Shark Fights 21: Bobby Lashley Faces Mark Martinez for Shark Fights Title Short [PRESS RELEASE]

PRESS RELEASE: November 7, 2011

Shark Fights 21 "BOBBY LASHLEY vs MARK MARTINEZ" Amarillo, TX – Shark Fight Promotions announced today that WWE superstar Bobby Lashely (6-1) will face Shark Fights and King Of The Cage veteran Mark Martinez (4-0) for the Shark Fights Heavyweight Title at Shark Fights 21 on November 11 in Lubbock, Texas. Martinez has a perfect 4-0 record and 2-0 in Shark Fight Promotions. In the co-main event, Tony Bonello (15-1-1) takes on Ultimate Fighter Dave Roberts (4-7) for the Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Title. Shark Fights 21 will be the promotions biggest event of the year with two title fights in one night.

Shark Fights 21 will take place on Friday, November 11, 2011 at The Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning December 23, 2011. Doors Open at 6:00pm CST. Fights start at 7pm CST. Tickets for Shark Fights 21 are on sale now at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $55, $65, $75, and $100. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit sharkfights.com or facebook.com/sharkfights. Fight card subject to change.

Main Event:
-Bobby Lashley (6-1) vs Mark Martinez (4-0)

Co-Main Event:
-Tony Bonello (15-1-1) vs Dave Roberts (4-7)

Main Card:
-Cody Pfister (5-3) vs. Isais Martinez (6-3)
-Willie Parks (3-1) vs Anselmo Martinez (7-5)
-Gabe Vasquez (4-4) vs Zach Haney (3-5)

Preliminary Bout:
-Daniel Almeida (6-0) vs John King (2-2)
-Cody East (0-0) vs Adenilson Clementino (1-0)
-Matt Hobar (3-0) vs Donnie Frye (3-10)
-Jeremiah Castillo (3-13) vs Zavier Garcia (0-1)
-Brian Joseph (1-0) vs Marcus Baldivia (0-1)

About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.

Shark Fight Promotions can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/SharkFights and via Twitter at twitter.com/SharkFights.

About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.

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SHARK FIGHTS 21: Ultimate Fighter Standout Darrill Schoonover Faces Former WWE Bobby Lashley

PRESS RELEASE: October 12, 2011

shark fights 21Amarillo, TX – Shark Fight Promotions announced two title fights for the main and co-main events at Shark Fights 21 on November 11 in Lubbock, Texas. WWE superstar Bobby Lashley (6-1) returns to action to fight for the Shark Fights Heavyweight title against Ultimate Fighter standout Darrill Schoonover (11-5). The co-main event features submission machine Tony Bonello (16-1-1) against UFC veteran David Roberts (5-8) for the Light Heavyweight Championship. Bonello has won 14 of his 16 victories by way of submission. Shark Fights executive Wes Nolen states, “This is going to be a huge night of fights. We wanted to end the year strong with two championship fights in one night. Shark Fights is excited to be going back to Lubbock, Texas. The fans in Lubbock have always been supportive of Shark Fights and we want to put on the biggest show possible for them.”

There have only been a handful of fighters that have garnered more publicity and higher expectations entering MMA than Bobby Lashley. With a chiseled 6’3 – 265lb physique and two national wrestling titles, Lashley was touted as being the most dominate heavyweight to step into the cage since Brock Lesnar (5-2). Lashley currently trains in Irvine, California with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett (30-5). “I’m a new fighter now and I want to show people something different than what they expect of me,” Lashley said. “I’m not going to just take my opponents down and ground and pound them. I’m going for the submission or maybe I will stand up and knock them out.” Lashley is set to debut a whole new set of skills as he renews his run at a title against current Shark Fights Heavyweight Champion Darrill Schoonover. Schoonover was 10-0 at the time of winning the Shark Fights title and wants to prove that Lashley is all hype. Both Lashley and Schoonover are coming off big victories and are ready to take the next step in becoming the Shark Fights Heavyweight Champion.

