XFC INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH REDETV! | PRESS RELEASE
Mixed Martial Arts Copa (Latin America MMA CUP) to be Launched in 2014
XFC INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH REDETV! Brazil FOR XFC MMA COPA
Sao Paulo Brazil (December 10, 2013) – XFC International today announces that it has entered into a partnership with REDE TV [Open (Major Network) TV Brazilian Television Broadcaster], to launch the Mixed Martial Arts COPA in 2014. The events will be organized by XFC International; MMA COPA will take place starting in Sao Paulo Brazil, with the first event on Feb 1, 2014.
XFC International and Rede TV! (Brazilian Television Network) signed a long-term partnership. In the partnership, REDE TV! and XFC International will feature Latin America’s undiscovered, vibrant and immense talent pool in MMA. MMA COPA will feature wide-ranging athletes from across all of Latin America.
The MMA Copa seasons will feature ten (10) events that will take place from Feb–May, 2014 (Season 1) and August–December, 2014 (Season 2). These events will highlight Latin America’s world-renowned MMA talent in both the men and women’s divisions. REDE TV! will manage all aspects of the co-production in full HD, with the goal of providing the world’s MMA fans the opportunity to discover Latin America’s natural talent in MMA and offerings across the region. In addition to the co-production, both parties will oversee new locations for events throughout Brazil, and starting in 2015, the rest of Latin America as well.
“Latin America is a global powerhouse in MMA, renowned for its’ international champions,” said Myron Molotky, President of XFC International. “Brazil plays a critical role in supporting the growing contingency of Latin American MMA fighters. The MMA COPA will invite MMA fans from across the globe to discover the diversity and richness of the Latin MMA fighter developed throughout Brazil and Latin America. The Next Generation of Champions will be discovered, and MMA fans throughout the world will have the accessibility to follow these champions from the MMA Copa to our championship events in the US.” Molotky continued: “We are thrilled to partner with REDE TV!, the leader in MMA in Brazil and the region. RedeTV! provides expertise and complete regional coverage, as an open/free channel versus limited cable/pay channels, to enable ALL Latin America fans to witness the rise of the future champions.”
Amilicare Dalleveo Neto, Director of RedeTV!, played a crucial role in creating this historic partnership. Neto offered : “RedeTV! is the home of MMA! History has proven that we were able to create a vision for a sport that no one believed in or even dreamed about. We knew from the early stages that, one day, MMA would be a huge success in the history of sports. Now, with XFC International, we see more than just an MMA event…more than just great fighters…more than just an excellent show. We believe that XFC International will lead a New Era of MMA sports in Brazil and throughout Latin America. Together, in this partnership, RedeTV! and XFC International are going to build the Next Generation of MMA. We will bring to the viewers things that they have never expected, yet have always desired, by creating a great experience and evoking strong emotions about viewing a fight built on truth and passion” Neto concluded.
Edward Jung, CEO of XFC International, elaborated on the vision and implementation of a business model that will secure the continued growth of MMA worldwide. “Our interest and contribution to the sport of MMA is quite unique. Rather than forge our way into the current MMA community, XFC International has created a new space in the MMA arena. And with this great partnership with RedeTV, an Open major TV network with their absolute expertise in MMA, we are proud to be able to broadcast to everyone in Brazil that has a television, not just to the smaller percentage of audience who have cable/Pay TV.”
“We have no doubt that the MMA COPA will showcase the Next Generation of undiscovered talent to the world. XFC International will enable these fighters to participate in world class events, not only in Latin America, but also the US and other regions throughout the world. This is an exciting time for MMA athletes and fans around the world as we write a new chapter in MMA history and bring new energy to the sport. Our expansion will continue in 2015, with the growth of XFC International throughout all regions of Latin America, Europe and Asia.” Said Edward Jung, CEO of XFC International.
ABOUT REDE TV!
Since 1968, The REDE TV! has supported excellence in sports and visual arts production. Today REDE TV’s mission includes world-class television production for Brazilian viewers. RedeTV! is a Free / Open TV Brazilian television network, owned by Amilcare Dallevo and Marcelo de Carvalho. RedeTV! has modern production facilities in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife and Fortaleza. RedeTV! is headquartered in Sao Paulo Brazil, located in Osasco (SP), where its’ new Digital facilities are based. It is the newest television network, among the five major networks in Brazil, being a relaunch of Rede Manchete in 1999. It was the first network worldwide to be broadcast in 3D. http://www.redetv.com.br/
About XFC International –XFC (Xtreme Fighting Championships) was founded in 2006, with corporate offices located in Tampa, Florida. XFC is a premier mixed martial arts corporation and has produced stadium fight cards throughout the United States. XFC also established attendance records (event drew over 11,000 fans to the St. Pete Times Forum on November 11, 2007). XFC International has offices in Sao Paulo-Brazil, Buenos Aires-Argentina and Tampa Florida. The Corporate Head Quarters are located in Michigan. www.xfcmma.com
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