Riad Youssef, current FNE president, established fight Night Entertainment in 2008 in Washington state. To date, the company has produced 16 events featuring former Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes Mario Miranda, Kit Cope and Strikeforce contender Ryan Couture.
"The sport of MMA is the fastest growing sport surpassing professional wrestling, boxing, and soccer," says Youssef. "We at FNE are continually working hard in building our organization's brand, production and talent pool, and within 3-5 years FNE will also be one of the largest pay-per-view MMA promotions in the world. Takedown's resources will help us execute our goals and their expertise will ensure that our hard work pays off."