Shark Fights 21 will take place on Friday, November 11, 2011 at The Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning December 23, 2011. Doors Open at 6:00pm CST. Fights start at 7pm CST. Tickets for Shark Fights 21 are on sale now at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $55, $65, $75, and $100. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit www.sharkfights.com or www.facebook.com/sharkfights. Fight card subject to change.

About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.
Shark Fight Promotions can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/SharkFights and via Twitter at twitter.com/SharkFights.

About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.

TEAM PALOOKA’S MIKE MASSENZIO WINS BIG AT UFC 136

PRESS RELEASE: October, 10 2011

Houston, TX — At UFC 136, middleweight Mike Massenzio made his Team Palooka debut with a gutsy, come-from-behind victory against former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Steve Cantwell. The win represented what Team Palooka is all about: heart, determination, and a “never say die” attitude. The Massenzio-Cantwell bout kicked off the night, and definitely got the crowd going. Both fighters headed into the bout desperately needing a big win in order to keep their position with the UFC, and the New Jersey-based Massenzio came away with the “W.”

Joe Palooka Comic Book
Copyright © 2011 PALOOKA, LLC · Joe Palooka™

“Winning this fight, it’s a great feeling…one of the greatest feelings of my life,” says Massenzio. “I’ve been through a lot over the last few years, and I’ve been through a lot in my career already. After a fast start, I got hit with some major injuries. I came back against Brian Stann, which was a very tough first fight, and we got ‘Fight of the Night.’ The Soszynski fight was tough, too. Against Cantwell, I took a little bit from him in the first round, then he caught me good, and I had to deal with that. But I was able to hang with it, and I came back. It was a great experience.”

While waiting for his next bout, the 185-pounder will continue to train with his team at AMA Fight Club in New Jersey. As far as who is next on his list, Massenzio is leaving that in the capable hands of the organization.

“I’ll fight whoever the UFC gets me. I feel good about being able to be in there with some of the best and hang. To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. So whatever they decide to do, I’ll go with it. I’m all about heart, and I’m always going to go out there and fight with everything I’ve got, every fight.”

While we don’t know who Massenzio will face next in the Octagon, we do know what is next for him outside the cage. This Thursday, 10/13 and Sunday, 10/16, Mike will be appearing at the Team Palooka booth (#349) at the New York Comic Con. He’ll be there in order to sign autographs, interact with the fans, and promote the new “Joe Palooka” comics being released!

“It’s an honor that Team Palooka wants to have me as part of what they’re doing. It’s great that they have interest in my career. I’m hoping that as they rise, I rise at the same time. And I’m really looking forward to being with the fans at Comic-Con. Come on out and come say hi…it’s going to be awesome!”

The news MMA comic book fans have been waiting for was recently announced: the comic series made its world premiere with its first issue last week when “Joe Palooka” issues #1 & #2 became available for purchase for the first time anywhere. Fans can get their hands on the comic at http://www.Palooka.com/, and hard copies of the issue will follow in early 2012.

A special 13-page FREE-VIEW is also available simply for signing up with an email address on http://www.Palooka.com/, and fans can also take advantage of a unique offer on “Joe Palooka” issues #1 and #2, which are available together for the low price of only $1.99.

The “Joe Palooka” comic series tells the story of Joe Palooka, an MMA fighter who competes in “Legion of Combat,” which is a sister comic publication. “Legion of Combat” will feature Joe Palooka and top MMA stars including “Suga” Rashad Evans, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, the Blackzilians, Brendan Schaub, and the Miller brothers in team matches between fighters representing countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Russia, Japan, China, and other nations.

joe palooka comic
Copyright © 2011 PALOOKA, LLC · Joe Palooka™

About Team Palooka

“Joe Palooka” and “Legion of Combat” are MMA comic books that feature action adventure stories as well as compelling MMA fight action. Created by professional ring announcer Joe Antonacci, the books are being written and drawn by an all-star team of talent known as Team Palooka. The team includes Mike Bullock as the chief writer and Fernando Perniche (both of “The Phantom fame”), who are bringing the exciting stories of Palooka and the LOC to life.

