Connor McGregor Defeats Dustin Poirier in EA SPORTS UFC Simulation

Sep 25, 2014

Connor McGregor Defeats Dustin Poirier in EA SPORTS UFC Simulation

 

Today EA SPORTS UFC released simulation results for UFC 178 taking place on Saturday, September 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a card that’s stacked from top to bottom the team took a look at one of the night’s most intriguing matchups, simulating the Featherweight bout between No.5 ranked Dustin Poirier and rising star Conor McGregor. Watch the fight unfold in this EA SPORTS UFC simulation video.

 

Both fighters’ strengths were on display throughout the bout. While McGregor mixed up his striking, connecting often in the opening frame, he was unable to stop Poirier from landing the round’s only takedown and capitalizing with some ground and pound of his own. After trading some more shots to open up the second round, McGregor managed to rock Poirier with a kick to the head before putting him down with a wheel kick and diving in for the finish and the win in our Sim. Visit the EA SPORTS UFC blog for full fight details.

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UFC International Fight Week Returns to Las Vegas in 2015

Sep 25, 2014

UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS IN 2015

 

Fourth Annual UFC International Fight Week to take place July 7-12, 2015 with Signature Events, Added Amateur Combat Sports Tournaments, New Fighter-Fan Experiences and More

 

Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and includes diverse events around town providing something for everyone.

 

Signature events such as UFC Fan Expo, an Official Pool Party with Octagon Girls®, a free concert and Open Workouts will headline the weeklong schedule, with newer events such as Charity Bowling, and the Ulti-man® 5K Run making their return. Many of the hottest locations around town including Brooklyn Bowl, The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience, LIQUID Pool at Aria and El Cortez Hotel and Casino will host special UFC-themed events. In addition, several new amateur and youth combat sport tournaments will make their debut in Las Vegas during 2015 UFC International Fight Week. The celebration will culminate with a weekend of action-packed fights, including UFC 189 on July 11.

 

The 2014 UFC International Fight Week drew nearly 70,000 fans of all ages and featured interactive experiences with more than 100 UFC athletes, Octagon Girls, talent and industry icons. Amateur athletes from 20 different countries also competed in tournaments, including the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s first World Championships for Amateur MMA.

 

Innovative auctions and unique fan experiences raised thousands of dollars over the week for the UFC Community Works program which benefited Three Square Food Bank, One Drop, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada and The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. Fans bid on the opportunity to bowl or sightsee with fighters, ran side-by-side with the stars at the fund-raising 5k, and took home original creations at “The Art of Fighting” art exhibit and auction. In addition, UFC fighters and Octagon Girls taught a free self-defense class at The Center and visited both the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada and Sunrise Children’s Hospital during this special week.

 

More details and the official 2015 schedule will be released in the coming months, and updates can be found at www.ufcfightweek.com as well as by following UFC International Fight Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@UFCFightWeek).

 

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Weidman Hurt; Hendricks-Lawler II Now Headlines UFC 181

Sep 22, 2014

WEIDMAN HURT; HENDRICKS-LAWLER II NOW HEADLINES UFC 181

 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

 

Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that middleweight champion Chris Weidman has suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced out of his fight with Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The fight will be rescheduled to a later date.

As a result, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will take on No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The fight will serve as a rematch to their hotly-contested title fight in March, a bout narrowly won by Hendricks.

UFC 181 will be co-headlined by the lightweight title bout between champion Anthony Pettis and top contender Gilbert Melendez.

Hendricks, Lawler, Pettis and Melendez will take part in a press conference this Friday at 2 p.m. at the MGM Grand’s Premier Ballroom. The press conference is free and open to the public.

Tickets for UFC® 181: HENDRICKS vs. LAWLER II, presented by MetroPCS®, go on sale Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $1,000, $750, $550, $400, $250 and $125 (prices do not include applicable service charges). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, and the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, September 24 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, September 25 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC®181: HENDRICKS vs. LAWLER II will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, 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.

