion Heart” Hervey, who is set to collide with Krazy Bee fighter, Kotetsu Boku.
Also featured on the card: World MMA Awards Submission of the year finalist, Toby Imada, takes on tough Pancrase veteran Kiichi Kunimoto, and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Shigeki Matsuda makes his professional MMA debut against Okinawan fighter Tatsuya Sou.
Further undercard bouts for King of the Cage: Toryumon will be announced shortly.
KOTC-Okinawa 2010 will broadcast live on SkyPerfect (http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/), pay-per-view on In Demand in the United States, and 48 different countries.