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The Hollywood Reporter Feature

  • March 18, 2018

MMA Star Responds to Meryl Streep Golden Globes Insult With Smackdown Event

In response to Meryl Streep's jab at MMA during her Golden Globes speech, SMASH Global Founder Steve "Hulk Smash" Orosco will be hosting a pre-Oscar MMA Fight Gala on Feb. 23 to benefit anti-bullying.

SMASH VII

  • February 28, 2018

Honoring Rigan Machado
Awarding Mel Gibson

SMASH GLOBAL continues to blur the lines between beauty and brutality. The cutting edge mixed martial arts organization held its biggest event thus far on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 with SMASH VII. Every SMASH Global event not only holds high level MMA competition but it also honors a figure(s) that have played an important role in the growth of martial arts around the world. On this night two incredible individuals received accolades. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pioneer Rigan Machado received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions as an athlete and teacher, while Hollywood icon Mel Gibson received the annual "pop up" award during Hollywoods most coveted week, The Oscars.

SMASH VII Musical Performance

  • February 28, 2018

Italian Opera Singer Ariè

SMASH GLOBAL continues to unite elegance with fighting excellence. On this night, Italian opera singer Ariè opened SMASH VII with a stunning performance that left the guests with chills up their spine.

SMASH VI

  • September 28, 2017

Honoring Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell
Awarding Earnie Shavers

Hollywood, CA - September closed on an explosive note with the premiere of SMASH Global VI hosted at the stunning Taglyan Complex in the heart of Hollywood. Black-tie elegance and intense mixed martial arts excitement collide in this must-attend event benefiting anti-bullying. SMASH Global is redefining the spectator experience in the MMA. To kick off the night, MMA legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell , the night's guest of honor, received the SMASH Icon Award for his contribution to the sport. Liddell, a UFC Hall of Fame Inductee was the UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion for two years, defended his title five times and currently holds the UFC record for the most Knock-Out wins in the Light Heavyweight Division. In a surprise twist, Boxing Legend Earnie Shavers received the first ever "pop up" award for his contributions to both boxing and philanthropy.

SMASH V

  • February 23, 2017

Honoring Steven Seagal

SMASH GLOBAL V to honor one of Hollywood's first mixed martial artist. In an Oscar season saturated with repetitive red carpet affairs, one black-tie event stood out from the rest in the lead-up to Sunday’s ceremony — the only awards party where Steven Seagal was the guest of honor and mixed martial arts fighters brawled in the center of a ballroom between courses of a lavish four-course dinner.

SMASH IV

  • September 15, 2016

Honoring Tito Ortiz

Honoring the first superstar of mixed martial arts: MMA Superstar and UFC Hall of Fame Inductee Tito Ortiz. Celebrity meet and greets hosted by NBA Hall of Fame inductee and 5-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman. Come watch as we unite MMA and Hollywood in a night of extravagance and giving back to the underserved.

SMASH III

  • March 24, 2016

Honoring Freddie Roach

Honoring Legendary Boxing Trainer Freddie Roach, hosted by Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns and special guest appearances by World Champion MMA fighter Dominck Cruz, Hollywood Action Star Frank Grillo, and World Champion Boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosely. Come watch as we unite Boxing, MMA, and Hollywood in a night of live professional fights, black-tie extravagance, and raising funds and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

SMASH II

  • November 13, 2015

The Hall of Champions

The Museum of Champions... SMASH Global produces luxury entertainment events that showcase professional MMA fighters, creating the most exciting black tie networking events in the world. Using the most exciting sporting event on the planet—professional mixed martial arts—as our backdrop, we deliver a unique networking opportunity that is one part sporting event, one part networking opportunity, and all parts class and sophistication.

SMASH I

  • August 1, 2015

The Hard Rock Hotel

Where it all began... SMASH Global produces luxury entertainment events that showcase professional MMA fighters, creating the most exciting black tie networking events in the world. Using the most exciting sporting event on the planet—professional mixed martial arts—as our backdrop, we deliver a unique networking opportunity that is one part sporting event, one part networking opportunity, and all parts class and sophistication.

Thursday, Dec. 13th HOLLYWOOD

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