ALLIANCE MMA TO LAUNCH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PROMOTION
MMA Veteran Eric Del Fierro Joins Alliance MMA to Lead the Formation
NEW YORK, NY – October 27, 2016 – Alliance MMA, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA), a mixed martial arts organization offering premier promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts fighters, today announced their plan to launch a regional MMA promotion in Southern California by partnering with Eric Del Fierro, who will spearhead the formation of the promotion.
Alliance MMA, who earlier this month announced the successful completion of their IPO and listing on NASDAQ, intends to acquire regional promotions around the country and become the leading feeder organization that will identify and develop the next generation of fighters and champions for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator MMA, ONE Championship and other prestigious MMA promotions. The company plans ultimately to promote over 125 events a year, showcasing more than 1,000 fighters, through regional promotions operating under the Alliance MMA umbrella.
“While we plan to grow through acquisition, launching a regional promotion in Southern California will help accelerate our positioning,” said Paul K. Danner. “Our mission remains the same – to build a national footprint that includes all the major media markets to attract name brand sponsorships. We are thrilled that Eric Del Fierro has agreed to join our team to head the formation of the new promotion and oversee expansion into the Southern California region. MMA is extremely popular in Southern California, and Eric’s extensive knowledge of the region and industry-renowned success in promoting MMA events make him the perfect fit to lead the charge.”
Eric Del Fierro has coached more than 50 UFC fighters including Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Cat Zingano, Jeremy Stephens and Alex Gustafsson. He opened the Alliance MMA gym with Brandon Vera in Chula Vista, CA in 2007, and was also co-owner of the regional MMA promotion Total Combat, which produced 35 MMA promotions over the past six years, including a Mexico City event that attracted more than 15,000 spectators. Del Fierro is a United States Navy veteran who went on to become a San Diego firefighter and EMT.
“MMA is the world’s fastest growing sport and I am excited to join an organization that is encouraging even more growth,” said Del Fierro. “Alliance MMA provides regional promotions the opportunity to partner with a larger organization that provides extensive support and enhances collective market share and profitability of the business.”
Alliance MMA completed the initial public offering (“IPO”) of its common shares, and the company’s common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market, under the ticker symbol “AMMA”, on October 6. To date, Alliance MMA has acquired seven companies including five MMA promotion companies, a digital media sports platform, and an electronic ticking platform optimized for marketing MMA events. Those MMA promotion companies comprise Cage Fury Fighting Championship, Combat Games MMA, Hoosier Fight Club, V3 Fights and Shogun Fights.
MMA is a full contact sport that allows a wide range of fighting techniques including, striking and grappling from various martial arts and disciplines including Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate & Muay Thai. Professional MMA fights are legal and regulated by state athletic commissions in all 50 states.
About Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA (NASDAQ: AMMA) is a mixed martial arts organization offering the premier promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who wish to advance to the sport’s highest level of professional competition. Alliance MMA’s mission is to identify and cultivate the next generation of fighters and champions for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and other premier MMA promotions.
With some of the world’s leading MMA promotions under the Alliance MMA umbrella, the organization aims eventually to host in excess of 125 events per year, showcasing more than 1,000 fighters. Alliance MMA will also be dedicated to generating live original sports media content, attracting an international fan base, and securing major brand sponsorship revenue for our live MMA events, digital media platform and Alliance MMA fighters.
Alliance MMA, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 for the purpose of acquiring businesses that engage in the promotion of mixed martial arts (MMA) events. In 2016 the company went public with a listing on the NASDAQ. Alliance MMA is the only mixed martial arts promotion company that is publicly traded, allowing public investment in the world’s fastest growing sport. For more information visit, http://alliancemma.com/.
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MAIN EVENT – LIGHTWEIGHTS – (8)
Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs), Groveland, FL 137 lbs.
“Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1, 2 KOs), Cranston, RI 137 lbs.
CO-FEATURE – SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS (8)
Dardan Zenunaj (12-1, 9 KOs), Braine le Comte, Belgium 130 lbs.
Jose “Shorty” Salinas (9-2-1, 5 KOs), Las Cruces, NM 131 lbs.
“Marvelous” Mykey Williams (3-0, 2 KOs), East Hartford, CT 142 lbs.
David Nelson (3-5, 1 KO), Lawton, OK lbs. 140 lbs.
Irvin Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO), Worcester, MA 126 lbs.
Juan Muniz (0-4), Tyler, TX 129 lbs.
Anthony Laureano (pro debut), East Hartford, CT 146 lbs.
Nahir Albright (pro debut), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 144 lbs.
Jonathan “Smooth” Figueroa (pro debut), Hartford, CT 144 lbs.
Demetris Williams (0-1), Philadelphia, PA 144 lbs.
Jon “Jonfer” Fernandez (8-0, 6 KOs), Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain 132 lbs.
Naciff “Chata” Castillo (17-8-2, 5 KOs), Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico 132 lbs.
Wesley Ferrer (11-0, 6 KOs), Brooklyn, NY 139 lbs.
Angel Figueroa (4-3-1, 0 KOs), Lorain, Ohio 139 lbs.