For more information on “Joe Palooka” and “Legion of Combat,” please visit http://www.palooka.com/.

You can also “like” the Palooka Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/TeamPalooka

Follow Joe Palooka on Twitter @TeamPalooka

SHARK FIGHTS PARTNERS WITH I.S.L.E. TO HELP KIDS WITH AUTISM

PRESS RELEASE: September 28, 2011

Amarillo, TX (September 28, 2011) – Shark Fight Promotions teams up with Manzanita Elementary School’s Independent Structured Learning Environment for Autistic Children (ISLE) program to help raise money for children with exceptional needs. Part of the proceeds from Shark Fights 20 in Laughlin, NV on October 15 will be donated to Manzanita Elementary School to help the ISLE program. The ISLE classroom is a district-wide program providing individualized support to students with special needs such as autism and severe intellectual disabilities. “We have the highest enrollment of extreme autism cases in the area with 22 kids.” said paraeducator, Robert Deets. “A portion of the revenue from ticket sales will go to support the ISLE program and give these kids the opportunity to attend an outing at Medicine Dog Arena ranch. Medicine Dog Arena ranch provides tools and equipment to help all students, regardless of their abilities, to participate in extracurricular activities that may not be possible otherwise. Providing this trip will be an experience that many of the students in the ISLE program might not otherwise experience. We want to thank Shark Fights for taking an interest in the ISLE program and helping us raise money for these special children.”

Shark Fights executive, Wes Nolen said, “Shark Fight Promotions is more than just a fight promotion, we want to make a difference in the community. Our mission is to give back to the community that supports us. We want to connect with local programs and help in any way we can. It’s a blessing for us to be teaming up with Robert Deets, Jason Lane, and the children of Manzanita Elementary Schools’ ISLE program.” For more information on Manzanita Elementary School’s ISLE program please contact Robert Deets at 928-279-6221.

Shark Fights 20 will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at The Edgewater Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning November 4, 2011. Doors Open at 5:30pm PST. Fights start at 7pm PST. Tickets for Shark Fights 20 are on sale now. Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $65, and $100. Tickets are available at www.edgewater-casino.com or by calling 877-344-1187. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit www.sharkfights.com or www.facebook.com/sharkfights. Fight card subject to change.

Main Event:
-Artenas Young (7-3) vs Clifford Starks (6-0)
Co-Main Event:
-Roberto Vargas (11-1) vs. Jared Downing (7-0)

Main Card:
-Casey Milliken (2-3) vs Jimmy Jones (3-0)
-Brandon Sene (2-2) vs Tim Slater (1-0)
-Eddie Jackson (7-4) vs Rich Campbell (2-0)
Preliminary Bout:
-Ernie Calma (1-1) vs Anthony Guerra (2-4)
-Chris Brady (0-0) vs Ian Omalza (3-2)
-Amy Riehle (0-1) vs TBD (0-0)
-Christian Palencia (0-0) vs Kimo Yadao (0-0)

About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.
Shark Fight Promotions can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/SharkFights and via Twitter at twitter.com/SharkFights.

About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.

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Media Contact for Shark Fights:
George Meng
Media and Public Relations
818-333-3694
pr@sharkfp.com

Xtreme Knockout Returns Sept 3rd for their 12th Event and TXA 21 Television Taping!

PRESS RELEASE: August 5, 2011 – Dallas, TX

XTREME KNOCKOUT RETURNS SATURDAY SEPT 3RD FOR THEIR 12TH EVENT AND TXA 21 TELEVISION TAPING!

