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 that Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat (ROC) 59 is now available to purchase for online viewing via Video on Demand (VOD) at WatchROC.com. The ROC event was held on Friday, June 2, at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was in attendance filming an episode of his hit web television series “Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight.”
The highlight of the evening came in the form of the Ring of Combat National Bantamweight title fight when Merab Dvalishvili knocked out Raufeon Stots in under twenty-seconds with a vicious spinning backfist. A native of the Eastern European country of Georgia, Dvalishvili is a Serra-Longo Fight Team member who is now 7-2, and drawing significant interest from the UFC following his spectacular victory in front of Dana White. Through an exclusive purchase agreement, Alliance MMA acquired the existing library of Neglia’s legendary promotion, as well as the right to own and produce the video content for all future ROC events.
“In October 2016, at the time we completed our Initial Public Offering, Alliance MMA acquired all of the media rights for Ring of Combat for the express purpose of offering this historically valuable content to MMA fans,” said Paul K. Danner, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance MMA. “We believe that demand for viewing Ring of Combat content may be significant as ROC has sent upwards of 60 fighters to the UFC, some of whom went on to become world champions like Frankie Edgar and Chris Weidman. The ROC promotion name definitely resonates with many East Coast MMA fans, so the Company plans to explore a range of possibilities in order to monetize these media assets as effectively as possible going forward.”
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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