Bodog Fight a Huge Success
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
Bodog Fight a Huge Success
Continuing its groundbreaking push into mixed martial arts (MMA), Bodog Fight, the brainchild of billionaire entertainment mogul Calvin Ayre, takes its second epic battle to the air tonight. On the Men’s Outdoor and Recreation channel and online at www.bodogfight.com, MMA fans will get to see the thrilling battle between Bronx role-model Kaream Ellington and MBA intellectual Mike Patt.
“This fight pits two phenomenal athletes and human beings together in a head-to-head war,” says Calvin Ayre, Founder of Bodog.com Entertainment Group and creator of a number of reality television series, including Bodog Salutes the Troops, which has aired on Spike TV. “The fact that Patt trains six days a week while finishing his MBA and Ellington is recognized as a true role model in the Bronx ’s mean streets reveals striking characteristics about their integrity and commitment to the sport.”
A light heavyweight trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and wrestling, Ellington is married and has a three-month-old baby who he cherishes more than anything. Being born and raised in one of the USA ’s lowest income-per-capita areas, perseverance and commitment to professional MMA training and fighting was a catalyst in rising above adversity. Although never his intention, he is becoming a role model to underprivileged youth in a community where fighting is part of daily life. With his gigantic smile, open heart and humble character, Ellington exemplifies the qualities necessary to learn from past mistakes and press forward toward achieving goals.
His adversary is from the other side of the fence - a financial analyst and MBA student. Patt is also trained in boxing and has similar stature and fighting style as Ellington. With star-studded past successes in football, wrestling and rugby, Patt’s MMA career evolved under the coaching of Jorge Gurgel, renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling instructor, and has been highlighted by the surprising victory in the 8-man FCC Tournament in July 2004. After winning his first two professional MMA fights by submission, and not having thrown a punch in either, Patt devised his own fight philosophy: Go in swinging and punch someone - hard - for the knock out. If the opponent shoots in, then tap him out on the ground. With an impressive 11-1 record, this strategy has been very effective.
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