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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: SUN Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (SSPE.PK)

Monday, February 25th, 2008

SUN Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (SSPE.PK) is a professional Sports and Entertainment company dedicated to delivering high energy combative mixed martial arts and boxing events to the millions of fans worldwide. The company owns the SUN, “Art of War” license and brand, and was responsible in forming the International Fighters Association.

SUN Sports & Entertainment produces and promotes international sports events focusing particularly on combat sports such as mixed martial arts. The “Art of War” events feature highly ranked martial artists who compete for the World Championship Belt.

The IFA (International Fighters Associations) provides a platform for ranking the sport’s top performing competitors. It also provides key statistics on current fighters and promotes upcoming fighters in the Mixed Martial Arts Arena. The IFA website provides rankings, registration for new fighters, and arranges and oversees national and international combat events.

Mixed martial arts in a fast growing combat sports entertainment. It is most popular with males between the ages of 18 and 34, and is a preference of the high tech generation. Industry sources estimate the potential market for mixed martial arts events at approximately $1 billion.

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SUN Sports and Entertainment, Inc (SSPE.PK) Acquires Assets of International Fighting Organization and Steele Cage Promotions

Monday, February 4th, 2008

SUN Sports and Entertainment Inc. (SSPE.PK) announced that the company has acquired the assets of the International Fighting Organization. Such assets include the Production and Broadcast Film Library of events promoted by Steele Cage Promotions.

SUN’s CEO, CJ Comu, stated, “We are delighted to be able to acquire the assets of the International Fighting Organization, the MMA Sanctioning Body in the State of Nevada. We are also delighted to be able to acquire all the Raw Footage and Finished Broadcast Production of the IFO events promoted by Steele Cage Promotions, which we plan on distributing globally.”

Comu added, “We feel that the Film Inventory will be a great compliment to the ‘Art of War’ Film Inventory which will provide more available product to networks and distributors world-wide.” SUN is planning on producing a number of MMA Events in Nevada this year and looks forward to bringing its brand of exciting and high energy MMA to the thousands of fans growing across the country and producing live events in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Laughlin, NV.

Steve Oshins, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the IFO, stated, “I have met with the team at SUN and am delighted to be able to arrive at this decision and complete this transaction. I feel that the SUN organization and their experience best represent the interests of what our team have worked hard to establish in MMA. I am also delighted about my new role as a member of the Advisory Board of SUN Sports & Entertainment and having the opportunity to be involved in the growth of the sport.” SUN plans to continue to work with the executive team of the IFO as they evaluate upcoming dates and events in the State of Nevada and other markets across the USA.

SUN is a leading Professional Sports & Entertainment Production Company. Currently, SUN is a Certified and Licensed Combat Sports Promoter, producing World Class Mixed Martial Arts Events. The properties of SUN Sports & Entertainment include “Art of War” LIVE, International Fighters Association, USA Men’s National Team, and UNDERGROUND.

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Beacon Equity Research Highlights: SUN Sports and Entertainment Inc. (SSPE.PK), as Company Signs Distribution Deal for Pay-Per-View

Friday, June 29th, 2007

SUN Sports & Entertainment Inc. (SSPE.PK) reported this week that it has signed an agreement with American Television Distribution (ATD) to distribute their “Art of War 3″ Pay-Per-View event which is taking place in Dallas, Texas on Saturday September 1st, 2007 at the American Airlines Center.

American Television Distribution licenses television series for syndication in domestic and international outlets.

ATD handles the distribution of one of the most popular pay-per-view shows on TV and the uncensored versions of the reality show “Cheaters,” titled “Cheaters Uncensored”.  
 
ATD President, Tommy Habeeb commented, “We have been very successful with producing and distributing pay-per-view events, and are very excited about the opportunity to promote the Art of War brand both here in America and internationally.

 We believe we can take the Art of War – Undisputed Arena Fighting Championships to the next level.”

American Television Distribution will be responsible for both the domestic and international distribution of the pay-per-view event. The television production of the event will be handled by Tommy Habeeb Enterprises.

The Art of War 3 will be showcasing the first time ever “Team USA MMA.” The select members of Team USA MMA against Team Brazil MMA are part of an elite fraternity representing the United States in the first of a series of Global Combative Events. Each member will be in custom made outfits produced by a select USA manufacturer and fighting for a position in future events.

The Art of War 3 is a sanctioned event by the International Fighters Association (IFA) based in Luxemburg. This is a World Championship Heavyweight Fight where the IFA Heavyweight Belt will be on the line. Delegates from the IFA will be in attendance, along with IFA Commissioner Johan Schotte that will present the Championship Belt to the winner.

The founders of SUN Sports & Entertainment, President Buckeye Epstein and CEO CJ Comu, were recently profiled in a Special Report to the Dallas Morning News outlining their positioning statement and strategy in this growing arena, by these Sports Marketing Executives.

SUN is a Professional Sports & Entertainment Company, and a Licensed Combat Sports Promoter. The properties of SUN (www.sunorganization.com), Art of War (www.artofwarlive.com), International Fighters Association (www.ifapro.com), and Team USA MMA (www.TeamUSAMMA.com) are pending trademarks.

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