Tuesday’s Daily Deal Round Up: MMA, rugby and more

A bumper day of sporty deals.

13 December 2016 Tom Lloyd
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Mixed martial arts: Mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company Alliance MMA has announced the acquisition of Ohio-based MMA organisation IT Fight Series. The deal is the first struck by Alliance MMA since its initial public offering (IPO) and will see IT Fight Series’ fighters and events fall under the Alliance umbrella.

Baseball: Global broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has landed the rights in Taiwan to the 2017 edition of the World Baseball Classic. The tournament, played across the globe, features 16 international teams, with Taiwan set to face off against South Korea, the Netherlands and Israel.

Rugby: National Rugby League (NRL) side Melbourne Storm have renewed their two-decade long deal with Suzuki. The car company will continue as the sleeve sponsor of the two-time NRL Premiership champions.

Multiple sports: The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has appointed four security firms as official security partners of the event. The combined 4,000-strong team will feature staff from MSS Security, Wilson Security, SecureCorp and SNP.

Netball: Energy drink firm iPro Sports has been appointed as the official drinks partner of England Netball. The company already holds major deals with soccer sides Derby County, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers.

Volleyball: Furniture company Palmberg has landed the title sponsorship rights to Volleyball Bundesliga outfit Schwerin SC. The German team will henceforth be known as SSC Palmberg Schwerin.

More volleyball: Indoor hard floor supplier Gerflor has been named as an official supplier to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). The Chicago-based firm has signed a three-year deal with the international federation.

Cycling: Second-tier Pro Continental cycling team Amore & Vita Selle SMP have unveiled bicycle frame firm Fondriest as a new co-title sponsor. The team will now be known as Amore & Vita Selle SMP Fondriest for the next two seasons.

Multiple sports: Sports Anaheim, the sports division of the Anaheim’s tourist board, has signed agreements with USA Water Polo, USA Volleyball and USA Badminton. USA Badminton will relocate its headquarters to Anaheim, while Sports Anaheim will become the official travel partner for the other two organisations.

Squash: Tauranga-based investment company Craig’s Investment Partners has signed on as a primary partner of the 2017 WSF World Junior Squash Championships, held in the New Zealand city. The company is the first sponsor of the tournament, which will feature the best under-19 players from 30 countries.

Motorsport: Menards Inc, a Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer, has renewed as the presenting sponsor of the ARCA Racing Series for 2017. It will be the eighth year the company has partnered with the stock car racing championship.

Mixed martial arts: Mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company Alliance MMA has announced the acquisition of Ohio-based MMA organisation IT Fight Series. The deal is the first struck by Alliance MMA since its initial public offering (IPO) and will see IT Fight Series’ fighters and events fall under the Alliance umbrella.

Baseball: Global broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has landed the rights in Taiwan to the 2017 edition of the World Baseball Classic. The tournament, played across the globe, features 16 international teams, with Taiwan set to face off against South Korea, the Netherlands and Israel.

Rugby: National Rugby League (NRL) side Melbourne Storm have renewed their two-decade long deal with Suzuki. The car company will continue as the sleeve sponsor of the two-time NRL Premiership champions.

Multiple sports: The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has appointed four security firms as official security partners of the event. The combined 4,000-strong team will feature staff from MSS Security, Wilson Security, SecureCorp and SNP.

Netball: Energy drink firm iPro Sports has been appointed as the official drinks partner of England Netball. The company already holds major deals with soccer sides Derby County, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers.

Volleyball: Furniture company Palmberg has landed the title sponsorship rights to Volleyball Bundesliga outfit Schwerin SC. The German team will henceforth be known as SSC Palmberg Schwerin.

More volleyball: Indoor hard floor supplier Gerflor has been named as an official supplier to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). The Chicago-based firm has signed a three-year deal with the international federation.

Cycling: Second-tier Pro Continental cycling team Amore & Vita Selle SMP have unveiled bicycle frame firm Fondriest as a new co-title sponsor. The team will now be known as Amore & Vita Selle SMP Fondriest for the next two seasons.

Multiple sports: Sports Anaheim, the sports division of the Anaheim’s tourist board, has signed agreements with USA Water Polo, USA Volleyball and USA Badminton. USA Badminton will relocate its headquarters to Anaheim, while Sports Anaheim will become the official travel partner for the other two organisations.

Squash: Tauranga-based investment company Craig’s Investment Partners has signed on as a primary partner of the 2017 WSF World Junior Squash Championships, held in the New Zealand city. The company is the first sponsor of the tournament, which will feature the best under-19 players from 30 countries.

Motorsport: Menards Inc, a Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer, has renewed as the presenting sponsor of the ARCA Racing Series for 2017. It will be the eighth year the company has partnered with the stock car racing championship.