As part of the event, current UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic and former UFC heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Mark Coleman will both be in attendance as special guests and to sign autographs. Miocic, the former NAAFS champion, is currently 3-0 in the UFC and is set to headline UFC on FUEL TV 5 in September against Stefan Struve. Coleman, one of the most recognizable names in the sport of MMA, was the first UFC heavyweight champion and also the Pride 2000 Grand Prix champion.
The event will feature some of West Virginia’s top talent, including UFC veteran Branden Hinkle (16-11). Also expected to be part of the card are Wes Lane (2-2), Ryan Shank (0-1), Victer Crenshaw (1-1), Matt Garretson (1-3). Former middleweight contender and West Virginia native John Soeder (4-2-1) is also expected to make his first return to the cage since 2009.
“Caged Fury 18″ takes place at the Charleston Civic Center and tickets will be on sale soon.
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