Aggression MMA, Armageddon FC, and AX Combat Announce Merger
By FCF Staff
The landscape of Canadian MMA has been considerably altered, as today the Western based Aggression MMA, Armageddon FC and AX Combat announced that the three promotions are merging into one.
According to a press release announcing the news, the new company will be titled the Aggression Fighting Championship, which will promote between nine and eleven events annually.
For now, the newly created company will host events in Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria but reportedly plans to expand its operations into the rest of Canada in the latter half of 2012.
Aggression’s upcoming schedule includes shows in Victoria on April 14th, Edmonton June 8th, and Calgary on June 15th.
“Darren Owen of Armageddon and I have been seriously discussing the idea of merging for some time, and in the process reached out to AX Combat and determined that we had the same goals moving forward. We established that all three brands have similar philosophies of making sure that our fan base gets to see the best up-and-coming domestic and international fighters. So it made sense to offer fans across Canada a national brand, ultimately resulting in AFC,” stated Aggression Co-Founder Moin Mirza.
“This is by far the largest deal in Canadian MMA history, and I’m ecstatic to be a part of it,” said Armageddon Co-Founder Darren Owen. “It just makes sense to standardize matchmaking, contracts, logos, and production. Contracted fighters now have the opportunity to fight more frequently than they did before, which we are confident they will be happy about. With Armageddon’s current TV deal, the AFC will readily be available in 70 million homes, and now with increased content and expansion, the sky is the limit for AFC opportunities.”
“When AX was approached with this opportunity, I knew that I had a chance to be involved with something special,” AX Combat Co-Founder Steve Fader added. “With partners like these, we all bring different strengths to the table and more importantly, this is a group that you can trust – a situation where you don’t need to be looking over your shoulder at all times. The deal makes sense for fans, fighters, and everyone involved, and I can’t wait to see how far the AFC can go.”
Specific details regarding the upcoming cards are expected to be released shortly.