Victory Fighting Championship acquired by Alliance MMA

ALLIANCE MMA

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alliance MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AMMA), the only publicly-traded mixed martial arts (MMA) company, unifying elite regional promotions and aspiring MMA champions, announced today it has acquired the assets of Victory Fighting Championship. VFC produces events in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and forthcoming shows in Dallas/Ft. Worth – the nation’s 5th largest media market.

VICTORY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, VFC has produced more than 60 live MMA events since its founding in 2002. The Midwest’s MMA leader also has global distribution, being broadcast exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS – the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s OTT digital streaming platform which reaches subscribers in more than 155 countries.1

Alliance MMA adds Victory FC to growing stable of regional promotions

Operated by owner and CEO Ryan Stoddard, VFC has served as the launching pad for former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, as well as UFC standouts Jake Ellenberger, Tecia Torres, Travis Browne, Chris Camozzi, Spencer Fisher, Josh Neer, and many others.

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“With this acquisition, we are taking leaps toward achieving goals on multiple fronts,” said Paul Danner, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance MMA. “VFC’s organizational footprint, in terms of scale and distribution on UFC FIGHT PASS, provides an incredible opportunity for Alliance MMA to produce content – including live content – that fans want to see.

“In addition, as we continue to pursue a presence in all the right geographies, we will build upon VFC’s rock-solid foundation. Under the leadership of Ryan Stoddard, whose vision of expansion aligns with ours, we feel VFC’s unique brand of entertainment and proven quality can best translate to several new cities in the near future.”

VICTORY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP ADDED TO ALLIANCE MMA STABLE

“We at Victory are excited to join Alliance MMA, which promises to strengthen our promotion in many ways including access to an expanded slate of superlative venues,” said Ryan Stoddard, General Manager of Victory Fighting Championship. “I believe in the ascendant business model of Alliance MMA and felt this offered the most rewarding outcome both for our promotion and for fighters interested to climb the ladder to get to the majors.”

VFC joins Alliance MMA’s growing umbrella of regional promotions, operating in 13 of the top 30 Nielsen Designated Market Areas (DMA), including each of the top five. With the goal of unifying elite regional promotions and fostering the development of aspiring MMA champions, Alliance MMA also promotes MMA events through New Jersey-based Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC), Washington-based Combat Games MMA (COGA), Illinois-based Hoosier Fight Club (HFC), Tennessee-based V3Fights, Maryland-based Shogun Fights, Ohio-based Iron Tiger Fight Series, Florida-based Fight Time Promotions, Georgia-based National Fighting Championship (NatFight), and Southern California-based SoCa Fights.

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.

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“SuckerPunch continues to build a diverse roster bolstered by some of the most exceptional prospects in all of regional MMA,” said Alliance MMA President Robert Haydak. “Jason Soares, Manny Vazquez, and Karl Roberson are all excellent talents and Alliance MMA eagerly awaits their next bouts under the SuckerPunch Entertainment brand.”

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.

For more information, visit www.alliancemma.com.

XFN 17 EXTREME FIGHTING NATION COCONUT CREEK CASINO NOV 2

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XFN 17: XFN Unconquered
Xtreme Fighting Nation
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)
Coconut Creek, FL

Event Details

XFN EXTREME FIGHTING NATION

It is with great pleasure that Xtreme Fighting  Martial Arts, announces its next live Nation Event.  Live Mixed MARTIAL ARTS fights which will take place at The Pavillion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Thursday, Nov 2, 2017.

XFN, in association with Unconquered Promotions, will feature 10+ action packed MMA bouts headlined by Xetreme Fighting Nation Bantamweight champion,  against Ryan Conforti.

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Gamboa who is undefeated, will defend his  title  and belt. Gamboa made it to the finals of the XFN Bantamweight Tournament of Titans earlier this year. Conforti is 4-1 in his last 5 fights and is determined to earn the XFN bantamweight title. This fight will be November 2, 2017 at Coconut Creek casino in Coconut Creek Florida.

The night of fights will also feature local women MMA standouts Kelly Beringson vs Miranda Barber. Both Beringson and Barber are local to south florida and eager to make their mark on the  featherweight (145lb) division. Other confirmed bouts include: Shawn Brown, 155lbs (12-4) coming off of a TKO victory in July, vs Dylan Edwards, undefeated at (3-0) in the XFN cage with all three victories coming by submission, and Gus Villamil vs Filipe Valentim competing for the next shot at the flyweight (125lb) title.

