UFC® SUPERSTARS, UFC HALL OF FAMERS AND LEGENDS CONFIRMED FOR UFC FAN EXPO® DURING
4TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™
Las Vegas – UFC® is proud to announce its largest-ever roster of UFC superstars, UFC Hall of Famers and legends for UFC Fan Expo®, taking place , at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian/Palazzo, as part of its 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™.
As the centerpiece of the largest celebration of combat sports in the world, UFC Fan Expo provides fight fans with unprecedented access to UFC champions, top-ranked UFC contenders, celebrities, legendary fighters, Octagon Girls® and budding amateur stars while attending various martial arts tournaments.
The two-day event will be highlighted by a myriad of athlete engagement sessions with a list of elite participants including: six current UFC champions, eight UFC Hall of Famers and six mixed martial arts (MMA) pioneers. Each participant’s session will take place at one of 22 UFC brand stations throughout the Fan Expo grounds with autograph and photo opportunities for all fight fanatics in attendance.
Eight UFC partners will also conduct signing sessions with select contracted fighters during Fan Expo at sponsor-assigned stations. These partners include: Bud Light, EA Sports, Harley-Davidson, Toyo Tires, Monster Energy, MusclePharm, UFC Gyms and Action Combat Ops.
Fan Expo also includes marital arts tournaments from six different disciplines providing 130 hours of amateur competition involving more than 4,000 amateur athletes from 30 countries.
UFC International Fight Week features the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, a UFC Reebok experience, the Ulti-man 5k and UFC Gym® Fitness Challenge, as well as fan events at Fremont Street Experience. UFC International Fight Week will be capped off with two highly anticipated events in UFC® 189: MENDES vs. MCGREGOR on and The Ultimate Fighter®Finale on .
Fans can now pre-register and join the UFC fan community at UFCregister.comto make the most of their UFC International Fight Week experience. They can earn UFC Rewards points and automatically upload UFC activation images and video to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
UFCFightWeek.com is the official destination for the most current list of scheduled events. Download the official UFC International Fight Week app at iTunes or Google Play stores, to navigate the week and download a full events schedule, itinerary planner, UFC fan band perks, push notifications and more!
Tickets for UFC Fan Expo are currently on sale at UFCFanExpo.comwith two day passes beginning at $60 online and $65 onsite. One-day passes begin at $35 online and $45 onsite. *Events are subject to change.
For additional information please visit UFC.com, and follow UFC Fight Week on Twitter @UFCFightWeek.
The following participants are scheduled to attend UFC Fan Expo:
Rafael dos Anjos*
*Denotes UFC champion
^Denotes UFC Hall of Famer
UFC® AND REEBOK ELEVATE SPORT OF MMA WITH FIRST-EVER UFC FIGHT KIT
Apparel Engineered for Ultimate Performance
June 30, 2015 (New York City, NY): UFC® and Reebok today unveiled the first-ever UFC Fight Kit. Built for high-performance athleticism, the UFC Fight Kit will be worn by every athlete that steps into the Octagon® and symbolizes UFC’s continuing evolution in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) with a line of apparel developed with fighters, for fighters by Reebok. The kit will debut for the first time in the Octagon at UFC® 189: ALDO vs. MCGREGOR on .
Built for pride and designed for performance, the official UFC Fight Kit by Reebok features innovations that support strength, speed, and flexibility, while allowing each athlete to prominently display their names and country pride on kit pieces:
§ STRENGTH: Sublimated graphic execution and reinforced double welded seam sealing construction for durability and reduced abrasion.
§ SPEED: Lightweight low-profile construction for weight reduction and streamlining.
§ COMFORT: PlayDry moisture management technology quickens drying time by rapidly moving moisture away from the body, allowing fighters to maintain optimum body temperature in the heat of battle.
§ FLEXIBILITY: 360° multi-directional stretch fabric and laser cut side vents for functional mobility. Anti-slipping technology ensures form fitting for every fighter position.
§ PRIDE: Country specific badging and athlete’s name with iconic on-garment placement.
The UFC Fight Kit has three variations: Champion Kit – featuring black and grey colors with iconic gold trim, worn only by current champions, Country Kit– with country specific colors and badging, and Universal Kit – using black and silver with a global badge, available to all athletes on the roster. The UFC Fight Kit includes the official UFC walkout jersey, variations of the Octagon short, the Octagon skort, the walkout hoodie, and assorted performance tops for women.
“Today is an historic moment for UFC, our athletes, Reebok and the sport of mixed martial arts,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’ve teamed up with an amazing global partner to take this sport to the next level, and we’ve done just that with the UFC Fight Kit. This gear was built and designed specifically for MMA athletes. Not only does it elevate the look of the sport - it revolutionizes the way they train, compete and perform.”
