Press Release


August 2nd, 2012 10:02 PM MST

Authentic Sports Management SIGNS ABEL TRUJILLO TO UFC,SENDS TWO BLACKZILIANS TO OCTAGON SEPT. 1 Deerfield Beach, Fla. - Glenn Robinson, President, Authentic Sports Management, has signed yet another Blackzilian to the world's largest MMA fight promotion, the UFC, and today announced that Abel Trujillo will join Michael "The Menace" Johnson as 155-pounder competing on the UFC 151 fight card on Saturday, September 1 in Las Vegas.

This was Abels dream and thanks to his incredible hard work and training, Joe Silva and the UFC have given him an opportunity to prove himself to the world," said Robinson. "I am so proud to be a part of his life. He has been with us for two years and has really worked very hard to be a better athlete. Everyone at ASM is so excited to watch our beloved Blackzilians, Michael Johnson and Abel Trujillo, fight at UFC 151."

Trujillo, 5'8"/155 lbs., has pro MMA record of 9-4 and is currently riding a four fight win streak. He has been fighting professionally since 2009 and has a total of 13 pro fights with three submissions and two KOs. Trujillo trains in Delray Beach, Florida with the Blackzilians out of JACO Hybrid Training Center, a stable of fighters that includes Alistair Overeem and Rashad Evans.

Both Michael Johnson (11-6) and Trujillo will square off at UFC 151 and watching their fights will be offered free to fight fans. Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo will be telecast live on FX as part of the UFC 151 undercard. Trujillo's fight will stream live on UFC's Facebook page.

Johnson is coming off back-to-back wins in the Octagon, most recently outpointing known striker Tony Ferguson, and before that, ground ace Shane Roller.

About Authentic Sports Management - Founded in 2010 and based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Authentic Sports Management (ASM) is a premier sports management and marketing company with a mandate to help clients grow and succeed while building foundations, a personal brand and establishing a life-long positive legacy. Led by Glenn Robinson, President, Neal Tabachnick, General Counsel and Jon Rubinstein, Senior Partner, ASM primarily represents and supports top athletes in mixed martial arts, the fastest growing sport in the world. ###

Press Contact: Jen Wenk, APR 702.635.0995 @jenwenk

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