One of the longest running MMA promotions in the business, Arizona’s Rage in the Cage is heading to Pay Per View. Rage in the Cage 166 airs this Saturday, June 22nd and features 16 bouts headlined by a Main Event clash between Rage in the Cage Heavyweight Champion Dan Charles taking on StrikeForce veteran Adam Smith. Rage in the Cage promoter Roland Sarria has promoted over 500 MMA events and over 15 years as Rage in the Cage. Rage In The Cage 166 will be the first time the promotion has ever featured a PPV event.
While Rage in the Cage has become a staple in the Arizona MMA community it may not be as well-known outside the region but many of its fighters have become superstars among the top organizations in the sport. Fighters like UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, UFC Flyweight Number 1 Contender John Moraga, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez, The Ultimate Fighter 8 Winner Efrain Escudero, The Ultimer Fighter 17 Winner Kelvin Gastelum as well as Jamie Varner, Joe Riggs, Seth Baczynski, Tim Credeur, Drew Fickett, Keith Jardine, Kyle Kingsbury, Dan Lauzon and George Roop all fought for Rage in the Cage at some point in their early MMA careers. Rage in the Cage has been promoting events for over 15 years .
Saturday’s Rage in the Cage 166 taking place at Wild Horse Pass Casino features three championship bouts amongst the 16 bout fight card and airs live via online PPV on Go Fight Live.
Doors open at 7:00 PM, the first bout of the evening begins at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available at http://wingilariver.ticketforce.com/ or call 1-877-840-0457. The online PPV can be purchased at http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/MMA/Rage_in_the_Cage_166/2004.
Fighters from around the state of Arizonia and fighters from Ohio, Hawaii, New Mexico and California will showcase their skills in Rage in the Cage 166.
Rage in the Cage and UFC Veteran John Moraga will be on hand signing autographs and meeting fans before he competes for the UFC Flyweight Championship!
The Co-Main Event pits two top Arizona Middleweights fighting for the vacant Rage in the Cage Championship when Daniel Madrid ( 6-4 ), currently training in Thailand who has fought in Russia and in China as well, faces Jacob Chagolla ( 7-2 ).
In the third featured Championship bout, two top Arizona Welterweights will compete for the vacant Rage in the Cage Championship when Zack Surdyka ( 5-1 ), who trains at ACS, faces formidable opponent Preston Harris ( 6-1 ).
Popular Danny Hilton ( 8-3 ) has been a late add in a grudge match against Krys Rueschbeen.
Complete Fight Card
Adam Smith vs. Dan Charles - Rage in the Cage Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Madrid vs. Jacob Chagolla - Rage in the Cage Middleweight Championship
Preston Harris vs. Zack Surdyka - Rage in the Cage WelterWeight Championship
Krys Rueschbeen vs. Danny Hilton
Jeff Fletcher vs. Elijah Muhammad
Raul Nava vs. Louis Harvey
Frankie Cruz vs. Samson Guerrero
Nathaniel Abril vs. Matt Schaeffer
Zac Illustre vs. Daniel O'Connor
Bernardo Gomez vs. Jarnell Miranda
Robert Ramos vs. Jimmy Thorpe
Taylor Goo vs. Taton Ruyle
Josh Kiesel vs. Ray Reese
Edwin Louis vs. Eric Self
Ben Katshor vs. Kris Henry
David Morgan vs. TBA