About Us

Robert S. Cardenas, Esq.

President, MMAppearances.com

Rob is a litigation attorney and actively practices law as an Associate with Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to the practice of law, Rob served as the Business Manager/Agent for MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva. Rob received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Memphis, graduating Magna Cum Laude, in 1997. Rob was a Member of The Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Voted Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

Rob attended Law School at the University of Memphis where he served as Vice President of Student Government. Rob received his J.D. from the University of Memphis in 2000. Rob has successfully completed several jury trials and has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in negotiations, settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations.

Rob is currently a member of the State Bar of Nevada, American Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, and Sustaining Member of the Nevada Justice Association. He is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Nevada, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rob is a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named a 2010 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Having served as the exclusive representative of Wanderlei Silva for nearly four (4) years, Rob has significant experience negotiating and securing appearance and seminar opportunities world-wide. In addition to Wanderlei, Rob has also negotiated endorsement and appearance deals for the likes of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Fabricio Werdum, Antonio "Big Foot" Silva, Thiago Silva, Takanori Gomi, Dan Hardy, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Stephan Bonnar, Anthony Pettis, Jake Shields, Rafael Cordeiro and Court McGee.

Jessica Hughes

Principal, Hughes Marketing Solutions (HMS)

An entrepreneur since birth, Jessica founded Hughes Marketing Solutions with the vision of helping companies achieve more than they thought possible. Jessica leads a creative team that works to help businesses grow by providing marketing solutions that generates results in the MMA world.

Jessica brings deep “hands on” industry experience to Hughes Marketing Solutions. She began her professional marketing career working for organizations such as MTV, The Art Institute, and the Miss Universe Pageant. She also spent 4 years at Xyience, The Official Energy drink of the UFC, where she worked as the Director of Marketing. Jessica’s ability to navigate the frenetically paced marketing and promotions world had yielded big results. In her role, she devised marketing strategies that drove sales and brand development.

Hughes Marketing Solutions serves as a point of contact for coordinating fighter appearances, autograph-signings, and account execution for MMAppearances.com. After only 4 years of working in the field of Mixed Martial Arts, HMS has built amazing relationships within the mixed martial arts industry in order to benefit both clients and sponsors.

Jessica Hughes

Hughes Marketing Solutions

Marketing Agency of Record

Hughes Marketing Solutions (HMS) focuses solely on helping businesses succeed through innovative and targeted marketing campaigns. HMS blends creative vision and analytic thinking to handle sponsorship, advertising, public relations, events, and marketing for various companies.

Client Testimonials

MMAppearances.com has been an integral part of our business by providing top MMA talent to us for our many and extremely varied requests. Without their expertise and knowledge of the MMA business we would have been sunk. They are true professionals.

John W. Villari,
Creative Services Director, XYIENCE

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