Nicklow Headlines Cagetime 3!
Ocean City, MD (July 20) - Middleweight boxing contender Jesse “The Beast” Nicklow will step out of the ring and into the octagon for a second consecutive time July 31 when he battles Matthew Dean in the main event of Cage Time 3 from the Ocean City Convention Center.
Nicklow, who has an outstanding 20-2-2 record inside the squared circle, created a major buzz in his pro mixed martial arts debut, TKO’ing Jacob Estep via ground and pound. The Baltimore native is known as terrific striker with a solid wrestling pedigree. Dean, 0-1, of Knoxville PA, is a BJJ specialist confident of his ability to pull off the upset.
The co-featured bout pits entertaining light heavyweight Kevin “Cowboy” Killian (1-0) of Ocean City, MD against Canada’s Andrew Craig.
Killian, a Purple Belt in BJJ and Judo Master, participated in the Ultimate Fighter trials before falling short of making it onto national airwaves. The wildly popular Killian entered the professional ranks in style, choking out Ray Elliot to a rousing applause from those in attendance.
Local favorites Jeremy Miller and Steven Baker will appear in separate bouts, while Pikesville’s Rich Rangley and Ruben Martinez battle it out for Free State bragging rights.
Tickets starting at $15 are available by calling 1-800-626-2326 or logging onto ticketmaster.com. The Ocean City Convention Center is located at 4001 Costal Highway in Ocean City, MD.
“July 31 is going to be a special night for fight fans and Ocean City,” said Promoter Jake Smith. “There is a lot of talent on this card and every fight has the makings to produce fireworks.”
All bouts are scheduled for three five minute rounds and the card is being promoted by Cage Time Promotions. Steve Evans is the matchmaker.
Since their inception in April 2010, Cage Time MMA’s world class entertainment has received critical acclaim from both fans and nationally accredited media. Cage Time MMA Promoter Jake “The Snake” Smith has also put on successful boxing cards during the last six years.