Newark, DE – Men dominate the combat sports arena, but a local female promoter is elbowing her way to the front of the National pack. On October 5, 2018, at 8 p.m. DIAMOND WORLD FIGHTS, led by veteran Public Relations expert (now promoter) Gail Stallings Minor, will escort the new brand onto the International stage. 125 million homes worldwide will have access to the Inaugural MMA fight event happening at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware.
Scheduled is five Professional matches and two Amateur bouts. Two of the five Professional bouts are title fights sanctioned under WKA USA. The main event is for the National Heavy Weight title and the second is for the Regional Middleweight title.
Main Event National Heavy Weight Title
Michael “Thunderhorse” Youngblood -vs- Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch
Middleweight Regional Title match
Michael ‘The Greek Assassin” Bronzoulis -vs- Marcus “The Gladiator” Gaines Sheena “Puma Starr” Brandenburg -vs- Jackie “Chandenburg” Vandenburg Jon Cobb -vs- Steve McCabe
Pro Debut Bout
Brandon “Black Panther” Davis -vs- Matt “Lightening” Lyall
Tyler “Yogi” Hinton -vs- TBA
Tyler Schaefer – -vs- TBA
CEO and Promoter Gail Stallings Minor commented. “We are building a quality brand that promotes the athleticism of combative sports. We are intent on growing strong, skilled, disciplined athletes who are the best in the art of the sport. We believe the more skilled you are in the craft and the more prepared you are in fitness makes for the strongest combatant.”
Titled, “MMA MEGA MAYHEM 2018”, the event will be held at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. It is a 5,100-seat facility that is expected to accommodate a sell-out crowd. Tickets can be purchased through University of Delaware box office or Ticketmaster.com.
While the details and outlets are under negotiations, it is anticipated that the fight will run live on several major cable and satellite and through several internet-based platforms.
“We are thrilled to bring MMA to The Bob Carpenter Center. The Bob hosts diverse events throughout the year and we couldn’t be more excited to have our first MMA event for fans to experience on the UD Campus,” said Jordan Skolnick, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development and Revenue Generation at the University of Delaware. “This event will be top notch entertainment that you won’t want to miss!”
MMA MEGA MAYHEM 2018 will be distributed live on pay-per-view on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8PM ET/5 PM PT and will be available to over 125 million households in the United States and Canada via cable and satellite, and carried throughout the world on traditional television, apps, Smart TVs, home computers, laptops, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices via Chromecast, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, etc. Please consult your local guide for channel and replays throughout the month.
MMA MEGA MAYHEM 2018 will be produced in High Definition and distributed by New York-based MultiVision Media, Inc., with Executive Producer Brian Ricco.
“We are very excited to present this exciting first event so that fans of all kinds around the world can enjoy this thrilling live show,” said Ricco, a television veteran, who has held executive positions with Cablevision, Showtime, Sports Channel America, IN DEMAND, and Vubiquity.
“We were one of the first to offer the ANY SCREEN ANYWHERE format whereby viewers and fans can enjoy their favorite events across all platforms regardless of their location,” commented Brian Ricco, Executive Producer, MultiVision Media, Inc. “The ability to seamlessly watch live content on any connected device, anywhere in your home or on the road, is the next step in our viewing evolution and provides choice for cable and satellite customers and cord-cutters alike. This cutting-edge technology, and our high-quality streaming standards, has captured fans attention and will be one of the motivators of this collaboration.”
Diamond World Fights is a Delaware-based organization but will hold fights around the nation. WKA USA is their sanctioning body for the organization.