Sixteen fighters have squared off for the right to share EA SPORTS UFC cover honors with Jon Jones. Only one will be left standing. Cast your vote now on the matchups below and help make sure your favorite fighter gets their hand raised as the EA SPORTS UFC co-cover-athlete.
to vote visit: www.ufc.com/covervote
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (“The Center”) have announced a dynamic new partnership, designed to raise awareness of the realities of HIV among young individuals under 30.
In the 1990s, there were major breakthroughs in both the treatment of and education about the HIV pandemic. Because of anti-viral drugs, HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was; and because of the tremendous mainstream media focus on the disease in the 1990s there was an educated population who practiced safe sex. The result was infection rates fell significantly.
Over the last 15-years complacency has set in, however, resulting in a younger generation ill-informed about the dangers and realities of the disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated the ignorance of young Americans on the realities of HIV and AIDS is “shocking”, “astonishing” and “just unacceptable”. Last year, half of the 50,000 Americans infected with the disease were under the age of 30.
The UFC and The Center are now picking a fight with that ignorance by launching an awareness campaign called “Protect Yourself At All Times”.
UFC COO Ike Lawrence Epstein said: “As someone who grew up in the 1980s and saw the virus beaten back with education in the 1990s, I was stunned to learn from our friends at The Center that HIV is still having such a dramatic impact on young people. No other sport reaches the under 35 demographic like the UFC does and the UFC felt a duty to try and do something about this situation. It gives me great pride to announce the UFC will be partnering with The Center, LBGTQ+ and other organizations for a project we are calling “Protect Yourself At All Times”. This will be a local, national and ultimately international campaign designed to educate the UFC’s vast core audience of under 35s about the realities of HIV.”
Robert (“Bob”) Elkins, CEO of The Center, said: “HIV stopped being a ‘gay issue’ long ago but, unfortunately, it has now very much become a ‘young issue’. The jarring fact is that young gay men are becoming infected at a much higher rate. The lack of both awareness and accessible information for teenagers and young adults is truly frightening. It’s like the 1990s never happened in terms of education and public awareness. In the UFC, we have the perfect partner to fight this ignorance, and we thank them for joining us in this battle.”
Elkins, who is openly HIV positive after contracting the virus 27 years ago, added: “When I first found I was HIV positive, my friends and family thought it was a death sentence. But I wouldn’t accept that and started anti-retroviral treatment which I’ve continued ever since. Today, my viral load is virtually undetectable, thanks to my doctors and the meds. But through education and medical advances we began to fight back against the disease. Living with HIV is manageable, but we cannot allow advancements to take away our focus on preventing new infections through public awareness and education.”
Protect Yourself At All Times has two key messages:
· Get tested; know your status
· Protect yourself with safe sex practices
UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin will serve as a spokesman for the campaign. He said: “I had 15 fights in the UFC Octagon during my career, and before each and every one of them, I had a HIV test. I’m encouraging everybody to show themselves and their partners the same respect I showed my opponents by getting tested and protecting themselves at all times.”
UFC No.5 ranked women’s bantamweight Liz Carmouche, who is also a spokesperson, added: “There’s a feeling of invincibility that comes with being young, with being fit and the prime of your life. But I learned when I was in the US Marines just like I’ve learned as a UFC fighter, no-one is invincible, and that you have to project yourself at all times.”
The on-going Protect Yourself At All Times campaign will be rolled out during the lead-up to World AIDS Day on December 1 and will include:
· The UFC will fully support The Center’s LGBTQ+ programme, which offers free HIV tests to the wider Las Vegas community
· UFC athletes and personalities visiting centers nationwide who offer free HIV tests and educational initiatives
· The UFC will be creating public service announcements which will be distributed across its powerful media platforms
· The UFC will also be donating promotional inventory to the campaign, beginning with a full-page ad in next month’s UFC 360 magazine, and ask its partners to donate similar space to raise issue awareness.
