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Hip Show Arena Combat to Make U.S. Debut August 9th in Bristol, Virginia


(YOU’RE GONNA WISH YOU HAD TWO SETS OF EYEBALLS! RAAAAAAHHHH!!! / Photo via Facebook.com/ArenaCombatTV)

The 2-on-2 fighting league Hip Show Arena Combat is finally coming to America. Promotion president Cyrus Fees just sent us this press release which lays out the details for Hip Show’s first stateside event, slated for August 9th at the the Bearcat Den Arena in Bristol, Virginia. Check it out below, and stay tuned for more updates…

FORMER UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS SET TO HEADLINE HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT’S FIRST U.S. EVENT

Miami, FL, June 26th, 2014 – When you crossover America’s most popular sport with America’s newest sport, you have HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT’s inaugural U.S. event.

Eryk Anders and Marcel Stamps are not only former University of Alabama standouts, together they are two of the hottest MMA fighters in the Southeast. On Saturday August 9th in Bristol, Virginia, they will team up again in the main event of ARENA COMBAT 1.
The event will take place at the Bearcat Den Arena in Bristol, and will feature fighters from Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The competing two-fighter teams will be featured in HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT’s forthcoming national television program, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

CEO of HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT Casey Oxendine spoke on the announcement, “Holding our first American event in the Tri-Cities region of Virginia and Tennessee was a no-brainer. It’s a central location in the Southeast, home of the 8th largest venue in the world Bristol Motor Speedway, and universally known as the “Birthplace of Country Music.” Now, Bristol will once again make history as the “Birthplace of Arena Combat.””

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Hip Show 2-on-2 Fighting League Is Now Under American Control; Domestic Events to Begin This Summer


(Casey and Cyrus spreading the word on ‘Inside MMA’ back in March. Props: AXS TV)

Some big news in the world of non-traditional MMA dropped this morning: Our friends Casey Oxendine and Cyrus Fees have acquired Hip Show Arena Combat — the wildass 2-on-2 Russian fighting league that they helped bring to North American audiences earlier this year. So first of all, score one for the US of A! Also, prepare to see this thing in a town near you, because under its new leadership, Hip Show plans to start holding American events this summer. Check out the piping hot press release that Casey just sent us, and let us know what you think…

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HIP SHOW 2-ON-2 FIGHTING SOLD TO AMERICAN COMPANY, BECOMES HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL; FIRST U.S. SHOW IN SUMMER 2014

Miami, FL, May 15th 2014 – New name, new owners, same exciting competition! As of today, TV personalities Cyrus Fees and Casey Oxendine have assumed ownership of the Russian product HIP SHOW, branding it HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL.

Coupled with the ownership and name change, Fees and Oxendine are announcing plans for their first American event in the Summer of 2014. Date, venue, and card information will be available in the coming weeks. American events will be under the HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT: USA brand. Currently, negotiations are active for the company’s network deal for episodic and live events.

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‘Most Significant Fight Card in the History of MMA…’

Tank

EliteXC sent out a press release yesterday announcing that tickets to their February 16th event featuring Kimbo Slice and Tank Abbott will go on sale this Friday at Ticketmaster, and confirming that the event will take place at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami. Check the first sentence:

“Fans seeking to participate in perhaps the biggest, most significant fight card in the history of mixed martial arts in Florida will have the opportunity to reserve their spots beginning this Friday, Jan. 11, when tickets to EliteXC’s tremendous mega-event on Saturday, Feb. 16, will go on sale.”

At first, I skipped over that “in Florida” part and nearly shot Scotch out of my nose. Upon re-reading, I was still unconvinced. Surely this sideshow won’t be bigger than the UFC’s record-breaking Ortiz/Shamrock III event, or UFC 42, which featured Matt Hughes’s five-round war with Sean Sherk. Personally, I don’t think it’ll even be as significant as those smoker matches Din Thomas was arrested for last year — I mean, Din kinda became our Rosa Parks after that one. I love fight-hype as much as the next guy, but to paraphrase John Lennon, if you start referring to Slice/Abbott as a “tremendous mega-event,” you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow.

I’ve ranted before about how unfortunate of a move this fight is for Kevin Ferguson and EliteXC, so I’ll spare you this time. Instead, I’ll post this bizarre video of Tank Abbott drunkenly mouthing off to a guy wearing a Kimbo Slice mask (at a bar? in his basement?), which looks to be directed by David Lynch and shot with the same camera used to record Rick Salomon banging Paris Hilton.

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