PRLog - Oct. 3, 2012 - Western Canada's premier cage fighting event returns on October 6 as Rumble in the Cage presents "RITC 46" at the South Pavillion, Exhibition Park in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada with 15 exciting bouts. Rumble in the Cage is a breeding ground for the international promotions and "RITC 46" will showcase some of the rising amateur and professional mixed martial artists soon to hit the national scene.
In the main event, hometown fighter Tim "The Chin" Tamaki (12-21) battles Oregonian Eben Kaneshiro (14-9) in what is sure to be a barnburner. Tamaki has fought all over Canada and brings with him a style that has made him a fan favorite wherever he fights. Tamaki's record is chalk full of victories via KO or submission and because of his aggressive style, he has been known to lose in these ways too. One thing you will always get in a fight with "The Chin" is a nonstop action packed fight where someone most likely is getting stopped. Tamaki's opponent Kaneshiro is a fixture in the Northwest MMA scene and is looking to bounce back from a short losing skid. Kaneshiro has been in the ring with the likes of UFC vets Urijah Faber and Evan Dunham so he is used to stepping up to the spotlight. Kaneshiro is a strong grappler and also enjoys KO power in both hands so it should be a great fight when both of these high risk-high rewards fighters step into the RITC
cage as the main event.
In the co-main event, Sean "Mercenary" Merkl (1-3) fights Jason "Flash" Gorny (4-8). Merkl has fought three times in the RITC cage. Merkl has never seen the second round in any of his 4 fights so this bout should have fireworks from the opening bell. Gorny will have a distinct experience advantage inside the cage come fight night. Look for Gorny to test Merkl's cardio and try and bring the fight into rounds two and three where Gorny can test Merkl's endurance. But that is easier said than done as Merkl has proven in all of his fights he likes to make the most of each second and try and make things happen from the word go. Don't blink in this fight as it could be over quickly.
Tim "The Chin" Tamaki vs. Eben Kaneshiro
Sean "Mercenary" Merkl vs. Jason "Flash" Gorny
David Schewaga vs. Dustin Gould
Travis Cardinal vs. Mark Poitras
Adam Barbeau vs. Tyler Larkin
Mike Hansen vs. Cornelius Krahn
Rob Abel vs. Doug Westbrook
Joshua Straight vs. Ben Fehr
Teddy Ash vs. Jeremy Rickaby
Ian Odland vs. Will Monzon
Tyler Illerbrun vs. John Hiebert
Ben Smith vs. Brandt Dewsberry
Josh Goodheart vs. Nick Plourde
Maged Hammo vs. Delane Lamere
Spencer Rohovie vs. Lev Magen
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