Alliance MMA Hosts First Fight in Philadelphia in 2017

Local Philadelphia Fighters are Given the Opportunity to Shine at CFFC 65

NEW YORK, NY – May 2, 2017Alliance MMA, Inc. ("Alliance MMA" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: AMMA), a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that brings together the best regional productions building the next generation of MMA champions, is promoting Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) 65 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 20th.

“CFFC returns to the city of Brotherly Love after a successful San Diego event in March,” said Robert Haydak, President of Alliance MMA. “We are looking forward to CFFC 65 because this event provides local fighters with the best opportunities to develop their skills and advance to the next level of competition.”

CFFC 65 features three title fights including Anton Berzin vs. Jamelle Jones for the inaugural light heavyweight title and Joe Lowry vs. Mike Pope for the lightweight title. The main event features “Phighter” Sean Brady vs. Tanner Saraceno for the vacant welterweight title. Brady is the top northeast prospect and comes back after battling an injury to face Saraceno, the CFFC 63 winner and WWE’s “Tough Enough” contestant.

“Since joining Alliance MMA our fighters have a stronger platform to reach the next level of competition,” said Devon Mathiesen, General Manager of CFFC. “We have a lot of talented fighters on the card this time around including Philadelphia fighters Sean Brady, Anton Berzin and Joseph Lowry.”

Tickets for CFFC 65 can be purchased at

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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