Alliance MMA (NASDAQ: AMMA) continues to drive news in the mixed martial arts arena, with its fighter management firm, SuckerPunch Entertainment, sending three premier fighters to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championships being held at the Junesse Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on June 3rd.
SuckerPunch’s Max Holloway will be defending his interim UFC featherweight title against fight veteran Jose Aldo. The fight card will also feature middleweight knockout specialist Oluwale Bambose, fighting Paolo Borrachimha as well as introducing Brian Kelleher to his UFC debut bout against Iuri Alcantara.
Growth At SuckerPunch Benefits AMMA
Commenting on the event, Robert Haydak, President and CEO at AMMA, stated, “SuckerPunch Entertainment continues to solidify its position as one of the world’s preeminent fighter management companies, and this weekend’s action-packed fight card provides resounding validation of their dominant position in the MMA industry.” He added, “For SuckerPunch to represent a single client competing in a UFC event is a noteworthy accomplishment, sending two athletes to contend the same night is an extraordinary honor at this level, but to have three premier fighters listed on a single UFC fight card is an astonishing accomplishment, and clearly a testament to the level of devotion and professionalism the firm delivers to all the athletes they represent.”
The event will prove to be another important weekend in the development at AMMA, showing the consistent creation of MMA promotion and the building of its fighter talent pool. In the past three months alone, AMMA, either directly or through its subsidiaries, has promoted several high profile events featuring top emerging talent. The event in Rio further strengthens the strategy at AMMA to become the powerhouse promotion company featuring the most promising MMA fighters of the future.
AMMA is intent on becoming the premier developer of MMA talent with aspirations of being the preeminent provider of competitors to premier promotion companies like UFC and Bellator.
AMMA now houses some of the world’s leading MMA promotions with a goal of hosting more than 125 events per year and showcasing more than 1,000 fighters. Alliance MMA is also engaged in creating shareholder value through the development of 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.
With MMA being a global sport that attracts many millions of fans worldwide, AMMA is strategically positioning themselves to benefit from the continued growth and opportunity presented by the sport. AMMA is the only publicly-traded mixed martial arts promotion company, trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol AMMA.
Additional Disclosure: I am long AMMA and may purchase additional shares within the next 72 hours.
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