Miami - Xtreme Fighting Nation
Daniel Kay was born in Philadelphia, PA and eventually made his move to Boca Raton, FL along with his parents and 3 sisters in 1997. After studying marketing for just one year at Palm Beach State University, he decided to move forward with a life of entrepreneurism. He started by investing in gold, buying business to business and selling it to a refinery for a profit. Shortly after, he found love for the sport of MMA through a lifelong friend who had already been competing in amateur events. By being in the back locker rooms at every event, Daniel was able to learn the business inside and out. He went on to work for existing local MMA circuits, starting off by matching the fights together and eventually took lead in organizing the entire events.
N.Y.C. - Queens Demolition MMA Team
Syracuse - Gladius
RYAN CIOTOLI path toward MMA started at Ithaca College where he was a 3-time All-American wrestler, twice making it to the finals of the Division III NCAA Tournament as well as being assistant wrestling coach from 2002-2008.
During his time in Ithaca Ryan discovered and developed a love for Jiu-Jitsu and MMA while also earning his B.S. in Health Studies and Physical Education from Ithaca College. As a competitor Ryan was a 7-time NAGA Grappling Champion and racked up a 4-1 professional record in MMA along with founding the Ithaca MMA Club.
As the club grew Ryan shifted gears and took on a new role as both a trainer and manager which led to his development of the highly successful Team BombSquad and BombSquad Sports Management Company. Along with those successful ventures Ryan also founded and developed the Gladius Fights, Northeast Grappling Challenge, as well as our state of the art training facility Ultimate Athletics Ithaca and Ultimate Athletics Syracuse.
Ultimate Athletics- Martial Arts Fitness & Crossfit Center
40 Catherwood Road- Located in Shoppes @ Ithaca Mall
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tuscaloosa - Thunder
Matt Leavell, President & Director of Marketing
Oversees the general management, city/state/sanctioning body compliance, staff scheduling and direction, promotional activities for events, and vendor relations. These responsibilities ensure that the events are properly promoted, all sponsors receive the outlined value, and the event staff understands team and individual responsibilities. Matt has also been the CEO of a regionally recognized marketing and advertising company, SM Agency, that worked with some of the largest players in their respective industries.
David Elder, Head of Talent Relations
Oversees the management of the participants, including communication, pairing, weigh-in, bloodwork and scheduling. He coordinates all lodging & travel and handles all match making and pairing of fighters. David ensures that the competitive level of our participants represents the uppermost- caliber of skills throughout the Southeast. David is also the CEO and President of Tera Lane Salon and Spa and TL Signature Salon.
Jamie Sullivan, Head of Production & Event Manager
Ensures that the venue used for each event meets all city & state regulations. He manages all setup, take-down, effective event layout and facility care. Jamie creates and coordinates an event itinerary for each event which focuses on fan involvement during the show. He ensures that the SHP fan base leaves excited about the professionalism of the show with the desire to come back. Jamie also is the President and CEO of Masonry Services Company, a construction company that handles masonry and pressure washing jobs all over the Southeast.
Denver - Vipers
Adam Martinez - Left
James Cacies - Right
Bay Area - Smash
Fresno - Force