Las Vegas, NV – August 2, 2013 Rocktagon Worldwide has announced the addition of Steve Bleecker to the promotion’s executive team, effective immediately.
Bleecker will serve as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and National Matchmaking, working closely with the state commission offices and overseeing the matchmaking department.
He has been immersed in the martial arts world since the age of five and has since traveled the globe to further his practice, earning multiple black belts in several systems along the way. Bleecker was instrumental in the move to organize and legalize amateur mixed martial arts in California and has been with the California Amateur Martial Arts Organization (CAMO) since its inception in 2009. CAMO is the exclusive authority governing MMA, pankration, and combat jui jitsu at the amateur level under the California State Athletic Commission. Although he will step down as Chief Inspector, Bleecker will continue his involvement with CAMO as a League Inspector in Central and Northern California.
“I am excited to join the Rocktagon Worldwide team,” Bleecker said. “Rocktagon has emerged as one of the top promotions on the national scene and this position gives someone with my skill set the opportunity to expand what I have already been doing, which is bringing together the martial arts community.” He went on to say, “I am passionate about all aspects of combat sports and I am looking forward to working with athletes and regulatory bodies throughout the country.”
Rocktagon Worldwide CEO James Jeda is pleased to have Bleecker on board. “With events in multiple states, our organization has grown to the point where there was a need for this position…for someone to serve both as a liason with the different athletic commissions and to head up the matchmaking team. Steve has been a trusted advisor in many ways, especially in terms of rules and regulations. I am happy to have him on board. His knowledge and credibility will be an asset as we continue to expand our presence on the national scene,” Jeda said.
Rocktagon MMA is the mixed martial arts division of Rocktagon Worldwide, a sports and music entertainment company. Founded in mid-2010, Rocktagon MMA has successfully completed 28 events and is the only promotion able to offer four types of shows to meet the needs of various markets: all Amateur, all Professional, Pro-Am, and Rock-n-Rage. Rock-n-Rages are premium events combining the cage of mixed martial arts with a stage featuring live musical performances by well-known artists. All Rocktagon MMA events are streamed live globally on the Rocktagon Sports Music Network and filmed to air on multiple networks throughout North America, including Comcast, Comcast SportsNet, and the Fight Network. Rocktagon MMA has several events in multiple markets scheduled this fall, including Texas, Ohio, and Indiana.