AMMA Alumni & SuckerPunch Entertainment Athletes Go 6-0 at UFC and Bellator Events
NEW YORK, NY – June 27, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. ("Alliance MMA" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: AMMA), a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that brings together the best regional productions to build the next generation of MMA champions, announced today that all six of its Alumni and SuckerPunch Entertainment fighters who fought this weekend were victorious while competing at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night 112 and Bellator NYC.
“We were quite pleased with the overall positive outcomes our Alumni & SuckerPunch fighters attained this past weekend,” said Paul K. Danner, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance MMA. “It is the stated objective of the Alliance MMA enterprise to showcase the best possible regional MMA talent so that they might eventually compete at the highest level, and in the case of SuckerPunch, to provide the highest caliber management expertise for benefit of those fighters under contract. All of these extraordinary athletes, some of whom were developed by Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) and Hoosier Fight Club (HFC), clearly validated the underlying premise of our operational strategy by successfully competing in UFC and Bellator events, as well as generating an economic benefit on behalf of the Company.”
The perfect weekend began Saturday evening with Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden where SuckerPunch Entertainment client Douglas Lima successfully defended his welterweight title against Lorenz Larkin. The dream continued into Sunday evening at UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma City which featured five Alliance fighters on the card.
“SuckerPunch Entertainment consistently strives to deliver career-enhancing opportunities for all of our athletes, and this weekend was no exception,” said Brian Butler-Au, SuckerPunch Managing Partner. “Jared Gordon proved he is going to be a force in the featherweight division, Darrell Horcher made a successful comeback to the Octagon, Carla Esparza got back to her roots with six takedowns on her way to a win, Felice Herrig once again took out an undefeated fighter in style, and Douglas Lima successfully defended his Bellator MMA welterweight belt. Altogether, the SuckerPunch roster currently stands at 12-1 during the month of June, with several bouts still to go this upcoming weekend.”
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 fighters.
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 incorporated in 2015 for the purpose of acquiring businesses that engage in the promotion of mixed martial arts (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 mixed martial arts promotion company that is publicly-traded.
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