DANVILLE, Calif. , Oct. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ActionView International, Inc. (Pink Sheets:AVEW) today announced that the World Championship Full Contact (WCFC) live event held October 16 th in Salt Lake City was a resounding success. Commenting on the event, Johnny Riche , Director of Fight Operations for WCFC, stated, “We had an amazing, energetic show and a packed house of excited fight fans that stayed long after the event ended to meet the fighters and dance in the aisles.Having been to every MMA event held in Utah over the past ten years, I can safely say that this was the best event ever held.”
This sentiment was repeated by the representatives of the Utah Athletic Commission and shared by the 1,200 spectators in attendance.Commenting further on the success of the evening, Riche stated, “We needed 750 people to break even on the night, which is tough in a market that has one or more MMA events every weekend that fans can choose from.To consistently have more than a thousand fans at our shows is a tribute to the quality of the WCFC product and the caliber of the fighter we are able to draw.”
ActionView also announced that the live broadcast was a success.Joe Wooten, Executive Director of WCFC, stated, “We decided in the eleventh hour to beta test a new streaming technology that will allow us to cost-effectively broadcast events live regardless of any venue-driven bandwidth limitations.By giving the event away for free, we were able to stress-test our new servers and make sure that everyone watching at home had a positive, streaming experience.We are now positioned to offer both television quality, adaptive bandwidth streaming, as well as a free alternative for some of our other contemplated programming.Based on this successful test, I am confident that we will announce a whole new slate of fight-based live programming in the coming days.We are committed to becoming the dominant Internet force for mixed martial arts.”
In the main event fight, “Super” Steven Siler from the Riven fight team defeated Steven “Razor” Sharp of Absolute MMA, taking only 45 seconds in round 1 to win by submission.Johnny Riche commented, ” Steve Siler is simply unbeatable right now.He is every bit as dominant at 155 pounds as Mike Tyson was as a heavyweight in his day.His last three fights have been against the very best the sport has to offer and the fights have never gone past the first minute.Even though he’s a jiu-jitsu expert, he agreed to stand and trade blows with Sharp, a noted striker with heavy hands.Siler was so dominant standing that Sharp had no choice but to go to ground, playing perfectly into Siler’s game plan.This was first time in 40 plus professional fights that Steve Sharp has lost in the first round.”
In the co-main event, “Disco” Dave Foley , the owner of Foleys MMA, defeated Utah’s newest bad boy, Dave Baldanado , also by submission.Riche added, “This was a fast, vicious fight featuring two very tough guys standing and trading punches at a furious pace.Foley caught Baldonado with a sharp right that looked like a knockout.Though it dropped Baldonado, he fought on but was simply no match for a guy that can end a fight from the match as easily as from his feet.There wasn’t a fan in the house that wasn’t on their feet for the entire match.”
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