UFC® AND ROOTS OF FIGHT™ LAUNCH NEW COLLABORATION

UFC® AND ROOTS OF FIGHT™ LAUNCH NEW COLLABORATION
ROOTS OF FIGHT™ UFC® LEGENDS SERIES OF SHORT FILMS AND APPAREL IN
UFC® MAGAZINE

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLY ON UFC MAGAZINE’S TABLET EDITION JULY 17

UFC® Magazine, the official publication of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, will debut Roots Of Fight UFC® Legends Series, a collaboration between Roots Of Fight and UFC®in the October/November issue of the magazine’s print and tablet edition.

 

The Roots Of Fight UFC Legends Series pays tribute to historic battles waged in the Octagon with an exclusive documentary combining new interviews with the combatants and includes archival fight footage. Each documentary provides a new perspective on fights years after they take place and oftentimes long before the participants reached superstar status. The first documentary in the Roots Of Fight UFC Legends Series reaches back to April 2005 when Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar made their Octagon debuts to fight for the light heavyweight title on the premiere season The Ultimate Fighter®.

The full six-minute documentary Roots Of Fight UFC Legends Series: Bonnar vs. Griffin debuts exclusively on the tablet edition of UFC Magazine available here [LINK: www.ufc.com/magazine] on July 17.

In addition to producing the exclusive documentary, Roots Of Fight also created a capsule collection of high-end apparel that pays homage to this TUF 1 battle – available for purchase exclusively at rootsoffight.com.

 

Roots of Fight UFC Legends Series: Bonnar vs. Griffin debuts on the tablet edition of UFC Magazine on July 17. Subscriptions as well as single copies of the tablet edition of UFC Magazine are available on the iTunes Newsstand for iPad devices or through Zinio (www.zinio.com or the Zinio app) for Android devices. For more information go to www.ufc.com/magazine

 

The August/September “Olympic Issue” of UFC® Magazine features No. 1 light heavyweight contender and two-time Olympian Dan “Hendo” Henderson on the lifestyle cover. Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and 2008 Bronze medalist in judo “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey graces the fitness cover of the same issue. Rousey is the first female fighter ever featured on the cover of UFC Magazine.

 

About UFC Magazine

UFC Magazine, the official publication of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, publishes six issues per year on a bi-monthly basis plus an annual special issue. The magazine is published in partnership with Transworld Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation. To subscribe to the magazine’s print or tablet edition go to ufc.com/magazine. Follow us on Twitter @UFCmag like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/UFCMagazine

 

About Roots of Fight

Roots Of Fight pays tribute to the rich history and tradition of martial arts from regions around the globe and connects the history and images of iconic fighters like Muhammad Ali® and Bruce Lee with the contemporary global scale of mixed martial arts. Roots Of Fight tells an authentic story that reflects a genuine place and time and weaves the true stories of icons from the past with those of the present – paying homage to the roots, regional influence and diversity of each discipline. The “Sweet Science”, “Jun Fan Gung Fu”, Jeet Kune Do along with Muay Thai, Russian Sambo and Krav Maga – legends about these fighting systems and others are explored by Roots Of Fight.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship® Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX.
In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, a new partnership with EA Sports for video game distribution with the first scheduled release in 2014, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

MORE THAN 50 UFC & STRIKEFORCE STARS TO APPEAR AT UFC FAN EXPO!

MORE THAN 50 UFC® AND STRIKEFORCE® STARS
TO APPEAR AT UFC FAN EXPO®
IN LAS VEGAS JULY 6 & 7

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced more than 50 UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® stars scheduled to appear at the UFC Fan Expo®on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled will be featured under one roof in July at the can’t-miss fan event of the year.

 

Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite stars during autograph sessions, exciting special events, interactive Q&A sessions, meet and greets, training and development seminars, and much more!

