Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Embark On International
Press Tour Announcing August 26 Blockbuster
Mayweather & McGregor Meet for the First Time in Four Open-to-the-Public Press Conferences Delivering Global Superstars Directly to Fans in Three Countries Over Four Days
Tour Begins Tuesday, July 11 in Los Angeles
Before Visiting Toronto, New York City & London
SHOWTIME Sports® Releases First Official Mayweather vs. McGregor Video: http://s.sho.com/2srb7oI
LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2017) – In anticipation of the unprecedented showdown between legendary boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC ® champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, the fighters will embark on a four-city international press tour beginning Tuesday, July 11 in Los Angeles where Mayweather and McGregor will square off for the very first time.
Each of the four celebratory events will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, fitting for a fight that was made by and for the fans that have demanded it, and allow media availability* with each fighter.
The Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour will touch down in four cities in three countries across four days—Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City and London—in promotion of this once-in-a-lifetime event on Saturday, August 26. The event will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV®.
Exciting Night of Undercard Action Highlighted by Irish Stars
Katie Taylor & Noel Murphy in Separate Attractions on
Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Local Prospects George Arias, Kenny Robles & Richardson Hitchins, Plus Australia’s Billy Dib & Unbeaten Alejandro Guerrero, Round Out Action-Packed Card
BROOKLYN (July 6, 2017) – A stacked night of undercard bouts will be highlighted by unbeaten rising Irish stars Katie Taylor and Noel Murphy in separate showdowns on Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
The July 29 event is headlined by a super lightweight showdown between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten three-division world champion Mikey Garcia, in a 12-round bout presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also feature unbeaten Jermall Charlo facing Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland plus highlights of the heavyweight matchup between former title challenger Gerald Washington and unbeaten Jarrell Miller.
Taylor will compete in an eight-round lightweight bout while Murphy enters the ring for an eight-round welterweight affair. Additional action will see Australian contender Billy Dib (42-4, 24 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight fight and unbeaten prospect Alejandro Guerrero (3-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round lightweight match.
Rounding out the night will be a trio of unbeaten local prospects as the Bronx’s George Arias (7-0, 3 KOs) steps into the ring for a six-round heavyweight bout, plus Staten Island’s Kenny Robles (2-0, 1 KO) competing in a four-round welterweight attraction and Brooklyn’s Richardson Hitchins (2-0, 1 KO) in a four-round junior welterweight matchup.
Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $950, $750, $350, $300, $250, $150, $75, and $50 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
“Katie is clearly one of the biggest stars in Irish boxing and her presence on this card further evidences the rise in women’s boxing,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “She joins five-time, five weight division Puerto Rican world champion Amanda Serrano and US star Heather Hardy in continuing our commitment to include the best women on the best cards at Barclays Center. While Katie will appear on the international telecast, the local Irish community and US-based fans will need to join us at Barclays Center on July 29 to see her in action. Undefeated Noel Murphy, from County Cork, Ireland, further bolsters this card for fans of Irish boxing while Australian former world champion Billy Dib and young local talent, such as Bronx heavyweight George Arias and former Golden Gloves champions Kenny Robles and Richardson Hitchins round out the card.”
“I’m so pleased to see Katie make her American debut on such an outstanding card,” said Eddie Hearn, Group Managing Director for Matchroom Sport. “I believe Katie is the most entertaining and dangerous fighter in women’s boxing and has already lit up many venues in her professional journey, most recently Wembley Stadium on the Joshua v Klitschko card in front of 90,000. She is one of the biggest stars in Ireland and we are expecting fantastic support from the Irish community on the east coast for her first US experience.”
A rising star overseas, Bray, Ireland’s Taylor will make her U.S. debut on July 29 and conduct her training camp in Vernon, Connecticut after five pro fights in the United Kingdom dating back to her pro debut last November. Taylor has already picked up three victories in 2017, including her most recent triumph over previously unbeaten Nina Meinke in April. Taylor seeks a professional world title after a sensational amateur career that saw her twice represent her country in the Olympics, including a gold medal-winning performance in 2012, in addition to five gold medals in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Originally from Cork, Ireland, Murphy returned to his home country to fight as a professional for the first time in February when he won an eight-round decision over Avelino Vazquez. The 22-year-old fights out of Woodlawn, NY and will look to pick up his fourth victory this year after most recently earning a decision over Brian Jones in May. Murphy seeks his third professional win at Barclays Center and second this year after beating Maxito Sainvil in January.