“The UFC Fight Kit is a landmark moment for Reebok’s partnership with the UFC as well as the sport as a whole,’ said Matt O’Toole, Reebok’s President. “UFC athletes represent some of the toughest and most dedicated humans in the world and Reebok is proud to develop the first-ever dedicated kit to support and enable their greatness in the Octagon.”
Beyond the Octagon, Reebok also launches its Reebok Combat collection today. Providing high performance apparel for people who fight for a living and those who want to train like a fighter.
“MMA is an exciting sport that is on the forefront of fitness and conditioning and Reebok Combat offers a full collection of training apparel to support those who like to train like a fighter. Reebok Combat is part of our holistic commitment to growth and support of MMA at all levels and we are excited to see the reaction to this brand new category from all corners of the world,” said Todd Krinsky, Vice President at Reebok.
The UFC Fight Kit will be available for pre-sale on www.ufcstore.com andwww.reebok.com as of June 30. It will officially launch at Sports Authority on and Reebok FitHubs on , in the US and Canada, as well as being available at the UFC Fan Expo® in Las Vegas . International release dates to be announced. The Reebok Combat collection will also be available on www.reebok.com beginning July 1.
Images of UFC athletes featured in the UFC Fight Kit are available at Getty Images: www.gettyimages.com/
USADA AND UFC® MAKE NEW ANTI-DOPING POLICY PUBLICLY AVAILABLE
Las Vegas - As announced in early June, as part of UFC®’s Athlete Marketing and Development Program, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will serve as the independent third-party administrator of UFC's year-round Anti-Doping Policy beginning on July 1, 2015.
USADA is universally recognized as the premier anti-doping agency, whose sole mission is to protect the rights of clean athletes and to preserve the integrity of competition. USADA will independently administer all areas of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, including comprehensive education, testing, science and research, and results management. All of the UFC Anti-Doping Policies have been modeled after the World Anti-Doping Code, and are designed to protect athlete health and safety by maximizing the deterrence and detection of dangerous performance-enhancing drugs in sport.
In its commitment to provide a transparent and accessible Anti-Doping Policy, earlier today UFC distributed all policy documents directly to UFC athletes and, with USADA, has made them publicly available online. USADA and UFC will continue to help educate athletes on the new policy and ensure that all athletes have a clear understanding of the requirements and guidelines.
To view all of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy documents, please visit USADA’s website at: www.usada.org/UFC-anti-
UFC FIGHT PASS® REACHES EXCLUSIVE, LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH TITAN FC
LIVE EVENTS AND ENTIRE LIBRARY TO BE EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON UFC’S DIGITAL STREAMING SERVICE
Las Vegas –UFC FIGHT PASS® continues to acquire great mixed martial arts content from around the world. Today, UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik announced the UFC’s digital streaming service has reached an exclusive agreement to live stream all of Titan FC’s events.
Zelaznik said: “Titan FC puts on great events and we’re happy to make Titan fights available live and on-demand to our UFC FIGHT PASS subscribers. In the nine years since its first show, Titan has earned a reputation for putting on quality events featuring a mixture of up-and-coming talent and experienced veterans. I’m excited to offer these events live and exclusively on FIGHT PASS.”
The live first Titan FC event will hit UFCFIGHTPASS on . Titan FC 34 will be a quality 12 fight card featuring three Titian title fights and headlined by The Ultimate Fighter alum Mike Ricci vs UFC veteran Pat “Bam Bam” Healy in the main event with a co-main event of Kurt Holobaugh vs Andre Harrison, plus the much anticipated return of Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons, and the debut of middleweight prospect Phil Hawes.
Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson said: “We at Titan FC are extremely proud to ink a groundbreaking deal with the leader in combat sports, the UFC to showcase the amazing talent of the fighters on the Titan FC roster on the UFC FIGHT PASS platform.”
In the coming months, Titan FC’s archive of 33 events – which feature appearances from fighters like Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Sara McMann and Alan Belcher - will also be uploaded to FIGHT PASS.
Zelaznik added: “The addition of Titan to the UFC FIGHT PASS fight library brings the total number of promotions available to our subscribers to 20.
“We’re offering a truly unprecedented amount of world-class content on the platform – everything from every UFC fight, to the libraries of PRIDE FC, WEC, Pancrase, King of the Cage, Titan FC – the libraries of 20 organizations in total and live fights from the UFC, Invicta, Shooto Brazil and now Titan FC.
“We said it when we launched FIGHT PASS, and we will continue to live up to it: FIGHT PASS will just keep getting better and better.”
Zelaznik added the next Shooto Brazil event will be streamed live on UFCFIGHTPASS.com on Friday, June 26. Shooto Brazil 55 will be a 13-fight card headlined by the featherweight clash between Leonardo Limberger and Jamil Silveira
UFC FIGHT PASS is available now at UFCFIGHTPASS.com on personal computers, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Chromecast, Android, Samsung, LG Smart TV and Roku. Subscriptions are $9.99 month to month, $8.99 per month for six months or $7.99 per month for a one-year subscription.
