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Thursday, April 17, 2008

SUN Returns To Harrah's Grand Casino Resort For Start Of "GI Vs PRO" MMA Tour

Courtesy of SUN Sports & Entertainment Inc.:

DALLAS, TX--(April 17, 2008) - SUN Sports & Entertainment Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SSPE) announced today that ART OF WAR, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting returns to the Grand Casino Resort Tunica, on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00 pm.

Following a successful inaugural event produced by SUN at the Harrah's Grand Casino Resort last October 19, 2007, ART OF WAR is back -- this time with the innovative team concept "GI Vs PRO." The nationally televised event will be aired on Fox Sports Net (FSN) at a later date.

Nine, three-round fights are scheduled to start at 8:00 pm. Seven bouts consists of a military (active or former) mixed martial artist taking on professional MMA fighters. Army Ranger Damien Stelly (8-2, Lafayette, LA) faces UFC and WEC veteran Ron Faircloth (27-12, Stoughton, WI) in the main event.

Iraq war veteran Nick Agallar serves as captain for the "GI" Team. Agallar was 11-3 in MMA action before leaving on a 16-month tour in Iraq. UFC and Pride Fighting star Chris Brennan will captain the "PRO" Team.

According to Agallar, his GIs will be ready to make a statement as they step in against the PROs. "Our GI Team is ready to show we have the greatest hand-to-hand combat fighters in the world," he said. "And what better way to prove that than to go head-to-head with some of the best MMA fighters in the world. We look forward to representing the armed forces and showcasing some of our greatest warriors."

For Brennan, his PRO Team knows they are in for a true test. "No doubt the GI Team has some very tough MMA fighters," he noted. "I know that Staff Sergeant (Damien) Stelly is one of the toughest young middleweights in the world and I fully expect him to give Ron (Faircloth) a rough fight in the main event."

Several Mid South area fighters will be participating on the PRO team. Memphis fighters David Brown and Chris Hawk, both AOW 4 vets, will see action on the card. Brown, (2-1) will take on GI Jon Meyer (4-1, Piqua, OH) in a Welterweight fight. Hawk (4-1) is set to challenge the Army's Darrell Schoonover (2-0, El Paso, TX).

Little Rock's Mike Wessel (4-1) and GI Patrick Castillo (4-2, Copperas Cove, TX) will also square off in a heavyweight contest. Wessel, who won his main event contest at October's ART OF WAR event in Tunica, is a former professional football player and strength and conditioning coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

MMA vets Chris Gates, (9-4, Pontoloc, MS) will face Tom Jones (16-6, Tulsa, OK), and Bill Collins (Memphis, TN) will fight Ryan McClain (Tulsa, OK) in undercard matches.

Show Partners EVP Larry Rogers stated, "We are ready to produce one of the most exciting and entertaining nights in MMA designed to deliver a knock out production for all the fans."

Tickets for GI Vs PRO are priced from $25 to $100. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at the Grand Tunica Box Office 901.525.1515.


Grand Casino Tunica is the largest casino resort between Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The resort was voted "Best Overall Casino Hotel by Casino Player magazine in 2006. The Grand Casino Tunica, offers 24-hour gaming action in the largest casino between Las Vegas and Atlantic City, 140,000 square feet of exciting gaming in four uniquely themed gaming areas. There's something for everybody -- high-payout slots, table games, a non-smoking gaming area, and Total Rewards® casino loyalty program offering members the flexibility they want and the recognition they deserve. For more information on the Grand Casino Resort Tunica, please visit: www.GrandTunica.com.


SUN (www.sunorganization.com) is a Professional Sports & Entertainment Production Company that produces world class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Events under the brands: Art of War LIVE (www.artofwarLIVE.com), The USA MMA Men's National Team (www.teamUSAmma.com), UNDERGROUND Cage Fighting (www.undergroundcagefighting.com), Steel Cage Promotions (www.steelecage.com), and the International Fighting Organization (IFO), a governing body for MMA in Nevada. The company also created the International Fighters Association (IFA), a non-profit based in Luxemburg that ranks, rates and sanctions professional MMA Fights.


Show Partners is a professional services company that offers national broadcast, cable and corporate clients an effective, single-source provider of high-value production, operations and engineering solutions. Founded in 1985, Show Partners is highly regarded by clients such as FOX, CBS Sports, NBC, Universal and SPEED for our ability to design, execute and manage complex shows, many with unique and challenging constraints. For more information, visit www.ShowPartners.com or contact us via phone at (321) 257-1850 x226 or email: sales@ShowPartners.com. Show Partners® is a registered trademark of Gold Star Communications, Inc., other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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SUN Contact
Clyde Gentry
Chief Operating Officer
Tel: 972.267.4300 X 12