VALOR’S MARK SELBEE, SEAN O’HAIRE, AND MIGHTY MOU ARE LAS VEGAS/K-1 BOUND! PRESS RELEASE AND TICKET INFORMATION BELOW On the biggest MMA show in the United Statesso far this year, it would be an honor to have one fighter being represented on the show. Especiallyconsidering that the show is a K-1 show, one ofthe elite fighting companies in the world.
Valor fighting, since it`s inception has made large strides in the world of MMA. And in this shortperiod of time, Valor has definitely made it`s mark! Valor is represented at The Battle at BellagioIV by not one, not two, but THREE fighters!Mighty Mou, the Battle at the Bellagio III defending champion returns to fend off new challenges. Sean O`Haire will also be fighting, as he looksto extend his winning streak in the MMA world. And rounding out the three Valor representatives, Mark Selbee, a 3 Time IKF Champion in his own right, will attempt to become the Battle at Bellagio IV champion.
Rick Bassman and Eddy Millis are the owners of Valorfighting, and to say that they are proud of the job Team Valor has done would be an understatement. Bassman remarked, “When we started thisexciting venture, we knew that we wanted Valor to make an impression on the Mixed Martial Arts world. Little did we know, this soon, we would have 3 fighters on the biggest K-1 USA show of the year. Live on Pay-Per View at the Bellagio, this is tremendous, and really helps solidify Valor Fighting as the real deal.”
Eddy Millis certainly not one to be outdone made theseremarks regarding the representation his Valor team is making April 30, 2005. “We would have been proud to have one fighter on this show,there are tons of other organizations that have nobody represented, and to have 3 is certainly an accomplishment, not only for Rick and myself, but for Valor Fighting, and most importantly, our fans. Without our fans, we would not be where we are. Their support has helped make us a successful organization, and for that, we will continue to put on quality live events for the people!”
When asked who they feel is the favorite, both are quick tododge the question, but there certainly arereasons for this. “How can you pick justone?” Bassman, went onto say, “Mighty Mou is the defending champion, Sean O`Haire is looking unstoppablethus far during his MMA run, and Mark Selbeeis a very dangerous fighter who brings agreat and respectful history with him. We are aware thatK-1 will have their share of talent at thisevent, but we are confident Valor will standstrong at the end.”
“A lot of people feel Mighty Mou will repeat as Battle atthe Bellagio champion” says Millis. “Look atthe K-1 USA website, they have a pollrunning that shows Mou as a definite favorite. Mark Selbee is someone who might be a dark horse. Hisname may not be on the tip of people`s tongues, but let me tell you, it will be! Selbee is really someone to look out for come April 30, 2005.
One cannot ook past Sean O`Haire, who takeshis natural athletic ability, and his raw power, and turns it into one devastating fighter, who has a record that many fighters would kill tohave.
So be sure to be there at the Bellagio, April 30, 2005, or order it on Pay-Per-View. You do not want tomiss this huge event, Battle at the Bellagio IV. Also, be sure to look out for stories on O`Haire, Selbee and Mou in the coming weeks leading up to the big show.
K-1 “Battle at Bellagio IV” Returns For An Evening OfAction-Packed Martial Arts Combat Saturday, April 30
Tickets Already on Sale! WHAT: K-1 “BATTLE AT BELLAGIO IV”
Saturday, April 30, 2005 the action will heat up when North America`s top martial arts fighting champions battle it out in the Grand Ballroom at Bellagio to determine who will advance to the K-1 Semifinals in August. Confirmed competitors include former WWE and WCW professional wrestler, Sean O`Haire, 2003 K-1 USA tournament champion Carter Williams, two-time world kickboxing champion Dewey “The Black Kobra” Cooper, two-time K-1 USA tournament champion Michael “The Black Sniper” McDonald, “Battle at Bellagio III” tournamentchampion “Mighty Mo” Siligia and five-time Playboy Model Tasha Marzolla.
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2005Doors open — 5:00 pmPreliminary Fights — 5:15 pmK-1 Tournament — 7:00 pm WHERE: BellagioGrand Ballroom 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
OTHER: K-1 Press Conference: Thursday, April 28 (time & location TBA)
K-1 Weigh-in: Friday, April 29 (time & location TBA) TICKETS: Tickets priced at $50, $100, $200 and $300 for VIP seating will be on sale Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Bellagio`s ticket officeor by calling 1-800-963-9634.
K-1 is a martial arts fighting sport that derives its name from its inclusion of a wide array of combatdisciplines, including Karate, Kung-Fu, andKickboxing (“K”), and its intent to determine one champion in one ring (“1”). After being staged for thefirst time in Japan in 1993 under the direction of founder Master Kazuyoshi Ishii, it later evolved into the country`s most popular sport and achieved popular culture status there as its athletes turned into larger-than-life celebrities. For more information, visit http://www.K-1usa.net