Explodes In Australia!!


February 4, 2005

Southport RSL

Southport, QLD, Australia



King of the Cage, the world's premiere Mixed Martial Arts, no holds barred cage fighting event is coming to

Australia. John Pedro presents a night of cage fighting fury on Friday, February 4, 2005, at Southport RSL

on the beautiful Gold Coast.


Two World Title Fights will be decided, with the main event matching Australia 's Luke PICKLUM with the

devastating James FANSHIER from the United States for the King of the Cage Welterweight World Title .

The always dangerous, lightning quick PICKLUM who is a Brazillian Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Mario

SPERRY , faces one of the world's rising stars of Mixed Martial Arts in FANSHIER, the current title holder

and freestyle wrestling coach. This fight shapes to be the greatest ever held in Australia .


Also up for grabs is the King of the Cage Light Heavyweight World Title between Australia 's former

Middleweight champion, Tony “Gun” BONELLO , prodigy of boxing legend Roberto DURAN – 4 time

World Boxing Champion, versus the Mexico 's Edwin AGUILAR . Undefeated BONELLO faces his most

dangerous opponent in AGUILAR who has an unbelievable kickboxing record of 119-3, with 87 KO's, a 10-0

boxing record, and a 12-4 Mixed Martial Arts record, and has recently been voted as having the Greatest

Physique in the World of Mixed Martial Arts by Pride Fighting Championship. With special guest World

Champion boxer Shannan TAYLOR in BONELLO's corner, this will be an explosion of fighting styles,

sure to end in KO!


This event also includes an undercard of Australia 's biggest and best fighters:

Line-up (not in fight order):

Fight 1 - Welterweight World Title Bout

Champ James Fanshier vs. Luke Picklum


Fight 2 - Light Heavyweight World Title Bout

Tony "Gun" Bonello vs. Edwin Aguilar


Fight 3

Brad Morris vs. Mick Cuttajar


Fight 4

Mal Foki vs. Tama Tehuna


Fight 5

James Tehuna vs. Matt Knight


Fight 6

Andrew Gorton vs. Kym Robinson


Fight 7

Sasha Nanchuki vs. Graham Johnston


Fight 8

George Sotiropoulos vs. Brandon Bell



- Press Release issued by KOTC Australia with a little editing from us (color, highlights, etc...)



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