News Release – Combat Sports and Ringside Join to Become Combat Brands

Fight Brands Align Under New Corporate Structure

Lenexa, Kan. – Aug. 27, 2012 –The fight brands Combat Sports and Ringside have


merged to become Combat Brands, LLC, a one-stop shop for equipment, clothing and gear for amateur and professional boxers, and MMA fighters.

Ringside and Combat Sports were previously owned by founder John Brown, who is stepping down to pursue other interests.

“This new corporate structure lets us leverage company resources as we introduce our

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products to new fight audiences around the world,” said Orin Borgelt, Combat Brands president and CEO.

Combat Brands recently introduced its Heritage line of premium boxing gear. Skilled craftsmen use the finest leather and latest technology to create the individually handcrafted fight gear. Combat Brands is the only company in the industry offering equipment of this quality.

Combat Brands is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.