Caged Rage’s sixth installment returns to Castlegar’s Element Club Bar and Grill Saturday and this time it’s looking for redemption.
There are 11 fights on tap, as the unique venue offers 360 degree viewing over three floors, with plenty of action to quench the thirst of even the most ardent Mixed Martial Arts fan.
“There are going to be some great fights,” promotor Glen Kalesniko of Trail’s Pride Gym told the Castlegar News. “We’re expecting some great action. We’ve got some good caliber fighters and some newer guys that are going to fight hard. We’ve got a great show for everyone to see.”
Caged Rage 6: Redemption’s main event features Pride Gym fighter Jordan Knippelberg going toe-to-toe with Danny Davis of Las Vegas in the 170-pound category.
Knippelberg, with a 7-2 won-loss record, will face six-foot-three-inch Davis who has a 6-6-1 record.
“Jordan is a really good stand-up fighter,” said Kalesniko. “He has really good hands. He’s a really good puncher and kicker. He’s really fast.”
Knippelberg is coming off a thrilling third-round TKO against Fernie fighter Brandon MacArthur at the last AM Ford Fight Night at the Cominco Arena in Trail in April.
The Caged card features several fighters from Pride Gym including another pro match that will see 4-1 C.J. Bagg going up against Tim Jensen of Kelowna in the 155-pound category. In the other pro-match, Clay Davidson (5-3) fights Tony Kane from Portland in the 185-pound class.
Eight scheduled amateur matches feature Pride’s Sandy Bagg going against Morgan Littlechild of Lethbridge in the 145-pound class, while Wade Apps (5-1) takes on Sean Locke (3-1). Aaron Barr (2-0) dukes it out with Brandon Wolinski in his first bout, Billy Cameron (1-0) faces Sukh Gill (0-1), new comers James Wallace fights Jason Wilson, and Steve Mailey tangles with Riley Tobin. Ray Palmer and Shaun Dillon tee off, and super heavyweights Jake Rudkoski (1-0) tackles Tyler Spencer (0-1) in the 265 pound bout.
With files from Castlegar News.