King Of The Cage Announces Results for World Amateur Championships in Las Vegas

Anthony McDonald
King of the Cage
set a new standard last Saturday night, at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas Nevada, launching the World’s Top Amateur MMA fighters, into lucrative professional careers (Pictured: Anthony McDonald)

Forty (40) fighters competed in the first ever World Amateur Championships for the opportunity to be one of the five that would share the $250,000 professional contracts that were awarded for this one night of live fighting that was broadcast live exclusively on Mav TV.

Top honors of the night went to Anthony McDonald of Oregon, who was awarded the $100,000 professional contract; Saad Ul-Hassan of California finished second for $50,000, along with Sam Hess of Arizona placed third for $50,000; Frank Schuman of Wisconsin had a strong performance in one of the fights of the night and finished 4th for $25,000; and 5th place was Aaron Williams of California also with a $25,000 contract.

When asked about the event, Terry Trebilcock, Founder & President of King of the Cage, stated, “This was a major victory for the sport of MMA. Lucas Oil, the Palms Casino Resort and Mav TV all came together to support an event that would change the life of these five MMA fighters. Knowing that their careers have a real plan and that their first fifteen fights have guaranteed National Television exposure, they put themselves as the frontrunners for the next ten years of MMA. Sponsors, trainers and national notoriety all come far easier with this kind of opportunity. In addition, the fan support who voted online during the event was overwhelming with over 40,000 votes cast from both the television audience watching and fans inside The Pearl. This was certainly an historic night for MMA and King of the Cage.”

“This is a dream come true for me to see my hard work and training rewarded with a professional contract and the opportunity to continue to prove myself inside the cage. I want to thank all of my friends and fans who voted for me and helped me reach a goal I’ve had since I was a kid,’ said fourth place winner Frank Schuman, who also received the highest amount of online votes.

King of the Cage already has its plans set for the 2014 event, where seven casino properties around the country will have Qualifiers twice throughout the year. This will exempt the winner for each location on both nights to the World Amateur Championships Finals again. Along with the six to seven amateur champions, those twenty (20) fighters will make up close to half of the field in next year.

10/19/13 – Palms Casino Resort

Bout #1 (Amateur)
Nicholas Reber vs. Chris Flores
Winner: Nicholas Reber via Submission (Armbar) at 1:37 of round 2

Bout #2 (Amateur)
Micah Abreu vs. Ramon Jauregui
Winner: Draw after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #3 (Amateur)
Brent James vs. Cristobal Chavez Davila
Winner: Cristobal Chavez Davila via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #4 (Amateur)
Dave Jackson vs. Ramos Cruz
Winner: Ramos Cruz via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #5 (Amateur)
Jon Loftin vs. Thomas Jacobs
Winner: Jon Loftin via TKO at 2:56 of round 1

Bout #6 (Amateur)
David Hernandez vs. Donavon Frelow
Winner: Donavon Frelow via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:43 of round 1

Bout #7 (Amateur)
Jason Powell vs. Ryan Dela Cruz
Winner: Ryan Dela Cruz via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:35 of round 2

Bout #8 (Amateur)
JJ Torres vs. Anthony Minjares
Winner: JJ Torres via TKO at 2:35 of round 1

Bout #9 (Amateur)
Sam Hess vs. Japeth Bolos
Winner: Sam Hess via TKO at 2:12 of round 1

Bout #10 (Amateur)
Justin Robinson vs. Louis Harvey
Winner: Louis Harvey via Submission (Armbar) at 1:36 of round 1

Bout #11 (Amateur)
Alex Rockstrom vs. Mark Coates
Winner: Mark Coates via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #12 (Amateur)
Bryson Gutches vs. Enrique Guerra
Winner: Bryson Gutches via Submission (Kimura) at 2:47 of round 1

Bout #13 (Amateur)
Tolu Agunbiade vs. Justin Sander
Winner: Justin Sander via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #14 (Amateur)
Frank Schuman vs. Julio Casillas
Winner: Julio Casillas via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #15 (Amateur)
Chase White vs. Daniel Cuison
Winner: Chase White via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:58 of round 1

Bout #16 (Amateur)
Lonnie Morrison vs. Josh Carter
Winner: Josh Carter via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:35 of round 1

Bout #17 (Amateur)
Danielle Taylor vs. Samantha Hester
Winner: Danielle Taylor via Unanimous Decision after two, 3:00 rounds

Bout #18 (Amateur)
Jimmy Jordan vs. Quinton Cooperider
Winner: Jimmy Jordan via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:41 of round 2

Bout #19 (Amateur)
Saad Ul-Hassan vs. Aaron Williams
Winner: Saad Ul-Hassan via TKO at 2:32 of round 2

Bout #20 (Amateur)
Devon Smith vs. Jermaine McDermott
Winner: Jermaine McDermott via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:23 of round 1

Bout #21 (Amateur)
Matthew McCrary vs. Anthony McDonald
Winner: Anthony McDonald via KO at 1:23 of round 1

Contract Winners
Anthony McDonald… $100,000 contract
Saad Ul-Hassan… $50,000 contract
Sam Hess… $50,000 contract
Frank Schuman… $25,000 contract
Aaron Williams… $25,000 contract

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