LOS ANGELES, CA (October 18, 2011) ProElite, Inc. (PK.PELE), a subsidiary of Stratus Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SMDI) today announced it has signed a new, multi-fight, multi-year television deal, unveiled on last night's LIVE broadcast of "Inside MMA". The fight promotions company will air LIVE coverage of "HDNet Fights: ProElite - Big Guns" on November 5 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL.
"After watching their first event in Hawaii, I could see ProElite was a great fit for HDNet," said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. "This upcoming card has the perfect mix of marquee names and an innovative Heavyweight tournament that fight fans won't want to miss!"
Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski will headline the event in separate bouts in addition to an 8-man heavyweight tournament to identify the up-and-coming talent among MMA's heavy hitters.
"Our multi-fight agreement with HDNet elevates the ProElite brand to a national MMA audience with a preeminent broadcast partner," said Paul Feller, President and CEO of Stratus Media Group and Chairman of ProElite. "This strategic partnership offers new opportunities for corporate sponsors and advertisers looking to reach this passionate and rapidly growing audience of ProElite fans."
ProElite will soon announce its full fight card, which will include some of Quad Cities favorite fighters and emerging MMA talent. Tickets are now on sale at the iWireless Center box office and on ticketmaster.com.