SuckerPunch Entertainment Continues Mixed Martial Arts Supremacy with Busy Roster and New Signings
NEW YORK, NY – May 17, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. ("Alliance MMA" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: AMMA), a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that brings together leading regional productions to build the next generation of MMA champions, announced today an extensive list of upcoming matchups for SuckerPunch Entertainment clients, as well as the signings of two new talented prospects.
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 over 100 fighters, many of whom compete at the highest level of competition in the UFC and other nationally-based promotions.
“The number of high profile bouts in which SuckerPunch athletes have competed, on both the regional and national scene, is undeniably impressive,” said Alliance MMA President Robert Haydak. “Brian Butler and Bryan Hamper continue to make their mark in the sport, and by relentlessly applying their topnotch management expertise, are providing clients with the most lucrative opportunities available.”
In the month of May, SuckerPunch Entertainment signed two fighters, Featherweight Tucker Lutz (3-1 Pro, 8-0 Amateur) and Heavyweight Chris Birchler (6-2 Pro, 3-0 Amateur.)
“SuckerPunch Entertainment is definitely on a roll,” said SuckerPunch Managing Partner Bryan Hamper. “We currently have ten UFC fighters on our roster with scheduled fights, and over ten more athletes fighting in other elite organizations over the coming months. We’ve also inked two special talents in Tucker Lutz and Chris Birchler, both of whom we fully expect in due time will join our existing athletes who already competing in upper echelon promotions.”
The current list of upcoming matchups for SuckerPunch fighters over the next four months is shown below. These fights and events and the fighters participating in them are subject to change without notice.
About Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA (NASDAQ: AMMA) is a professional mixed martial arts 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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