UFC president Dana White and the stars of UFC 166 reflect on one of the greatest nights of fights in UFC history.
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman answers UFC Fight Club fan questions in Toronto’s Maple Leaf Square.
Hear how UFC 166 lightweight Diego Sanchez escaped his path of self-destruction to find his road to redemption.
Team Alpha Male members Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez, Chad Mendes, Danny Castillo and TJ Dillashaw have gone undefeated since bringing on head coach Duane Ludwig. Go inside the gym to see why it works.
Dana White joins UFC Tonight to discuss the decision to name BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar next season’s Ultimate Fighter coaches
Ronda Rousey: The Ultimate Fighter 18 Interview with EA SPORTS UFC host Lauren Berlingeri
A bazaar of modern masculinity, The Gentlemen’s Expo caters to the male shopper by offering a variety of products and lessons in manliness.
Exhibitors and vendors at this three-day event include alcohol brands (Canadian Club, Jim Bean and Famous Grouse), as well as catering company and food truck leaders Food Dudes and Gourmet Gringos.
The theme of this year’s expo is “be more interesting,” with the weekend offering participants experiences such as how to properly grill a steak, what the difference is between scotch and bourbon, how to change your oil, start a business, or dress for success. Special celebrity guests at this expo include stars from a variety of manly backgrounds, including UFC champion Jon Jones, broadcaster and journalist Alan Cross and bourbon specialist Matt Jones. The Expo is also attempting to break the world record for the most moustached men at one gathering.
Tickets bought on Friday, Saturday and Sunday entitle attendants to a choice of six samples of your choice of spirit, beer and wine. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Movember Canada.
For more information and to get your tickets visit: www.gentlemensexpo.com
EA SPORTS UFC Official E3 2013 Trailer. Feel the fight as the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon are brought to life like never before. The next generation of MMA fighting begins spring of 2014 when EA SPORTS UFC is released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
September 4th – Tapout Burlington – 6:30pm
Tickets are $10 and being sold by members of the Stouffville Clippers novice AA, AE and atom AE teams and through the minor hockey office. Call 905-642-2835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday August 22nd at the Stouffville Arena; puck drop will be 7pm.
The format is a full hockey game with warm-up, live National Anthem and highlight events during intermissions. There will be outstanding chances to interact with the players. The line-ups are made up of current and Alumni Stars of the NHL, Junior Hockey and Women’s Hockey.
Some confirmed female participants include Team Canada Alumni Cassie Campbell (as an Honourary Coach), Cheryl Pounder, Therese Brisson, Becky Keller and our own Cherie Piper & Liz Knox.
Some confirmed male participants include Sean Pierson, Keith Acton, Cody Hodgson, Raffi Torres, Brad May, Darcy Tucker, Mike Zigomanis, Cameron & Brendan Gaunce, Will Acton, and many more!
Additional special guests are Rod Black, Jeff Marek, Showdown Joe Ferraro, Joe Bowen and more!
The Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation will be the primary beneficiary. Hockey Night In Stouffville 2012 raised over $75,000 with $65,000 to the Hospital Foundation and $10,000 for the Clippers Hockey Association. The Markham Stouffville Stars will be the beneficiaries of all proceeds from ticket sales this year.
THE REEM, an online documentary starring Alistair Overeem. Follow him in his quest to become the best heavyweight fighter of the world.
THE REEM, an online documentary starring Alistair Overeem. Follow him in his quest to become the best heavyweight fighter of the world.
The new history-making season of The Ultimate Fighter is only weeks away. But the 32 competitors of the first season to feature women as cast members and coaches have now been revealed in a FoxSports.com exclusive.
Only sixteen of the male and female bantamweight (135lbs) fighters—from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland and Sweden—will make it into the TUF House, where they will face-off in the toughest sports tournament on TV. “This season of The Ultimate Fighter was monumental, as we had women as coaches and competitors – fighting and living together with the men – for the first time ever,” said UFC President Dana White.
