MMA: The Reckoning storms into Casino Rama

Saturday, April 2nd @ 8 p.m. ET

RAMA, ON, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - It's fierce, it's the hottest sport in Canada and it's here! Casino Rama, in partnership with Knockout Entertainment Canada, is thrilled to present MMA: The Reckoning! Taking place on Saturday, April 2nd at 8 p.m. ET, fans can expect to get up close and sweat personal as they witness one of Ontario's first OAC approved MMA battle live inside the intimate Entertainment Centre at Casino Rama.

MMA: The Reckoning will feature eight to ten (8 - 10) world-class fights across all weight classes with each fight consisting of three (3), five (5) minute rounds of fierce fighting between these highly conditioned and skilled athletes. Established international fighters striking and grappling for supremacy are expected to include Tom "Kong" Watson and Dean "Renegade" Amasinger from the UK, plus a number of other soon to be announced elite athletes including several Canadians.

"I am pleased to be promoting an elite event in conjunction with a world-class facility, that will feature top tier athletes from around the globe", says Robert Waterman of Knockout Entertainment Canada. "We are planning to bring an all-action, no holds barred, striking, dominant card to Casino Rama this spring."

"The long wait is over for fans who have been clamoring for an official MMA fight in Ontario since the Province approved the sport last fall", says Jeff Craik, Vice President of Marketing, Casino Rama. "Our Entertainment Centre is the perfect venue for this event, allowing fans to get up close and personal with the fighters as they enter the ring, and providing them with amazing sightlines for all the action".

Tickets for the event will be $50 - $175, and an exclusive advanced ticket purchase for Players Passport(TM) Club Members begins Sunday, January 16 at 10 am in-person only at the Casino Rama Box Office and Monday, January 17 at 12 noon in person at the Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7161). Special code required for Monday's advance purchase period.

Please note a limited number of tickets are available for advanced Players Passport on-sale and a code is required for Ticketmaster purchases. Advanced on-sale ticket limit is 8 per customer per show. Please adhere to published ticket limits. Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by TicketMaster at its discretion. This includes duplicate orders having the same billing address or credit card.

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday, January 18 at 12 noon and will be available in-person at the Casino Rama Box Office, at all TicketMaster locations, by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7161) and online at www.casinorama.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable taxes or service charges.

*Fight card subject to OAC approval. Proposed featured athletes subject to commission approval.

ABOUT

Casino Rama

Operating since July 31, 1996, Casino Rama is Ontario's only First Nations commercial casino. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, 10 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities. Casino Rama is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Knockout Entertainment Canada

Knockout Entertainment Canada is a promotional enterprise specializing in professional combat sports established by London based promoter Robert Waterman. Mr. Waterman has been involved in both the promotion of professional combat sports and the development of professional fighters since 1996. Further to his promotional interests, Mr. Waterman has a vision for the future of the genre featuring "new" media and is the prime mover behind two of boxing's most popular web portals, Secondsout.com (http://Secondsout.com) and Maxboxing.com (http://Maxboxing.com) and is behind a new Youtube channel www.youtube.com/Ultimatechallengemma.

Media who wish to cover the event, please contact Jenna Hunter to receive the Media Accreditation Form (hunterj@casinorama.com).

For media requiring high resolution, colour photos, please visit the Press Centre section of the Casino Rama web site: https://www.casinorama.com/media-log.html

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For further information: For media requiring more information, please contact: Jenna Hunter, Media Relations Manager, Casino Rama, (705) 329-5179, hunterj@casinorama.com, Follow us on Twitter @CasinoRamaLive; For Fight Teams requiring more information, please contact: Robert Waterman, Knockout Entertainment Canada, info@knockoutentertainmentcanada.com

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