Management / Agency

Over recent years we have focused building our sports management roster with majority of Combat sport Athletes with dealing with most professional major Organisations such as UFC, Glory, PFL, Bellator, Rizin, One FC to name a few.  We are now expanding now into other sports such as NRL, Rugby, Basketball and also Music/Entertainment…

Our aim is to look after our clients of taking the best approach of negotiating contracts in the best interests for all our clients. We also focus on building our clients brands with assisting on developing their social media platforms and media opportunities. Were constantly building relationships within the industry to seek business opportunities such as Sponsorship, Appearances, Merchandising, Seminars, Brand Ambassadors, Endorsements and more…

 

CLIENT ROSTER:

 

MARK “Super Samoan” HUNT :UFC Heavyweight

Mark Hunt is a New Zealand mixed martial artist and former kickboxer of Samoan descent, currently living in Sydney, Australia.  He won the K-1 WORLD GP tournament in 2001 against the best in the world and was the first non-European kickboxer to do so. Mark Hunt is commonly said to have the best chin in mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing. Also he’s known to be the Walk Away KO King.

He is currently competing in the UFC Heavyweight division ranked 5th in the world with a MMA Pro record 13 Wins 13-1 and Kickboxing 30-13.

TAI “Bam Bam” TUIVASA :UFC Heavyweight

Tai “BAM BAM” Tuivasa announced his presence in the AFC by winning the AFC Heavyweight Belt and now Ranked the No.1 Heavy Weight of Australia. Tai is known primarily as a Knock Out specialist with a Pro Boxing and Kickboxing background. Tai also has a growing reputation for his first round TKO’s with powerful punches and his solid jaw, knocking out most of his opponents within first the first round with en route to becoming the AFC heavyweight champion with an undefeated MMA record at such an early age.

New South Wales born and trains out of West Sydney, At the age of 17 he played Pro Rugby League with Sydney Roosters then decided to change to Kickboxing, Boxing and now MMA. Young Tai had his debut in 2017 for the UFC with amazing KO of the night within the first round and has an undefeated Pro MMA record of 9-1

TYSON PEDRO :UFC Light Heavyweight

Tyson “Rock Star” Pedro was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, where he grew up surrounded around Martial Arts most of his life because of his father, He currently trains out of Sydney and also Jacksons Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, US.

Started his love of fighting from the young age of 8, Doing Kenpo Karate and weapon tournaments, but after dominating the league he always sought after taking it to another level with boxing. After a successful and undefeated 7 fight win streak in amateur boxing he decided to have a run at Jiu Jitsu at the same time winning various state, national and pan pacific titles. Then in 2010 Tyson was awarded the accolade best boxer after winning his division in the NSW State Titles. Then Tyson moved on to win the Abu Dhabi world trials in the Blue belt Jiu Jitsu open weight division in 2012 qualifying for the world championships in Abu Dhabi however was unable to compete due to work commitments. Later Tyson then won his first a class amateur MMA debut and immediately turned Pro.

He then took on the local MMA scene by storm, his first Pro bout was a first round KO of punches, then in 2016 he had 2 fights which finished both of them first round by submission. Since dominating the local scene within the Light Heavyweight division got into the UFC and has made a statement within his first year making top 15 in the world. Has Brown Belt in BJJ and has a MMA pro record of 7-3

JUNIOR “The Juggernaut” TAFA: GLORY Pro Heavyweight

Junior Tafa was born in Australia and grew up Auckland New Zealand. At the age of only 21 years he has accomplished so much in his Kick Boxing Career with taking multiple titles. He has now signed with GLORY and plans to make a huge statement in the Kickboxing world on going. Junior’s GLORY debut won with a first round KO in China. His Pro Kickboxing record 18-3

CARLOS “Black Jag” ULBERG: Light Heavyweight

Carlos Ulberg born and raised in South Auckland, New Zealand where he had grown up in foster homes which taught him to be tough but humble at the same time.  Now at the age for 29 Carlos Ulberg has accomplished so much especially in the Combat Sporting world. As he started to move towards a promising Rugby League Pro career throughout high school he decided to switch to Martial Arts. Carlos is the current renowned King Of The Ring NZ x 2 Heavyweight Champion with a Kick Boxing Pro Record of 16-2 and a MMA Pro record of 3-0. 

 
Carlos has also appeared several reality TV shows, Commercials, Fashion shoots, Runways and worked with top international brands as a Brand ambassador.  He was also the 2015 Cleo Bachelor finalist and was invited to be on the Bachelor TV Show but wants focus on fighting now. 

He currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand and trains at City KickBoxing with Coach Eugene Bareman and Doug Viney with also being crucial sparring partners for fighters such as Mark Hunt, Israel Adesanya, Tai Tuivasa, Dan Hooker, Tafa brothers, Blood Diamond, Tyson Pedro and many others which his skill set is proven to be a high level if not better in certain areas… now he’s next in line to shine, Carlos lives with his son and partner which keeps him grounded and focused on his set goals to be UFC World Champion and to represent his country proudly.

