Southern California Historic Landmark To Host New MMA Series

May 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 16, 2017) – Announcing the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Gladiator 2017 MMA Championship Series.

The mixed martial arts (MMA) scene was rocked with today’s announcement by Southern California fight promoter, Roy Englebrecht Promotions, introducing a new amateur MMA series at one of the most iconic landmarks in the nation, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

In a stadium where historic rivalries clashed for 93 years, where the United States took on the world in the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics, modern-day gladiators will have the chance to prove their might and emerge victorious from the caged battleground beneath the historic Olympic Cauldron.

A 3,000-person capacity MMA venue will be constructed on the Coliseum’s Peristyle with the cage set center stage for an intimate view of the action. Four fight-nights scheduled over a four-month period will yield eight gladiators left standing in seven weight classes and holding a championship belt as a culmination of their efforts.

“This is an unbelievable opportunity,” said Roy Englebrecht. “Amateurs are hungry to make a name for themselves, and to showcase their up-and-coming skills in the Coliseum, a place that has seen numerous national championships, Super Bowls and World Series champions – it doesn’t get any better than this!”

All bouts will be held on the following Saturdays: Semi-Finals, July 8 and August 5; Championship Finals on September 23 and October 21. All bouts will begin at 7:00 pm.



Tickets will be available at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Box Office during business hours:

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-4pm **subject to change 

All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

A service charge is added to each ticket price.


Known as “The Greatest Stadium in the World”, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a living memorial to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I, has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other: the only venue to host two Summer Olympics (Xth Olympiad in 1932 and XXIIIrd Olympiad in 1984); home to college football’s USC Trojans since 1923 and the UCLA Bruins (1928 -1981); professional football’s Los Angeles Rams (1946 – 1979 and 2016-2018), Raiders (1982-1994) and Chargers (1960); hosting three NFL Championships and two Super Bowls; home to the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1960) and the 1959 World Series; appearances by US Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan and international dignitaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela. From Mick Jagger, to the Harlem Globetrotters…from the Grateful Dead to Billy Graham, Evel Knievel and Pele, the Memorial Coliseum, named a National and California Historic Landmark in 1984, has been the stage for the unbelievable, the unforgettable, the iconic and the best in human endeavor and achievement.