Derby’s ‘Caveman’ Rickels to fight in MMA event at Kansas Star Arena

David Rickels
David Rickels Courtesy of Mark Jones

Derby’s David “The Caveman” Rickels will headline the Bellator MMA Toughest Tournament in Sports at the Kansas Star Arena on Oct. 11.

Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament-based mixed martial arts organization. The event at the Kansas Star Arena will be broadcast live on Spike TV starting at 8 p.m.

Rickels, who has a 14-2 professional record and was the Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Tournament winner, will fight J.J. Ambrose (19-4) of Southern California.

The preliminary card will feature seven other Kansas fighters. All preliminary fights will be streamed on

Tickets for the event are on sale at or at the Kansas Star Arena box office.

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