February 29th, 2012 by

MMA coming to Belleville

A major mixed martial arts event is coming to the Quinte Region and should have a big impact on the community.

Discipline MMA will hold its inaugural event at Belleville’s Yardmen Arena on April 27.

At a press conference this afternoon, Discipline President Dave Mair announced $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund in Quinte West.

Bay of Quinte Tourist Council President Ryan Williams says the economic spin-off for the region could amount to about a million dollars.

Tickets are available from the Yardmen Arena Box Office or www.bellevillebulls.com.

3 responses to “MMA coming to Belleville”

  1. jav71 says:

    excellant big boost for the city………just the beginning we hope!

  2. Matt Del Grosso says:

    I wouldn’t call it a “major” MMA promotion being that it’s their inaugural event, but it is worth watching if you have some time. Tickets are too pricey for the talent on the show. The headliner Rich Clementi is a veteran of the sport who has turned into a journeyman. MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. Boxing has declined dramatically since the 90’s and MMA has more than replaced it. It’s exciting, safer than boxing, and Canada has one of the best MMA athletes in the world in Georges St. Pierre.

  3. numbnuts says:

    I’d like to see the stats which prove MMA is “safer” than boxing.