King of the Cage ‘Hard Drive’ event brings top-ranked MMA fighters to Ontario

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King of the Cage’s “Hard Drive” cage waits for fighters at Toyota Arena in Ontario Sunday, Dec. 8. Valley News/JP Raineri photo

Dozens of the top-ranked mixed martial arts fighters grabbed their gym bags and fight gloves and headed to Toyota Arena in Ontario Sunday, Dec. 8, in hopes of walking away with a win in the King of the Cage “Hard Drive” event. Overall 19 bouts took place in the octagon with much of the excitement centered on undefeated featherweight fighters Michael Green and Gabriel De Santiago. Green won the bout in the first round by submission, bettering his record to 4-1. De Santiago fell to 2-3.

In other results, Riverside’s Alan Martinez defeated Victor Sydnor via KO/TKO at 2:54 of Round 1in their flyweight bout, San Bernardino’s Ever Hernandez defeated Arizona’s Bryce Callaghan via a three-round decision in the lightweight division, Ontario’s Dyland Morales defeated San Bernardino’s Diego Madrigal via KO/TKO at 1:36 of Round 1 in the bantamweight division, San Bernardino’s Miguel Guzman-Lugo defeated Victorville’s Brandon Rivera via a three-round decision in the flyweight division and San Diego fighter Jefferson Creighton defeated Marlen Magee of Long Beach via a Round 3 decision in the lightweight division. Remaining results were still pending at the time of print.

This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV in late December. MAVTV is currently available on DIRECTV on channel 214, Verizon Fios on channel 810, Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Charter and hundreds of regional distributors. For fight information about upcoming events, visit www.kingofthecage.com.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.