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KOTC Returns To Gold Country Casino
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, will return to Gold Country Casino & Hotel in Orville, California for 2017.
Scheduled dates are Saturday, March 18 and October 7.
“We have had a long standing relationship with Gold Country since starting back in 2011,” stated Terry Trebilcock, Founder and President of King of the Cage. “This will be our seventh consecutive year, and we look forward to continuing to work with the professional team at the property.”
About Gold Country Casino & Hotel
Whether it’s for business or pleasure. Gold Country Casino & Hotel has it all. Our award winning Hotel assures you of a comfortable night’s sleep and our full-service Banquet, Conference and Reception facility is the answer to those looking for a Meeting or Reception site. Our professional Events Staff is ready and eager to deliver a superior guest experience and will be there every step of the way.
Place your bet and get ready for action on the most exciting Casino floor in Northern California featuring the best in gaming, including Table Games, Poker, Slots and Bingo. We’re also well known for our Food, Beverage and Entertainment Venues. Catch a Headliner in the Showroom, dine in our award winning Steak House or enjoy a casual meal in the 24 Hour Café, Bountiful Buffet or Espresso Bar. If it’s the “Night Life” you’re looking for, enjoy your favorite cocktail and dance the night away in the Spirits Lounge. For more information go to www.goldcountrycasino.com
One Leg, One Dream for Matt Betzold
SAN DIEGO, CA – One-Legged Fighter is trying to make MMA history.
Fighting is very familiar territory for Betzold, who's left leg was amputated at age 5 after consuming a piece of poisoned candy. As a result, Betzold began fighting to merely stay alive, which eventually served as the precursor to fighting in Mixed Martial Arts.
After being taunted by kids in elementary school for having one leg, Betzold started fighting in an effort to defend himself from bullying. And then, after a few fights in the school yard, he had taken a liking to fighting and years later, at age 17, decided to train in Mixed Martial Arts.
"That's how it all started", he said. "And now people use my story as inspiration and I think that's awesome."
Betzold is already a nationally-known grappler, and in 2012 and 2013 he was a part of the USA FILA MMA team which took 1st Place at the FILA World Championships. He was also the only American fighter to win the gold medal on two separate occasions.