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Takedown Entertainment Enters South American Market With Two Brazilian MMA Promotions


LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2011) - Takedown Entertainment Inc. (www.takedownentertainment.com) (OTCBB: TKDN), the new face of mixed martial arts (MMA), continues its quest to bring fans the best MMA fights from around the world by expanding into the South American market, the birthplace of the modern MMA movement. Takedown is pleased to announce it has signed Letters of Intent to acquire worldwide distribution rights to past and future MMA fights, plus certain brand and sponsorship rights, with two major Brazilian MMA promotions: Nitrix Champion Fight of Itajaí, Santa Catarina State and Win Fight & Entertainment Platinum of Salvador, Bahia State.

Nitrix Champion Fight has consistently garnered international attention from the quality of their fight cards, featuring top MMA athletes from across Brazil including Bellator Fighting Championship veterans Nazareno Malegarie and Genair da Silva. "I would like to express my sincere gladness that we have an opportunity to work with Takedown," stated Nitrix President Isaias "Pele" Santiago. "We try to make each of our events more exciting and I'm confident that with Takedown we'll be able to achieve huge goals."

Win Fight & Entertainment (WFE) Platinum has developed and graduated many notable Brazilian MMA athletes including UFC veteran Johnny Eduardo and Bellator contender Bruno Santos. Known for its exciting and sophisticated MMA experience, WFE is expanding their national exposure by staging events throughout the country. States WFE Platinum CEO Luiz Fernando Taveres de Menezes, "Our events represent the great heritage of Brazilian MMA, a gift that we'll bring to the rest of the world in partnership with Takedown."

"Brazil is an important piece in the Takedown global strategy," remarked Peter E. Wudy, President and CEO of Takedown Entertainment. "A major source of MMA talent, and a rapidly growing market for MMA programming via television, online and mobile media, establishing a foothold in South America strengthens our product offering, increases our licensing opportunities, and creates greater value for our shareholders."

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Takedown Entertainment Enters Production Phase With SportFight Television Pilot


LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 13, 2011) - Takedown Entertainment Inc. (www.takedownentertainment.com) (OTCBB: TKDN), the new face of mixed martial arts (MMA), is pleased to announce it is producing a Television Pilot for the upcoming season of "Takedown Fights" -- a weekly series of the best LIVE MMA Fights from around the world.

The Television Pilot for "Takedown Fights" will be filmed on Saturday October 22nd, 2011 in Portland, Oregon at SportFight 30, featuring seven pro fights with top MMA veterans and up-and-coming fighters. UFC alumnus Paul Kelly (Record: 11-4-0) will match up against Team Quest member and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Healy (20-10-1) in the main event, while Black House / AMC Pankration member "Super Mario" Miranda (16-3-0) will face local favorite Aaron Stark (10-7-0) in the co-main event. Founded in 2004 by Matt Lindland and Randy Couture, SportFight has launched countless high-caliber fighters including Chael Sonnen, Chris Leben and Jeremy Horn.

"Takedown Fights": The Series
Takedown Entertainment began with a simple premise: aggregate the best MMA fights from the world's preeminent MMA Fight Promotions and distribute them to consumers via television and digital channels. Through a persistent and unwavering commitment to deliver the fights that fans want to see, Takedown has reached a major milestone: the production of a full season of LIVE MMA Fights for sale and distribution to broadcasters and digital media platforms. Targeted for launch in early Spring 2012, Takedown has established a distribution goal of 50 countries for the "Takedown Fights" series including major broadcast partners in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and South America. The Television Pilot for "Takedown Fights" is the next step in the evolution of Takedown Entertainment as it becomes a true world leader in MMA sports entertainment.

Takedown Entertainment: The Business
Takedown Entertainment established clear objectives for its business and is pleased to confirm that it is on target and ahead of schedule. Takedown set out to engage the best MMA Fight Promotions in the world and has now signed Letters of Intent with over 50 International organizations of the highest quality with more in development as it begins to close Final Agreements. Takedown pursued key individuals to join the company and now has one of the most experienced and respected management teams in the industry. Takedown has also developed relationships with best-in-class suppliers for production, distribution and marketing, secured considerable financial investment, acquired advertising commitments from major brands, and most importantly, had its one-of-a-kind business model validated and embraced by both the MMA and Entertainment industries. Takedown has achieved its objectives to date and created immense value for all shareholders.

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Takedown Entertainment Signs Sixth EU-Based Agreement: International Promotion Centre "Star" of Russia


LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Takedown Entertainment Inc. (www.takedownentertainment.com) (OTCBB: TKDN), an authority in the business of mixed martial arts, is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire worldwide distribution rights to past and future MMA fights with International Promotional Centre "Star," plus certain brand and sponsorship rights.

International Promotional Centre "Star" is a Russian mixed martial arts promotion founded by Sergey Shostakov and UFC veteran Oleg Taktarov. "Star" has worked in cooperation with promotions from across Eastern Europe to showcase the best regional MMA athletes. "Star" has previously featured athletes from the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, India, Moldovia, Poland, Romania, Syria, Tadjikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Thailand, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. International Promotional Centre "Star"'s continuous dedication to providing truly international MMA entertainment has solidified its status as one of the premier MMA promotions in Russia.

