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MATADOR ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS FORMER UFC CHAMPIONS RASHAD EVANS, FORREST GRIFFIN AND LYOTO MACHIDA, BOXING STAR JEAN PASCAL, ANTHONY “RUMBLE” JOHNSON, GLOVER TEIXEIRA, THE TUFF-N-UFF MMA ORGANIZATION, AND OTHERS, FOR BOOKINGS, APPEARANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

by Sharon Sanghera, July 28, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matador team photo

Executives of the firm, Matador Entertainment, pose with two all-star UFC athletes just signed to their roster.
(L-R: Jen Wenk, Rashad Evans, Tony Sgro, Forrest Griffin, Tom Hoppa) PHOTO CREDIT: SAM HON, OPTICAL PANACEA
 

Las Vegas, NV –  Matador Entertainment LLC, a firm specializing in bookings, appearances and special events, today announced it has secured representation of former UFC light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Lyoto Machida, boxing star Jean Pascal, former WBC champion, top-ranked MMA fighters Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Glover Teixeira, Cat Zingano, among others, as well as the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff MMA organization.

 

Matador also announced it has added Jen Wenk to its executive team.  Wenk joins Matador’s owners Tony Sgro, Esq., COO and Tom Hoppa, CEO, to assist the company with UFC athlete representation in addition to PR and special events support.

 

“Through our excellent relationships and professional expertise, Matador is bridging the entertainment world and the high demand for talent in MMA, the fastest growing sport in history,” said Sgro, a prominent Las Vegas attorney who is partner and COO of Matador. “We are excited to have Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Lyoto Machida, and other top athletes, as well as the Tuff-N-Uff organization already on board with Matador. Jen Wenk also has joined our team, and with her knowledge and our connections, Matador looks forward to creating immediate revenue opportunities for our many clients.”

 

“I’m honored to join Matador and thrilled to bring my 20 years of experience in PR and events – specifically my strong relationships with the UFC and 10 years of work exclusively in combat sports – to this company,” said Wenk, Matador partner and CMO. “I’m excited to work with Tom and Tony, two accomplished executives, in the sport that I love so much and for the athletes and organizations that make it the most exciting live event in the world.”

 

Tom Hoppa, partner and CEO of Matador said, “Matador is already a respected name in entertainment, and has produced many successful events including the PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL 2013 sold-out West Coast tour. We also recently produced the UFC International Fight Week 2014 live concert featuring Papa Roach, P.O.D., and LIT. With my 15 years of experience in live events, artist representation and business development, I’m excited to connect our resources with the massive combat sports market.”

 

Matador  represents a number of other UFC and MMA athletes including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Johnson, Sean Soriano, Tyrone Spong and Abel Trujillo, among many more in the process of being signed.

 

For more information, please visit  www.MatadorEnt.com  and email at  info@matadorent.com.

Note to Editor: Matador Team photo attached for story use. Photo credit goes to Sam Hon/Optical Panacea.
Photo ID: L-R: Jen Wenk, Rashad Evans, Tony Sgro, Forrest Griffin, Tom Hoppa

About Matador Entertainment LLC

Las Vegas-based Matador Entertainment LLC is an entertainment firm specializing in bookings, appearances and special events. Owned and operated by Tom Hoppa, CEO, Tony Sgro, Esq., COO and Jen Wenk, CMO, Matador has a combined 50 years of experience in entertainment, law, special events, advertising and communications. Serving a market of businesses, companies and individuals interested in booking elite as well as rising athletes in combat sports, Matador serves the golden demographic of the millions and millions of passionate MMA, Boxing and Muay Thai fans around the world. In 2013, Matador booked the sold-out West Coast tour for PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL. In 2014, Matador booked and produced the UFC International Fight Week live concert featuring Papa Roach, P.O.D. and LIT.

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