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 building the next generation of MMA champions, saw two alumni from Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC), Katlyn Chookagian and Shane Burgos, both come away victorious at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York.
“Our mission since day one has been to provide a developmental platform for the next generation of MMA superstars,” said Alliance MMA President Robert Haydak. “It’s great to see two alumni from the Alliance MMA organization climbing their way to the top.”
In the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Pass Prelims, Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian improved her record to 9-1 by defeating Irene Aldana via a split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) after three rounds of back-and-forth action. On the FoxSports1 preliminary card, “Hurricane” Shane Burgos defeated Charles Rosa via third round TKO. The New York native remained undefeated at 9-0 and has become a premier prospect in the UFC’s featherweight division.
“We at Cage Fury Fighting Championships couldn’t be prouder and happier with Shane and Katlyn’s wins at UFC 210,” said CFFC General Manager Devon Mathiesen. “We congratulate them on their path to greatness one fight at a time!”
In addition to the two UFC wins, this past weekend Alliance MMA also had two successful events. At Shogun Fights 16 on Saturday at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, a crowd of over 4000 ticket-holders were treated to a 12-fight card with four title bouts. In the Co-Main Event, Superheavyweight Ryan McGowan defeated Aubray Collier via TKO in round one after McGowan landed a series of knee strikes. In the main event of the evening, Micah Terrill captured the Shogun welterweight title by putting away former champ Chauncey Foxworth via TKO. Two key sponsors among several for Shogun Fights 16 included Lexington National Insurance Corporation (http://www.lexingtonnational.com) and VIA Appliance Services (http://www.viaappliance.com).
On Friday evening, Fight Time 36 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale produced a 10-fight card headlined by two premier heavyweight matchups. In the Co-Main event, Everett Sims defeated Frank Tate via first round TKO due to strikes. In the Main event Kenny “Deuce” Garner defeated Oscar Delgado just 31-seconds into round one via submission. Two of Fight Time Promotions key promotional partners for this event included Audi of Ft. Lauderdale (http://www.audifortlauderdale.com/) and Frog Fitness (http://www.frogfitness.com/). Replays will be available on www.fighttimepromotions.com. The next Fight Time Promotions event is scheduled for June 16th as Fight Time 37 returns to the Miami Airport Convention Center. Tickets are officially on sale and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/FightTime37.
Coming up next for Alliance MMA is Hoosier Fight Club 33 on Saturday, April 15th, live from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. That event airs at a date yet-to-be-determined on Comcast Sports Net Chicago. V3 Fights 59 takes place on Saturday, April 29th at the Fitz Casino in Tunica, Mississippi with live streaming on www.V3Fights.com. Tickets for both events are available at Alliance MMA’s CageTix service: www.cagetix.com/v3 and www.cagetix.com/HFC.
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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