"We are relatively new players in the international MMA arena, and from the very beginning we set our goals -- to search for top Russian talent, to help athletes develop into world class fighters, and to gain the audience's interest and respect," said International Promotional Centre "Star" co-founder Sergey Shostakov. "Taking into consideration our goal of expansion and the high level of talent in our events, working with Takedown Entertainment will allow more people to witness and appreciate our sportsmen's efforts and give us an opportunity to keep growing in order to get more significant space on an international level."

"This is Takedown's sixth agreement with a promotion in continental Europe," confirmed Peter E. Wudy, President and CEO of Takedown Entertainment. "The growing list of signed domestic and international MMA organizations is the foundation of our business model; aggregating the rights to fights in order to produce and distribute MMA programming worldwide. More promotions means more content and that's what MMA fans everywhere want. Having a world-class organization such as "Star" working with us is very exciting."

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Takedown Entertainment Signs Agreement With MEZ Sports Pandemonium Fights


LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Takedown Entertainment Inc. (www.takedownentertainment.com) (OTCBB: TKDN), an authority in the business of mixed martial arts, is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire worldwide distribution rights to past and future MMA fights with MEZ Sports Pandemonium Fights, plus certain brand and sponsorship rights.

MEZ Sports Pandemonium Fights, an MMA organization owned by Craig Zimmerman, has become a staple of mixed martial arts entertainment in southern California. The promotion has featured top MMA athletes from the region including UFC veteran Justin Bucholz, Sherdog.com's #1 ranked flyweight Ian McCall, Strikeforce veteran Lorenz Larkin, and Bellator Fighting Championships' Chris Saunders and Giva Santana.

"I look forward to working with Takedown Entertainment and bringing MEZ Sports Pandemonium Fights to a wider audience," said MEZ owner Craig Zimmerman. "Pandemonium Fights is already recognized as one of the premiere fight promotions in the state of California and we believe that fans across the world would also love the non-stop action fights on every MEZ Sports Pandemonium Fights show. We have always promoted fights with one goal in mind -- to provide the best value and entertainment for fans. This has been successful for us as we get athletes all over the U.S. and the world wanting to fight for MEZ so that they can make the jump to the next level. The worldwide exposure that Takedown will bring to MEZ is very exciting."

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Takedown Entertainment Signs Agreement With CageSport MMA


LONDON--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Takedown Entertainment Inc. (www.takedownentertainment.com) (OTCBB: TKDN), an authority in the business of mixed martial arts, is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire worldwide distribution rights to past and future MMA fights with CageSport MMA, plus certain brand and sponsorship rights.

Started in 2008 by Brian Halquist in Washington state, CageSport MMA has solidified itself as a top level combat sports organization under an established and successful 22 year boxing pedigree. Brian Halquist and his company Brian Halquist Productions added mixed martial arts to their distinction and have since showcased former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters such as Cody McKenzie, Bellator Fighting Championships fighter Mike Hayes, as well as Strikeforce fighters Meisha Tate and Ryan Healy. Brian Halquist Productions and CageSport MMA are regarded as the longest running Tribal Casino program in the United States due to their partnership with the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.

Mr. Halquist, President of CageSport MMA, said, "If you look at our history with boxing you'll see that we've worked with everyone from HBO, Showtime, ESPN and ESPN2. We've even extended to Direct TV and Telemundo as well. We know how to put on a show and offer competitive fights and that's why we've been around so long. This is why our partnership with Takedown is important right now. Takedown will help us grow CageSport and takes us beyond what we originally planned expanding our brand."

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Takedown Entertainment Signs Agreement With Top Ukrainian MMA Promotion Peresvit


LONDON--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - Takedown Entertainment Inc. (www.takedownentertainment.com) (OTCBB: TKDN), an authority in the business of mixed martial arts, is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire worldwide distribution rights to past and future MMA fights with Peresvit, plus certain brand and sponsorship rights.

Peresvit is a Ukraine-based MMA promotion owned by Andrey Starovoyt. Their fight cards have featured former star MMA athletes such as Pride Fighting Championship's veteran Igor Vovchanchyn as well as current top level competitors including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Stefan Struve and Bellator Fighting Championships Light-Heavyweight Champion Christian M'Pumbu. Peresvit has used both tournament and super-fight style formats to consistently attract an average of 5,000 attendees per event. The Ukrainian promotion's dedication to bring in world class MMA athletes has set it apart as a significant mixed martial arts promotion in Eastern Europe.

"We've been promoting MMA events for a long period of time, and our main goal was to demonstrate the true warrior spirit and true grace of mixed martial arts," said Peresvit owner Andrey Starovoyt. "We were looking for partnership with a big media company which would allow our event to be watched not only by people in the audience, but all over the world. That is what Takedown brings. So we look forward to this partnership with Takedown, and we're convinced that it will be mutually beneficial and long term."

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