On SEPT 3rd 2011, Back Alley Promotions and THE GYM bring to you Xtreme Knockout 12 (XKO – Professional Cage Fights) and the top Pro MMA fighters in Texas. XKO be filming for TXA 21 for their Xtreme Knockout TV show. Back Alley Promotions has produced 1,000 “live” events, including Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW) which was televised weekly for 3 years on UPN channel 21, featured on MTV, and the catalyst for a reality show “The Bussey Bunch” for TLC and Discovery Channel. THE GYM Combative Sports Training Facility (and location of XKO 12) is the new home of “TEAM TAKEDOWN” the Next Generation of Fighters and recently signed a deal with world renowed Jiu-Jitsu instructor Marc Laiman. XKO just signed a deal with TXA Channel 21 to begin broadcasting “Xtreme Knockout” every Saturday Night at 11:00PM.

FIGHT CARD
Anthony “Mad Dog” Macias (23-15) vs Roy Spoon (6-3)
Rany Villareal (7-4) vs Frank Ortega (4-6)
Christopher “Kano” Gregoire (8-3) vs Brandon McDowell (32-33)
Jeramiah Oneal (11-20) vs Kelly Rundle (1-1)
Hayward Charles (1-2) vs Michael Craycraft (2-2)
Chris Pecero (4-2) vs James Vick (2-0)
Dusty Mason (1-0) vs Nelson Salas (1-0)
Donnie Bell (3-1) vs Burt McDonald (1-1)
Dustin Adams (0-0) vs TBD

When: Saturday SEPT 3rd, 2011 Pre-Fight Party at 6pm, Fights Start at 8pm.
Official XKO Weigh –ins Friday SEPT 2ND at 3 pm at The Improv Comedy Club in The Arlington Highlands (FREE-
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FREE)
Where: THE GYM COMBATIVE SPORTS ARENA 921 W. Mayfield Rd. Suite #112 Arlington, TX 76015

Tickets are available for purchase at THE GYM and www.xtremeknockout.com $25 for advanced general admission and $30 when purchased at the door. $50 for Ringside Reserved and $60 at the door, VIP tables $400 (limited tables) Visit www.thegym.org for more information. CORONA, MMA Merchandise and Concessions are available for purchase at the event!

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Lionsgate Entertainment Presents: WARRIOR

NEWS RELEASE:

WARRIOR

Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime¬ in Lionsgate’s WARRIOR, a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle).

Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.

A rousing ode to redemption, reconciliation and the power of the human spirit, WARRIOR is also a moving testament to the enduring bonds of family. WARRIOR stars Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Star Wars: Episode III), Tom Hardy (the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down), Jennifer Morrison (“House”, Star Trek) and Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder, The Thin Red Line). The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor; screenplay by Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorman and story by Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman. Lionsgate and Mimran Schur Pictures present a Lionsgate / Mimran Schur Pictures production. A Solaris Entertainment and Filmtribe production.

Cast Character Filmmakers

 

Joel Edgerton Brendan Conlon Directed by Gavin O’Connor
Tom Hardy Tommy Conlon Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor &
Jennifer Morrison Tess Conlon Anthony Tambakis &
Frank Grillo Frank Campana Cliff Dorfman

And

Story by Gavin O’Connor &
Nick Nolte Paddy Conlon Cliff Dorfman
Produced by Gavin O’Connor
Denzel Whitaker Stephon Greg O’Connor
Bryan Callen Himself Director of Photography Masanobu Takayanagi
Kevin Dunn Principal Zito Production Designer Dan Leigh
Maximiliano Hernandez Colt Boyd Edited by John Gilroy, A.C.E.
Sam Sheridan Himself Sean Albertson, A.C.E.
Fernando Funan Chien Fenroy Matt Chessé, A.C.E.
Jake McLaughlin Mark Bradford Aaron Marshall
Costume Designer Abigail Murray
Executive Producers Michael Paseornek
Lisa Ellzey
Executive Producers David Mimran
Jordan Schur
John J. Kelly
Co-Producers Anthony Tambakis
Jamie Marshall
Josh Fagin
Music by Mark Isham
Music Supervisor Brian Ross
Casting by Randi Hiller

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