The Stars Came Out At Smash Global VIII Hosted By Taglyan Complex

After hosting last year’s Smash Global event, Smash Global’s CEO, Steve Orosco, decided to go another round by hosting his black tie MMA event again at Taglyan.


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As usual, the event was filled with stars from the fighting world as well as from the big screen. This year there were four honorees at the event—both former fighters and box office stars.

Dolph Lundgren (better known as Ivan Drago from Rocky IV) was in attendance as an honoree at this year’s event, as well as four-time world boxing champion Sugar Shane Mosley for his excellence in the ring. Even the Incredible Hulk was in attendance, as former bodybuilder-turned-actor Lou Ferrigno was honored.


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Besides the three honorees who were announced beforehand, there was also a surprise guest to be honored who was not included on the agenda. Orosco surprised the audience as he honored legendary actor and boxing aficionado Mickey Rourke for his love of the sweet science.


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The red-carpet event was a black-tie affair and included fine dining, a hosted bar, celebrity meet-and-greets, and incredible photo opportunities for guests.

FightbookMMA called it “red carpet sexiness paired with martial arts action”.

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The event also included four title fights that were brimming with elite fighters who have perfected their craft over the years.

Smash Global events aren’t only about stars and ring action. The events also raise money for various charities, including anti-bullying awareness. Proceeds from the event go to schools and communities to help children that face bullying on a day-to-day basis.

At Taglyan, we love hosting this unique and positive event. No matter what your vision may be for your own event, we can handle it. Please contact us if you’re interested in holding a special event with us at Taglyan.

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