On Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th King of Champions and Fight to Win Promotions brought Denver their first ever fan expo as well as a night full of professional and amateur fights.  The expo provided fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of MMA’s elite fighters.  Fans were able to not only meet and take pictures with but actual talk to UFC fighters such as Nate Marquardt, Brendan Schaub, Chris Camozzi, Duane Ludwig and many more.  In addition to the personal time that fans received with the fighters they were also able to watch and participate in multiple grappling tournaments.  Fans were also able to shop from some of MMA’s elite apparel providers and vendors.  On Saturday July 24th the Ritchie Center was packed with MMA fans from the time the doors open until the time that they had to close it down to set up for the fights that evening.  King of Champions and Fight To win Promotions did an excellent job bringing the world of Mixed Martial Arts to the fans.

After the expo was completed the fans were treated to the fights: 6 amateur fights and 8 professional bouts.  Everybody that stepped into the cage fought their hearts out and should be acknowledged for the true warriors that they are.  Everybody fought hard and provided the fans with a great look at some of the rising stars in MMA as well as some stars that are trying to get back to the top.  Every fighter brought their best game and gave the fans everything that they wanted and more.

Amateur Bouts

Alonzo Garcia vs Garrett Culpepper  –  Culpepper wins by controversial TKO

James Strater-Smith vs Joe Guttirez  – Strater-Smith wins via submission (Rear naked choke)

John Neal vs Lorant-T Nelson  –  Nelson wins via submission (Kimura)

Matt Mazurick vs Josh Ford  –  Ford wins via submission (Rear naked choke)

Miguel Martinez vs Eric Moya  –  Moya wins via submission (Triangle choke)

Amateur Title

Jason Lee vs Jason Clayton  –  Lee wins via unanimous decision

Pro Bouts

Vinnie Pallone vs Nick Castano  –  Pallone wins via TKO

Travis Hollis vs Nick Buschman  –  Hollis wins via TKO

Jeremy Kimball vs Chad Klingensmith  –  Klingensmith wins via submission (Rear naked choke)

Ian Berg vs Kenneth Seegrist  –  Berg wins via TKO

Angelo Duarte vs Josiah Callis  –  Duarte wins via unanimous decision

Lightweight Title 155lbs

Matt Sims vs Justin Salas  –  Salas wins by TKO (Salas retains his belt)


Heavyweight Title 265lbs

Ryan Martinez vs Derek Lewis  – Lewis wins by TKO (Lewis is the New Heavyweight Champion)


Featherweight Title 145lbs   Main Event

Alvin Robinson vs Jesse Henley  –  Robinson wins via TKO (Robinson is the new Featherweight Champion) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn78FSDhjJQ

King of Champions and Fight To win Promotions brought Denver fans an excellent event including fan access to multiple UFC fighters as well as an excellent night of fights.  For more information reltated to these promotions please go to http://www.kocmma.com or http://www.fighttowinmma.com.  Again special thanks to King of Champions ad Fight To Win Promotions and we look forward to them putting on more exciting events and fan expos.

About The Author

Josh Davis
President and Site Director

Josh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine. Josh has also written for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.