Dear TKO fans,

I have heard your numerous comments and requests in the past couple of years about your desire of seeing the resurrection of your favorite brand of Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA), TKO. The state of the sport in the country will be better than ever with the return of TKO now being official. The timing has never been better than now and with our recent partnership with UFC®’s digital streaming service UFC FIGHT PASS® it’s now a great time to be a MMA fan in our beloved country. TKO is back and it’s stronger than ever before.

As most of you already know, combat sports are a passion for me and I’ve been involved in this field of business for over seventeen years. I’ve worked tirelessly since 1998 to develop the sport of MMA in Canada and it’s with great pride that under the TKO banner I’ve built one of the strongest and most prestigious franchises in the history of this sport. I have produced more than fifty highly successful events that have been broadcast around the globe and on national network television here in Canada.

Most of these events have taken place in world-class venues such the Bell Centre in Montreal. It is also with great pride that I have participated in the development and rise of the careers of athletes such as Georges St-Pierre, Patrick Cote, Kevin Lee, David Loiseau, Mark Hominick, Sam Stout, Steve Bosse and many others.

With the return of TKO, the fans will be put at the forefront and their opinions will be accounted for like never before in professional sports. Through our interactive webpage and our unique mobile applications, fans will be able to voice their opinions, choose dream fights, judge rounds and even select their favorite TKO ring girls. On top of technological innovations and world-class production value, TKO will also introduce an exclusive standing system and the whole organization will be based on seasons with comprehensive standings so fans can be aware of why and when a challenger faces a titleholder for the championship belt.

TKO will once again be a major player in the combat sports industry and I have assembled an amazing group of professionals to support me in the development of this major league sports organization. We will set the stage for a rigorous selection of world-class athletes that will grow with the organization on our way to the top while featuring the top athletes our country has to offer. As the return of TKO continues to gather mainstream attention, many stars will make their way to our cage. TKO events will be broadcast out of the gate on national network television in Canada in both English and French as well as around the world via the worldwide reach of UFC FIGHT PASS®, giving our organization, our athletes, our advertisers and our sponsors unequaled exposure.

I look forward to hearing your opinions and your appreciation of what the return of TKO will bring to the table for years to come. We all do this for YOU the fans, and we are very confident that the entertainment value of TKO events will make us once again one of the most appreciated combat sport league on the planet.

Welcome to the world of TKO MMA!

Stephane Patry,
President, Chief Executive officer and majority shareholder
TALION Sports Entertainment Inc.

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