Miami’s Ozzie Alvarez at Combate Clásico
Combate Americas came to Mana Wynwood in the form of Combate Clasico. The “Combate Clásico” live MMA event was a part of a week-long sports and entertainment extravaganza featuring concerts, parties and other interactive events, which began with marquee soccer clubs Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain facing off at Hard Rock Stadium and culminated with El ClásicoMiami, a meeting between global soccer powers Real Madrid C.F. and FC Barcelona, also at Hard Rock Stadium.
Current.Miami followed Ozzie “The Outlaw” Alvarez, an MMA fighter born and raised in Miami, as he prepared for his fight against Anderson “Son” Melo out of Brazil. From weigh-in to fight night to post fight comments, we hung with the graduate of Miami Killian Senior High School on his way to victory.
Aaron Glickman is a Miami native. After earning his degree in theatre from Florida State University, Aaron headed west to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for a decade. In 2006, he came home to launch Luxury Condo Living magazine – a print publication that covered the luxury condo lifestyle. As the impending real estate crash loomed, Aaron identified SocialMiami, a society blog with highly targeted following. After creating a business strategy designed to transform the platform into an online glossy magazine, Aaron became publisher, and the platform increased in revenue and site visitors by 10 times. He developed partnerships and marketing strategies with many of Miami’s most powerful brands, and created viral editorial strategies that highlighted the city’s greatest influencers. Additionally, Aaron became more involved with his community, sitting on committees and raising funds for Baptist Health, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Children’s Hospital, YoungArts and many more. Aaron is currently a board member of Miami Theater Center and in 2015 was honored as a Miracle Maker by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. That same year, Aaron returned to the stage playing Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center. His new media venture, Current.Miami, is a video-based digital media platform with an emphasis on storytelling.