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BATISTA-MMA UPDATE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-08-31 22:46:31

The following press release was issued late Friday:

BAUTISTA INVADES RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE,R.I. (Aug. 31, 2012) – Former six-time World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) champion Dave Bautista iscoming to Providence on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 to kickoff his press tour in anticipation of his professional mixed martial artsdebut, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports,Inc., in association with June Entertainment and 4zero1 Entertainment Group on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at The Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Direct TV Pay PerView.

Friday’s tour will culminate witha live meet-and-greet and autograph signing in downtown Providence (time andvenue to be determined) followed by a second public appearance at VanityRestaurant & Lounge, located at 566 South Main St., Providence, at 11 p.m.(EST) Bautista’s opponent, Rashid Evansof Newburgh, N.Y., will also be attendance.

Specifics on Bautista’s appearancewill be released Tuesday. Bothappearances are open to the public and both fighters will be available formedia interviews.

Tickets for “Real Pain,” starringBautista, are available through www.ticketmaster.com or at The Dunkin’ Donuts Center Box Office and are priced at $20.00, $35.00,$55.00, $75.00, $125.00 and $250.00. The show features 14 bouts, including thereturn of John “Doomsday” Howard(17-7, 6 KOs), a Boston native and veteran of seven UFC bouts; nine-time UFCveteran David Loiseau (20-10, 13KOs) of Montreal; Providence lightweight Mike“The Beast” Campbell (11-4, 7 KOs), a former World Extreme Cagefighting(WEC) contender; Woonsocket, R.I., bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath (2-1, 1 KO); and Pawtucket, R.I., middleweight Todd “The Hulk” Chattelle (10-7, 8KOs). “Real Pain” will also be available on Direct TV Pay Per View for $29.95.