Archive for the ‘Tito Ortiz News & Updates’ Category

Punishment MMA Store One Year Anniversary

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Title: Punishment MMA StoreOne Year Anniversary
Location: Hooters Hotel and Casino-Las Vegas
Description: Autograph Signing-Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson. Anniversary Party to follow
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2010-02-05

World MMA Awards

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Don’t miss the World MMA Awards airing Wednesday, January 6th on Versus Channel at 9 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Q6o6C_lCY

Visit to the Persian Gulf

Friday, December 11th, 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 10, 2009

Contact:

Sharee Posey, 703.740.4980

sposey@uso.org

Tito Ortiz Grapples with Troops on USO Tour to the Persian Gulf

Ortiz to visit with Troops on Third USO Tour

ARLINGTON, Va. – Mixed martial arts powerhouse Tito Ortiz will soon depart for the Persian Gulf on his third USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. As part of the trip, Ortiz will visit with service members, sign autographs and participate in training exercises with service members.

The Huntington Beach, CA, native is a big supporter of the U.S. military. In 2007, Ortiz and Team Punishment teammate Justin McCully participated in two tours to the Persian Gulf, touching and enhancing the lives of more than 3,000 service members.

“The men and women who serve in the U.S. military are true fighters,” said Ortiz. “They are fighting to keep our country safe. I have a lot of respect for our troops and am grateful to the USO for giving me the opportunity to go out and bring a touch of home to our troops.”

A former Light-Heavyweight champion, Ortiz began his mixed martial arts career as a high school wrestler. In 1997, Ortiz made his UFC debut at UFC 13, where he dominated the ring and took his opponent down within the first round. Establishing himself as a talented showman and force to be reckoned with, Ortiz launched his own line of MMA gear and apparel. Never one to back down from a challenge, the seasoned fighter has tackled numerous projects outside of the ring. He has made appearances in several films and TV series, including CBS’s hit series “NUMB3RS” and the major motion picture “Cradle 2 the Grave” with Jet Li.

This tour continues the USO’s tradition of sending celebrity entertainers to troops serving far from home. Whether signing autographs, performing concerts, leading clinics, or posing for photos, USO celebrity entertainers lift spirits and help service members and their families feel a little closer to home.

For a list of USO tours, visit www.uso.org/whatwedo/entertainment. To learn more about the USO or to find out how to support the troops, visit www.uso.org.

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About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of
America’s service members and military families. We provide a touch of home to troops wherever they serve through centers at airports and military bases around the world, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services tailored to meet troop needs. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families, and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency; we rely on the generosity of our donors. In addition to individual donors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Gallery Furniture, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, S & K Sales Co. and TriWest Healthcare Alliance, as well as other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). We strive to deliver maximum benefit for troops and their families from every donor dollar. For more information, please visit www.uso.org.

News-Apparel endorsement agreement between Matt Crafton and Punishment Athletics

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Irvine, CA – / October 21, 2009

International Sports Agency announced the signing between Matt Crafton “The Bad Boy of NASCAR” and Punishment Athletics a company owned by Tito Ortiz “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”.

Punishment Athletics, a leader in apparel for the Mixed Martial Arts industry is expanding its empire to include NASCAR. “We are delighted to add Matt to our Punishment Family” said Ortiz. “We knew that this opportunity would be a great one as Punishment now sponsors both the ‘Bad Boys’ of NASCAR and MMA”. Crafton garnered similar thoughts as he stated, “I am excited for this opportunity to endorse such a great company and there will be many victories to come, both on the track and in the Octagon”….

Punishment Athletics Enterprises

15561 Product Land #D11

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

714-894-2399

www.punishment.com

Matt Crafton “The Bad Boy of NASCAR” is currently 2nd in points in the NASCAR Camping World Series who says the key to his success is consistency. “It’s about being there at the end of the race…being in the contention and giving yourself a chance to win each time out,” Crafton said. “I’m focused on being consistent each week, and winning the war instead of the battle.” Recently, Matt’s “Bad Boy” image has escalated with his bold driving on the track and his no nonsense attitude off of it.

www.mattcrafton.com

Tito Ortiz “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” is a mixed martial arts fighter from Huntington Beach, California. As a former Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Light-Heavyweight Champion, Ortiz became one of the sport’s biggest stars. Along with headlining several pay per view championship cards, Ortiz appeared on television, in movies and the covers of various magazines. Ortiz is a charismatic and controversial entertainer that is recognized as an influential personality in the world of MMA.

www.titoortiz.com

To get in touch with Matt Crafton please contact his representatives at International Sports Agency. I.S.A. is a full service athlete management firm specializing in the representation of elite athletes from the NFL, NASCAR, NHL, and MMA.


