January Newsletter

Dimash Kudaibergen to Participate in Sister Cities Inauguration Gala

Dimash Kudaibergen will be part of The Sister Cities International Inaugural Gala, to celebrate the US Presidential Inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden, the organization has announced.

The Sister Cities International Inaugural Gala will be held virtually on January 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST.

“I’m honored to be part of the Sister Cities International event celebrating the inauguration of President-Elect Joseph Biden & Madam Vice President Kamala Harris. Sister Cities emphasis on strong international relationships, diplomacy & bipartisanship provides countries around the world an opportunity to work together to overcome the many challenges we face as a global community,” said Dimash.

The event is free for anyone to attend. Registration is available through the Sister Cities website, or by clicking here.

To learn more about the event, its foundation, and theme, visit https://sistercities.org/sci-presidential-inauguration/

Dimash is also preparing for his first virtual concert, “The Dimash Digital Show,” scheduled for 9 a.m. EST on January 16th, 2021. The online concert will be available worldwide through Tixr, and tickets can be purchased here.




Meggie Dougherty Howard Signs with Orlando Pride

IPZ client Meggie Dougherty Howard has signed with the Orlando Pride, following her trade from the Washington Spirit.
Dougherty Howard, 25, joins the Pride after four seasons with the Spirit, where she was the team’s most capped and consistent player–with 68 appearances over the last four seasons. She also led the team in tackles (125), chances created (63), while contributing one goal, one assist and a 79% passing accuracy.
A native of Largo, Florida, Dougherty Howard graduated from the University of Florida where she totaled 14 goals and 25 assists over 94 appearances. As a Gator, Dougherty Howard was named a 2016 All-American, the 2016 SEC Tournament MVP and a two-time All-SEC honoree.
“With the addition of Meggie, a player who is from Florida, we are adding a hard-working midfielder who has tremendous league experience at a young age.  We’re excited to welcome her to Orlando,” Orlando Pride Executive Vice President Amanda Duffy said.

To read the full article click here.


Alexey Oleynik and Andrei Arlovski Announce Next Fights


Alexey Oleynik and Andrei Arlovski will both compete in Heavyweight Bouts on UFC Fight Night on February 20, 2021 at the Apex in Las Vegas.

Oleynik, aka “The Boa Constrictor,” is 59-13-1 with 46 wins by submission. He has been training for months and is ready to show the next generation what a legacy looks like.

Arlovski, aka “The Pit Bull,” is 30-19-2 and headed to Vegas with 17 TKO/KOs, with hopes of teaching the young Aspinall some lessons from a legend.




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Cierra Dillard Chooses IPZ

BUFFALO, N.Y. + WARREN, N.J., April 9, 2019 – Cierra Dillard, Dawn Staley Award Finalist and AP All-American Honorable Mention, has signed with IPZ, the company announced today.

Standing at five-foot-nine, the Rochester, New York native has made a considerable impact for the University of Buffalo Bulls the past two seasons leading them to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments.

Going into Dillard’s senior year, the guard landed on numerous watch lists: the Wade Trophy (for the best player in women’s basketball), the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (for the nation’s top shooting guard), the Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch, and the Dawn Staley Award (for the country’s top guard), for which she is one of four finalists.

Dillard did not disappoint. She was the nation’s second leading scorer this past season as she averaged 25.2 points per game, a team-high 5.7 assists per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, and 2.9 steals per game. The Bulls won the 2019 MAC Tournament and Dillard was named MAC Tournament MVP. Dillard closed out her collegiate career in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament against the UCONN Huskies scoring 29 points, dishing seven assists, securing seven rebounds, and capturing three steals. Dillard earned AP All-American Honorable Mention honors and was named First Team All-MAC.

In Dillard’s junior year, she led the Bulls to their first ever Sweet 16 appearance. Ultimately, Buffalo fell to the defending National Champion South Carolina Gamecocks, but Dillard had a strong performance netting 29 points, six steals, six assists, and three rebounds. Dillard posted a 2017-18 stat line of 16.2 points/game, 5.2 assists/game, 4.1 rebounds/game, and 3.0 steals/game. She was named Second Team All-MAC and earned MAC All-Tournament Team honors.

Prior to becoming a Buffalo Bull, Dillard played for the University of Massachusetts Minutewomen. In her sophomore year, Dillard averaged 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.0 steals in 30.3 minutes per game. As a freshman, she posted 10.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per contest.

Dillard amassed 2,205 career points across her stops with Massachusetts and the Bulls. Dillard finished her Buffalo career with a scoring average of 20.6 points per game over two seasons, a new program record, and currently ranks in the top five on the UB career records list in points (5th – 1,422), free throws made (3rd – 362), free throw percentage (3rd – 80.8%), three point field goals made (4th – 190) and three point field goals attempted (4th – 554).

“I’m excited to start my new journey of playing professional basketball,” said Dillard. “I’m thrilled about how great my amateur years were and I know if I work hard and stay dedicated, I will continue to reap God’s blessings in my professional career as well. I am also happy to be represented by IPZ, as they believe in my dreams both on and off the court. They understand my vision for my career and I’m confident they will do a great job helping and advising me every step of the way. They are passionate about helping their clients in their respective professional fields and want them to be the best they can be; I’m grateful and blessed to work together.”

“Cierra is one of the purest scorers I’ve ever seen,” said Kyrsten Van Natta, IPZ’s WNBA Agent. “Watching her play is like watching poetry in motion. She knows how to get herself open from anywhere on the court and her passes are something else…they’ve been on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 multiple times. She is simply fun to watch. It’s been a pleasure getting to know Cierra as a person off the court, too, and I look forward to working with her as she embarks on her professional career.”

About IPZ: IPZ represents clients in sports, media, and entertainment, providing management, contract negotiations, consulting, public relations and marketing communications support. The company, an alliance with Zito Partners, is built on the integrity of its professionals, maintains a family focus, and provides whole life solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.