NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2018--
Alliance MMA, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMMA) announced today that Ira S. Rainess
has been appointed President of the company, effective immediately.
For nearly 30 years, Rainess has focused on complex deal structuring and
business development for high-profile clients such as NFL Hall of Famer
Ray Lewis and Major League Baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. As an
experienced marketing executive who has created sponsor partnerships
with global brands such as Red Bull, Chevrolet, EA Sports, Nike,
Coca-Cola and Under Armour, Rainess’s industry expertise will enhance
Alliance MMA’s reputation as an elite sports and media company.
“This is a remarkable opportunity to develop the Alliance MMA brand,
while honing the company’s operations in our efforts to attain
profitability,” said Rainess. “Our talented team of promoters at
Alliance is committed to producing exciting, high-profile MMA events,
and I look forward to helping them succeed at the highest level.”
Rainess has been Head of the Sports & Entertainment Law practice at
Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White for the last 13 years. A member of
the Maryland Bar, he is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s
School of Business and the University of Baltimore School of Law, where
he has taught Sports Law over many years, sharing his experience and
knowledge with the next generation of sports lawyers and executives.
About Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA is a sports and media company that combines premier
regional MMA promotions with event ticketing and management services.
Alliance MMA is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange and is the only MMA
promotion company whose stock is publicly-traded. MMA is the world’s
fastest-growing sport with approximately 300 million fans worldwide,
according to sports marketing research firm Repucom. Professional MMA
fights are legal and regulated by state athletic commissions in all 50
states. For more information, visit www.alliancemma.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
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anticipated future events, future results of operations or future
financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking
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“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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Alliance MMA, Inc.
James Platek, 212-739-7825