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User-driven upstart Spartacus MMA schedules next event for August 13 in Sao Paulo

Ninth event in promotion's history takes place Saturday in Brazil.

Spartacus MMA, the first project in the martial arts industry created entirely on a digital platform, has scheduled its next event for Saturday in Sao Paulo.

The upstart organization promises the "Uberization of mixed martial arts," and anyone can download the app. Fighters register in the system and challenge each other, and as soon as the opponent accepts the challenge, the fight immediately enters the card of the next event. The best thing about the platform for fans? All events are broadcasted within the app – and it's free.

The ninth event in the promotion's history takes place Saturday, and the company has built a mini-arena in Sao Paulo specifically for the fight cards, which are expected to take place as often as three times per week in the very near future, a unique opportunity that will allow novice fighters who are used to long waits for getting fights to compete much more frequently in their pursuit of gaining crucial experience.

Over time, Spartacus plans to have such arenas in each of the 30 countries in which 80 percent of the global MMA industry is concentrated. The innovative business model is geared towards attracting top-level brands who target MMA's key demographics, and discussions are already underway with several key sponsors, including Colorado brewery Coors, sports clothing manufacturer Lotto, and electric vehicle dealership Neo Cars, with deals expected to be announced shortly.

If you are a fighter, a judge, a manager, a commentator, a fan – or even an owner of avenue suitable for hosting MMA events – you can register with Spartacus via the official app for the iPhone in the App Store or on Android at Google Play.