Ringside Unified Fighting RUF MMA
Ringside Promotions (RUF MMA): is a 100% Native American owned fight promotion company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Ringside Promotions currently holds a promoter’s licenses through the AZ Boxing & MMA Commission and holds multiple Native Casino Gaming licenses in Arizona and has a Gaming license through the Arizona Department of Gaming as a Premiere Native Casino Vendor and is looking to increase its range of operations and bring its brand, fans, and services to multiple Native property locations across the country. Our deep relationships with Tribal Councils and leaders is instrumental in our quest to grow into a nation wide organization and bring our product and service offerings to multiple Native property locations throughout the US.
The current industry competition of PRO/AM MMA promotions offer the same copycat product and format, where local talent competes against moderate to poor level local competition in fights that are usually one sided thusly creating a poor entertainment value and subpar product.
Ringside Promotions (RUF MMA) events have countered with a National elite level platform similar to the UFC where only elite level talent from across the country will be accepted to compete. Our elite vs. elite concept will create great entertainment content through highly competitive fights with worldclass talent at the amateur & pro level.
The events will also offer Native American and, top local fighters a chance to fight for consideration to represent their state on future events. This will enable the fans to watch the fighters and communities being built throughout the year and create a natural interest in MMA organically creating a fan base for each Native property at large.
Ringside Promotions (RUF MMA) events are designed to capture both the hardcore MMA fan, as well as the every day sports fan. MMA fans are an inherent target and will immediate supporters. The RUF MMA format will reach beyond this current fan base and target the general sports fan. Fans of sports leagues include the casual sports fan that simply is a fan of the home team. While MMA fans are linked to the genre via a favorite fighter or the sport itself casual fans are linked via geographical ties or peer relations.
While they are not hardcore MMA fans they still buy the merchandise, buy tickets, and watch events.
MMA’s current landscape does not capture this type of fan and we believe our format is the missing piece to making RUF MMA a main stream sport and will increase our fan base and reach by 80%.
Hardcore MMA Fans
o35 Million Americans
General sports fan
o318.9 Million Americans, 60% identify themselves as sports fans.
191.2 Million Americans are sports fans