By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Benny Ricardo of Powerhouse World Promotions sent along the following to MMANEWS.com:
War On The Mainland
(San Diego, California, June 21, 2010) — Powerhouse World Promotions brings the Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts for the World to see on August 14, 2010 event “War On The Mainland” from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California .
On one Magical Night of Fighting in a 4,500 seat state of the art events center, fistic, kicking, takedown and submission prowess will rule the night as fighters from around the world come together to rule supreme as Powerhouse World Champions in the Mixed Martial Arts style of fighting.
Headlined by former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia (26-6-, 17kos, 3 submissions) who is coming off an impressive win over 5-time World's Strongest Man Champion, Mariusz “Dominator” Pudzianowski. The 305 pound 6-8 Sylvia stopped Pudzianowski with submission punches at the 1:43 mark of the second round. Sylvia who first won the UFC Heavyweight Championship when he knocked out Ricco Rodriguez lost his UFC title when he broke his arm and despite wanting to continue and denying his arm was broken, the fight was stopped and Frank Mir became the new Champion. Sylvia who's arm was broken that night, would later win back the UFC Heavyweight Championship when he knocked out Andrei Arlovski in one round.
Paul Buentello (27-12-, 17 kos, 9 submissions) a veteran of some classic UFC wars as well as Strikeforce battles sported an unbeaten 2-0 record in the recent Affliction fight series. A contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, the 6-3-250 pound Buentello lost to Andrei Arlovski by knockout with :15 seconds left in the fight. Buentello lost the Strikeforce Championship when he got a knee to the body and lost by submission to Allstair Overeem. Fresh off a unanimous decision win over Bryan Humes on May 22nd of this year, Buentello now comes looking for a much anticipated and long awaited fight with Tim Sylvia. Tim Sylvia vs Paul Buentello is the main event of The War On The Mainland.
Powerhouse World Promotions is headed up by Grand Master and World Karate Hall of Fame member Brian Manna and longtime MMA and Boxing trainer, Tony Martinez. The Powerhouse World Promotions team is made up of renowned fighter, trainer and founder of the US Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Joe Moreira and two members of the Boxing Hall of Fame, former Welterweight Champion of the World and the only College Graduate to be a World Boxing Champion, Carlos Palomino as well as former Lightweight Champion with an unheard of 71 kos in his career, Rodolfo “Gato” Gonzales.
To stage this mega Fighting Event for the world to see, Powerhouse World Promotions has come together with the leaders of World Media distribution channel solutions, Integrated Media Sports and iStreamPlanet.Integrated Sports Media is North America's leading distributor of Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit Sports Events from around the world. The greatest fighters on the Planet like MMA Ultimate Conqueror Fedor Emelianenko, K-1 World Grand Prix Champion Bob Sapp, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Bobby Lashley, Roy Nelson and Jeff Monson have all fought on events presented by Integrated Sports Media.
In boxing Integrated Media Sports has featured Heavyweight King Vitali Klitschko, three time World Champion and last man to beat pound for pound best Manny Pacquiao, Erik Morales as well as Marco Antonio Barrera, Amir Kahn, David Haye, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Ivan Calderon, Roman Martinez, Cristian Mijares, Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, Nicolai Valuev, Ruslan Chagaev. Arthur Abraham, Holly Holm and Mary Jo Sanders etc.
iStreamPlanet is an Internet Streaming Solutions company that streamed 800 shows in 17 days of the recent Winter Olympics from Canada to the World. Their extensive coverage drew 45 million video streams and more than tripled the traffic to NBCOlypimics.com. NBC's Sunday Night NFL Football, Wimbledon, The Masers in Golf, NASCAR and Relief for Haiti were all streamed on HD quality full screen viewing with rich dynamic environments and the ability to pause and replay live action by IstreamPlanet.