UFC® BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF
TEAM INTREPID FALLEN HEROES’ 3,000-MILE
“RACE ACROSS AMERICA”
TEAM INTREPID FALLEN HEROES’ 3,000-MILE
“RACE ACROSS AMERICA”
Las Vegas – The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) today announced UFC®as the official title sponsor of Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes, a group of four elite amateur athletes who will ride their bicycles more than 3,000 miles in the 34thAnnual Race Across America (RAAM). The cross-country race, from California to Maryland, starts June 20.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of UFC and its commitment to the service men and women of the United States Armed Forces,” said Winston Fisher, member of Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes. “UFC’s donation will directly benefit veterans who were injured while serving our nation. Those who sacrificed for us motivate us on our journey, and we are proud to give back with the help of organizations like UFC.”
“UFC has long supported the men and women who have selflessly served and displayed the courage and dedication that embodies the best of our country,” UFC Vice President of Federation Relationships and Corporate Social Responsibility Lou Lauria said. “Partnering with Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes, as they embark on another successful race across America, is a great way to raise awareness and funding for the critically needed work they do in supporting those who serve.”
UFC’s support as title sponsor increases Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes’ total amount raised to more than $500,000. The team hopes to raise more than $650,000 to help build Intrepid Spirit Centers, diagnostic and treatment facilities that aid military heroes suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and psychological health conditions. The team incurs the entire cost of participating in RAAM, so 100% of UFC’s donation, and every donation to the team, goes directly towards building Intrepid Spirit Centers.
Competing on Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes are Winston Fisher, Partner with the Fisher Brothers real estate firm in New York; Evan “Chip” Marks, Co-Founder of Sungate Asset Management LLC; Brian Collins, Head of Development for Fisher Brothers; and Jessica Lynn Marino, an equity sales trader for Instinet. The team’s manager is Jimmy Riccitello, Global Head Referee for Ironman and XTERRA World Champion. Fisher, Marks, and Collins competed in the 2014 RAAM where Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes won the eight-person division, finishing the grueling race in less than six days and raising more than $650,000 for the IFHF.
UFC has sponsored numerous ‘Fight for the Troops’ events at bases across the country and are continuously conducting base tours, hospital visits, combative and interactive athlete / soldier training. UFC has also partnered to supply veteran’s organizations with tickets to UFC events, as well as host numerous autograph signings and athlete appearances annually.
Intrepid Spirit Centers are being funded and built by the IFHF through a $100 million fundraising campaign. Though the centers are being built exclusively through private donations, each facility is gifted to the United States Department of Defense for operation and management upon completion. All centers will be located on military bases or veterans medical centers around the country.
Intrepid Spirit Centers have opened and are operational at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with centers currently under construction at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Hood, Texas. Four additional Intrepid Spirit Centers will be built, each of which will be 25,000 square feet and cost approximately $11 million to complete and equip with the latest in brain technology and devices.
RAAM begins in Oceanside, California and concludes at City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland. Racers have 12 days to complete the race, and the clock does not stop, even for sleeping. RAAM is considered to be among the world’s most respected and harshest endurance cycling events, and is nearly 50% longer than the Tour de France. In the team divisions, at least one rider must be on the road at all times in order for the team to advance.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is hosting a text-to-donate campaign to support Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes RAAM efforts. Text TROOPS to 27722 to donate $10 to support the team. Charges will appear on donors’ next wireless bill. All donations must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and data rates may apply.
Follow the team leading up to and during the RAAM on their website, Facebook, and Twitter, and using the hashtag #TeamIFHF.
TENNESSEE FOOTBALL ALUM OVINCE SAINT PREUX HEADLINES UFC® RETURN TO NASHVILLE AGAINST GLOVER TEIXEIRA
(#5) MICHAEL JOHNSON vs. (#14) BENEIL DARIUSH
(#4) SARA McMANN vs. (#8) AMANDA NUNES
TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: TEIXEIRA vs. SAINT PREUX
AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 19
With new champion Daniel Cormier sitting atop the UFC® light heavyweight division, the stakes are high and both Teixeira (22-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Saint Preux (18-6, fighting out of Knoxville, Tenn.) are within striking distance of a shot at Cormier’s world title. Having trained under Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, Teixeira is a double threat with striking and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The dynamic style and punching power of the ever improving Saint Preux makes him a threat wherever the fight goes.
In addition, two of the lightweight division’s brightest young stars will clash in their effort to make a name for themselves in one of the most talent-rich weight classes. Fifth-ranked Michael Johnson (17-8, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) looks for his fifth-straight win when he meets submission ace Beneil Dariush (11-1, fighting out of Yorba Linda, Calif.). The No. 14 lightweight is a world champion jiu-jitsu player and will look to counter Johnson’s devastating striking with his feared ground game.
