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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Maryland’s First Ever Mixed Martial Arts Event Makes Its Debut In Baltimore

Source - MOS Creative:

With the help of MOS Creative, Shogun Fights will premiere MMA to Marylanders this fall.


Sep 01, 2009 – Baltimore, MD—After years of fighting the laws in the state of Maryland, Shogun Fights organizer and former MMA competitor, John Rallo, is bringing the excitement of MMA and all of its loyal fans to the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore on October 24, 2009 at 7:00pm.

In May of 2008, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a bill legalizing MMA in Maryland with the full support of the Maryland State Athletic Commission. MMA is the fastest growing sport in the country. It involves competitors using various interdisciplinary fighting styles; including jiu-jitsu, muay thai, wrestling, judo, boxing, kickboxing and karate in a highly controlled fight with the winner decided by KO, submission, judges decision or referee stoppage.

“I have been involved in MMA since 1998. It is a great sport, with great athletes,” says Rallo. “Our fighters have trained hard to compete for MMA titles in front of their friends, family and thousands of fans in the ring at the 1st Mariner Arena. Finally Marylanders are able to enjoy what Shogun Fights has been working so hard to provide. It is entertainment in the purest form.”

Tickets for the momentous occasion will be made available on Friday, August 28, 2009 and can be purchased through the 1st Mariner Arena box office, 410-547-SEAT, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices are based on seat location and range from $25 for general admission to $250 for tickets which include a meet and greet with the fighters, VIP catered dinner and seating in the first three rows.

MMA fans who want to learn how to fight can enroll in Ground Control Mixed Martial Arts Academy, co-owned by Rallo, with locations in Owings Mills, Columbia, and Baltimore.

For more information on Shogun Fights visit www.shogunfights.com.

Shogun Fights is a newly formed MMA organization based out of Baltimore, Maryland. We would like to welcome all of the local fighters, trainers, gyms/academies and fans of MMA to participate in our events whether as a competitor or as spectator. Our goal for Shogun Fights is to provide safe, highly competitive and well matched fights that feature local, regional and national MMA talent.

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From Ric: For years, John Rallo and I worked for the same supermarket chain, and I may cover this show, if I'm not otherwise engaged.