Birmingham, UK – February 3, 2012 – It was confirmed today that MA Inc will be presenting the first ever MMA Show Live at The NEC in Birmingham May 12-13in a separate hall, alongside The Martial Arts Show Live, giving fans two shows for the price of one. Split Decision, the company founded by Liam Fisher (former Head of Business Development at BAMMA), has partnered with MA Inc to establish a new and very much needed event for the huge and very loyal MMA audience and fan base.
The first six fighters confirmed to attend are UFC fighters Kenny Florian, Che Mills and Simeon Thoresen, BAMMA Middleweight Champion Tom ‘Kong’ Watson, UK MMA legend Ian “The Machine” Freeman and UFC, PRIDE and DREAM veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.
The MMA Show Live will be an interactive fan experience dedicated to mixed martial arts from around the world. Populating a second hall at the NEC in Birmingham alongside The Martial Arts Show Live, The MMA Show Live will consist of five training areas where some of the biggest names in the business will host special group training sessions, a huge stage & screen for Q&A sessions, an autograph zone where fans can meet their favourite fighters and exhibition stands where some of the biggest brands in MMA will be selling merchandise and much, much more.
Liam Fisher, CEO at Split Decision said “Split Decision is a company made up of huge MMA fans so this is the perfect opportunity for us to help create a show that we all believe every MMA fan would want to go to. There’s going to be over 40 fighters and MMA personalities from all over the World attending, including some A-list superstars, MMA legends and some of the most exciting up and coming talent around today. I’m immensely excited that my company can be a part of this.”
Training sessions with fighters are available for Platinum ticket holders only and are limited to 500 people across the whole weekend. For a limited period only the Platinum tickets are priced at £90 instead of £100 and for this fans will get 1 training session per day, all the benefits of VIP access to both The Martial Arts Show Live and The MMA Show Live across the weekend, exclusive access to the Platinum Room in the MMA hall where fans can sit down and talk with the A-list fighters & celebrities, entrance to the VIP party held on the Saturday evening in Birmingham city centre, a souvenir event program, access to the fast-track line at the autograph zone and premium platinum seating at the Q&A stage.
Every Platinum ticket holder is guaranteed a place at 1 training session per day and there will be 20 different training sessions hosted by 20 different fighters each day. Platinum ticket holders can book their preferred session on a first come first serve basis by registering each day at the registration desk open from 8am each morning. By buying your Platinum ticket now you will secure your place as one of the limited 500 places available.
More fighters and personalities confirmed to attend will be released in the coming weeks. Strictly limited reduced price “Early Bird Tickets” are available starting at 9am on Friday, February 3 at www.theticketfactory.com.
For more information on The MMA Show Live, please go to www.themmashowlive.com. Fans can also follow The MMA Show Live on Twitter at www.twitter.com/themmashowlive and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/themmashowlive.