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Monday, November 4, 2019

WWE® And The Saudi General Entertainment Authority Expand Event Partnership

STAMFORD, Conn. & RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-- Nov. 04, 2019 --Following the historic Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, WWE (NYSE: WWE) and the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) have expanded their live event partnership through 2027 to include a second annual large-scale event. WWE and GEA also continue to work towards the completion of a media agreement in the MENA region.

This long-term partnership demonstrates WWE and GEA’s commitment to bring sports entertainment to the region and supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

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SOURCE: WWE

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cricket Wireless Announces Exclusive Wireless Sponsorship Of Combate Américas

Cricket and Combate bring new fan experiences and historic fight cards to cities across the country

NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 -- As further evidence of the soaring popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Combate Américas today announced that Cricket Wireless is the exclusive wireless sponsor of one of the fastest-growing franchises in all of sports. The deal provides Cricket with unprecedented visibility and consumer engagement as a sponsor for Combate's entire 2019 season and presenting sponsor at Combate's five biggest events this year.

"This new sponsorship makes sense for us," said Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Cricket Wireless Tiffany Baehman. "Combate Américas allows us to engage our Hispanic customers who are passionate about this sport."

The first Cricket-sponsored event "Cricket Wireless Presents Combate Américas: Reinas" made history as the first all-women MMA fight card. The event received record ratings in the live telecast on Univision and was the second highest rated since Combate Américas began airing its live shows on broadcast television in April 2018.

"We are thrilled and energized to partner with a blue-chip sponsor like Cricket Wireless, who continues to provide an extremely valuable service to the millions watching Combate Américas at a price-point in market that can't be matched," said Chief Revenue Officer of Combate Américas Michael Pine. "Just like Combate, Cricket is passionate about engaging with the fastest growing consumer demographic in the world; reaching Hispanic audiences in a genuine way at our action-packed events. On the heels of this sponsorship's success, we look forward to expanding and adding official and exclusive sponsors from other premium categories."

In addition to its presenting sponsorship at "Reinas" and upcoming events, Cricket and Combate have developed a 17-piece video series "Bridges" and "Prep Mode" that gives fans a closer look into fighters everyday lives. "Bridges" documents the journey of Hispanic fighters who call themselves "200 percenters" as they share a deeply rooted pride for two countries that they call home and "Prep-Mode" gives a behind-the-scenes look into the hardcore training of Combate's strongest fighters. The videos will air in Combate live broadcasts and also be distributed on social and digital platforms.

Cricket will also bring fans closer to fighters by giving them exclusive access to a preliminary fight broadcast in Spanish and a post-fight show on social media featuring event highlights, as well as a sweepstakes in which one lucky winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip with a guest to one of Combate Américas' events courtesy of Cricket Wireless.

ABOUT CRICKET WIRELESS
Cricket brings more value with a simple, smarter, friendly wireless experience on our reliable nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 99% of Americans*. Our easy-to-understand and affordable service plans include monthly taxes and don't require an annual contract. Our customers also enjoy top-brand phones at affordable prices. Visit cricketwireless.com to learn more or find a store near you. Stay up-to-date with the Cricket Newsroom, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Smile. You're on Cricket.

Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2019 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC.

* Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed areas. Coverage not avail. everywhere.

ABOUT COMBATE AMÉRICAS
Combate Américas is the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise, rapidly becoming the number two sport after soccer, for Spanish speaking fans worldwide. The Combate Américas franchise includes live event and original shoulder programming on some of the biggest television, OTT and digital platforms in Spanish and English, including Univision and Univision Deportes Network (UDN), DAZN, ESPN, GOL and Facebook Watch worldwide. The company also owns and operates a multi-platform media studio, La Jaula Studios.

Combate Américas CEO Campbell McLaren, also the co-founder/co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been described by New York Magazine as "the marketing genius behind the UFC," while Yahoo Sports has said he "knows more about the sport than just about anyone in it today." With an unprecedented and cutting-edge product and a blue-chip ownership and management team, Combate Américas is poised to break new ground and bring about a new era in world championship level MMA competition.

SOURCE: Combate Americas LLC

Monday, May 20, 2019

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL GRAPPLING TEAMS FOR “WSOF – SUBMISSION 1” ON JUNE 15th, 2019 AT SAM'S TOWN LIVE

May 20, 2019 “For Immediate release”

Shawn Wright, President of WSOF GC, expresses his gratitude in a statement, “We are overwhelmed with the amazing talent showing up to represent at our inaugural event “WSOF Submission 1.” The fundamental competition is strong at the highest levels of grappling to include jui-jitsu black belts, wrestling champs, and judo combat sport stars. Everything goes with the exception of striking. This definitely sets the bar
high for our regional, national and global series.”

When asked “What the motivation was for WSOF-GC to launch a Grappling series?”, Shawn stated “We have always been a fan of the art from inception. Whereas, weight is not the defining factor the outcomes can be very surprising and strategy prevails over size. We have four 5-man teams of pure talent training for this night and the battle is real! Team based fights leading up to head to head combat is sure to keep the fans entertained.

The four teams consist of, “Team Drysdale” coached by the “legendary local” Robert Drysdale and featuring the fierce Max Rohskopf and Rafael Domingos as well as monsters Marcelo Camirin Nunes, Fellipe Andrew, and UFC star Gilbert “Durinho” Burns.

Team 10th Planet” out of Las Vegas is being coached by the amazingly talented Casey Halstead who comes to battle with “The Beast” Kyle Boehm, and the highly talented Keith Krikorian, Ruben Rivera, Andy “night night” Varela, and Sid Skrob aka Sid Vicious.

Team Arizona BJJ Allstars is showing up and showing out with Corey Mullis aka Professor Mullis who will captain and participate! His warriors consist of Michael Currier, Jonathan Daniel Caraveo, relentless Austin Baker, and Tyson Antillon from Legion MMA out of Phoenix.

Last but not least we have “Team Zangief” representing Henderson, Nevada. The captain is none other than Gabriel Barbosa Checca and he brings serious competition with the likes of Paul Schon, “world renowned” Kit Dale, Moises Antonio Lopez aka Honey Badger, and UFC/Bellator Veteran King Kevin Casey.

This is the 1st event of its kind! You do not want to miss this show! VIP Doors and Meet & Greet at 5:00pm • GA Doors at 6:00pm • First bout at 7:00pm. Father’s day Weekend!! Come out and support your local talent!

World Series of Fighting Global Championship is dedicated to growing the international brand of World Series of Fighting throughout the world by adding affiliate organizations to develop their athletes and provide them with opportunities to compete on larger platforms for the advancement of the sport of MMA. The World
Series of Fighting’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from organizations and countries across the world to compete for true, globally-recognized world championships.

World Series of Fighting also boasts a video library of over 600 MMA videos from dozens of organizations on six continents. You can watch all of these events via our website at www.WSOFmma.com, via our Vimeo page: WSOF Global, or on our Roku channel: WSOF Global!

SOURCE: World Series of Fighting