BodogFight, the mixed martial arts (MMA) reality television phenomenon and brainchild of digital entertainment mogul Calvin Ayre, will be the official Presenting Sponsor for “Turning Point”, a 10-bout Sportfight mega-card set for Saturday, January 6, at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
“We are extremely excited about this opportunity to work with Randy Couture and Matt Lindland,” says Calvin Ayre, the founder of Bodog.com Entertainment who recently returned from the filming of BodogFight: St. Petersburg. “Randy is an MMA legend and role model for the sport while Matt is an Olympic silver medalist who understands the commitment required to become one of the world’s top competitors. Since combining their athletic and coaching qualities together, it’s no wonder that Team Quest is producing a distinguished list of incredible fighters.”
The Sportfight event brings together some of the Pacific Northwest’s top emerging and seasoned fighters for an MMA fan spectacular headlined by a bout between Portland’s Enoch Wilson and Travis Bush of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
Fighting in the 170-pound weight class, Wilson brings a ferocious attitude and impressive 11-3-0 record to the canvas. He is recognized for possessing a steel chin and strong takedown abilities. In his Sportfight debut, Wilson withstood an onslaught from Shanti Johnson that would have put many others to sleep. He has since gained experience in various events.
Bush, meanwhile, touts an impressive 5-1-0 record and hails from the Lion’s Den training camp in Coeur D’Alene, also home to BodogFight warrior Trevor Prangley. Although Bush does not have as much experience as Wilson, fans should expect a bloody, stand-up battle that leaves one of the combatants face down on the canvas.
With the BodogFight series gaining worldwide popularity, title sponsorship opportunities such as this one with Sportfight work to solidify Bodog.com Entertainment’s position as an integral player within the MMA industry. The premiere episode of BodogFight: St. Petersburg is set for January 23. As in the inaugural season of the series, fans can expect elimination battles, behind-the-scenes training, interviews with fighters, and a soundtrack featuring Bodog Music artists. The weekly, one-hour BodogFight: St. Petersburg episodes will lead into a PPV main event in April 2007. For up-to-date MMA action visit “The Latest” section on the official BodogFight website: www.bodogfight.com.