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Statement from Joe Donofrio on the Passage of House Bill 4167

Posted on 04/12/2013

Michigan MMA promoter Joseph Donofrio has announced the following statement regarding the Michigan State House’s passing of House Bill 4167, regarding the regulation of amateur mixed martial arts in Michigan:

“Yesterday marked an important day in the Mixed Martial Arts industry with the passage of House Bill 4167 regulating amateur competition in the state.

For too long, the health and safety of amateur MMA fighters have been needlessly at risk because of the lack of state oversight. Sadly, during this time of unregulated combat, a fighter needlessly died. This bill rightly honors the memory of Felix Pablo Elochukwu by ensuring in the future that amateur fighters will be competing under the safest conditions possible.

I’ve been honored to work with Representative Harvey Santana and members of the Michigan legislature toward passing this bill in the House. I look forward to its eventual passage in the Senate and its being signed into law by our Governor.”


USA vs. Canada
Donofrio MMA Presents “War of Aggression” Saturday, May 18 at Joe Louis Arena!

War of Aggression: A war of aggression, sometimes also war of conquest, is a military conflict waged without the justification of self-defense, usually for territorial gain and subjugation.

(Detroit, Michigan) Michigan’s premier MMA promoter, Joseph Donofrio of Donofrio MMA, proudly announces his next blockbuster show entitled “War of Aggression” on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Detroit’s famed Joe Louis Arena.

After years of making his home base at the Palace of Auburn Hills, “War of Aggression” will mark Donofrio’s first venture into a major venue in Downtown Detroit.

War of Aggression will feature several cross-border USA vs. Canada matchups between many of the best up-and-coming mixed martial artists in Michigan and Ontario.

Also featuring beautiful cage girls, booming DJ music, amazing light shows, sonic booms and the superb work of ring announcer Phil “The Voice” Davey, as always, Donofrio’s superior show production will be in full effect to set him apart from any other area promoter.

“I’m excited to bring such a big event to the Downtown core,” said Joseph Donofrio. “This will truly be a night to remember, as my country vs. country shows have always had an extra element of rivalry to them between the competitors. They ignite nationalist passion on both sides of the border and that translates to intense MMA action!”

Tickets for War of Aggression will be available at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 248.645.6666.

VIP Reserved Cage Side Tables available at 248.770.6000.

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