ProElite MMA Fight Tickets Now On Sale
LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2011 -- Stratus Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SMDI), today announces a press conference scheduled for Friday, July 29th in Honolulu to reveal the matchups on the upcoming August fight card.
“It’s exciting to have the MMA community on the edge of their seats awaiting the next ProElite news,” stated Paul Feller, President and CEO of Stratus. “I am confident that MMA fans will not be disappointed with the matchups, which will be announced later this week.”
The August 27th fight marks the third time ProElite has staged an MMA event in Hawaii.
T.Jay Thompson, head of Fight Operations said, “This is just the start of ProElite’s return to a dominant player in the industry. We look forward to regaining the support of the MMA global audience.”
Tickets can now be purchased at the Blaisdell Arena box office, or online at ticketmaster.com. Reserved seats are $28, $40, $65, and $90; Cage side seats are priced at $150 and $200.
Founded in 2006, ProElite has been a major global force in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), holding the record for the highest televised broadcast rating of a major network live MMA event. ProElite, based in Los Angeles, California, continues its legacy to hold key domestic and international live MMA events and owns U.K. based MMA brand Cage Rage and is a significant stakeholder in Spirit MC in South Korea.
ABOUT STRATUS MEDIA GROUP
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with offices in Los Angeles, California; New York City, NY; Geneva, Switzerland; and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator, developer, producer, and marketer of live entertainment events. In addition, the company owns Stratus Rewards Visa White Card, an ultra-exclusive consumer rewards marketing and redemption program, providing premium redemption benefits to members in the form of VIP event access, luxury trips, private jet travel, luxury automobiles, high-end merchandise and other rewards.
Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, projections of results, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934. Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors. Although the company's management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements. The company has no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Source: Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
ProElite MMA Fight Tickets Now On Sale
Friday, July 22, 2011
Kansas City, KS, July 22, 2011 – Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley has been pulled from his scheduled fight on July 29 at Titan Fighting Championship 19 (www.TitanFighting.com) due to personal reasons.
Lashley’s next fight for the promotion will now take place on August 26 vs. a yet-to-be-announced opponent.
“Unfortunately, with the things going on in Bobby’s life right now it was not the right time to have him fight,” said Titan CEO Joe Kelly. “Bobby will be the main event on the next Titan FC card on August 26, which will take place in Kansas City and feature other top fighters such as L.C. Davis, Brian Davidson, Eric Marriott and many more.”
With the withdrawal of Lashley comes a refurbished card for Titan FC 19 on Friday, July 29 at the historic Memorial Hall, to be televised live nationally on HDNet (www.HD.net) starting at 10 p.m. ET. The show will now feature two new main events.
Headlining the event will be James Krause, one of the best lightweight prospects in the U.S., taking on former King of the Cage champion and PRIDE veteran Clay French.
“The fight between Krause and French is one that will be action packed from the very start. These two guys are studs and the winner of this fight will find themselves on the top of everyone’s radar,” said Kelly.
The night’s other main event will feature former Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann (2-0) facing Kansas City native Tony Evinger (7-4) in a highly-anticipated female MMA contest. McMann became the first American woman in history to earn a silver medal in freestyle wrestling when she took second place at the Olympic games of 2004.
“Sara is an amazing talent and an American hero; I am very excited to add a fighter like her to the Titan roster. I feel that when it is all said and done Sara could be considered the best female fighter of all time.” Kelly stated.
In Evinger, McMann will find herself across the cage across from a fighter who can also make the claim of being a standout amateur wrestler. An All-State competitor while in High School, Evinger was so accomplished that she was able to wrestle on the boy’s team.
Despite the move from female competitors to male competition, Evinger remained dominant. She utilized her wrestling ability to catapult herself into a successful MMA career that afforded her an opportunity to fight Gina Carano on national television.
Fans in attendance at Memorial Hall or watching live on HDNet on July 19 will also be treated to a deep undercard that will feature UFC veteran Rob “The Rosedale Reaper” Kimmons (22-7) taking on WEC veteran Brendan Seguin (22-16-1).
