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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shannon Rose Signed To Host PPV Professional Fights Event

Courtesy of Shannon Rose:

Media Alert

MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC
Contact: Yolanda Moayedi
Phone: 727-573-6008
Fax: 727-573-6022

Tampa, FL, July 29, 2008 - - As the leader in stand-up striking fights, Shin Do Kumaté® is without question the most competitive in the sport. On Saturday, August 9, 2008, the best of the best professional fighters will come together in the internationally televised Shin Do Kumaté event titled “Ancient Ones.”

Broadcast Team for the PPV Just Signed

MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC. will be taping this event for a future PPV airing. Your hosts will be Shannon Rose and Paul Leighton.

Rose, started with MKM in 2006, and has been a pro wrestling announcer for over 20 years with a past in Radio and TV.

Leighton, started with MKM in 2007, and has been a radio and TV personality for many years plus a longtime fight fan.

The main event will feature Clifton Brown vs. Crafton Wallace in a full Thai rules bout. The anticipation for this fight is overwhelming in the fighting industry. Shin Do Kumaté is the event for all fight fans to see whether they’re fans of boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, or MMA, as the fighters are of the highest caliber with many spectacular knockouts. Shin Do Kumaté is an international event based in the Tampa Bay area. The Kumaté consists of three 3-minute rounds, which calls for high-intensity and fast paced bouts.

Clifton Brown is the number two ranked fighter in the world in the Light Heavyweight division in Muay Thai. Brown has fought in over 40 countries and trained in Thailand to master his fighting skills at the place where Muay Thai originated. He holds multiple Championship Belts worldwide and will be fighting for the first time in Shin Do Kumaté against Crafton Wallace. Wallace comes from a Kickboxing and Muay Thai background, with the past few years competing in MMA events. He is a renowned international fighter actively fighting in the U.S. in Full Contact events, including the World Combat League, King of the Cage, and UFC.

The co-main event features Remy Bonnel vs. Fernando Calleros. Remy is a 3 time Shin Do Kumaté veteran and has gained International prestige by beating some of the best fighters in the world. He has the most devastating kicks in his weight class and he’ll be looking for revenge for a controversial loss to Fernando Calleros last year. Fernando Calleros has fought matches in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Full Contact Fighting worldwide and will be featured in Shin Do Kumaté for the first time, but to defend his win against Remy to prove his win was justified. This is a fight you do not want to miss!

If you watched Fight Girls on Oxygen, then you know Felice Herrig who will be fighting against Jessica Sanchez. Felice has her own television talk show ”Combat Wire” in Chicago and in addition to the Fight Girls reality show, she competed in the nationally televised World Combat League on Versus.

Shin Do Kumaté will be held at the Bob Martinez Sports Complex at the University of Tampa, 312 North Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 8pm. Tickets are available online at www.mkmfights.com or by calling 727-573-6008. Ticket prices are $15 for stadium seating, $50 for floor seats, and $100 for ringside seats. The host hotel for Shin Do Kumaté is the Hilton Carillon Park Hotel located at 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716. A special $99 event rate is available for all event guests and a courtesy airport shuttle is available for all guests.

There will be a Meet and Greet that will take place at the Courtside Grille in Feather Sound on Ulmerton in St. Petersburg, Florida and will take place at 7:30pm

The press is invited to attend the weigh-in on Friday, August 8 at 5pm at the Hilton Hotel. To reserve a media pass for the event, please contact MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC.

The Shin Do Kumaté brand is the world's leading professional Thai Boxing event produced for television. Owned and operated by MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC and headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, Shin Do Kumate programming is available via Pay Per View and Video On Demand through cable and satellite providers with the plans to produce six shows per year. In addition to its pay television platform, Shin Do Kumate fight programs are distributed throughout the world in multiple international markets such as New Zealand, Australia, Germany, England, Korea, Israel, Romania, Africa, Middle East, Canada, and South America.