 

DAMIEN “Beat Down” BROWN: UFC / RIZIN Lightweight

Brown was born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. He is a full time prison officer and a veteran of the Australian Army, serving as an infantry soldier, who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. He credits MMA training helping him to recover his post-traumatic stress and depression from his active service in the war zone. He would like to be the role model for the war veterans who suffer from PTSD, showing them the hopes and using the cage as the platform to advocate greater support for war veterans which they much deserved.

Brown started Zen Do Kai martial arts training when he was a kid. After return from military service from Afghanistan with some injuries, Brown joined a local Kickboxing school as part of the rehab program to improve his physical fitness and his professional career began one year later after he picked up BJJ training.

ELLIOT “THE DRAGON” COMPTON: ONE FC Lightweight 

Four-time Caged Muay Thai Champion – Elliot “The Dragon” Compton grew up in a rough neighbourhood. Rather than let his circumstances dictate his destiny, he learned to stand up for himself at an early age, and used Martial Arts to transform his life for the better.

Elliot was originally born in Swindon, England in 1989, but his family moved to Adelaide, South Australia, in the early 1990s.

The Dragon’s reputation has been built from his repertoire of techniques that draws from many different styles, his sometimes unorthodox but always exciting, performances. Compton progressed quickly up the ranks in his striking career and now has several titles and competes in one of the world leading fighting organisations One Fighting  Championship and eventually will cross over to MMA.

BEN “The Guv” EDWARDS: K-1/PFL Heavyweight

Ben “The Guv’nor” Edwards is 4-0 since transitioning to MMA from kickboxing, where he had more than 60 pro fights. The 6’3” heavyweight played professional rugby before going on to become a national boxing champion, so rough sports are his forte. All 4 of his MMA wins, which each took place in his native Australia, came by knockout. Edwards says he looked up to Ray Sefo during his days in K-1, and even fought on one of Sefo’s undercards. Edwards has a job as a youth support worker at a local high school.

JAKE “The Celtic Kid” MATTHEWS: UFC Welterweight

Matthews made his professional mixed martial arts debut at the age of 18 in September 2012 competing for regional promotions in the Greater Melbourne area where he compiled a record of 7–0 prior joining UFC.

In December 2013, it was announced that Matthews would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, representing Australia at welterweight.

After winning a fight after his stint on TUF, Matthews made his official UFC debut on 28 June 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43, where he faced promotional newcomer Dashon Johnson in a lightweight bout. Matthews defeated Johnson via submission in the third round.[9]

For his second fight with the promotion, Matthews faced Vagner Rocha on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. Matthews won the fight via second round submission. He’s now 14-4 in the UFC at the age of only 24 he’s on the rise to the top. 

JOSH “Kuya” CULIBAO: UFC Featherweight 

Born in Sydney, Culibao trains out of Igor MMA under head coach Igor Breakenback and holds an unblemished professional record of 8-0 (5 KO/TKO) with a notable victory over Brazilian veteran Rodolfo Marques.

The 25-year-old had a quiet 2019, only fighting once where he stopped Josh Payne in the first round last March. Now in the UFC and soon to debut.

JACKSON OWENS 

Jackson Owens was born in New Zealand, now lives in Melbourne, Australia, he had been singing since a child at 10 years old with being influenced by his family who are very musically talented such as his Dad and his Sister with being heavily influenced by R&B Soul all his life. 

Early in his life he made the first trip overseas as a musician when he was just 12 years old and he qualified for the 2010 World Championships of Performing Arts held in Los Angeles, California, he received a gold medal, two silvers, and a plaque for winning the under-16 vocal category.

After the competition in LA, he returned to New Zealand, but then he was more eager with a lot of ambition to keep pushing his singing forward, so began posting videos of himself doing more cover versions on YouTube & Socials which went viral. Over the time he had been approached about more opportunities such as being a pop singer, also handpicked for a pop trio by former Backstreet Boys producer Timothy Coons due to the strength of his YouTube videos which his fanbase grew drastically but the goal was always to be a solo R&B Soul artist and launch down under. 

Jackson had performed a few major shows in the US over the time he lived there but this wasn’t his only experience in front of large crowds,  the year before, he’d opened for a number artist such as Stan Walker and the pair have continued to perform together over the years, also performed for Six60 and Sons Of Zion. Recently played at shows/ festivals with over 50,000 in New Zealand & Australia such as Xmas in the Park @ the Domain, Bay Dreams Festival, Home Grown, One Love and many more.

Now teamed up with Ginnen Group Music Management with Zen Ginnen as his manager, currently working with amazing producers on his anticipated debut R&B/Soul Album.   Jackson grew up on a lot of old School R&B/Soul around his Grandfather such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and now being heavily influenced by the new wave of R&B Soul such as John Legend, Allen Stone, Daniel Cesar, Khalid and so many more as the genre has become popular again with the younger generation, so it only made sense that this was his lane and to stick with it. 

Beside Jacksons good looks and likeable real personality, his fans are captivated by watching him perform each time but more because of his voice which shines through as it is unique and has a matured soulful tone at such a young age of 22, which should be shared with the world…stay tuned.

Any enquires for either of the clients above contact info@ginnen.com