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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ProElite Fight Card Launches Stratus Media Group’s 2012 Live Event Calendar

International Draw Extends Strategic Reach for MMA Fight Division

LOS ANGELES, Jan 11, 2012 -- Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:OTCBB) launches its 2012 live event calendar with an action packed MMA fight card on January 21 when “ProElite presents: Da Spyder vs. Minowaman” at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, beginning at 2:00 P.M. local time. The ProElite (PK.PELE) main fight card will be televised live on HDNet at 10:00 P.M. EST. Tickets are on sale at the Blaisdell Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com) and www.ProElite.com.

“Our fight card features a strong international flair that showcases a made for TV event with an impact on MMA world rankings, and fosters our commitment to world-class live entertainment,” said Paul Feller, President and CEO of Stratus Media Group (www.stratusmediagroup.com) and Chairman of ProElite.

The fight’s main event features the rugged Hawiian Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove (13-9) taking on the long-awaited North American debut of Japanese and international fan favorite Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa (51-32-8). The co-main event features Olympic silver medalist and #9 world-ranked Sara McMann (4-0) against #5 ranked Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano (18-8), also from Japan.

The semi-finals of ProElite’s Heavyweight Grand Prix will also be contested at the Honolulu event. The first match pits hard-nosed Ryan Martinez (6-1) against headhunter Cody Griffin (5-2), while the second match sees heavy hitting Jake “The Honey Bear” Heun (2-1) take on 6-foot-5, Richard “The Black Eagle” Odoms (6-0). The winners of the respective bouts will square off in early Spring to determine the ProElite Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion.

“The unique and strategic blend of our live event portfolio kicks off 2012 in Hawaii, but extends through Europe and pan-globally with a robust calendar of events within our motorsports, action sports, film and music platforms that connect advertisers, brands and fans with their passions and aspirations,” added Feller. “The Stratus 2012 event schedule offers unparalleled access for fans at a time when the global appetite for quality entertainment continues to accelerate. We’re eager to announce our comprehensive event schedule in the coming weeks.”

Details and updates for all Stratus Media Group events are available at www.stratusmediagroup.com.


Founded in 2006, ProElite has been a major global force in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). ProElite, based in Los Angeles, California, continues its legacy to hold key domestic and international live MMA events. The company owns U.K. based MMA brand Cage Rage and is a significant stakeholder in Spirit MC in South Korea. ProElite signed a broadcast deal with HD NET in October 2011 to broadcast fights live in the highest quality video for consumers and fans. ProElite also holds the distinction of having produced one of the two highest-rated televised broadcasts of a live major network MMA event. (www.proelite.com)


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 White, a new standard in personal lifestyle and card services for the global affluent. Available by invitation only, Stratus White is a discreet, elite member & partner community providing exclusive and unparalleled service and access across the luxury product & travel, social, sporting, cultural and philanthropic areas of life, including events and experiences.



Forward-Looking Statements

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