UFC® ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER GLOBAL RETAIL PARTNERSHIP WITH LEGENDS HOSPITALITY
Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a multi-year partnership with Legends Hospitality, LLC (“Legends”), where the world-class fan service provider will serve as the premier mixed martial arts organization’s first-ever “Official Global Event Retail Partner.” The partnership, negotiated by IMG, will see Legends manage UFC retail shops at all events and fan experiences, both domestic and international.
“We are thrilled to partner with Legends Hospitality,” UFC Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein said. “As one of the most prominent and well-respected sports and entertainment brands in the marketplace today, we’re confident that Legends will utilize their fan-centric approach and retail acumen to provide fight fans around the world with the best possible experience.”
“Today’s announcement will play an important role in continuing to set new expectations for sports fans around the globe,” Legends President and Chief Executive Officer Shervin Mirhashemi said. “We are excited that UFC selected Legends as its exclusive global partner to operate more than 40 events annually.”
“We strive each and every day to be the global leader in fan services and today’s announcement is further evidence of our progress,” said Dan Smith, President of Legends’ Hospitality Division. “Together with UFC, we will create industry-changing retail benchmarks in sports and live events.”
Legends is among the most heralded and established companies in sports and entertainment that is renowned for delivering a variety of services at premier venues, including Yankees Stadium, AT&T Stadium, One World Observatory and nearly 40 Live Nation properties.
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DANA WHITE ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF SNOOP DOGG TO DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES FOR GROUNDBREAKING “SNOOPCAST” BROADCAST FEATURE
JOINING SNOOP ON THE SNOOPCAST FEED WILL BE RECENTLY NAMED UFC HALL OF FAMER URIJAH FABER
Las Vegas, Nevada – Dana White announced today that the entertainment icon Snoop Dogg will be joining the broadcast every week for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series shown live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®. Featuring on “SnoopCast,” Snoop will bring his irreverent humor and freestyle commentary to the action. Joining him on SnoopCast will be newly minted UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, a UFC/WEC veteran of over 40 professional fights, who rounds out what is sure to be the most anticipated new commentary team in sports.
Available as a secondary audio feed to the primary broadcast team, SnoopCast will provide an experience that allows subscribers to toggle between both streams in real time. Additionally, viewers will have the opportunity to see Snoop and Faber via picture in picture technology throughout the fights, giving fans a chance to get even closer to the action. This groundbreaking feature will serve as a compliment to a traditional play by play team broadcasting through the main feed of FIGHT PASS.
“I’m a big fan of UFC and looking forward to joining the team to bring my unique take on all the action,” Snoop Dogg said. “Ya’ll in for a brand new experience with Dogg on the mic.”
“I can’t wait to call fights with the Cali legend Snoop Dogg,” UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber said. “Snoop is on another level. Hope he brings the gin because I’ll bring the juice, laid back.”
“Snoop and I have wanted to do something together for a long time,” UFC President Dana White said. “He’s a huge fight fan and wanted to call fights. This is a fun opportunity for fans to opt into SnoopCast and hear his take along with Urijah Faber on how the fights are going.”
Fans were delighted back in April when Snoop lent his insights to highlights of UFC 210 headliners Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. Revisit those hilarious clips to get a sense of what SnoopCast will bring on a weekly basis: Daniel Cormier & Anthony Johnson
July 11 sees the highly anticipated debut of the exclusive, weekly Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Focused on finding the next generation of UFC talent, Contender Series will give competitors the biggest stage of their lives as they attempt to show they have what it takes to make it onto the UFC roster.
For more details on FIGHT PASS’s schedule visit: https://www.ufc.tv/category/fightpass-live-events
UFC® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE INSPIRED™
Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a new partnership with Performance Inspired™ that establishes the brand as the “Official Sports Supplement” of UFC. With this partnership, Performance Inspired will supply its line of sports products to the UFC Performance Institute at the “Performance Inspired Fueling Station” for use by athletes currently competing under the UFC banner that visit the facility.
