SuckerPunch Entertainment’s Max Holloway Retains World Featherweight
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2017--
MMA, Inc. ("Alliance MMA" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:AMMA), the only
publicly-traded professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that
unifies elite regional promotions and aspiring MMA champions, announced
today that Sucker
Punch Entertainment client Max “Blessed” Holloway successfully
defended his Ultimate
Fighting Championship (UFC) World Featherweight Title against Jose
Aldo Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Showcased as the main event of the December 2nd UFC
218 pay-per-view broadcast, Holloway proved victorious in
devastating fashion by delivering a third-round technical knockout (TKO)
to Aldo, himself a former UFC Champion. This most recent success marks
the twelfth straight win for Holloway, and his second victory over Aldo.
Following Saturday's bout, during a
UFC press conference interview, UFC President Dana White commented
"that he saw something noticeable in Holloway.” “Incredible,” said
White, “the way he fought tonight, the way he walked him down, the way
he tried to break him mentally and physically was incredible. He looked
like an amazing champ tonight - what a performance!”
Acquired by Alliance MMA in January of this year, SuckerPunch
Entertainment is one of the top fighter management firms in all of MMA,
and currently boasts a roster of nearly 150 fighters, many of whom
compete at the highest level of competition in the UFC and other
nationally-based promotions. “Everyone at Alliance MMA is ecstatic over
Max’s impressive performance Saturday night,” said Paul K. Danner, Chief
Executive Officer of Alliance MMA. “As we have continually indicated,
our strategic imperative is to showcase the best possible regional MMA
talent so that they might eventually compete at the highest level, like
Max Holloway and others. As a fighter management entity, SuckerPunch is
an integral component of our long-term plan, providing sage guidance and
seasoned expertise for the benefit of those fighters under contract.
Brian Butler-Au and the SuckerPunch team truly represent their clients
with uncommon passion and enduring commitment, constantly striving to
provide them with the most career-enhancing opportunities available.”
Alliance Continues to Penetrate Major Media Markets
Besides SuckerPunch Entertainment, and CageTix, the Company’s electronic
ticketing platform, Alliance MMA currently operates in 13 of the top 30
Nielsen Designated Market Areas (DMA), including each of the top five.
With the goal of unifying elite regional promotions and fostering the
development of aspiring MMA champions, the Company produces professional
MMA events through New Jersey-based Cage Fury Fighting Championship,
Washington-based Combat Games MMA, Indiana-based Hoosier Fight Club,
Tennessee-based V3Fights, Maryland-based Shogun Fights, Ohio-based Iron
Tiger Fight Series, Florida-based Fight Time Promotions, Georgia-based
National Fighting Championship, Southern California-based SoCa Fights,
and Nebraska-based Victory Fighting Championship.
About Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA (NASDAQ: AMMA) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA)
company that brings together the best regional productions. 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 is
also dedicated to generating live original sports media content,
attracting an international fan base, and securing major brand
sponsorship revenue for live MMA events, digital media, and Alliance MMA
MMA is the world’s fastest-growing sport with worldwide fans of
approximately 300 million according to sports marketing research firm
Repucom. 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, and Muay Thai. Professional MMA fights are legal and
regulated by state athletic commissions in all 50 states.
Alliance MMA, Inc. was formed in 2015 for the purpose of acquiring
businesses that engage in the promotion of MMA events. In 2016, the
company completed an initial public offering that culminated in a
listing on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Alliance MMA is the only MMA
promotion company that is publicly-traded.
For more information, visit www.alliancemma.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements relate to
anticipated future events, future results of operations or future
financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking
statements by terminology such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,”
“intends,” “expects,” “plans,” “goals,” “projects,” “anticipates,”
“believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue” or the
negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Actual results
may differ materially from historical results or those indicated by
these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors
including, but not limited to, those discussed under the heading “Risk
Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17,
2017. Alliance MMA encourages you to review other factors that may
affect its future results in its other filings with the Securities and
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