Octagon Nation Rolls Into Calgary for UFC 149

Press Release / July 13, 2012 - 2:32pm

Calgary, Alberta – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the UFC® experience to fans in Calgary with the Octagon Nation Tour™, an interactive tour stopping in cities throughout North America, in anticipation of the sold out UFC® 149 event at the Scotiabank Saddledome on July 21, 2012. Fans can enjoy interactive games, giveaways and special guest appearances.

The Octagon Nation Tour™ features a fun and interactive kiosk offering fans a chance to pose with a UFC® belt and a green screen photo booth that places fans in front of the action. Spectators can test their skills with a punch strength station, high jump, pull-up contest and weigh-in. Consumers can also experience the UFC® gaming station and visit the memorabilia exhibition celebrating 18 years of UFC® history.

UFC® guest fighters will also be on-site signing autographs at the various Octagon Nation Tour™ stops from July 13-21, 2012. UFC® welterweightRory MacDonald, UFC® featherweight Mark Hominick and UFC® heavyweight Stefan Struve will make appearances at Octagon Nation during the Calgary Stampede on July 13. Other guest fighters will also make appearances between July 17-21 in the build up to UFC® 149.

Please see below for specific details and follow us onTwitter (UFC_CA) and Facebook (Ultimate Fighting Championship: Canada) for schedule updates and prizing.

*Subject to change              

Friday, July 13, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MT
Sport Chek Store, Sunridge Mall, 2525 – 36th Street NE, Calgary

Sunday, July 15, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. MT
Cowboys, 421 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Calgary Stampede

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. MT
Shaw Barlow Office, 3636 23rd Street NE, Calgary

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Champion’s Creed Gym, 119 – 42 Ave SW, Calgary
UFC® 149 Open Workouts

Thursday, July 19, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders Game – Tailgate

Friday, July 20, 2012 – 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
UFC® 149 Weigh-In

Saturday, July 21, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
UFC® 149

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

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, 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, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.