‘Tank’ Abott returning to MMA
The 47-year-old Californian will fight 43-year-old Ruben Villareal at a King of the Cage event in April. Abbott (10-14) vs. Villareal (20-25) will be the main event of the card and will fight for the promotion’s “superfight” title.
“King of the Cage: Fighting Legends” takes place April 13 at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, Calif. Promotion officials recently announced the card and main event. The card is scheduled for a broadcast on MavTV, which is available from select cable and satellite providers.
“Tank Abbott basically built the sport of MMA and brought it into the mainstream when he started fighting in the mid-90s,” King of the Cage owner Terry Trebilcock Jr. stated. “There is no true MMA fan in the world who doesn’t know who Tank Abbott is, and we’re thrilled that he has picked King of the Cage to resume his fighting career when he could have fought in any event in the world.”