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August 15, 2016


[Ammo Press Release]
August 15, 2016 Hartford, CT. – After nearly four years in the grappling business, AMMO Fight League, will be making their long awaited MMA debut at the Eastern States Exposition Center aka as The Big E. Located in West Springfield Massachusetts on November 19th. The promotions debut card dubbed “Lock and Load” will feature some of New England’s premier fighters. AMMO Fight League will operate as an amateur and professional mixed martial arts promotion and will initially host events in the state of Massachusetts. 

AMMO’s leadership team will not lack credentials when it comes to the world of this sport. AMMO Fight League President Bill Idol, 20 years of experience in the Music Entertainment Industry and a current national entertainment booking agent. Bill has had the ability and opportunity to become familiar with every aspect of this business. Marketing, Promoting, Booking, and Producing are all components that he has excelled at for the majority of his career. He is a 2 nd degree black belt in American Kenpo and a Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Bill plans on utilizing his entertainment key skills assists as he ventures into his new endeavor. AMMO Fight League will not be without familiar names to East Cost MMA aficionados. From owning and running his own gym and MMA promotions and with an extensive back ground in matchmaking/training/managing amateur and professional MMA fighters since 2007 Jason Franklin comes with over 20 years in the martial arts business and will work closely with all team leads to ensure that everything is being met and on schedule leading up to every show and will be head of Operations. Receiving a master’s degree in Computer science application and a project manager for a leading technology consultant company Saravanan Kanagaraj will oversee our finances. 

With a Masters in computer science and a Bachelors in Business and co-promoting a fight promotions for the last 5 years Matt Roy will be coming in to do what he has experience in doing, to ensure that every aspect of the production is being done leading up to the show. Matt Roy will be AMMO’s Production coordinator. Respected world ranked #1 Master Worlds grappling champion and ex-professional MMA fighter and owner and operator of his own school Virtue Brazilian Jiu Jitsu located in Springfield MA. Kym Sturdivant will bring his knowledge of fighters to be the league’s head matchmaker Founder of Manente FSM LLC. A company that offers professional services in marketing, public & sponsor relations and retired U.S. Navy SeaBee Silvestro “Sly” Manente will head our Marketing and Sales department. 

We want to come out strong with our first event and establish AMMO Fight League as a true MMA promotion. AMMO plans to feature the best up and coming prospects in MMA along with a mix of recognized and established professionals. Our goal is to become one of the sports premier MMA promotions in New England. Our emphasis has and will always be to carve out a direct path that fighters know they can take to ultimately make it to the highest level of the sport.