Hot on the heels of its series premiere on FUEL TV, fans are anticipating the return of Sirius XM host JASON ELLIS’s EllisMania on September 17, 2011. For this year’s event Ellis wasted no time assembling an unforgettable line-up that features X Games BMX champion Dave Mirra taking on freestyle motocross legend and Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan. In preparation for their battle being held at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, both athletes are training hard. All proceeds from the main event fight will go to charity, with Brian fighting for The Loma Linda Children’s Foundation and Dave fighting for the Meningitis Foundation of America.
Brian Deegan stated, “I’m excited about the fight, I’ve always wanted to get in the ring and this should be a good match up. With a portion of ticket sales going to charity, it’s fighting for a cause, so it’s twice as rewarding.”
“A little over a year ago I almost lost my life due to meningitis. I am truly blessed to be here today with my family,” commented Dave Mirra. “I am fighting for anyone who has ever been affected by this terrible virus.”
Jason Ellis himself will also be stepping into the ring for his biggest fight ever at this year’s EllisMania, as he takes on mixed martial arts veteran Kit Cope. Fans will be entertained throughout the evening by a series of bizarre and hilarious fights that Ellis and his team have put together.
“I should be receiving an X Games gold medal for pulling this off,” said Jason Ellis jokingly.
The Hard Rock Hotel will also be holding an EllisMania pool party on Friday September 16th with performances by Unwritten Law, Big B, Jason Ellis’ Death Death Die, and DJ Benji Madden.
FUEL TV will be filming the entire event, and will create a five-episode series that premieres Wednesday, November 30 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
For tickets and more info, visit: www.hardrockhotel.com/specials/ellis-mania-packages/