(#8) JEREMY STEPHENS vs. (#12) DOOHO CHOI
(#11) URIAH HALL vs. (#12) VITOR BELFORT
(#12 WSW) PAIGE VANZANT vs. JESSICA-ROSE CLARK
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Las Vegas – UFC® debuts in St. Louis, Missouri with a thrilling card featuring top contenders and surging prospects. UFC FIGHT NIGHT® take places at Scottrade Center and will be broadcast on FS1.
In a featherweight bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, No.8-ranked Jeremy Stephensbattles No.12 Dooho Choi.
Known for his aggressive style and heavy hands, Stephens (26-14, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) recently took home Fight of the Night honors for his dominant unanimous decision win over Gilbert Melendez in September. With impressive victories over Renan Barao, Dennis Bermudez and Darren Elkins under his belt, Lil' Heathen looks to kick-start 2018 with an explosive finish.
Choi (14-2, fighting out of Busan, South Korea) aims to return to the win column and ascend the featherweight ladder following his 2016 Fight of the Year loss to Cub Swanson. During his UFC stint, he’s delivered spectacular KO wins over Thiago Tavares and Sam Sicilia. By adding Stephens’ name to his resume, The Korean Superboy hopes to crack the featherweight Top 10.
In a clash of middleweight knockout artists, No.11-ranked Uriah Hall (14-8, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) takes on No.12 Vitor Belfort (26-13 1NC, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
A standout on The Ultimate Fighter®, Hall scored a dramatic comeback victory over Krzysztof Jotko in September, and coupled with wins over Gegard Mousasi and Thiago Santos, Hall has his sights set on taking out the MMA legend. As for Belfort, the former light heavyweight champion is looking to continue his momentum following a decision win against Nate Marquardt in June. With knockout victories over Dan Henderson, Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold to his credit, Belfort plans to add Hall to his already impressive highlight reel.
No.12-ranked strawweight contender Paige VanZant aims to stake her claim in the UFC’s newly-minted women’s flyweight division when she takes on gritty prospect Jessica-Rose Clark (8-4, fighting out of Innisfail, Australia).
Holding wins over Bec Rawlings, Alex Chambers and Felice Herrig, VanZant (7-3, fighting out of Portland, Ore.) hopes an impressive victory will propel her into the 125-pound title mix, while Clark announced her arrival to the UFC with a spirited decision victory against Rawlings last month, setting the stage for a showdown in St. Louis.
Additional bouts on the card include:
· Veteran Jessica Eye (11-6 1NC, fighting out of Cleveland, Ohio) returns to flyweight when she faces Kalindra Faria (18-6-1, fighting out of Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
· No.9-ranked featherweight Darren Elkins (24-5, fighting out of Portage, Ind.) welcomes No.11 lightweight and St. Louis native Michael Johnson (18-12, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) to the 145-pound division
· Former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves (26-11, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Fortaleza, Brazil) meets The Ultimate Fighter® alum Zak Cummings (21-5, fighting out of Kansas City, Mo.)
· Currently riding a two-fight win streak, James Krause (24-8, fighting out of Lee's Summit, Mo.) locks horns with Alex White (12-3, fighting out of Farmington, Mo.)
· Talita Bernardo (5-2, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil) looks to secure her first UFC win when she takes on Irene Aldana (7-4, fighting out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)
· DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES contract winner Matt Frevola(6-0, fighting out of Long Island, N.Y.) squares off with Marco Polo Reyes (8-4, fighting out of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico)
· Danielle Taylor (9-2, fighting out of Van Nuys, Calif.) is gunning for her third consecutive win when she faces JJ Aldrich (5-2, fighting out of Westminster, Colo.)
· In a clash of bantamweight prospects, Kyung Ho Kang (13-7, fighting out of Busan, South Korea) meets Guido Cannetti (7-3, fighting out of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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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UFC FIGHT NIGHT® will air live on FS1 at /7 p.m. PT on , with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at /5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at /3 p.m. PT. Doors open at /2 p.m. PT.
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® go on sale and are priced at $150, $125, $100, $80 and $60 USD (prices do not include applicable service charges or fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com and will be available at the Scottrade Center box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Dec. 6 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, Dec. 7 starting at . To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC® MAINLAND CHINA DEBUT RESULTS IN SELLOUT CROWD, LARGEST MMA EVENT IN CHINA’S HISTORY
UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: BISPING vs. GASTELUM marked sixth sellout of 2017, capping off successful swing of international events
Las Vegas – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today shared final results from UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: BISPING vs GASTELUM, its first-ever event in mainland China.
The event took place on November 25, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai in front of a sellout crowd of 15,128 and marked the country’s largest ever Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event. The fight night drew more than one million live views on PPTV, China’s leading sports media provider, and an additional one million in Video On Demand (VOD). UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: BISPING vs GASTELUM also aired globally across UFC’s digital streaming service, UFC FIGHT PASS®, recording the largest live-viewing audience of an Asian FIGHT PASS event to-date.
The event’s official hashtag, #UFCShanghai, garnered more than 46 million reads, making it the top trending sports hashtag in the country that evening, and surpassing the legendary Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match. Eight of the 12 bouts featured Chinese athletes, with five notching victories including strawweight Yan Xiaonan, featherweights Wang Guan and Song Yadong, and welterweights Li Jingliang and Kenan Song. Jingliang and Yadong also each took home $50,000 (USD) Performance of the Night awards.
UFC traveled to 14 countries this year, and the event in Shanghai was one of 10 new stops for the organization – a year that saw the global brand’s fan base grow to a record 278 million in 45 measured markets. The event also marked the sixth sellout of the year. UFC has recorded seven sellouts in 2017, with others including: UFC® 208: HOLM vs. DE RANDAMIE at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in February; UFC® 210: CORMIER vs. JOHNSON 2 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York in April; UFC® 212: ALDO vs. HOLLOWAY in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June; the organization’s debut in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in September for UFC® 215: NUNES vs. SHEVCHENKO 2; UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: BRUNSON vs. MACHIDA in São Paolo, Brazil in October and UFC® 218: HOLLOWAY vs. ALDO 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan this past weekend.
UFC’s international growth trend will continue into 2018 with new stops already announced for the first quarter including first-time visits to Belem, Brazil and Perth, Australia.
EA SPORTS UFC 3 BETA IS NOW OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS ON XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION 4
Fans Can Download the Open Beta and Experience Revolutionary Gameplay Innovation with RPM Tech
REDWOOD CITY, CA – December 1, 2017 – Today, the EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3 beta officially became available to everyone on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Fans can download and play the beta right now through Monday, December 4 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The open beta offers multiple game modes: Fight Now, Online Quick Fight, Practice Mode and UFC Ultimate Team.
In all game modes, players will get their first hands-on experience with Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new EA SPORTS animation technology that sets a new bar for motion and responsiveness in the best-looking – and now the best-feeling – EA SPORTS UFC game ever. With over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up, players can now move, strike, and create seamless combinations in-game with the world’s best mixed martial arts athletes.
EA SPORTS UFC 3 will be available worldwide on for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Pre-order the Champions Edition now and receive up to three days early access to the full game, the choice of one current or former UFC champion as a Champion Fighter item in UFC Ultimate Team and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team*. Champion Fighter item choices include former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson or UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. For full pre-order details and to learn more about EA SPORTS UFC 3 visit https://www.ea.com/games/ufc/
EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of EA SPORTS UFC 3 on Xbox Live.**
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