Global Proving Ground – New York Fight Exchange

Oct 2, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Los Angeles, CA – October 1st, 2013 – Global Proving Ground (GPG) announces that partner, New York Fight Exchange’s Mixed Martial Arts (NYFEMMA) next amazing event happening October 4th, in Jamaica Queens, New York at the legendary Amazura Concert Hall.

Formerly known as the Jamaica Arena, Amazura Concert Hall has hosted some of the most entertaining boxing matches, professional wrestling, and concerts ever in New York, and now NYFEMMA can add their “Believe the Hype” fight card to this illustrious list. Boasting over 20,000 square feet and 5 giant IMAC screens, and laser & lighting rigs that challenge most Hollywood productions, this event is surely one you wouldn’t want to miss!

The card has 15 scheduled fights with a reserve of additional fighters waiting for an opening. NYFEMMA has been able to attract the best gyms such as LIMMA, East West MMA, Team Bobby Campbell, Golden MMA & the Renzo Gracie Fight team. Also well-known local NY talent as Aaron Siflet 8-0 fighting Jerome Mickle 7-0, Wade Werosta battles Ken Sweeney, Felipe Carlos vs. Uriah Banks as well as pro wrestler Fadi Madani goes head to head with Kevin Wall.

GPG founder James Jefferson said, “When Tom Sconzo asked GPG to be part of the Largest Mixed Martial Arts Event in NYC History, we had to say yes! The events that their putting on and the talent that they have promoted makes complete sense for GPG and NYFEMMA to partner together.”

NYFEMMA co-founder Tom Sconzo stated, “As a former competitor my goal has been to create an event that win or lose will be a fighter experience he or she will always remember. I believe my partner Mike Washington & I have will have raised the bar where fans & fighters will come to expect no less for their time or money when choosing an event in the future.”

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Who We Are: Global Proving Ground (GPG) is a mixed martial arts entertainment organization dedicated to providing in-depth coverage and as yet unseen sports content to a global audience. GPG seeks to discover and build the next generation of great athletes by using a truly innovative combination of live events, digital & online media platforms, and sports & entertainment content allowing for multiple revenue streams and maximized growth opportunities. We have the unique ability to continue to cultivate relationships, the most important aspects of success in this industry. Our relationships are groomed by our staffing talent, which contains a virtual who’s who of respected industry professionals. Others have tried, but few have been able to logistically create and manage the relationship network GPG has amassed. When coupled with GPG's commitment to social responsibility, the combination becomes a catalyst for a revolutionary approach to professional sports and entertainment. GPG plans to grow by introducing Warrior Island, a groundbreaking documentary series featuring a myriad of sports combat talent and personalities from all across the world. Warrior Island is a platform focused on discovering the world’s best mixed martial arts talent and showcasing the truth behind the struggles and sacrifices of a champion.

What We Do: GPG is a worldwide fight league where fans have a voice, great warriors are discovered, and champions are made. GPG conducts mixed martial arts events worldwide showcasing its talented fighters, and has held events in the United Kingdom, Portugal, New York City, Virginia, Missouri, and Rio de Janeiro among others. GPG is advancing mixed martial arts by educating their fighters, and by giving fans the power to advance a fighter's career through the integration of social media networking. GPG seeks to expand its reach worldwide through its innovative sports docuseries Warrior Island.

Warrior Island is a documentary narrative, which showcases the true fighter spirit by uncovering what each combatant endures to become a champion. Filmed away from the glitz and ostentation of a typical docuseries, Warrior Island strips away the unnecessary backdrops and offers a true & revealing account of not just the fighter, but the person, the family man, and the student. We showcase the heart, sacrifice, and dedication put forth by each of the fan-selected 16 personalities. The fighters, production team, location, script and staff have been assembled.


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