WHAT: “Broadway Boxing”
WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2016
WHERE: Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT
PROMOTER: DiBella Entertainment
DOORS OPEN: 5:00 p.m. ET
FIRST BOUT: 7:00 p.m. ET
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Iron Fist Fighting Series (ITFS) 46: Scott Sheely provides a Night with 7 fights and 4 Title Bouts – Live on GFL.Tv
Iron Fist Fighting Series 46: Scott Sheely provides a Night with 7 fights and 4 Title Bouts.
Paul Shough v Isaac Hook (Heavyweight Title Bout) – IT heavyweight champion Paul Shough will step in the cage for his first title defense when he takes on Isaac Hook this weekend. Shough won the belt in January when he defeated Cody Kelley, while Isaac Hook is coming off a huge victory against Aaron Garret back in December.
IT Fight Series featherweight champion Mark Carosella puts his undefeated record on the line against Columbus native Adli Edwards. Both fighters have a championship pedigree and will be looking to add to their amateur resume.
Also on the card will be Adli’s teammate, Floyd Cisco, who is looking to capture gold after coming up short in his rematch vs Joe Pimentel. He will be taking on undefeated fighter and heavy hitter Nikolai Gionti for the flyweight title.
In the final title bout, Columbus resident Caleb Frasher will take on the dangerous Logan Urban. Both fighters have started their early career with 4 straight victories but someone’s 0 has to go with the welterweight title hanging in the balance.
The main event will feature Zach Cook as he meets Luke Ransbottom. Cook has won back to back fights to even up his record as Ransbottom will look to rebound from his first career loss. Kentucky’s Portland Pringle steps in on short notice as he will meet Caleb Fickert and the pro side of things rounds out with a match up between Aaron Bush and Ryan Walls.
The bout card:
V3 Fights Features Trey Manley vs. Dinh “The Master” Bates Rated Top 5 of the Week by Champion.Co – Watch Live on GFL.Tv
V3 Fights takes place at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee, and the main event is a three-round welterweight bout between Trey Manley and Dinh Bates.
Dinh’s record is 5-1 record, though he has not lost since his debut match 13 months ago when he lost by decision to a tough Jrammel Strong at Valor Fights. Since that loss he has recorded 5 wins in 8 1/2 months with 4 of those wins by submission via Armlock.
Dinh will be facing a 3-0 Trey Manley whose last fight was over 2 years ago in June 2014. Two of his three wins have been finishes with the June 2014 win by KO. Both fighters have gone the distance, though neither fighter has been finished in the cage.
This makes for an interesting bout as both fighters are use to finishing their opponents. That said only one guy will leave the cage with a victory. Dinh has the experience and is on a 5 fight win streak, it will be hard for Manley, who has not been in the cage for 2 years to re-acclimate to the fast pace of the cage.
The Co-Main event could be more exciting than the main event at V3, though it most likely will not last as long. It features 2 young relatively inexperienced ultra heavyweights at 265lbs. Ira Sherrod has 2 brutal KOs in generating his 2-0 record and his opponent Doug Billips is 0-1 and lost by KO in June 2015. None of the 3 combined fights has made it through the 1st round so don’t blink this one will most likely be over in a hurry.
Jessica Fresh is the new Women’s Flyweight Champion at Ascendancy FC 10 – Check out the Results at GFL.TV
AFC 10 is in the books! 20 Fighters entered the Cage and 10 came out victorious.
Jessica Fresh is the new Women’s Flyweight Champion! She won a very hard fought 5 round decision in a back and forth battle vs a stud in Helen Peralta who will no doubt be back better than ever.
Kai Brunk retained his Men’s Flyweight Title with a sick triangle choke vs a very game and always exciting Justin Jbird Mendenhall. Jbird is the man and will be back and ready to put the division on notice once again! Kai will be looking to get back in the AFC cage and defend his belt again soon.
For those of you who were lucky enough to witness Spencer Wray vs Dez Jones Fight Of The YEAR…this fight alone was worth the price of admission. Hats off to both these warriors. That is without a doubt one the sickest back and forth wars I have ever seen inside the cage! Wish both these guys a speedy recovery.
Cesar Gutierrez vs. Antonio Martinez at Kansas City Fighting Alliance 19 – Check out the Results on GFL.Tv
Antonio Martinez defeats Cesar Gutierrez by 1st rd TKO.
Shontrell Wilson defeats Daniel Harkins 1st rd.
Amanda Byers defeats Laney Nations by unanimous decision.
Derek Bohi defeats Lucas Overcast by 2nd rd TKO.
Daron McCant defeats Nate Gossens by first rd submission.
Elijah Scott defeats Arnold Dinh by RNC in the first round
Brad Ragan defeats Austin Bass by 3rd rd submission.
JW Kiser defeats Raymond Powell by first rd TKO.
Theo Brown defeats Chance Byrd by split decision.