Kimmons is widely considered the most accomplished mixed martial artist to come from Kansas City. KC fight fans are also familiar with Seguin, as he has made several appearances at Memorial Hall in the past and is best known for his upset victory over current Strikeforce fighter Bobby Voelker in April of 2010. Seguin will look to once again defeat one of Kansas City’s best in their own hometown.
Tickets for “HDNet Presents: Titan Fighting Championship 19” start at just $35 and are currently on-sale at Ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets, as well as the Memorial Hall box office. For more information on Titan FC 19, please visit www.TitanFighting.com; “like” Titan Fighting on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TitanFighting); or follow Titan on Twitter @TitanFighting.
The current card for Titan Fighting Championship 19 is as follows:
- “The” James Krause (12-3) vs. Clay French (17-6) at 160 lbs.
- Sara McMann (2-0) vs. Tonya Evinger (7-4) at 140 lbs.
- Rob “The Rosedale Reaper” Kimmons (22-7) vs. Brendan Seguin (22-16-1) at 185 lbs.
- Joe “The Nose” Wilk (12-5) vs. Willian DeSouza (3-3) at 145 lbs.
- Nick Nolte (3-3) vs. Marcio Navarro (8-5) at 170 lbs.
- Daniel Gallemore (0-0) vs. Alex Huddelston (0-0) at 265 lbs.
- Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez (2-0) vs. Cody Land (4-0) at 135 lbs.
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CONTACT: Thomas McCulloch, Director of Communications for the Titan Fighting Championship at tmac@TitanEntertainment.com or 913-549-4853.
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ABOUT THE TITAN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP (www.TitanFighting.com): The Titan Fighting Championship is a Kansas City-based full-time Mixed Martial Arts promotion headquartered out of the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Owned and operated by veteran fight promoter Joe Kelly, the Titan Fighting Championship has promoted events since 2006. The goal of Titan FC is to promote and develop the top up-and-coming fighters in the world and provide a platform allowing them to take their respective careers to the next level. Fighters who have gotten their start with Titan include Mike Johnson, Jay Hieron, L.C. Davis, Rob Kimmons, Lee Gibson, Alan Belcher, Bobby Voelker, Zak Cummings, Rudy Bears, and James Krause.
ABOUT TITAN ENTERTAINMENT: Titan Entertainment is a full-service entertainment company that holds an exclusive lease on the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The company promotes and produces events such as rock concerts, professional boxing, professional wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Titan has promoted sporting events that have been featured on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, SHOWTIME, and HDNet.
ABOUT COMBAT SPORTS MEDIA (www.CombatSportsMedia.net): Combat Sports Media is a partner to Titan Entertainment and The Titan Fighting Championship. Owned and operated by Sam Caplan, CSM is an outsource business-to-business solution for companies in the combat sports industry. CSM provides an array of services on a contract basis such as public relations, television research production, website design and management, Internet video streaming, and matchmaking consulting. Its past and present client list includes M-1 Global, SHOWTIME, Matrix Fights, GirlFight, the Titan Fighting Championship, Fight Night in the Cage, Locked in the Cage, the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts, ChokeOutPoker.net, NameDrop.com, and FightMetric.com. CSM is also a shareholder in the Titan Fighting Championship.
SOURCE: TITAN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP
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Monday, July 18, 2011
Butterbean Trades His Boxing Gloves For A Sheriff's Badge In Investigation Discovery's First Docu-Series, BIG LAW: DEPUTY BUTTERBEAN
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 18, 2011 -- Former heavyweight boxer Eric Esch, more popularly known as Butterbean, barreled into the national ring in the '90s like a 400-pound wrecking ball clad in American flag shorts. Now, Butterbean is taking his hard-earned, tough guy reputation to the streets of his hometown: he's been deputized by the Walker County Sheriff's office, and he's on a one-man mission to bring back a sense of community safety... no matter how many butts he has to kick. In his first-ever television series, BIG LAW: DEPUTY BUTTERBEAN chronicles the Reserve Deputy as he joins his partner and best friend, Deputy Adam Hadder, on the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit in Jasper, Ala. Viewers follow the oversized deputy and get insider access to every training session, patrol ride and bad guy bust that Butterbean experiences, all in the hopes of making Jasper a safer and cleaner place for his kids and grandkids. Join Butterbean as he brings big-time justice to a small town in BIG LAW: DEPUTY BUTTERBEAN, with half-hour episodes premiering back to back every Tuesday beginning August 9 at 10 and 10:30 PM (ET) on Investigation Discovery.
