Matador Entertainment LLC, a firm specializing in bookings, appearances and special events, today announced it has secured representation of former UFC light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Lyoto Machida, boxing star Jean Pascal, former WBC champion, top-ranked MMA fighters Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Glover Teixeira, Cat Zingano, among others, as well as the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff MMA organization.
Matador Entertainment signs former UFC Champs, Top Fighters, adds Jen Wenk as Executive
Matador also announced it has added Jen Wenk to its executive team. Wenk joins Matador’s owners Tony Sgro, Esq., COO and Tom Hoppa, CEO, to assist the company with UFC athlete representation in addition to PR and special events support.
“Through our excellent relationships and professional expertise, Matador is bridging the entertainment world and the high demand for talent in MMA, the fastest growing sport in history,” said Sgro, a prominent Las Vegas attorney who is partner and COO of Matador. “We are excited to have Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Lyoto Machida, and other top athletes, as well as the Tuff-N-Uff organization already on board with Matador. Jen Wenk also has joined our team, and with her knowledge and our connections, Matador looks forward to creating immediate revenue opportunities for our many clients.”
“I’m honored to join Matador and thrilled to bring my 20 years of experience in PR and events – specifically my strong relationships with the UFC and 10 years of work exclusively in combat sports – to this company,” said Wenk, Matador partner and CMO. “I’m excited to work with Tom and Tony, two accomplished executives, in the sport that I love so much and for the athletes and organizations that make it the most exciting live event in the world.”
Tom Hoppa, partner and CEO of Matador said, “Matador is already a respected name in entertainment, and has produced many successful events including the PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL 2013 sold-out West Coast tour. We also recently produced the UFC International Fight Week 2014 live concert featuring Papa Roach, P.O.D., and LIT. With my 15 years of experience in live events, artist representation and business development, I’m excited to connect our resources with the massive combat sports market.”
Matador represents a number of other UFC and MMA athletes including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Johnson, Sean Soriano, Tyrone Spong and Abel Trujillo, among many more in the process of being signed.