TORONTO – In advance of its highly anticipated sold out July 21 event at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, announced today that it will make a special visit to Calgary to partake in festivities surrounding the 100th Calgary Stampede on July 12 and 13.
Calgary native Nick Ring will be joined by Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve and Canadian standouts Rory MacDonald (Kelowna, B.C.) and Mark Hominick (Thamesford, Ont.) as the UFC® gets a behind the scenes look at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth on July 12. Hominick, MacDonald and Struve will learn the ropes with Stampede bull fighter Dave Sandilands and the grounds crew, and also participate in a chuckwagon lap, while the trio willlater be joined by Ring as they visit Lammle’s to try on western wear.
In addition, both Struve and Hominick will make a special visit to Sunridge Mall on July 13 as Octagon Nation, the UFC’s traveling fan experience, will make its first of many stops in Calgary at Sport Chek from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The UFC® Octagon Nation Tour™ is an interactive experience like none other. It brings the fan into the exciting world of mixed martial arts. The Tour itself is a customized Big Rig that folds out and is accompanied by tents to create an unparalleled experience including: guest fighter appearances, fitness tests, official merchandise and more.
The 100th Calgary Stampede runs from July 6-15.
UFC® 149: FABER vs BARAO, which is presented by Ultimate Poker, to win your Ultimate UFC Experience, visit UltimatePoker.com, is set for July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The sold out event will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on Shaw Communications, Bell TV, Sasktel and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.
About 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 networkannually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programmingbroadcast 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, tonearly 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 and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.