NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 two sell-out events in one week. Combat Games (COGA) 54 in Snoqualmie, Washington at the Snoqualmie Casino, and Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC) 64 in San Diego, California at The Observatory North Park.
COGA 54 was held March 18th and featured a ten-bout fight card showcasing top-level professional martial artists from the Pacific Northwest. In the main event, Nathan Stolen was crowned featherweight champion in front of a sold-out audience in Snoqualmie after defeating Carson Frei via third-round kimura submission. In the Co-Main event, Jeff Sweeney defeated Eddie Blackburn via rear-naked choke submission in round one.
On Saturday night, as previously announced, Eric Del Fierro, Alliance MMA’s General Manager for San Diego, led the matchmaking efforts for CFFC 64 which featured eleven fights (six professional and five amateur). In the main event of the evening, San Diego native Matt Sayles defeated Christian Aguilera via first round technical knockout due to strikes. In the Co-Main event, Team Alpha Male’s Joseph Morales defeated Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella via technical knockout in round two, also due to strikes. A replay of CFFC 64 is available now at CFFC.tv.
“We are extremely pleased with the overwhelmingly positive reception CFFC 64 received in the San Diego market,” said Rob Haydak, President of Alliance MMA. “This inaugural event represents what will soon become our eighth regional promotion, as we expect to introduce a new brand name in the coming months. This highly successful experience also validated our ability to provide a full range of constructive corporate resources, all of which we plan to apply across the Alliance enterprise going forward to help sell-out all of our events in the future.”
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White was in attendance in San Diego to film another episode of his hit YouTube series, “Dana White: Lookin For A Fight.” To watch season two, visit http://bit.ly/LookinForAFight.
Next up, Cage Fury and Combat Games are set to host events simultaneously on May 20th as CFFC 65 is held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA and COGA 55 returns to the Snoqualmie Casino. CFFC intends to make its return to San Diego in early June of 2017.
To stay updated on all upcoming Alliance MMA events including CFFC and COGA, please visit http://alliancemma.com/events/
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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