Rodriguez V. Hawkins Cancelled;kotc Gears Up For Tonight
KOTC gears up for tonight
by Josh Gross
Mt. Pleasant, MI -Scott Hawkins, who was scheduled to face Ricco Rodriguez tonight, cannot fight because of a broken rib he suffered one week ago. A last minute scramble to find a replacement for Hawkins was unsuccessful so there will not be a match for the King of the Cage Heavyweight title.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is the venue for tonight’s King of the Cage 6. Leaving California soil for the first time, Terry Trebilcock and Bud Brutsman’s promotion has really taken off in its relatively short existence.
Later, referee Larry Landless took control. He went over the rules and took questions from fighters regarding their fights. He stressed fighter safety and he also implored the fighters to be active so he wouldn’t have to restart the action. Ken Shamrock addressed the same issue and asked for the fighters best.
Neff comes in knowing Williams has fought and defeated some of the best wrestlers in the world. During the past five weeks Neff has trained twice a day in hopes his conditioning will be the difference.
KOTC Middleweight champion Vernon White puts his title on the line against Team Kerr member David Dodd. "I expect him to come out and fight hard," said White about his opponent. "If he doesn’t it will be a really short fight."
A new 21 ft., fully padded cage awaits the fighters. The first of 10 fights is scheduled for 7:00pm.