UFC Featherweight Champion Seeks Lightweight Championship Title
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2018--
MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMMA),
announced today that SuckerPunch
Entertainment (“SuckerPunch”) client Ultimate
Fighting Championship (“UFC”) Featherweight Champion Max Holloway
will step in on six days’ notice as a late replacement to challenge
Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship in the UFC 223
Main Event LIVE on pay-per-view from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
on Saturday night, April 7th.
Max Holloway, the 2017 Rolling Stone Magazine and UFC Fighter of the
Year, will look to become only the second fighter in UFC history to hold
two belts simultaneously in two separate weight classes. The only other
fighter to have done so is global superstar Conor McGregor.
“It’s moments like these when legends are made,” said Brian Butler-Au,
Managing Director of SuckerPunch Entertainment. “Max is undeniably
validating his “anybody, anytime, anywhere” philosophy by stepping up a
weight class to battle an undefeated fighter with only six days to
Two Additional SuckerPunch Athletes Also Featured on UFC 223 Card
In addition to Holloway, joining Max on the UFC 223 card are fellow
SuckerPunch clients Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder and Felice “Lil
Bulldog” Herrig. Felder will be looking to extend his three-fight
unbeaten streak when he takes on #11 ranked UFC Lightweight Al Iaquinta
in the opening bout on the evening’s pay-per-view card.
Felice Herrig, the #8 ranked women’s Strawweight, will challenge #4
ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz during the preliminary portion of the card
airing on FS1
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regional MMA promotions with event ticketing and management services.
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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
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