B2Digital, Incorporated (OTCMKTS:BTDG) (“B2Digital”) B2Digital, www.b2digitalotc.com, announced today that its Hardrock Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fight Group has been officially licensed by the State of Ohio Athletic Commission to hold and operate fights in OHIO, www.hardrockmma.com
Kentucky’s longest running MMA promotion will expand its operation in 2018 as the Company set sights on Southern Ohio.
Hardrock MMA has held approximately 98 Live Events in cities across Kentucky including fights in Northern Kentucky Convention Center that drew fans from the Cincinnati area. This makes it a natural extension to expand into Ohio for the B2 Fighting Series Fight Group.
Corporate strategy is for Hardrock MMA CEO, Vanessa Higdon, to manage the expansion of the Hardrock MMA Fight Group. The Company plans to start promoting immediately towards having its first fights in Ohio in 2018. Brandon “Hardrock” Higdon the current matchmaker for Hardrock MMA will be the licensed matchmaker. He will be working closely with fighters to match the fight cards for the upcoming events in Ohio.
“This expansion is really to just build off of our events that we’ve been holding in Northern Kentucky. We’ve had Southern Ohio fighters help headline and fill cards in Florence as well as Covington, so moving north can help us attract more of the fighters in the area and help them further their careers. We are excited about adding new locations to our already packed scheduled of events”, said Brandon Higdon, Hardrock MMA’s Matchmaker.
Vanessa Higdon, CEO of Hardrock MMA added “After successfully completing 98 shows’ in Kentucky I feel like we have room to grow and promote our brand. Southern Ohio is a great location because of our relationship with the fighters that are already there. Hardrock MMA looks to build on our momentum and help with the expansion of the B2 Fighting Series. It will be a challenge, but our team is up for it .
Greg P. Bell, Chairman & CEO of B2Digital INC. summarized “A lot of planning went into our expansion into Ohio and how to participate effectively in the Ohio MMA Live Event marketplace. The fan base and fighters in Ohio are a key piece to increasing our capability to develop top fighters in this area of the country by holding Hardrock MMA Live Events in the great state of Ohio. Our goal is to have 4 to 6 Live Events per year. I look forward to once again be working with the fighters in Ohio.,
B2Digital continues its expansion of its holdings and the number of Live Events it plans to hold and will continue broadcasting B2 Fighting Series Live Events directly to its fans and consumers via the B2Digital INC. owned and controlled (B2SN) B2 Social Media Network. B2SN digitally connects the B2Digital Fight Groups directly through Social Media platforms to the MMA fans and consumers worldwide, which is creating potential future revenue streams to monetize the direct connections to MMA fans and consumers around the globe. B2SN continues to expand its subscriber base and set a new Social Media Connections Record for B2SN with 4.3 Million Social Media connections in the first 90 days of 2018 up from 3.7 Million Social Media Connections in the last 90 days of 2017 and 2.8 Million Connections in the first 60 days of Q2 of 2018.
In other company news and events, The Company will be launching a new web site shortly at the same address, www.b2digitalotc.com, to reflect all these new developments within the organization. In order to better serve and communicate with our followers better we have established a Twitter account https://twitter.com/b2digitalotc We encourage company followers to follow our corporate development progress and stay in touch. Shortly the Company will be making certain filings with SEC and or OTC Markets which in part will encompass this and previous news releases. The company plans on releasing updates to its followers on frequent and timely basis.
About B2Digital, Incorporated (BTDG)
B2Digital, Incorporated is a full service Live Event Sports Company. Since its restructuring in early 2017, the company has been led by a management team with over 30 years of global experience developing more than 20 companies in the Sports, Television, Entertainment, Digital Distribution and Banking Transaction industries. As part of its growth strategy, B2Digital intends to continue to develop and acquire assets meeting its business model with the goal of becoming a Premier Vertically Integrated LIVE Event Sports Company.
B2Digital is currently building an integrated LIVE Event Development League for the MMA Mixed Martial Arts marketplace, through the creation and development of Minor League champions expected to graduate to MMA Major Leagues from the B2 Fighting Series. The company intends to continue to sponsor and operate LIVE Events, acquire existing MMA Promotions, and invite those champions to the B2 Fighting Series Championship Series. Throughout this process, B2Digital expects to own all media and merchandising rights, as well as the B2 Social Media Network digital distribution system for the B2 Fighting Series.
B2Digital’s future plans beyond its initial growth strategy include the addition of Sports, Leagues, Tournaments and Special Events to its LIVE Event content. The company hopes to capitalize on its technology and business model to broaden the revenue base of the Live Events core business.
B2Digital also expects to develop and expand its B2 LIVE Event Systems and Technologies. These include Systems for Event Management, Digital Ticketing Sales, Digital Video Distribution, Digital Marketing, FTV (Free to View), Fighter Management, Merchandise Sales and Management, Brand Management and Financial Control Systems.