According to a recent Facebook posting from Frankie Perez Senior, father of UFC fighter Frankie Perez, Perez has merged his mixed martial arts promotion Dead Serious MMA, with one of the staple organizations for MMA in the entire country, Ring of Combat.
“Lou Neglia of Ring of Combat and Frankie Perez of Dead Serious MMA Promotions are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to promote both amateur and professional Mixed Martial Arts events.
“Two of the biggest promotions in the Tri-State area have come together to put on some of the premier and storied Mixed Martial Arts events.
“This combination is sure to bring bigger and better events for the benefit of both the fighters and the fans.
“Lou Neglia – ” I’m very happy to have Dead Serious join Ring of Combat, they have proven to run a quality show in addition to have a passion for the sport. We will continue to help the fighters pursue their passion which has always been my goal.”
“Frankie Perez – ” We are very excited and looking forward to join forces with Ring of Combat and only improving on the already outstanding product. This is a new chapter for Dead Serious and we are very honored to be part of Ring of Combat.”
“Ring of Combat has promoted 59 professional events and 23 amateurs shows. As many familiar with the industry are aware that Ring of Combat has placed 124 fighters into the UFC roster. Dead Serious in addition to their 9 kickboxing shows, 15 Pro/Am Muay Thai shows, 5 Pro/am shows have also done 25 amateur shows.
“Jointly we look forward to all the possibilities that our combination can bring to the future of the sport.”
The Dead Serious MMA website expands a bit on the merger, calling Dead Serious MMA, a feeder league for Ring of Combat.
“Our next event of 2017 will take place on July 15th, 2017 at iPlay America in Freehold NJ. The venue is state of the art with an indoor amusement park and sports bar with plenty of parking and things to do for the entire family
Dead Serious MMA has been growing every year and our goal is to take our fighters to the next level and help them achieve their goals. We are now a feeder program for Lou Negila’s Ring of Combat which is the number 1 promotion in the USA in having sent fighters to the UFC.”