ProElite, Inc. on Wednesday announced its return to the mixed martial arts arena with an event on Aug. 27 in Hawaii, confirming an initial report by MMAWeekly.com that the promotion would be resurrected.
ProElite will return at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Waikiki on the island of Oahu. The August event is ProElite’s first under the new ownership of Stratus Media Group Inc. The company hasn’t promoted an event since 2008.
“The timing could not be better!” said T. Jay Thompson, vice president of ProElite Fight Operations. “MMA continues to see solid growth and has achieved mainstream acceptance across all visual media platforms in the last few years. It still has plenty of time to mature in the sporting arena.”
Fighter signings and match-ups for the Aug. 27 Blaisdell Arena fight card will be released soon. ProElite has not yet announced any signings, although MMAWeekly.com sources indicated that former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski is in negotiations with the promotion.