ELITEXC PRESENTS 'CAGE RAGE 23 — UNBELIEVABLE'
FIGHT NIGHT TO HONOR BRITISH ARMED FORCES
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, AT WEMBLEY ARENA
Fight Marks New Partnership Between ProElite's EliteXC and Cage Rage
LONDON (Sept. 13, 2007) – Serving members of the British armed forces have been given their marching orders to muster at the country's most exciting fight night — Cage Rage at Wembley Arena on Saturday, Sept. 22.
In an unprecedented salute to the men and women that have done their country proud — and to mark U.S.-based ProElite, Inc.'s [PELE.PK] new partnership between its mixed martial arts (MMA) live fight division, EliteXC, and Cage Rage — military personnel will receive a 50 per cent discount on tickets purchased.
“We salute our brave men and women,” said Cage Rage Promoter Andy Geer. “Having received hundreds of letters from troops in Iraq and Afghanistan — we know just how many fans serve our country — and wanted to give them a token of our respect.”
Cage Rage has dispatched dozens of shirts, hats and other goodies to the southern Iraqi city of Basra having had an SOS from a rifleman who said the boys were running short on Cage Rage supplies.
“We will never really know just how tough life is for them out there,” Geer said. “So we wanted as many troops as possible to join us for an incredible night out.”
Members of the military are asked to bring their services ID to show on the night when they arrive at the venue. And what a fight night awaits — 13 top bouts of non-stop blistering combat action. “Cage Rage 23 — Unbelievable” promises to be one of the hottest nights in MMA history with British and two World title belts at stake.
The top of the bill sees former British Heavyweight Boxing Champion Julius Francis, who once faced Mike Tyson, take to the cage for his first MMA fight.
Paul 'Semtex' Daley aims to take the Welter Weight World title in an eagerly awaited encounter with the highly talented Mark Weir.
The legendary Vitor Belfort battles James Zikic for the World Light Heavyweight Title and Tengiz Tedoradze goes head to head with Mustapha Alturk in the battle of the British heavyweights.
Cage Rage 23 fights that are not broadcast on SHOWTIME but can be viewed via live streaming video at ProElite.com where available.
About ProElite, Inc. (www.proeliteinc.com)
ProElite, Inc. delivers the most exciting entertainment experience in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet. ProElite embraces MMA with the highest levels of honor, integrity, discipline and self-esteem, all the while remaining inclusive for fighters, fans and schools [elitexc.com]. ProElite's live fight division, EliteXC, delivers spectacular live MMA fight events that showcase the world's top fighters [elitexc.com]. ProElite's interactive business, ProElite.com, capitalizes on the growing popularity of the sport of mixed martial arts by building a community of mixed martial arts enthusiasts. In addition to streaming the most exciting live fights to the web, ProElite expands the fan base of the sport by providing a comprehensive set of online social networking tools for fans, fighters and organizations.
ProElite.com – Empowering the Fight Community(TM).
About Cage Rage Championships (www.cagerage.tv)
Cage Rage Championships (CRC), a subsidiary of ProElite, Inc., is the original European mixed martial arts brand established in 2002 by Dave O'Donnell and Andrew Geer. CRC promotes and produces 6 marquis live MMA events at the Wembley Arena per annum. European audiences enjoy CRC events on pay TV in certain markets, while British TV audiences enjoy live broadcasts of CRC events on Sky Sports 3. In early 2006, Cage Rage Championships launched Cage Rage Contenders, an 'up-and-comers' event promotion for new fighters to showcase their skills. The Contenders shows have been expanded to the Republic of Ireland , where the biggest Contenders show to date took place in The Point Theatre, Dublin , Ireland on May 26th, 2007. This is the first Cage Rage event to be held outside the UK.