Gabel vs James for Lightweight Title at Island KOTC
King of the Cage Vancouver Island has confirmed to Top MMA News that Adam Gabel will fight Darcy James in the main event of their March 12 card. The bout will be a KOTC Lightweight title fight to fill the vacancy created when Rory MacDonald signed with the UFC.
Gabel, who trains out of ZUMA MMA, is 1-1 on KOTC Nanaimo shows. He last defeated Adjin Nezic at KOTC Island Pride. Gabel will now fight the up and coming Darcy James (4-2) for the title. James, from Impact MMA, last fought on KOTC Catalyst in Vernon, BC. There the Trail, BC native finished Chad Bellwood in an exciting match where James escaped a tight Arm Bar and then finished Bellwood with thunderous knees from the clinch.
This will be the fourth card run on Vancouver Island by promoter John Cooper. Tickets for the show are available at http://kingofthecage.eventbrite.com. As always, Top MMA News encourages fans to support their local promotions.