If you’re ready for a full night of mixed martial arts, you’re ready for King of the Rock 2.
Promoter Lisa Petterson’s second event of her amateur martial arts fight series goes Saturday, Sept. 24 in Campbell River, with proceeds once again going to B.C. Children’s Hospital.
The card is being held at the Paramount Music Hall, which seats 600. Petterson says the first 240 ticket purchasers will also receive free admission to UFC 135 at JJ’s Exotic Showroom, which will be shown prior to KOTR 2.
“It will be five full hours of MMA action,” said Petterson, adding that the Paramount is a licensed facility. Which is a good fit as Jagermeister and Malibu have come on board as sponsors, she noted.
Tickets for KOTR 2 are available in the Comox Valley exclusively from Mark the Gold Guy at Comox Valley Pawnbrokers on Ryan Road. In Campbell River they are at the Paramount and Fitness Etc. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on fight night.
Headlining the Sept. 24 card will be Derek Mrak of Canada’s Best Karate in Victoria out to claim another crown against Kyle Warman of Kelowna.
Included in the roster of local Comox Valley MMA fighters is Chris Anderson 2.0 in a grudge match against Cass Young of Team Bad Boy Outreach in Surrey.
Petterson said that at a May card in Vancouver, Anderson went to do a leg kick but hit Young in the head, resulting in a disqualification.
Herbert Moon of Campbell River is scheduled to fight Jonathon Dubois from Vancouver and Guy Gauthier of Courtenay has a date with Brad Web from House of Pain in Trail.
The card, which is subject to change, is officially sanctioned by the Vale Tudo Martial Arts Society of British Columbia.
The first KOTR raised $4,700 for Children’s Hospital, and Petterson hopes to top that sum in KOTR 2. The KOTR ring girls play a big part in the fundraising, and they are kicking off KOTR 2 with a bikini bike and car wash this Saturday, Sept. 10 at American Motor Service (120D Island Highway).
“They’ll be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so drop by and get your vehicle washed,” said Petterson, adding that all proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital.
A ring girl competition is slated for Sept. 17 at the Paramount, with prizes and gifts for the competitors and proceeds going to Children’s Hospital.
Petterson has already received entries from hopefuls up and down the Island (including six from Courtenay) and notes the entry form is available on the KOTR website at kingoftherock.com.