Bellator Returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Feb 16, 2010
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Bellator Fighting Championships and Redline Media Group have formed a strategic business alliance that will bring four of Bellator’s nationally televised events – including its Season 2 and 3 premieres – to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood , Florida in 2010. The first of four mixed martial arts events at Hard Rock Live will take place on April 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

Under the terms of this landmark agreement — which was completed in conjunction with Redline Media Group — Hard Rock Live will host the following Bellator events:

- Bellator XIII (Season 2 Premiere), April 8, 2010;
- Bellator XXII, (Season 2 Final Round Event), June 10, 2010;
- Bellator XXV (Season 3 Premiere), Aug. 12, 2010; and
- Bellator XXXVI (Season 3 Finale), Oct. 28, 2010.

In 2009, Bellator hosted its first-ever event on April 3rd at Hard Rock Live and then returned on June 19th for the Season 1 finale. Both events were hugely successful, drawing raucous, near-capacity crowds.

“We are thrilled to be returning to the Seminole Hard Rock during our second and third seasons,” said Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “As we discovered during our inaugural season, the Hard Rock Live is one of the finest, most state-of-the-art venues for MMA and the fan response was spectacular. We’re looking forward to bringing four world-class MMA events to South Florida and some of the country’s most devoted and die-hard MMA fans.”

Cima Georgevich, CEO of Redline Media Group stated: “Redline Media Group is proud of its association with Bellator. We were delighted with the success that we experienced during last year’s events and we are sure that the fans will be equally excited to have Bellator back in South Florida four more times in 2010. Any true MMA fan knows that the fights were phenomenal, producing some of the most exciting submissions and knockouts of the year. With the tremendous success that MMA has experienced internationally, we anticipate an overwhelming response here in South Florida , which has become a true hotbed, training destination and home to some of the world’s greatest fighters. Fight fans get ready, Bellator’s greatest hits and submissions return for 2010.”

Each of the four Bellator events being held at the Hard Rock Live (as well as the 20 additional Bellator Season 2 and 3 events) will be distributed live in prime time to 92 million homes by FOX Sports Net and its regional sports network affiliates. In addition, top moments from each week’s live events will then be condensed into an action-packed 30-minute highlight show broadcast every successive Saturday night, late night, on NBC. A one-hour Saturday night highlight show will air nationwide in Spanish on Telemundo.

Bellator Fighting Championships’ nationally televised events feature a combination of tournament and non-tournament bouts. There will be four simultaneous tournaments taking place in each season in the featherweight (145 lbs.), lightweight (155 lbs.), welterweight (170 lbs.) and middleweight (185 lbs.) divisions. Winners of this year’s tournaments will be declared No. 1 contenders to Bellator’s current roster of champions.

Tickets to the Season Premiere of Bellator Fighting Championships at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood , Fla. , are available now. Tickets cost $145, $95, $45 & $25.* All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Monday – Saturday from noon to 7pm and on Sunday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

For more information, please visit Bellator.com.

About Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago . Bellator’s founder/CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment professional with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event production, television production, fighter relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.

About Redline Media Group
As one of the fastest growing Native American owned marketing companies in the world, Redline Media Group has garnered a well-earned reputation for its reach, knowledge, innovation, expertise and style. Redline Media Group is a creative marketing firm based in South Florida . Through its creative development and outside the box approach, Redline Media Group has positioned itself as a dominant force in the marketing and advertising world. RMG has provided creative services, event production, strategic marketing, branding, comprehensive advertising and sponsorship procurement, as well as, interactive services to a wide variety of global brands. These brands are among the who's, who in the business world, topping today's Forbes list. RMG's clients range from Entertainment Facilities, Gaming Properties, Educational Institutions, Sporting Events, Broadcast Companies and Native American Tribes, to Automotive Products, Beverage Companies, Hotels and more. RMG’s Executive Staff has over 75 years of experience in Marketing, Branding, Creative Design, Interactive Partnerships and the development of Conversion-Based Advertising Campaigns. Our philosophy and approach is based on communication, knowledge, creativity, understanding the target and market, not to mention, consumer awareness – www.RedlineMediaGroup.com.

About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility has quickly emerged as the entertainment capital of South Florida . Attracting music, comedy and sports fans, this 5,500-seat indoor arena further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. For more information please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino provides quality guest experiences where South Floridians can play, stay, dine, and shop. Eighty-nine tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Play one of the more than 2,500 Vegas-style slots including the Native-American casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members experience an exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and celebrity show kitchen. Convene in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise for Texas Hold ‘em, limit Texas Hold ’em, Seven Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Café-Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 127 globally recognized rock ‘n roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida , AAA, Four Diamond rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 17 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, a European-style spa, 25 retail shops, 13 nightclubs, Paradise Live, and Hard Rock Live. Located on State Road 7 ( U.S. 441) in Hollywood , Florida . Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way . For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
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