LAS VEGAS – Jeff Meyer, CEO of TUFF-N-UFF®, the nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, today announced he has reached a deal with Shango ( to be the presenting sponsor for the next two TUFF-N-UFF MMA live events of 2016.

Shango is a Portland-based premium cannabis brand offering a full range of award-winning cannabis products including flowers, concentrates and cannabis-infused specialties.

“TUFF-N-UFF is known for building talent and finding the next big thing in combat sports,” said Meyer. “That goes for our fighters as well as our sponsors, and that’s why we are pleased to partner with Shango, one of the most respected names in the medical marijuana industry, for TUFF-N-UFF events in 2016.”

Brandon Rexroad, founder and owner of Shango said, “We are excited to partner with a prominent local sports organization like TUFF-N-UFF while supporting the identity of Las Vegas as the ‘Fight Capital of the World’. Through TUFF-N-UFF, we are hoping to educate the Las Vegas community about the benefits of medical marijuana and its positive impact for patients and families.”

With three dispensaries operating in Oregon and with locations soon opening in Las Vegas, Oregon, California and Hawaii, Shango Premium Cannabis has strived to set a new benchmark of excellence for its industry. Shango dispensaries carry a polished, professional setting and a high-end, streamlined customer service process. All Shango products are carefully cultivated, processed and packaged to ensure utmost quality. The Shango Private Reserve collection, available only inside Shango stores, delivers incomparable cannabis and represents the ultimate state of the grower’s art.

The Shango Premium Cannabis logo will first appear on the TUFF-N-UFF Cage, canvas and in-arena signage at the Friday, January 15th event at the Cox Pavilion. Tickets are available through or at the Cox Pavilion Box Office.

About Tuff N Uff:
A 20-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based TUFF-N-UFF presents the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation. It has given rise to some of the biggest stars in the sport today, including UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. TUFF-N-UFF has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, TUFF-N-UFF became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, TUFF-N-UFF presented a second event Thursday, July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule two years in a row. TUFF-N-UFF celebrated its historic 20th anniversary Saturday, June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, TUFF-N-UFF partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. In 2015, Las Vegas casino executive Bryan Lindsey acquired a major equity stake in TUFF-N-UFF and was named its COO and President. Jeff Meyer is the CEO of TUFF-N-UFF and runs the organization in dedication to his late brother, Barry Meyer, who founded TUFF-N-UFF in 1993. TUFF-N-UFF is committed to growing the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA.”

About Shango:
Based in Portland, Oregon, Shango is a premium cannabis brand offering a full range of award-winning cannabis products including flowers, concentrates and cannabis-infused specialties. Prepared for prominence as an industry leader in premium cannabis, Shango upholds the highest possible levels of product quality and consistency, and business practices and cannabis industry standards. Shango is a committed advocate for education on the safe and responsible use of cannabis products.


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