International Sports Agency

P.O. Box 51508

Irvine, CA 92619

949-9330-ISA (0472)

www.isasports.com

Pokerstars.net Million Dollar Challenge

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Watch for Tito Ortiz in the celebrity million dollar Poker Challenge Airing on FOX Fall/Winter 2009 after FOX NFL Sunday. Tito’s charity will once again be St Judes Children’s Research Hospital

Tito’s Videos – Punishmentfilms.tv

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Check out http://punishmentfilms.tv/ to view the latest videos

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Tito meets with 12 year old blood recipients

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Five-time mixed martial arts champ Tito Ortiz matched up with United Blood Services last month to host the Ultimate Blood Drive IV, bringing in 285 donors at Metrocenter in Phoenix. Because blood can be separated into components to benefit several patients, those donations have gone to save more than 500 lives in Arizona hospitals. Before the event, Ortiz stopped off at a local gym to show a few moves to MMA fans Joshua and Jordan, 12-year-old twin brothers who endure a different kind of fight every day – Sickle Cell Disease. While most kids their age are playing sports, Joshua and Jordan spend much of their free time at Phoenix Children’s Hospital receiving lifesaving blood transfusions. So far in their young lives, more than 125 blood donors have become their heroes.

Tito Ortiz’s Ultimate Blood Drive IV – What a Success!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The fourth annual Ultimate Blood Drive was a success! Out of the 295 potential donors that signed in, United Blood Services did 216 procedures and collected 257 blood products. This will help to save over 640 patient’s lives! Children like Kelly, Josh and Jordan, surgery patients like Bob and many more depend on blood to survive. These are just a few of the patients that Tito met. Without successful blood drives this would not have happened.

Tito greeted more than 900 fans and signed over 500 photos at the Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, August 30, 2009.

Tito Ortiz teams up with San Manuel Casino and Del Taco

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

How Bold Are You?

San Manuel and Del Taco’s “Bold Challenges” Sweepstakes Lets Winners Take on Sports Champions

(Highland and Lake Forest, CA) July 23, 2009 – Are you bold enough to skate against Luc Robitaille or get into the ring with Sugar Ray Leonard?? How about a tangle with Tito Ortiz?? San Manuel and Del Taco double dare you to find out in their Bold Challenges sweepstakes!

San Manual Indian Bingo & Casino and Del Taco invite residents of California, Arizona and Nevada to enter the Bold Challenges sweepstakes at (www.boldchallenges.com) where winners will have the opportunity to challenge the sports champion of their choice.

Winners can choose to challenge one of five champions: Luc Robitaille, Tito Ortiz, Matt Kenseth, Sugar Ray Leonard or Annie Duke.

Entries will be accepted from July 29 through August 28, and the winners will be notified in early September.

Participants can enter online at www.boldchallenges.com, or by texting the champion’s name to 34343 (for example, text Luc to 34343). Additional details and a special offer from San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino are available at participating Del Taco locations.

“San Manuel and Del Taco are giving lucky winners a chance to have a ‘money-can’t-buy’ type of experience,” said Steve Lengel, Executive Director of Operations for San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.

“We are thrilled to be working with these talented athletes and San Manuel on a truly unique program. Being Bold is part of our culture and we are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our customers,” said Jon Burke, field marketing manager at Del Taco.

Who can resist the chance to challenge one of the following?

- Recently selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame, Luc Robitaille is the highest scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Los Angeles Kings leader in goals after playing with the team for 14 years.

- Dubbed the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Tito Ortiz began his UFC career in 1997. With a record of 15-6-1 (W-L-D), Ortiz continues to rule the MMA world.

- Matt Kenseth, who drives the number 17 Roush Fenway Dewalt Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is the current defending Daytona 500 champion.

- Named “Fighter of the Decade of the 1980’s,” Sugar Ray Leonard holds an impressive record of 36-3-1.

- Annie Duke, professional poker player, entered her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 1994 under the direction of her brother and successful poker professional, Howard Lederer. Duke won her first champion’s bracelet for the 2004 WSOP Omaha High-Low Split. .

Robitaille, Leonard and Duke also appear in the new San Manuel’ TV campaign called “How far is fun?”

Note: You must be 21 or older to enter this promotion and the San Manuel Casino.

Tito’s first day back in training since back surgery

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The Comeback