This was a previous promotion for Extreme Fighting Nation. Watch the video and feel the power of the promotion. This is a must see event in Coconut Creek Florida on Nov 2.

For updates on the event and fight card, follow us on Facebook.com/xfnfights and on social media @xfnfights

BEST AND WORST MMA BOUTS

TOP 10 of the Best MMA bouts in 2017. Enjoy!

This is a highly advanced and professional analysis of several MMA bouts that fans thought were either boring, sloppy or just plain awful. This is some of the worst mixed martial art fights.

TOP TEN BEST MMA BOUTS

Conor McGregor is still a big winner in the Times’ MMA rankings

CONOR MCGREGOR IS AS POPULAR AS ALWAYS EVEN AFTER LOSS TO FLOYD MAYWEATHER

Was this match the MMA fighter versus the BOXER or was it much more? This was the largest event and payday for combat sports ever. How will this change the future of boxing and mma?

CONOR MCGREGOR

CURRENT UFC FIGHTERS ON THE ROSTER:

Lightweight

1. Conor McGregor

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov

3. Tony Ferguson

4. Justin Gaethje

5. Eddie Alvarez

6. Edson Barboza

7. Kevin Lee

8. Michael Chiesa

9. Beneil Dariush

10. Anthony Pettis

Conor McGregor’s boxing excursion went a lot better than many predicted. McGregor won a few rounds from undefeated defensive specialist Floyd Mayweather before succumbing to a 10th-round TKO. McGregor is likely to be an even bigger star when he returns to MMA. In McGregor’s absence, UFC has booked an interim lightweight title fight pitting Tony Ferguson against Kevin Lee.

Featherweight

1. Max Holloway

2. Jose Aldo

3. Frankie Edgar

4. Ricardo Lamas

5. Cub Swanson

6. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire

7. Daniel Straus

8. Doo Ho Choi

9. Chan Sung Jung

10. Darren Elkins

Ricardo Lamas picked up an impressive win over Jason Knight, repeatedly battering Knight with strikes before finally securing the stoppage late in the first round. Darren Elkins sneaks into the top 10 with a close split decision win over Dennis Bermudez, Elkin’s fifth straight win.

Bantamweight

1. Cody Garbrandt

2. Dominick Cruz

3. T.J. Dillashaw

4. Raphael Assuncao

5. Jimmie Rivera

6. Marlon Moraes

7. Bibiano Fernandes

8. John Lineker

9. Eduardo Dantas

10. Aljamain Sterling

Jimmie Rivera is moving into the title picture with his fifth straight UFC win, this time over the dangerous Thomas Almeida. Rivera hasn’t won in official competition since 2008 and has generally entertaining fights even though he isn’t much of a finisher (15 of his 21 wins have come via decision). Aljamain Sterling returns to the top 10 with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Renan Barao.

Women’s Bantamweight

1. Amanda Nunes

2. Valentina Shevchenko

3. Julianna Pena

4. Holly Holm

5. Cat Zingano

6. Sara McMann

7. Raquel Pennington

8. Alexis Davis

9. Sarah Kaufman

10. Germaine de Randamie

Amanda Nunes’ scheduled fight with Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213 fell through when Nunes pulled out late due to health issues. Now the two are scheduled to fight again at UFC 215 in an important fight for the division.

Flyweight

1. Demetrious Johnson

2. Joseph Benavidez

3. Henry Cejudo

4. Kyoji Horiguchi

5. Ray Borg

6. Jussier Formiga

7. Sergio Pettis

8. Wilson Reis

9. Brandon Moreno

10. John Moraga

Sergio Pettis picked up the biggest win of his young career when he defeated Brandon Moreno via unanimous decision in the main event of a UFC card in Mexico. Pettis has now won four straight and is emerging as a contender in the thin flyweight division.

Women’s Strawweight

1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

2. Claudia Gadelha

3. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

4. Rose Namajunas

5. Jessica Andrade

6. Tecia Torres

7. Carla Esparza

8. Maryna Moroz

9. Jessica Aguilar

10. Cynthia Calvillo

The biggest women’s strawweight bout on the horizon comes September 23 in Japan when Claudia Gadelha takes on Jessica Andrade. Both women are looking to earn a rematch with champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

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