“The UFC has the most comprehensive anti-doping program in sports, and we just opened a state-of-the-art performance institute at our new offices, so the health and performance of our athletes is essential to everything we do,” UFC President Dana White said. “That’s why we’re partnering with Mark (Wahlberg). The reason he’s been incredibly successful is because he does things the right way, so our fighters know his Performance Inspired products are top quality, natural ingredients, that are safe to use and will help them maximize their own performance.”
“Inspiring people to be active and healthy is rewarding for me personally and the charity element of our business is an added benefit,” Performance Inspired Co-Founder Mark Wahlberg said. “It’s one of the reasons we created Performance Inspired, as it’s all about giving back and helping athletes on any level maximize their true potential. UFC athletes need nutritional support and we’re glad we can fill this necessity.”
“We’re proud UFC has put their trust in Performance Inspired products,” Performance Inspired Co-Founder Tom Dowd said. “We spared no expense formulating Performance Inspired to ensure our products both taste amazing with meaningful formulas to support the needs of athletes and customers who are looking for effective high-end nutrition they can trust.”
In addition to product placement at the UFC Performance Institute, Performance Inspired will also have a presence inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon®, on UFC.com and live-event programming, as well as being integrated across multiple UFC-based social and digital platforms.
As the world’s first mixed martial arts multi-disciplinary research, innovation and performance center, the Performance Institute is a state-of-the-art 30,000 square-foot facility providing benefits and services to all athletes competing under the UFC banner. The Performance Institute is equipped with a full-time staff of experts in the fields of strength and conditioning, nutrition and physical therapy, with a designed focus to provide athletes with world class performance optimization, at no cost to the athletes. For more information, please visit UFCPI.com.
Performance Inspired products are manufactured under several industry certifications to guarantee high industrial standards, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). All products are also certified by Informed-Sport as banned-substance free, which includes regular testing for substances banned under the WADA code.
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.
Los pesos superligeros Kevin lee(16-2 MMA,9-2 UFC y Michael Chiesa(14-3MMA,7-3UFC se dejan ir con todo en la ciudad de Oklahoma city en Junio 25 /2017 después de haber generado tanto controversia en la conferencia de prensa en Dallas Texas donde Lee menciona que la madre de Chiesa tiene boletos para la pelea y Chiesa se molesta a un punto que se van a los golpes sentando así la dinámica para el encuentro.
La pelea empezó con Lee tirando unas patadas en la parte de afuera después intenta una pata alta cuando Chiesa lo prende con una izquierda y lo tira a la lona. Lee se levanta como puede y empuja a Chiesa hacia las paredes del octágono llevándolo al piso donde lo abraza, prensa,levanta lo detienen por un momento y lo azota contra el piso. Lee estuvo batallando tratando de dominar a Chiesa por un buen rato hasta que finalmente se posesiona en la espalda de Chiesa en donde se acomoda de una manera en triángulo que le permite golpear a chieasa de una manera seguida en la cara descontrolandolo y permitiéndole aplicar una llave al cuello en donde después de pocos Segundo el referi pensando que Chiesa golpea dando entender que se daba por vencido parando haci la pelea.
Inmediatamente los aficionados y el mismo Michael protestan abucheando la decisión y al referí.
Ambos Michael y kevin tienen sus perspectivas de como se dieron los hechos durante la pelea.
Esta pelea deja mas preguntas y dudas que respuestas solo generando con esto que la controversia cresca aun mas cuando el referí Mario Yamasaki para la pelea and una decisión muy controversial dejando a Michael completamente enfurecido y frutado después de que sele negara la oportunidad de defenderse como el dice pudo haberlo hecho.
Lee: Dijo en la conferencia de prensa que después de mirar la repeticion el como quiera tenia mas acción en caso de que la pelea hubiera continuado.
Chiesa: Por su parte dice que le robaron la pelea que dos peleas mas habían sucedido de la misma manera y que no había parado las peleas tan rápido como le hicieroncon la de el por lo cual estará protestando el resultado ante lo comisión atletica de Oklahoma y espera que Lee le de la revancha en diciembre en la ciudad de Detroit.
Nota: Eliu Martinez