Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ProElite to Officially Announce August Fight Card at Friday's Press Conference [Press Release]

Now that the doors are officially reopened at ProElite, it's about time we get the full fight card for their August 27 event. The show will be their first since their resurrection a few months back when Stratus Media Group finalized acquisition of the company that once housed the now defunct Elite XC brand.

ProElite has already signed familiar names in Andre Arlovski, Kendall Grove, and Joe Riggs. They also signed BJ Penn's little brother Reagan, who many are saying has the potential to surpass BJ's accomplished career. ProElite will bring legendary Pride ref Yuji Shimada center cage to officiate.

So far, this is what the August 27 card looks like, but it should be interesting to see what other tricks ProElite might have up their sleeves:

ProElite: "Version 2.0"
August 27, 2011
Neal S. Blaisdell Center,
Honolulu, Hawaii

Andrei Arlovski vs. TBA
Kendall Grove vs. Joe Riggs
Jake Heun vs. Mark Ellis
Drew McFedries vs. Kala Hose
Sara McMann vs. Raquel Pa'aluhi

Press release after the break...

LOS ANGELES, CA--Jul. 26, 2011

ProElite MMA Fight Tickets Now On Sale

ProElite, Inc. (PELE:PK), 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 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.

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.

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.

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