The event will also feature a showdown between two of the top female fighters in the world when No. 4 Sara McMann (8-2, fighting out of Gaffney, S.C.) and No. 8 Amanda Nunes (10-4, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) meet. McMann is an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling, while Nunes is a highly decorated jiu-jitsu black belt who has finished all 10 of her professional victories, eight in the first round.
Additional bouts include:· Knoxville native and undefeated lightweight Scott Holtzman (7-0, fighting out of Knoxville, Tenn.) makes his UFC debut against Greece’s Anthony Christodoulou (12-5, fighting out of Athens, Greece).
· Bantamweight submission specialist Marlon Vera (6-2-1, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) meets Roman Salazar (9-3, fighting out of Scottsdale, Ariz.), who will be making his fourth appearance under the UFC banner.
· Knockout artist Jared Cannonier (7-1, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.), who has finished six of his seven victories, will meet UFC light heavyweight newcomer Jonathan Wilson (6-0, fighting out of San Bernardino, Calif.).
· Former Oklahoma State University NCAA Div. 1 wrestler Jared Rosholt (12-2, fighting out of Arlington, Texas) vs. hard hitting heavyweight Timothy Johnson (9-1, fighting out of Fargo, N.D.) who is two months removed from a first-round KO victory in his UFC debut.
For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
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Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: TEIXEIRA vs. SAINT PREUX go on sale Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. CT and are priced at $175, $125, $90, $75 and $50. Tickets are available for purchase atwww.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at Bridgestone Arena box office. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, June 17 at 10 a.m. CT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, June 18 starting at . To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: TEIXEIRA vs. SAINT PREUX will air live on FOX Sports 1 at /7 p.m. PT on , with the prelims kicking off the evening on FOX Sports 2 at /5 p.m. PT.
UNDEFEATED CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY MEETS RISING BRAZILIAN CONTENDER BETHE CORREIA IN ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CLASHES OF THE YEAR
BRAZILIAN LEGENDS (#8) “SHOGUN” RUA, (#12) ROGERIO NOGUEIRA AND RODRIGO “MINOTAURO” NOGUEIRA
TICKETS FOR UFC® 190: ROUSEY vs. CORREIA
AT HSBC ARENA
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Rio de Janeiro – Named the most dominant athlete on the planet, undefeated UFC® women’s bantamweight champion and former U.S. Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey goes head-to-head with surging contender No. 7 Bethe Correia on when the Octagon®returns to the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Fresh off of a 14 second highlight reel finish over top contender Cat Zingano at UFC® 184 in February, Rousey (11-0, fighting out of Venice, Calif.) looks to cement her legacy as one of the most revered champions in mixed martial arts, as she goes for a sixth straight title defense against rival Correia on the challenger’s home turf in Brazil.
Bad blood ensued after Correia (9-0, fighting out of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil) defeated two members of ‘The Four Horsewomen’, Rousey’s closest friends and training partners, as part of her campaign for the UFC women’s bantamweight title. “The Pitbull” intends to shock the world and cross another name off her list by dethroning the champion and bringing another world title back to Brazil.
After their legendary PRIDE bout in 2005, The Ultimate Fighter® Brazil coaches “Shogun” Rua (22-10, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) and Rogerio Nogueira (21-6, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) co-headline UFC® 190 in a rematch over a decade in the making.
Plus, fan favorite Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira (34-9, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), a 4th-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, returns in front of a hometown crowd to face 14th-ranked Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve (29-7, fighting out of Beverwijk, Netherlands) in a pivotal heavyweight showdown.
Additional bouts include:
- Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (12-5-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) collides with former two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler Patrick Cummins (7-2, fighting out of Dana Point, Calif.) in a light heavyweight battle.
- Brazilian-born Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-7-1, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) welcomes heavy-hitting Soa Palelei (22-4, fighting out of Perth, Australia), who has 19 knockout victories to his credit.
- Sixth-ranked welterweight Demian Maia (20-6, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) hopes to make it three victories in a row when he meets12th-ranked Neil Magny (15-4, fighting out of Denver, Colo.), a winner of seven straight.
- Plus, The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 3 winner Warlley Alves (9-0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) puts his spotless record on the line against The Ultimate Fighter: Nations alumnus Nordine Taleb (11-2, fighting out of Montreal, Canada) in a 170-pound bout.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
Tickets for UFC® 190: ROUSEY vs. CORREIA on sale now.
UFC® 190: ROUSEY vs. CORREIA will be available live on Pay-Per-View at UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Vubiquity, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, Rogers and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $49.99 US/CAN for Standard Definition and $59.99 US/CAN for High-Definition/7 p.m. PT on .