King of the Cage brings “The Beast” to Texas on April 16; Mulhern defends title

LUBBOCK, Texas – King of the Cage will bring it’s brand of professional mixed martial arts to “The Lone Star State” on April 16 at the Lubbock Civic Center.

The event, simply titled “Texas”, will be King of the Cage’s 223rd show. The organization has promoted 2,419 official professional bouts during its nearly 12 year tenure.

“KOTC: Texas” will feature 11 matches including a welterweight championship main event between current KOTC 170-pound champ Quinn Mulhern (14-1) vs. Anselmo Martinez (6-3).

Mulhern is currently riding a six fight win streak in the KOTC, most recently having defeated Garret Davis via unanimous decision at “KOTC: Black Ops” back in December. Martinez last fought in Oct. 2010, scoring a first round submission over Tim Stout.

Also featured on this card is UFC Hall of Famer and MMA godfather Dan “The Beast” Severn (98-16-7), who will take on Lubbock native Aaron Garcia (3-3) in a heavyweight showdown.

Here is the complete “Texas” fight card:

  • Quinn Mulhern vs Anselmo Martinez
  • Josh Hill vs Jerry Hinojosa
  • Zach Haney vs Donnie Frye
  • Javier Rubio vs Aaron Cantu
  • Daniel Severn vs Aaron Garcia
  • Ulpiano Malachias vs Eric Rodriguez
  • Patrick Dixon vs William Albrecht
  • Jeremiah Castillo vs Matthew Espinoza
  • Joshua Luna vs Mark Martinez
  • Joel Traves vs Andenilson Clementino
  • Nathan Torrez vs Michael Casteel

For ticket information please call Select-a-Seat at 806.770.2000 or visit  www.blackbeltuniverse.com for VIP tables and front row tickets. Visit www.kingofthecage.com for more information about King of the Cage and their events.

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