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Friday, February 6, 2009

Mixed Martial Arts Apparel Company, Heavy Knucklez Sportswear, To Sponsor Tonya 'Triple Threat' Evinger -- 'MMA Super Fight Event'

Courtesy of Heavy Knucklez Sportswear:

Tonya Evinger signs multi-fight apparel sponsorship agreement with Heavy Knucklez
Sportswear. Evinger will be participating in the upcoming "Valentines Eve Massacre" in Fresno, California.

Stockton, CA, February 6, 2009 -- Heavy Knucklez Sportswear, an up-and-coming mixed martial arts apparel company, is proud to announce that they will be co-sponsors for Tonya "Triple Threat" Evinger.

"Tonya is one of the most well-known female MMA fighters in the world," said Will Trawick, Heavy Knucklez Founder. "She is a superb athlete and has a great personality to match." Evinger is a former EliteXC fighter. Her fight against Gina Carano was the first ever nationally televised female fight. In most ranking polls, she is ranked No. 2 in the nation. Currently she is filming a reality show about female fighters; its format is similar to that of The Ultimate Fighter series but it's about women.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to sponsor Tonya at the upcoming 'Valentines Eve Massacre' on February 13, 2009 in Fresno California." The event is being promoted by Wargods and Ken Shamrock Productions. The card will feature Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock, former EliteXC stars, MMA fighters from Wargods and Ken Shamrock's Lion's Den. This event will also mark the debut of Wargods Female MMA division, the "Wargodesses" featuring Tonya Evinger.

About Tonya Evinger:

Number 2 ranked female MMA fighter in the nation. Evinger was the first ever 3-time wrestling champ in the high school nationals tournament for girls held in Oregon. She later wrestled at the US Nationals and finished as No. 2 in the country. During her senior year she competed overseas in France and Turkey. Evinger accepted a scholarship to wrestle on the women's team at Missouri Valley College and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. She made her MMA pro debut in 2006. Her current team affiliation is Team Lion's Den founded by UFC Hall of Famer, Ken Shamrock. Her MMA record is 8-2-0.

About Heavy Knucklez Sportswear:

An independently owned and operated apparel company, based in Stockton California, geared towards Mixed Martial Arts Fans and Comic Book Enthusiasts. Will Trawick, the owner and founder has been a fan of Mixed Martial Arts ever since the days when there were minimal rules governing the sport, no weight classes, and it was basically a free for all. He's studied its origins; a sport called Pankration that was first introduced in the Greek Olympic Games many centuries ago. He's also an avid reader and collector of comic books.

Heavy Knucklez' products have images of One of a Kind Comic Book style Characters on them. Each character has a biography, similar to those found in comic books. The Heavy Knucklez web experience is an interactive experience; a place to buy MMA gear and an opportunity to learn about the characters and witness their evolution. Currently there are six characters; Iduma Visilios, Basilios Maximus, Damianos, Diomedes, Atreus, and Alexis. New characters and storylines are in the works.

Note from Ric: Tonya is rapidly becoming one of my favorite fighters, in and out of the ring. If you get a chance to see her in action, I suggest you take it.