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

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UFC Announces Settlement of Piracy Lawsuit‏

Sep 12, 2014

UFC® Announces Settlement of Piracy Lawsuit

Steven Messina Confesses to Illegally Sharing UFC Content

Las Vegas, Nev. ‒ Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) today announced the resolution and settlement of its lawsuit against Steven Messina filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by Zuffa, LLC’s anti-piracy counsel, Lonstein Law Office, P.C. Steven Messina, through his attorney, Michael Heitmann, confessed to his illegal behavior and apologized for his actions that resulted in the illegal sharing of UFC content. As part of the settlement, Messina was penalized by the UFC for an undisclosed amount and forced to surrender his computer hardware and software to UFC representatives. Additionally, Messina will turn over all records and information pertaining to piracy of UFC content and information related to other potential infringers. He must also cooperate with the UFC organization and law enforcement authorities in an effort to prevent others from stealing intellectual property.

When asked about the settlement, Messina said, “I apologize to the UFC for any damages incurred as a result of my actions in illegally distributing copyrighted UFC broadcasts. As a result of my confession for piracy of UFC’s protected content, I fully accept the terms of the settlement with the UFC.”

Messina also states, “I now realize the harm caused by my actions. It is my hope that I can use this difficult period as a learning experience as I move on with my life. I would also like to tell anyone pirating UFC broadcasts, either through illegal downloading or non-authorized streaming, that it is illegal and not worth the risk.”

As part of the settlement, Messina will provide details of his procedures that led to the unauthorized distribution of an estimated 200 hours of UFC content and will offer his records to the UFC to further prevent illegal usage or sharing of the company’s broadcasts.

Kirk Hendrick, UFC’s Chief Legal Officer, said, “The UFC organization is pleased with the outcome of this case and Messina’s willingness to assist the UFC’s efforts in protecting our intellectual property and broadcasts. With Messina’s apology and understanding, the UFC organization will learn more to help us continue uncovering illegal distribution of our content.”

 

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UFC® LAUNCHES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

Sep 2, 2014

 

UFC® LAUNCHES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

 

UFC Fighters and Personalities take part in a 30-day celebration of tradition, culture and heritage in cities across the nation

 

Las Vegas, NV  The UFC® announced today the launch of a nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring top Hispanic UFC stars. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and The Ultimate Fighter® season one winner Diego Sanchez lead more than a dozen UFC fighters and personalities on a month-long celebration in honor of Hispanic heritage and to give fans the opportunity to meet their favorite Hispanic fighters. UFC partners and affiliates such as FOX Deportes, Metro PCS, Comcast, COX and Anheuser-Busch will also take part in the celebration. In addition, the UFC will team up with the MLS’ Houston Dynamo as well as the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball, for exciting fan events at upcoming sporting events. Along with the announcement of the UFC selling out UFC 180 in Mexico City on Nov. 15 and the breakthrough success of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, Hispanic Heritage Month will be the perfect celebration of diversity in the UFC and will showcase amazing Hispanic athletes proudly representing their culture.

 

UFC fans in Chicago, HoustonLas VegasPhoenixMiamiNew York and Washington, D.C. will have the opportunity to be a part of the “Despierta tu Instinto Guerrero” festivities from Sept. 13 through Oct. 13, 2014. Festivities will feature a multi-city promotional tour that will include press days, community activities and engagements, festival activations with sponsors and affiliates, and additional social media activities for all fans to enjoy.

 

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity for the UFC to reaffirm our commitment to the Hispanic community and to celebrate a new generation of Hispanic American athletes,” said UFC President Dana White. “Hispanics are some of the most passionate and loyal fans of combat sports. We are proud of our Hispanic athletes as they represent their heritage each time they step into the Octagon and we want to share their amazing talents and stories with UFC fans.”

 

The UFC kicked off the tour at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Chivas USA vs. L.A. Galaxy pre-game event, the Chiva Town fan zone. Fans had the opportunity to meet featherweight fighter Ricardo Lamas, who will compete in the sold out, first ever event in Mexico City, UFC 180, as well as Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste.

 

From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Americans celebrate and recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanics to the United States. Celebrations of the group’s heritage and culture begin on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18.

