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Friday, July 31, 2009

Mike The Pike Productions, Inc. Sets Stage For The Cage To Help Fight Human Trafficking

MTP Partners With MMA Event Pros for Event to Feature Music and Mixed Martial Arts Competition

FORT WAYNE, IN, July 31, 2009 - Mike The Pike Productions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PINR) CEO/President, Mark B. Newbauer, announces that executives for MTP have unanimously agreed on Mixed Martial Arts to be the focus of their next event which will be tied to an awareness campaign on human trafficking.

"MMA events have proven to be some of the most profitable of all time when produced by seasoned promoters with good contacts in the industry. It's no secret that this is a necessary ingredient for profitability. MTP has had several discussions with promoters to find the right fit in fulfilling this need and we were fortunate enough to have met Mike and Kristi Bowersock of Dragons Den MMA for a win-win. We'll also be reaching out to our contacts at Artists for Amnesty of Amnesty International (www.artistsforamnesty.org) and Polaris Project (www.polarisproject.org) for the event to ensure mass awareness on a topic that is only now surfacing as the epidemic it has become," states Newbauer.

This event will be entertainment with wide appeal in that the two companies are merging their abilities for an all-out MMA event to feature top-name musical acts, celebrity attendees, guest judges and national sponsorships. The two companies are also planning for pay-per-view streaming and/or HDNet broadcast opportunities with this event, which will be set for Fall 2009.

The Bowersocks have been promoting MMA events for over 10 years and are responsible for the first sanctioned MMA fight in the state of Indiana. Their events roster lists over 100 fight galas including worldwide Pay-Per-View events such as their recent success at the Star Plaza Theater outside of Chicago, IL featuring pro-fighters from UFC, Pride and K1. The couple is well known for their Full Contact Fight Series in the Midwest which is often featured internationally on www.mixedmartialarts.com. Both previous MMA fighters turned instructors; they've also trained several fighters with prominent presence in the UFC.

The couple is thrilled to be working with Mike The Pike Productions in structuring a co-venture that will be "spectacular for everyone involved," says Kristi. "We are excited to be working with Mike The Pike Productions on this event. The professionalism from Mark's team including Kelsi Velpel and (MTPs Fort Wayne Promotions Associate) Jake Slater is second to none. The promotions business is some murky waters and it's refreshing to see someone with the passion, integrity and capabilities presented by this team. The co-venture will be a success, no question."

Details on the event will be released as planning stages progress and Mike The Pike Productions continues to fulfill paperwork requirements to FINRA toward a ticker symbol change for PINR. As well, the company plans to release financial projections for its first two features in development, 'Dresden Sun' and 'Fish in a Barrel.' "These aren't just numbers based on previous films. We'll be conservative in our estimates based on intended cast as submitted to distribution contacts based on accurate worldwide numbers as to the value of cast vs. genre," states Newbauer.

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Source: Mike The Pike Productions, Inc.