Smash Global Debuts Luxury MMA Meets Black Tie Event At Hard Rock Hotel On Saturday, August 1 | Purchase Passes With SanDiegoVille And Get 2 Complimentary Drinks

July 20, 2015

Pro mixed martial artist and entrepreneur Steve Orosco will combine mixed martial arts, business networking and extravagance on Saturday, August 1, when The Main Event takes over Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego. Presented by Smash Global, this inaugural black-tie gala will bring together some of the top business professionals in America's Finest City for an evening of professional mixed martial arts fights, craft cocktails, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, art installations by Marc Sandoval of Molotov Gallery and a silent auction. The Main Event serves as the first luxury showcase of MMA in U.S. history. As usual, promo code SDVILLE gets ticket purchasers an added benefit! Read on and be sure to get your tickets!

Using California State Athletic Commission-sanctioned MMA as its backdrop, The Main Event convenes society’s elite with business leaders from the greater San Diego region and abroad - setting the scene for an evening of networking, entertainment and grandeur at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel.

Smash Global founder Steve Orosco
"MMA is the most entertaining sport in the world, but it needs society's top 1 percent to buy in and experience a live event to really get over the tipping point in this country," said Smash Global founder Steve Orosco. "We see classy, sophisticated events like this with boxing and in other countries, but that type of environment hasn't made its way stateside for MMA - until now."

"With The Main Event, we've created a setting where business professionals, socialites and the fighters themselves can flourish."

After years in the cage, Orosco identified an opportunity to raise the level of business in the sport by creating entertainment events for premium brands.

Along with the five-fight card featuring former Ultimate Fighting Championship Fighter Jesse "JT Money" Taylor and the undefeated Nick Barnes, The Main Event boasts an art exhibition from Molotov Gallery's Marc Sandoval and a silent auction, which will benefit Urban Angels, a nonprofit organization formed to nourish and provide food for the homeless of San Diego.

"Smash Global is based on three core principles: networking, community outreach, and MMA as the platform for entertainment" Orosco said. "We're committed to bringing the community's elite together with MMA, and we look forward to giving back to serve those most at-need."

Tickets to the event are $350 per person for seating at a table, are limited to only 360 patrons and includes a fine art exhibition, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, a hosted cocktail hour, access to the live MMA fights and the opportunity to network with an exclusive crowd of elite business professionals in a VIP setting. Standing room only tickets are available for $125 per person. Promo code SDVILLE gets the purchaser two complimentary alcoholic beverages. Premium Smash seating for tables of 12 are available for corporate sponsors, which will also receive 2 comped beverages per person when booking through SanDiegoVille by emailing [email protected]. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Doors open at 7pm and fights begin at 8:30 pm.

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