Ascendancy FC 10 Features Both the Ladies and Men’s Flyweight Title Fights: Peralta v Fresh and Mendenhall v Brunk – Live on GFL.Tv
In the Main Event Helen “Iansa” Peralta 2-0-0 takes on Jessica Fresh 3-1-0 for the female Flyweight Title. Both ladies are fierce competitors. Peralta has gone the distance in both fights, one a 3 rounder and the 2nd a 5 rounder. Fresh has never gone the distance she finished all of her first 3 opponents but lost by rear naked chock in her last fight. If the fight is short put your money on Fresh, if it goes the distance Peralta is the likely winner.
In the Co-Main, Justin Mendenhall 2-1-0 takes on Kai Brunk 3-1-0 for the flyweight 125 lb title. All 3 of Mendenhall’s bouts ended in the 1st round by way of Rear Naked Choke. Mendenhall lost his first fight but has won 2 in a row since. Brunk’s fights likewise have never gone to the score cards. He finished his frist 2 opponents quickly then lost a tough fight by armlock to Sean Stebbins, another tough fighter. Then last month he fought at Victory FC and finished Kevin Burke in the first round. Neither fighter wants to go the distance and they both have the skills to finish opponents on the ground.
Combat Press Ranks Imortal FC 5’s Killys Mota (8-0) vs. João Carvalho (5-0) One of 3 Spotlighted Fights to Watch the Weekend – Live on GFL.Tv
Event Date: July 23
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Killys Mota (8-0) vs. João Carvalho (5-0)
Brazil’s regional circuit has a habit of producing fighters with eye-opening records. Imortal FC 5 features two fighters well on their way to creating impressive marks of their own. Killys Mota and João Carvalho are undefeated through a combined 13 fights, but only one of these fighters can emerge unscathed after their 161-pound catchweight fight.
Mota is the more experienced of the pair, but he’s also the smaller man. The 25-year-old has spent the majority of his career competing as a lightweight, but he has also dipped down to the featherweight division for at least one fight. The King Shark MMA export turned pro in 2013 and won four of his first five fights via strikes. The other fight in that stretch ended in a submission win for Mota. His three most recent fights have ended in submissions. Mota, who appeared on Imortal FC’s inaugural card and has also competed under the Aspera FC banner, has faced varying levels of competition. His most notable opponent is probably Alejandro Ezequiel “Uchimata” Coslovsky, an Argentine fighter with a current record of 7-3. Mota defeated Uchimata by submission in back-to-back fights separated by just 10 days.
Carvalho, who shares the same name as the Portuguese fighter who tragically died after a bout in Ireland, is a Brazilian upstart who also debuted in 2013. Whereas Mota is coming up from the lightweight division, Carvalho is dropping down from a career spent at welterweight. He won his first two fights by way of strikes. His next two contests went the distance, but Carvalho continued to emerge victorious. His most recent fight came against his toughest opponent yet, Victor Sckoteski. Carvalho disposed of the 7-2 fighter via strikes in the third stanza.
Other key bouts: Wendell Oliveira (25-10) vs. Gilmar Dutra Lima (26-15-1), Rafael Correa (9-3) vs. Wagner Campos (12-9), Rogério Bontorin (8-0) vs. Ivonei Pridonik (8-5), João Elias (9-2) vs. Diego Santos (11-6), Thiago Silva (16-4-1) vs. Luan Santiago (8-2), Cristiano Souza (5-0) vs. Paulo César Cardoso (6-2), Wellington Turman (10-1) vs. Dyego Roberto (13-11-1), Luiz Gustavo (4-0) vs. Diego Silverio (1-0).
Top 3 Bouts at Hex Fighting Series 6 Features Fighters with a Combined 201 Fights Between the 6 Fighters in the Main/Co-Main Bouts: All with Positive Records – Watch on GFL.Tv
The 6 Fighters in the Main/Co-Main Bouts have a combined 201 fights and 146 or 73% win rate. These fighters are all experienced and use to winning. How it will all end up is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure, the bouts will be hard fought and entertaining. Don’t miss them!! CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
|Brian Ebersole||Steven Kennedy|
|Il Ambrose||Francisco Trevino|
|Nick Paterson||Daniel Hernandez|
MMAMANIA.COM Rates Dustin Brooks vs. Ken Pizzi- Extreme Cage Fighting (EFC) 10 as One of Top 5 Fights of the Weekend To Watch – Live on GFL.Tv
Dustin Brooks vs. Ken Pizzi- Extreme Cage Fighting 10
The Extreme Cage Fighting light heavyweight championship is on the line as Dustin Brooks takes on Ken Pizzi for what may be a one sided match.
The demonstrative Brooks has a fight record of 8-2 and has been putting on a clinic ever since he’s hit the MMA scene. After winning his last two bouts with submission tactics it’s safe to assume that Brooks will be looking to do the same to Pizzi. The champion is working with house money since he has both the weight advantage and experience level working for him.
Ken Pizzi may be a dead man walking this weekend. This will be his first fight ever in a MMA ring so the odds are highly stacked against him. Who knows though, its quite possible Pizzi may walk away with an upset and change the landscape of the promotion. Does he have what it takes to be the next ECF light heavyweight champion?
The Bout Card includes: