THE MATRIX PROMOTIONS TEAM
Jimmy Binns, characterized as the “Ultimate Iconic Philadelphia Male” by Philadelphia
Magazine, and labeled a “gem for the city” by Congressman Bob Brady, is the former Boxing
Commissioner of Pennsylvania. Now in the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame, Jimmy is so
enmeshed with the world of boxing, he was asked to play himself in Rocky V and Rocky
Balboa. His charitable work includes honoring the 272 Philadelphia cops who were killed in
the line of duty with commemorative plaques at the site of each slaying.
Jimmy Binns Jr. has owned several successful bars and restaurants in Philadelphia and
New York City, one of which, Soho 323, was named the #1 lounge in the world. Having spent
his entire life around boxing promotion, itʼs no surprise that he became the youngest
supervisor in the history of boxing. He also promoted one of the last fights held in the
legendary Philadelphia Spectrum.
Phil and Rick Migliarese have been involved in no-holds-barred fighting since before the
UFC. Both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts under Relson Gracie, they once lived and trained
with his brother, Rorion Gracie, co-creator of the UFC. Represented on the cover of
magazines such as MMA Worldwide, they are often consulted by law enforcement for their
fighting expertise. The Migliarese brothers also own a successful mixed martial arts school in
Philadelphia named Balance Studios – a three-time Best of Philly award winner for martial
arts. There are now 30 Team Balance academies around the world, with more than 4,000
members. The brothers also broadcast their innovative technique and fighting strategies via
their Internet show, Jiu Jitsu Matrix, which boasts more than 65,000 viewers.
Beginning in 2010, Matrix Promotions welcomed more than 3,000 professionals and fight
aficionados to the Philadelphia area for an electrifying showcase of mixed martial arts
featuring elite fighters from around the globe.
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Matrix Promotions presents an exciting showcase of elite amateur and professional mixed
martial artists in Philadelphia-region events, reaching fight aficionados worldwide via web and