 

With more than 40.3 million UFC fans around the world, 18 percent of the UFC’s total fan base is Hispanic, outpacing major U.S. sports leagues including the NBA, MLB, and the NFL in concentration of Hispanic fans. The UFC has experienced considerable growth with 15.2 million unique Hispanic viewers consuming UFC related programming.

 

The UFC looks forward to inspiring its fans beyond ethnicity or gender to “awaken their warrior instinct” or “Despierta Tu Instinto Guerrero” by giving them the opportunity to unite with their favorite fighters and personalities in celebrating culture, tradition and the fighter within them.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month events:

Sept. 13, 14 and 15 – HOUSTON

Erik Perez and Kelvin Gastelum

 

Sept. 14 and 15 in LAS VEGAS

Frank MirKenda Perez and Diego Sanchez

 

Sept. 19, 20 and 21 in WASHINGTON, DC

Erik Perez

 

Sept. 22 and 23 in PHOENIX

John Moraga and Efrain Escudero.

 

Sept. 24 and 25 CHICAGO

Ricardo LamasJulianna Pena and Yosdenis Cedeno

 

Oct. 5 and 6 in NEW YORK CITY
Dennis Bermudez

 

Oct. 12 and 13 in MIAMI

Cain VelasquezHector LombardYoel Romero and Jorge Masvidal

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND UFC® UP THE ANTE AT UFC® 177 AND GIVE ONE LUCKY FAN THE CHANCE TO THROW THE ULTIMATE PARTY OF A LIFETIME

Aug 29, 2014

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND UFC® UP THE ANTE AT UFC® 177 AND GIVE ONE LUCKY FAN THE CHANCE TO THROW
THE ULTIMATE PARTY OF A LIFETIME
One Fan Will Win a New Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle and a Rockin’ Weekend as
Host of a 2015 UFC Fight in Their Hometown

Las Vegas, Nev. ‒ Harley-Davidson and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) will launch a new contest at UFC 177 this weekend sure to make one fan an instant hometown hero. The Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown III event puts one lucky fan and their city in the spotlight; the two iconic brands will roll into the winner’s home town with the ultimate prize package – a UFC fight and tailgate party topped off with custom Harleys, live music, Octagon Girls® and more.

The contest, running through Dec. 31, 2014, kicks off with a bang Aug. 30 at UFC 177 in Sacramento, where Harley-Davidson will award a custom Harley-Davidson cruiser from their 2015 motorcycle lineup launched earlier this week to each of the five winning fighters on the main card, giving the fighters a reason to fight even harder.

“We want fans and fighters to know that when Harley-Davidson and UFC come together something big is about to happen,” said Dino Bernacchi, U.S. Marketing Director at Harley-Davidson. “We are raising the stakes for UFC 177 by giving each bout winner a new motorcycle, and we’re also bringing back for the third year a fan favorite – the Hometown Throwdown event – which proves to be a once-in-a-lifetime way to experience the world’s best fighters and the only motorcycle brand worthy of being in the Octagon.”

Fans can clinch the chance to host what could be the most street-rumbling, all-out bash their town has ever seen by explaining why their city should be the next location for the 2015 Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown event and how they would be the ultimate host at www.h-d.com/UFC.

In addition to the opportunity to play host for the 2015 Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown, the winner also will:

· Learn to ride Vegas-style with a five-day/four-night trip for four to Las Vegas in March where they’ll train with professional UFC fighters at the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy and be cheered on by – and hang out with – the famous Octagon Girls.
· Receive the ride of a lifetime with their choice of one customized 2015 Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ motorcycle (www.h-d.com/darkcustom).
· Be the hometown hero by hosting a weekend experience in their hometown, including behind-the-scenes access at the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown event and exclusive time with the fighters.
· Lead the pack with a UFC entourage during the parade-style group motorcycle ride through the streets of their hometown to the fight location.
· Plan the Party with Harley-Davidson and UFC, including the ride and the tailgate party entertainment.

Fans can learn more about the contest and submit their entries by visiting www.h-d.com/UFC through December 31, 2014.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.h-d.com.

