Gladiators of the Cage readies for June 14th return to Stage AE in Pittsburgh

The North Shore Rises to Power V

The North Shore Rises to Power V

The fight card is taking shape and preparation has begun for the next Gladiators of the Cage event slated for June 14th in Pittsburgh. “The North Shore Rises to Power V” boasts a professional women’s co-main event as Jessica Zomcik (1-0) meets Amanda Bell (1-2). The main event will feature Eric Calderon (3-1) vs. Mike Wilkins (3-1).The promotion will also feature a couple more women’s bouts on the card as well as five additional professional bouts on the night.

This event is following the highly successful “The Road to Glory VI” that took place on May 3rd. Gladiators of the Cage has been on fire as of late putting on excellent events with some of the most competitive match ups in the area. Between GOTC and Pinnacle FC, Pittsburgh MMA has been home to top tier fights for the time being.

Here is what was posted on the Facebook page:


June 14th, Stage AE Pittsburgh, initial fight card line up. We’re still awaiting approval of several fights/fighters from the PA Athletic Commission before we round the card off with 14 total fights. This is going to be great…First time in history, Pittsburgh has ever seen a professional female MMA fight on as the Co-Main Event! We didn’t stop there, we like making history. We added 2 more female MMA amateur fights to the card for the June 14th show at Stage AE. To get those tickets for this upcoming event, please call or email us at [email protected].


Here is a look at the early fight card as it stands now. Stay close to BluegrassMMA ( for more on this event and more.

  • Mike Wilkins vs Eric Calderon 
  • Jessica Zomcik vs Amanda Bell 
  • Joey Holt vs Howard Reece 
  • Sharif Jones vs Carl Wittstock 
  • Brandon Wheeler vs Darby Halferty 
  • Ryan Hogans vs Jacob Bohn 
  • Dann Cucuta vs Brandon Lux 
  • Chris Varner vs John Dirham 
  • Courtney Kern vs Christina Cherkes 
  • Melissa Gasdick vs Rikki Shutsa