The premiere episode on September 4 will determine the eight men and eight women who will be divided into teams coached by UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and her arch-rival Miesha Tate.
Women’s Bantamweight Fighters
Shayna Baszler (15-8), 33, Sioux Fall, S.D.
Revelina Berto (3-1), 24, Winter Haven, Fla.
Jessamyn Duke (2-0-1), 27, Richmond, Ky.
Tonya Evinger (11-6), 32, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Laura Howarth (4-0), 26, Hove, East Essex, ENG
Tara LaRosa (21-3), 35, Albuquerque, N.M.
Valerie Letourneau (4-3), 30, La Prairie, CAN
Bethany Marshall (4-1), 25, Newport News, Va.
Sarah Moras (3-1), 25, Kelowna, CAN
Margaret “Peggy” Morgan (2-0), 33, Nashua, N.H.
Gina Mazany (3-0), 25, Seattle, Wash.
Roxanna Modafferi (15-10), 30, Pittsfield, Mass.
Julianna Pena (4-2), 24, Spokane, Wash.
Raquel Pennington (3-3), 24, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jessica Rakoczy (1-3), 36, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colleen Schneider (4-3), 31, Las Vegas, Nev.
Male Bantamweight Fighters
Christopher Beal (7-0), 28, Somis, Calif.
Cody Bollinger (14-3), 22, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Louis Fisette (6-1), 23, Winnipeg, CAN
Rafael Freitas (6-0-1), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.
David Grant (8-1), 27, Bishop Auckland, ENG
Tim Gorman (9-2), 30, West Des Moines, Iowa
Anthony Gutierrez (4-0), 22, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Emil Hartsner (4-0), 23, Luberod, SWE
Joshua Hill (9-0), 26, Binbrook, CAN
Chris Holdsworth (4-0), 25, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Patrick Holohan (9-0-1), 25, Dublin, IRL
Sirwan Kakai (9-1), 23, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Daniel Martinez (18-4), 28, San Diego, Calif.
Matthew Munsey (4-1), 26, Hollywood, Fla.
Lee Sandmeier (9-0), 30, Knoxville, Iowa
Michael Wootten (6-0), 24, Liverpool, ENG
If you missed all of the action of Substance Cage Combat 1.0 back in June, you can catch the official replays on The Fight Network beginning on August 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm.
Substance Cage Combat 1.0 featured a main-event between Ontario’s rising star Alex Ricci and Rhode Island’s Luis Feliz.
A co-main event between Todd Stoute and Patrick Walsh was heavily cheered as both competitors put on a fight clinic in front of the massive crowd in Toronto.
The replay schedule for Substance Cage Combat 1.0 is as follows:
August 17 9:00 p.m.
August 18 4:00 a.m.
August 19 5:00 p.m.
August 20 11:00 p.m.
August 21 12:00 p.m.
September 3 9:00 p.m.
September 4 7:00 a.m.
Substance Combat is planning a return on December 7, 2013 for SCC 2.0.
UFC welterweight Sean “The Punisher” Pierson will be signing FREE autographs at this years FAN EXPO CANADA SPORTS SHOW taking place at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre Aug 22-25.
Other guests this year will include Hulk Hogan, Bobby Orr, Joe Montana, Joe Sakic, Martin Brodeur, Gordie Howe, Chris Chelios, Doug Gilmour, Roberto Alomar, Ben Johnson and many more. For a full list of scheduled appearances, schedules and tickets visit www.fanexposports.com
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Bellator officials announced that former UFC champions Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson have agreed to fight at Bellator 97 slated for November 2, 2013 in Long Beach, California.
The organization plans to air this via pay-per-view.
This news comes as just days ago UFC President Dana White addressed the media about “not giving a sh*t!” whether Ortiz makes a comeback or not when he was asked from the media about the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy”.
It’s also a surprise that two friends are eager to make a mark by fighting each other.
