World-renowned producer, songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist, ASHBA, will open the 13th Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards in Las Vegas this Friday, December 10th with a high-octane performance of his exhilarating new single, "Bella Ciao," a modern day EDM-driven makeover of the Italian folk classic fueled by his signature guitar work. The inspired reimagining, complete with big bass, bone-crushing guitar and an infectious beat, will set the stage for the awards which will air live on ESPN+ at 7:30 pm PST/10:30 pm EST and be broadcast at a later date nationally on CBS Sports on Tuesday, December 21st at 9 PM Market Time.

"I've been a huge fan of MMA for years and am very honored to be performing and presenting an award at the World MMA Awards," says ASHBA. "Playing the guitar is much like MMA. It's all about the dance. How and when you hit is what creates the appeal and excitement for the audience."

Produced and performed by ASHBA and released in October via EDGEOUT Records/UMG/UMe with a devious and delectable video, "Bella Ciao" is his latest offering of the unique hybrid of electronic dance music and hard rock guitar he's created called GDM (Guitar Dance Music). The new single follows a series of tracks released in late 2020, including well-received fan favorites "Hypnotic" (feat. Cali Tucker), "Let's Dance" (feat. James Michael), and "A Christmas Storm." Watch the video or stream "Bella Ciao" here: https://ASHBA.lnk.to/BellaCiao

Following the World MMA Awards, ASHBA will perform the National Anthem at the Packers vs Bears game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. on Sunday, December 12th, and wrap up the year with a performance at the OneVegas Sports Gala at Allegiant Stadium on December 29th.