Thursday, Dec. 13th HOLLYWOOD

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“MMA has gone from a no holds barred atmosphere to teaching about the importance of not fighting and empowerment.”

Mel Gibson

Movie Actor & Director

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“It's a pleasure to be here and be honored tonight knowing that Jiu-Jitsu has played such a big impact in the growth of MMA.”

Rigan Machado

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend

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“This sport is my life and I'm really happy to be here.”

Chuck Liddell

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

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“True Martial Arts has been lost in Hollywood and it's a great thing to be recognized tonight.”

Steven Seagal

Martial Artist and Action Star

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“An event that brings together MMA and Boxing is a great thing for both sports.”

Earnie Shavers

Professional Boxing Legend

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“I'm lucky to be a pioneer in this sport and be honored at events like this.”

Tito Ortiz

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

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“Seeing boxing fans and mma fans as one; I just love that!”

Freddie Roach

Legendary Professional Boxing Trainer


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About Us

SMASH GLOBAL produces extravagant events showcasing professional MMA fighters, creating the most exciting black tie entertainment in the world.

We give the sport of mixed martial arts what it deserves: The class and luxury of boxing, the raw excitement of professional MMA, and the extravagance of a black-tie gala into one can’t-miss event.

Our events also honor those who have dedicated their lives and sacrificed everything to revolutionize combat sports. Previous SMASH Honorees have included Martial Arts and Action Icon Steven Seagal, Hollywood Icon Mel Gibson, UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, Legendary Boxing Trainer Freddie Roach, Boxing’s Hardest Puncher Earnie Shavers, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend Rigan Machado.

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