Wholly owned, SUN Production Group, in association with International Fighters Association announced their premiere event for 2007 – “ART OF WAR”, Undisputed Arena Fighting Championship. The 10-bout fight card is set for March 9, 2007, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and will be televised in high definition by Mark Cuban’s Company HDNet.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend, Pedro “the Rock” Rizzo will take on American, Justin “The Hammer” Eilers, in the Main Event. Both Rizzo and Eilers are veterans of the highly successful UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
World famous “Voice of MMA” announcer, Bruce Buffer, will serve as the Event’s Master of Ceremonies and Ring Announcer. Because of the event being at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks (NBA) and Dallas Stars (NHL), a number of local dignitaries and sports celebrities are expected to be in attendance, as well.
Former UFC Champion, Guy Mezger, serves as an advisor and chief matchmaker for all SUN MMA events. Heading up event management and marketing will be Lester Bedford of The Bedford Agency. Bedford has marketed over 100 World Championship Boxing events over the past 20 years, including events televised on HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, USA and other networks.
SUN Chairman & CEO CJ Comu, stated, “I am very pleased with the completion of this transaction and the future opportunities that are provided to us as a public company. As a former Chairman and CEO of a public company, this is a responsibility that requires a dedicated team that can manage the affairs of its business and develop market support of its stock”. Comu added, “The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) industry is the fastest growing Sports Entertainment business in the world. We hope to be a large player in this small but rapidly growing space and deliver high quality entertainment to the networks and fans around the world.”