Bodog Fight Presenting Sponsor of “Strikeforce At The Mansion”

Bodog Fight Becomes Presenting Sponsor of “Strikeforce At The Mansion”

For Immediate Release

September 24, 2007

What happens when two of the undisputed heavy-hitters in mixed martial arts join forces? Fans of the world’s fastest growing sport are about to find out!

MMA powerhouse Bodog Fight has signed on to become a Presenting Sponsor of three upcoming Strikeforce promotions, including the first-ever mixed martial arts event to be held at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, September 29.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Strikeforce,” said Bodog Fight creator, billionaire entertainment mogul Calvin Ayre. “This exciting joint venture will allow us to bring MMA fans premium entertainment featuring some of the finest fighters in the sport today.”

“We are delighted to have Bodog Fight on board as our presenting sponsor,” said Scott Coker, CEO of Strikeforce. “This unique collaboration provides a fantastic platform on which to deliver fight fans the absolute best in MMA action.”

Bodog Fight Presents: Strikeforce at The Playboy Mansion will feature the return of undefeated World Lightweight Champion “El Nino” Gilbert Melendez (12-0) as well as the Strikeforce debut of middleweight star Joe “Diesel” Riggs (26-9, 1 NC), who will battle fan favorite Eugene “The Wolf” Jackson (15-7-1).

The stacked card also boasts former WWE sensation Daniel Puder (5-0), Josh “The Punk” Thomson (34-2, 1 NC), Adam Lynn (11-7, 1 NC), Bobby Southworth (7-4), and Bodog Fight stars Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (11-2), Matt Lee (9-6-1), and Bill “The Butcher” Mahood (15-5-1).

As part of the arrangement, Bodog Fight will sponsor two additional Strikeforce events, scheduled to take place in November and December, respectively.

About Bodog Fight

Since its inception in 2006, Bodog Fight has become one of the heavy-hitters in the world of mixed martial arts. Created by billionaire entertainment mogul, Calvin Ayre, Bodog Television’s Bodog Fight series offers viewers a unique combination of action and allure from exotic locations throughout the world. Bodog Fight can be viewed in 100 million homes across North America and at Some of Bodog Television’s other programs include: poker lifestyle and reality shows, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker and Sharks & Fools; and a million-dollar indie band search competition, Bodog Battle. BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group. For media inquiries please contact

About Strikeforce

Strikeforce is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which, on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its “Shamrock vs. Gracie” event, the first sanctioned mixed martial arts fight card in California state history. The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary champion Frank Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, played host to a sold-out, record crowd of 18,265. The rapidly growing organization recently re-launched its website,, which boasts a bold new look and all-new features, including video streaming capability. Since 1995, Strikeforce has been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN and, after 12 years of success as a leading, world championship kickboxing promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts series with “Shamrock vs. Gracie.”

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