Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, welcome UFC and MMA Fighter Ryan “Baby Face” Benoit, presented by Betting Kings, to  Allen Event Center  on  January 26th.

Ryan Benoit, who grew up right down the street from us and is  currently training in Dallas, will be dropping the puck and signing autographs at  Allen Event Center on  January 26th,  when the Americans host the Wichita Thunder.

The 28-year-old flyweight division fighter, who stands in  at 5’5” and 125 pounds, made his UFC debut in November of 2013.  His performance in that bout earned him “fight of the night” honors, which is selected by UFC executives. Ryan’s most recent fight took place in Australia where he won by knockout (KO) with an electrifying head kick. This highlight made ESPN’s Sports Center Top 10. Ryan just signed a new four fight contract with the UFC and is certainly one for UFC fans to watch in the future.

“I am extremely pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Benoit to our Sports Investment Executive Team. We speak with so many talented business professionals and athletes every day. It is Betting Kings priority to not only align ourselves with the best professional talent, but the best people. Ryan possesses both,” states Betting Kings President & CEO Kary McCumby. www.BettingKings.com

Americans fans will have the opportunity to win a suite night for that evening and watch the game from the suite with Ryan “Baby Face” Benoit.

Tickets to Allen Americans home games are on sale at  Allen Event Center  Box Office or online at  www.allenamericans.com. Call 972-912-1000  for more information.