 

Appearing at the UFC Fan Expo*:

 

UFC Hall of Famer CHUCK LIDDELL

UFC Hall of Famer RANDY COUTURE

Former two-division UFC champion BJ PENN

UFC light heavyweight champion JON JONES

Former PRIDE® champion WANDERLEI SILVA

Former UFC light heavyweight champion TITO ORTIZ

UFC lightweight champion BENSON HENDERSON

UFC interim welterweight champion CARLOS CONDIT

UFC heavyweight champion JUNIOR DOS SANTOS

UFC bantamweight champion DOMINICK CRUZ

Former light heavyweight champion RASHAD EVANS

Former UFC heavyweight champion FRANK MIR

Former PRIDE® champion DAN HENDERSON

Former UFC heavyweight champion CAIN VELASQUEZ

Former UFC welterweight champion MATT SERRA

Former interim UFC heavyweight champion SHANE CARWIN

STRIKEFORCE women’s bantamweight champion RONDA ROUSEY

STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion GILBERT MELENDEZ

Former STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion ALISTAIR OVEREEM

STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Grand Prix champion DANIEL CORMIER

 

Also featuring*: PAT BARRY, ALAN BELCHER, JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ, STEPHAN BONNAR, DANNY CASTILLO, DONALD CERRONE, PHIL DAVIS, SHANE DEL ROSARIO, JOHN DODSON, EVAN DUNHAM, REUBEN DURAN, BRIAN EBERSOLE, JAKE ELLENBERGER, LOUIS GAUDINOT, CLAY GUIDA, DAN HARDY, JOHNY HENDRICKS, CONOR HEUN, CJ KEITH, JOSH KOSCHECK, DUANE LUDWIG, RORY MACDONALD, VINNY MAGALHAES, OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST SARA MCMANN, IAN MCCALL, MICHAEL MCDONALD, JIM MILLER, ROY NELSON, ANTHONY PETTIS, JENS PULVER, MIKE PYLE, FRANCISCO RIVERA, BEN ROTHWELL, AMIR SADOLLAH, CHRIS SAUNDERS, CHAN SUNG JUNG, JAMIE VARNER, and EDDIE YAGIN.

 

In addition, UFC Octagon Girls® ARIANNY CELESTE and BRITTNEY PALMER will appear, as will STRIKEFORCE ring girls CHRISSY HUBBARD and VANESSA HANSON. UFC commentators MIKE GOLDBERG, JOE ROGAN and JON ANIK will also make appearances, along with Octagon announcer BRUCE BUFFER. The UFC Fan Expo will also feature appearances by Best of PRIDE® host KENDA PEREZ and noted referees HERB DEAN, DAN MIRAGLIOTTA and JOSH ROSENTHAL.

 

*Fighters and Personalities subject to change

 

Tickets for the UFC Fan Expo® are on sale NOW at www.ufcfanexpo.com. Tickets for Friday, July 6 are priced at $40, while tickets for Saturday, July 7 are priced at $45. A two-day pass is also available and is priced at $60. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now and save because ticket prices are higher at the door.

 

The UFC Fan Expo® in July will feature more than 300,000 square feet of activities for UFC fans, including meet and greets and autograph sessions with top UFC and STRIKEFORCE® fighters, Q&A sessions with top UFC personalities, as well as grappling tournaments and other special events. More than 100 exhibitors will also be on hand, giving fans the opportunity to purchase and experience some of the best sports and lifestyle products on the market today. This marks the third UFC Fan Expo® held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2009, with additional UFC Fan Expos being held in Boston, London, Toronto and Houston.

 

On top of all the great fan activities, the UFC Fan Expo® will be held in conjunction with UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2, scheduled for July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

 

For more information on UFC Fan Expo® and to purchase tickets, visit www.ufcfanexpo.com. To subscribe to the official UFC Fan Expo® newsletter visit www.ufcfanexpo.com/newsletter. For companies interested in reserving space at this premier event, contact Brian Bernstein, Sales Executive at 203-840-5474 or email bbernstein@ufcfanexpo.com. Don’t wait, space is limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.  All bouts live and subject to change.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®

Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX in an exciting new live format.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.