Rick's Cabaret/NYC Plans Viewing Party For May 25th Mixed Martial Art Titan Fighting Championship 22 Event

NEW YORK CITY – (May 21, 2012) -- The fight may be in Kansas City but the girls of Rick’s Cabaret/NYC will be cheering on the action May 25th for the Titan Fighting Championship 22 match between its sponsored fighter David Branch and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. The event will be broadcast on big screens throughout the club at 50 West 33rd Street near Madison Square Garden and across from the Empire State Building. The club is part of the Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK) publicly traded group of premier gentlemen’s clubs.

“Everyone at Rick’s Cabaret seems to be a big MMA fan and we particularly like David Branch – so much so that we’ve sponsored him in his career,” said club manager Shaun Kevlin, himself an extreme fighting aficionado. “We expect a big MMA crowd during the fight itself and even more fans later on when we stage our own NYC After Party.”

The 30-year-old Bronx-born Branch, who currently fights out of Brooklyn, wears the Rick’s Cabaret logo on his trunks. He’s visited the upscale club, giving the entertainers a chance to admire his chiseled 6’1”, 180-pound frame and gentle demeanor that belies his ferociousness in the ring.

With three floors of non-stop entertainment, a roof top smoking deck and more than 100 topless entertainers daily, Rick’s Cabaret has been named the best gentlemen’s club in the Northeast. The club features a highly rated, first class steakhouse and private rooms for more intimate entertaining.

About Rick’s Cabaret: Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) is home to upscale adult nightclubs that offer live entertainment, dining and bar operations. Nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities operate under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," “Club Onyx” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret”. Sexual contact is not permitted at these locations. Rick’s Cabaret also operates a media division, ED Publications, and owns the adult Internet membership Website couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick’s Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected]  or FaceBook: www.facebook.com/rickscabaretintl

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