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EA SPORTS UFC Free Content Update #2 Delivers New Fighters and More Gameplay Additions

Aug 27, 2014

EA SPORTS™ UFC® FREE CONTENT UPDATE #2 DELIVERS NEW FIGHTERS AND MORE GAMEPLAY ADDITIONS

Las Vegas – Today Electronic Arts released the second free* EA SPORTS™ UFC® Content Update featuring three new UFC fighters* including welterweights Matt Brown and Mike Pyle, as well as heavyweight fighter Stipe Miocic. In addition to the roster expansion, the Content Update also contains key gameplay additions and improvements including, but not limited to:

· Manual Taunts: Players will now be able to add insult to injury with a well-placed taunt. Pressing Left or Right on the directional pad will cause a fighter to taunt their opponent mid-bout.

· Kick Catching: Players will now have the ability to catch opponents’ kicks during parries if the attacking fighter has low stamina or high leg-damage when throwing the kick. If the parry button is held, a takedown will be initiated.

· Single Leg into Half Guard: Successful basic Single Leg Takedowns will now end up in Half Guard.

· Stamina: Stamina loss on Strikes Landed has been adjusted.

· TKO Stoppage: The referee will now stop the bout if the submissive fighter blocks too many strikes without trying to improve their position during ground and pound.

Watch the EA SPORTS UFC Content Update #2 trailer to see all these additions come to life in-game. For more information visit the EA SPORTS UFC blog.

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for the new consoles and captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. The game is available now for the PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One consoles.

Assets:
To download the updated EA SPORTS UFC fact sheet and assets, please visit the EA press site at http://info.ea.com.

EA SPORTS UFC is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver. The game is rated T by the ESRB and PEGI 16; visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.info for more information. Become a fan of EA SPORTS UFC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/easportsufc and follow us on Twitter via http://www.twitter.com/easportsufc.

About EA SPORTS™
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and SPORTS UFC®. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.

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“Mayweather vs. Maidana” First Fight Recap

Aug 27, 2014

VIDEO ALERT: “MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA” FIRST FIGHT RECAP

“Electrifying.” “Suspenseful.” “A brawl.” Those are just a few of the superlatives chosen by the experts to illustrate the first showdown between 11-time World Champion Floyd Mayweather and Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana. Arguably the toughest 36 minutes of the pound-for-pound champ’s career, fans at MGM Grand and across the world were anticipating a rematch immediately after Jimmy Lennon Jr. announced Mayweather’s close split-decision victory. Check out this recap of their first encounter and the ensuing post-fight press conference to relive the drama as we inch closer to “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2”, Saturday, Sept. 13, LIVE on SHOWTIME PPV®.

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“MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather’s WBA Welterweight Belt and WBC Welterweight and Super Welterweight World Titles takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts and “The Equalizer” in theaters Sept. 26. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) and is the fourth fight of a six-fight deal between Mayweather and Showtime Networks Inc. In the co-main event, Leo Santa Cruz defends his WBC Super Bantamweight Title against Manuel Roman in a 12-round bout and Miguel Vazquez faces Mickey Bey in a 12-round bout for the IBF Lightweight World Championship. In the PPV opener, Alfredo Angulo squares against James De La Rosa in a 10-round middleweight bout (162 lbs.). The event will be available in Spanish through secondary audio programming (SAP).

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The UFC® Was in Mexico Today to Kickoff Ticket Sales for UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM

Aug 27, 2014

UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 180
WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE AT POLYFORUM SIQUEIROS IN MEXICO CITY

Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez collides with no.1 contender Fabricio Werdum in main event on November 15

Plus:
Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Diego Sanchez vs. Norman Parke
Ricardo Lamas vs. Dennis Bermudez
Erik Perez vs. Marcus Brimage
Dodger Montano and more…

Tickets for UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM
at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City
on sale Wednesday, August 27

Mexico City – The UFC® was in Mexico today to kickoff ticket sales for UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM, and unveil several of the fighters and bouts slated for the Saturday, November 15 event at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City.

UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC President Dana White, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, heavyweight title contender, Fabricio Werdum, Kelvin Gastelum, Jake Ellenberger, Diego Sanchez, Augusto “Dodger” Montano, Erik Perez, Ricardo Lamas and Norman Parke were present at the press conference, which took place at the Polyforum Siqueiros – the capital’s iconic forum. Inaugurated in 1971, it is home to “La Marcha de La Humanidad,” the largest mural in Latin America and work of Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Headlining the November card is the highly anticipated five-round main event featuring UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (13-1, in his professional career, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.), and no.1 contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. by way of Porto Alegre, Brazil). The heavyweight clash marks the culmination of 12 weeks of rivalry and competition as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Latin America.

In addition, eighth-ranked Jake Ellenberger (29-8, fighting out of Lake Forrest, Calif. by way of Omaha, Nebraska) goes up against no.11 Kelvin Gastelum (10-0, fighting out of Yuma, Ariz.) in a welterweight showdown. Ellenberger, a former Marine and NCAA wrestler, will bring his grit and knockout power to the Octagon® against the undefeated winner of the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Other bouts for UFC® 180 include:
– The Ultimate Fighter winners, Diego Sanchez (27-7, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) and Norman Parke (21-2-1, fighting out of Bushmills, Ireland) will collide in a lightweight battle
– No.4 ranked, Ricardo Lamas (14-3, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) will meet Dennis Bermudez (15-3, fighting out of Lindenhurst, N.Y.) in a featherweight showdown that could have title implications
– Born and raised Mexican fighter, Erik Perez (14-6, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.by way of Monterrey, Mexico) squares off against Marcus Brimage (6-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)
– Augusto “Dodger” Montano (13-1, fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico), the newest Mexican fighter signed to the organization and making his UFC debut

The card will also feature the final featherweight and bantamweight bouts of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America. The series, brought to you by Bud Light®, which started airing August 20, can be seen throughout Latin America on TV channels and free-to-air, including UFC Network. Networks, air dates and times can be seen here: http://www.ufcespanol.com/news/tuf-latam-donde-ver.

Tickets for UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM go on sale Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m. CT and are priced at $7,000 zone Cancha, $4,500 zone Retractil Platino, $2,950 zone Superpalco (Club), $2,950 zone Retractil Oro, $2,250 zone Platea Platino, $1,750 zone Platea Oro, $1,300 zone Barrera, $975 zone Butaca, $850 zone Butaca 2, $650 zone Balcon, $450 zone Balcon 2, $350 zone Balcon 3 (prices listed in Mexican pesos and include taxes). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.superboletos.com, by phone at +52 (55) 15154100. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, 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. Fathom Events and the UFC will also broadcast the event live to select movie theatres in the U.S. on Sat., Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts are live and subject to change.
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Today Electronic Arts Released the Second Free* EA SPORTS™ UFC®

Aug 27, 2014

EA SPORTS UFC FREE CONTENT UPDATE #2 DELIVERS NEW FIGHTERS
AND MORE GAMEPLAY ADDITIONS

Today Electronic Arts released the second free* EA SPORTS™ UFC® Content Update featuring three new UFC fighters* including welterweights, Matt “The Immortal” Brown and Mike “Quicksand” Pyle, as well as Heavyweight fighter, Stipe Miocic. In addition to the roster expansion, the Content Update also contains key gameplay additions and improvements including, but not limited to:

· Manual Taunts: Players will now be able to add insult to injury with a well-placed taunt. Pressing Left or Right on the directional pad will cause a fighter to taunt their opponent mid-bout.

· Kick Catching: Players will now have the ability to catch opponents’ kicks during parries if the attacking fighter has low stamina or high leg-damage when throwing the kick. If the parry button is held, a takedown will be initiated.

· Single Leg into Half Guard: Successful basic Single Leg Takedowns will now end up in Half Guard.

· Stamina: Stamina loss on Strikes Landed has been adjusted.

· TKO Stoppage: The referee will now stop the bout if the submissive fighter blocks too many strikes without trying to improve their position during ground and pound.

Watch the EA SPORTS UFC Content Update #2 trailer to see all these additions come to life in-game. For more information visit the EA SPORTS UFC blog.

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for the new consoles and captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. The game is available now for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles.

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