Ortiz has gone 1-7-1 in his last nine-fights. His last victory was over Ryan Bader at UFC 132.
Jackson was given the slips after his three-fight losing streak in the UFC. Needless to say, these two veterans will come guns blazing in trying to re-establish a name for themselves.
Two women will step into the Octagon for the first time ever in Brazil as two aggressive strikers, Sheila “The German Tank” Gaff and Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes, face off at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro. Nunes, who is making her UFC debut, owns six knockouts in seven career wins and promises to bring it in her battle with Gaff. Catch this historic clash at UFC 163: Aldo vs Korean Zombie, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday, August 3.
Just ahead of his title match with Anderson Silva at UFC 162, we get Chris Weidman in the world famous Console Creatures Q&A.
Top Vietnamese adult star Cindy Starfall is featured on Models & MMA (http://modelsandmma.com) in a revealing editorial and photo spread. The exotic actress has been making waves since she made the leap from glamour model to XXX darling, mesmerizing viewers with her natural, petite frame and ravenous sexual appetite. Cindy holds nothing back in this provocative interview, telling readers why she ditched her day job for adult entertainment and the secrets behind her amazing figure.
“As I gained popularity as a cam girl, I was called into HR office for a serious talk. They informed me that they knew about what I was doing off work,” Cindy told the website. “It was almost the same rebellious feeling I felt when my mom found out I wasn’t not a virgin anymore… so I decided to leave my corporate job and be a freelance model.“
The adventurous starlet doesn’t stop there, also revealing her favorite part of shooting hardcore films and her top three sexual turn-ons.
Cindy Starfall admirers can see her lighting up the screen in her best-selling release, Orgy Masters #3 from Jules Jordan. The stellar young performer has a stand out scene and with hardcore sex, interracial orgies and more, the XXX hit has something for every adult viewer. Fans can purchase an autographed copy of Jules Jordan’s Orgy Master #3 at CindyStarfall.net.
You can see Cindy‘s full interview and photo spread on Models & MMA: http://ow.ly/lTKrF.
Cindy Starfall is on the rise! Fans can read about her XXX success in a tell-all interview with Models & MMA.
UFC reality show veterans Patrick Côté and Kyle Noke named coaches of Canada versus Australia series
The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed today the next international installment of its famed reality show will feature two leading Commonwealth mixed martial arts countries, as Canada meets Australia in The Ultimate Fighter Nations. Series veterans Patrick Côté (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) were officially named coaches of the 22nd edition of the show, which will feature welterweight (170lbs) prospects.
A nine-year veteran of the UFC, Côté first appeared on the reality series in 2006 when he joined a cast of UFC alumni in The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback. Originally from Rimouski, Quebec, the bilingual fighter was the first Canadian to reach the series final, and remains only one of two Canadian fighters’ to have done so. Cote then went on a five-fight win streak in the UFC, and earned a shot at Anderson Silva’s UFC middleweight title.
Noke, a native of Dubbo, New South Wales, joined the reality series ranks when he fought his way onto season 11, The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz. He was Hall of Famer Liddell’s No.1 pick, and reached the quarterfinals. He has since gone 4-2 in the UFC, including an impressive Submission of the Night win over Chris Camozzi and a devastating KO last time out over Charlie Brenneman.
Tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia will begin in September. Both countries will host casting opportunities, the first in Sydney and the second in Toronto. Further details and registration forms will be available as July 1st at http://www.ufc.com/TUFNations.
The Ultimate Fighter Nations is expected to debut in early 2014. It will air nationally in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet and TVA Sports and on FX Networks in Australia. A complete broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.
The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and has produced past champions such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping and Matt Serra. This will be Australia’s second participation in the series, having taken part in the second international edition battling the U.K. in The Ultimate Fighter The Smashes: U.K. vs. Australia. Welterweights were most recently featured on The Ultimate Fighter 16 and The Ultimate Brasil 2, when Colton Smith and Leonardo Santos emerged as season winners.