By Ken Pishna, ACF

DENVER, COLORADO – Denver-based mixed martial arts promotion American Championship Fighting(sm) (ACF) has signed an agreement with two Colorado area promoters to create an MMA minor league or feeder system.

Both Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz, which runs an all-amateur MMA show in the Denver metro area, and Round 1 Promotions, which operates its all-amateur production in the Colorado Springs area, have united with the ACF(sm). As part of the agreement, the two promotions will produce a series of shows that allow their athletes the opportunity to fight for a 1-year contract from the ACF(sm). That 1-year contract ensures the winners the opportunity to become professional fighters at the ACF’s show in February of 2007 and affords them the luxury of training full-time as professional athletes.

As the sport of mixed martial arts continues to grow throughout the United States and the world, as witnessed by the recent record-setting attendance numbers in the state of California, American Championship Fighting(sm) is growing right along with it, creating opportunities for fighters in the sport to be treated as the professional athletes that they are. The ACF’s alliance with Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz and Round 1 Promotions is one more step in that direction.

“In an ever more competitive environment, the creating of this feeder system allows us a better ability to tap into some of the best up-and-coming talent out there,” commented Rico Vecc, the Chief Executive Officer of the ACF(sm). “At the same time, it also allows us to offer an outstanding opportunity to some very worthy athletes who deserve to be treated as professionals, just like any other sport.”

The ACF(sm) Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz, Round 1 lottery series will be held over a five-month span from June of this year through October. Round 1 Promotions will hold their portion of the series in the months of June, August, and October while Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz will host the series in July and September. The final bouts will take place at Round 1 Promotions’ October event.

Amateur fighters or managers/trainers interested in having their fighters compete in the ACF(sm) Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz, Round 1 lottery series should contact Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz at 720-275-7972 or Round 1 Promotions at 720-212-9443.

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About American Championship Fighting, LLC

American Championship Fighting, LLC is a premier mixed martial arts promotion. Under the ownership of Rico Vecc Promotions(sm), the ACF(sm) provides a combination of the preeminent mixed martial arts fighters in the world in a highly entertaining atmosphere. For more information, go to www.theACF.net or www.sorealithurts.com.

Rico Vecc Promotions(sm), owner of the ACF(sm), is operated by successful entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer of the ACF(sm) Rico Vecc. A self-made millionaire, Vecc built his fortune in real estate investing and has committed to helping others through his National Wealth Institute (www.NationalWealthInstitute.com) and his book “How to Become a Millionaire in Your Jeans and a T-Shirt Through Real Estate.”