"As the fastest growing network in all of cable, it's imperative that we continue to pursue different genres of programming, so I'm particularly proud to announce that BIG LAW: DEPUTY BUTTERBEAN will be Investigation Discovery's first foray into docu-series," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager, Investigation Discovery. "Our cameras capture every moment of Butterbean in action and, although this deputy would be a little intimidating if he's the one knocking on your door, I think our viewers will find that he's just a big guy with an even bigger heart trying to make a difference in his community."
In the premiere episode, Deputies Butterbean and Hadder close in on a suspected meth lab but are rattled with disappointment when they discover it abandoned. Their luck turns when they catch a female suspect illegally buying pseudoephedrine for her boyfriend, a suspected meth maker. Butterbean's compassionate nature allows the young mother to open up to him, eventually leading police to their suspect. Then, to carry a Taser you need to be Taser certified – which requires getting shocked yourself. Butterbean has taken some tough blows in the ring, but will 50,000 volts be the force that finally knocks him down?
The ten-part series will culminate with a special episode chronicling the torrent of tornadoes that ripped through Alabama in April 2011. While Jasper itself remained relatively unscathed, neighboring suburbs of Birmingham were devastated. The episode follows Deputies Butterbean and Hadder as they conduct search-and-rescue and aid missions alongside their fellow Walker County police force.
Weighing in at over 400 pounds, boxer Eric "Butterbean" Esch is the former super heavyweight champion famous for his staple uniform of American flag shorts fastened around his round belly. Butterbean entered the world of professional fighting in 1994 with numerous World Toughman titles to his credit. After a successful stint in boxing (fight record stands at 95 wins with 65 knockouts, 19 losses and 5 draws), he transformed himself into a fan favorite of WWF and even ventured into Mixed Martial Arts, where he currently holds the 2011 Elite MMA Super Heavyweight Title. His success has earned him a cult following and made him a fixture in pop culture with his role in Jackass: The Movie, in which he knocked Johnnie Knoxville out cold. Butterbean also appeared as a playable character in all of the EA Sports boxing video games in the Knockout Kings series. He currently works as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Walker County and resides in Jasper, Ala. with his wife and three kids.
BIG LAW: DEPUTY BUTTERBEAN is produced by Atlas Media for Investigation Discovery. For Atlas, Bruce David Klein is the executive producer and Cheryl Miller Houser and Lorri Leighton are co-executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Thomas Cutler is executive producer, Sara Kozak is vice president of production, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.
ABOUT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY:
Investigation Discovery (ID) is America's leading investigation network and the fastest-growing network in television. As the source for fact-based analytical content and compelling human stories, ID probes factors that challenge our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 77 million U.S. households with viewer favorites that include On the Case with Paula Zahn, Disappeared, Unusual Suspects and Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets. For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories.
Source: Investigation Discovery
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Friday, July 1, 2011
CHRIS JERICHO VIDEO INTERVIEW; DISCUSSES WWE RETURN, FOZZY, WORKING 'TAKER AT MANIA NEXT YEAR AND MORE
Last night we interviewed Chris Jericho, the interview was more a casual conversation opposed to an interview. The first interview of the FOZZY UK tour, might I add. Kris Godsize conducted the interview.
Here are some of the topics discussed;
- His return to WWE?
- His thoughts on maybe working The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28
- Potential future dealings with American Idol stand out James Durbin
- Future movie roles
PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE!
RUN TIME – 11mins 11secs
CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW - http://thesuplex.com/interviews/video-chris-jericho-interview/
Source: The Suplex
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