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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              
Contact: Melissa Cipriano         702-326-7548
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EVENT TO BENEFIT CHILDREN WITH CANCER

Tuff-N-Uff and
Xtreme Couture Present

Round 2: Knock Out
Cancer for Candlelighters Kids

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

WHAT:          Mixed martial arts fight promoter, “Tuff-N-Uff” and Xtreme Couture, which is home to some of the best MMA fighters like Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort will present more than 10 full contact amateur MMA bouts to raise money for children with cancer.

“As MMA fighters, we wear our scars as a badge of honor from the fights we win and lose,” said Ron Frazier, Head Trainer at Xtreme Couture. “These brave children have scars from
their battle against cancer and it is important for all of us to come together as an MMA community to raise money for such a worthy organization to help them win their fight against this disease.”

All proceeds to benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes free food, beverages and a chance to win raffle prizes.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.candlelightersv.org. Please bring an unwrapped toy as a donation to a Candlelighters child.


NOTE:          
Professional MMA fighters are expected to make an appearance at the event to show their support of Candlelighters and the children and families its supports.


WHEN:         
Friday, October 14 6:00 p.m. 


WHERE:      
Xtreme Couture  * 4055 W. Sunset Road * Las Vegas, NV 89118


WHY:            
With more than 25 many programs,  Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada provides assistance for quality-of-life issues that are a large part of the childhood cancer experience, including disease-specific education and emotional support. In certain circumstances, Candlelighters also offers families much-needed financial support. Some of the most vital services Candlelighters provide include: patient advocacy, emergency assistance, travel for treatment, family counseling, survivor scholarships and other programs and services such as meal tickets, hospital visits, toy boxes for out-patient clinics, financial aid guidance, bereavement support and much more.

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Xtreme Couture MMA home of some of the best MMA fighters like Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort, Gray Maynard, Jay Hieron, Evan Dunham, Tyson Griffin, Mike Pyle and Forrest Griffin just to name a few, who all call Xtreme Couture their home would like to invite you to our Open House.

When:  Saturday September 10th, 2011 from 9am – 4pm

We’ll have Free snacks, drinks and will  offer  four  – 30 minute classes every hour so you’ll have plenty to try out.

Xtreme Couture offers classes for kids (ages 6 and up),  teen classes, women and mens of all technical levels and disciplines.

Did we mention it is all for FREE plus if you sign-up that day  we will waive the $100 enrollment fee!

With memberships starting at just $20 a month you have to come down to see it for your self.

If that wasn’t enough for you we have a special meet and greet with top UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator and other high level MMA fighters from 1pm – 2pm.

For more information please call the gym at 702.616.1022

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Philadelphia this summer on Saturday, Aug. 6 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia when former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans takes on rising star and former Penn State wrestling standout Phil Davis.

In addition, UFC fans in Philly will be treated to an exciting light heavyweight battle between former middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former PRIDE star Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, as well as a 185-pound clash pitting former UFC world champion, Xtreme Couture MMA fighter,  Vitor Belfort against Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama.

“The last time we were in Philly, the fans were incredible so we are excited to head back there with a card that features three former world champions,” UFC President Dana White said. “Phil is undefeated at 9-0 and has never been more motivated for a fight, and he wants to prove that he belongs atop the light heavyweight division. Rashad is on fire. He wants his title back so badly he can taste it, but he knows before he can get his title shot he has  to get through Phil. He wants to win and he wants to win impressively. This is a great fight.”

Xtreme Couture fighter Frank Trigg,  is ready for his fight Saturday against  John Phillips at BAMMA 6 – May 21.

A 13-year veteran of the sport, Trigg has fought all over the world, but this is the first time that he will have the opportunity to fight in front of the rapidly expanding English fanbase.

“Yeah, this is the first time I’ve fought out there, but I’ve been out there plenty of times with my daughter, so I kind of know the area,” according to Trigg.

His opponent in the fight is Welsh middleweight John “The White Mike Tyson” Phillips. Phillips is currently on a five fight win streak including a knockout  victory over James Zikic at BAMMA 4 last September.

“Other than the fights on YouTube, I don’t know much about him. I’ve never met him or anything. I know he has a lot of power” , Trigg said.

With all 13 of his wins coming by way of strikes, the nickname may be appropriate, but Trigg isn’t scared to stand and bang with the knockout artist.

“His nickname is ‘The White Mike Tyson,’ but I’ve been training with guys who havepower, too.”

A member of Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture gym, Trigg has the benefit of training with some of the very best the sport has to offer.  “Martin Kampmann has been training with me as a lefty, and he hits really hard. Obviously Vitor Belfort…” Trigg explained.

“More than the average number, for sure. We actually have a bunch of guys at Xtreme Couture who are left handed. It’s about one out of every seven people that is truly left-handed, so to have as many guys to train with that are left-handed as we do has been great.”

A fight that has fireworks in the making is one you don’t want to miss.

To watch the fight (live web stream) goto https://bamma.streamuk.com/

Lorenzo J. Fertitta Saturday, April 30, 2011

The term “legend” is thrown around generously in professional sports.

However, if you step back and think about the magnitude of the word “legend,” you can’t help but to wonder if it’s a bit abused.

Legendary status to me means excelling at a level that is not only above your peers, but also higher than anyone has achieved. To me, it means winning multiple world titles, defeating the best competition of your time, all while blazing a trail and inspiring a nation of fans.

Lorenzo J. Fertitta is Chairman and CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship

To me, the term “legend” applies to a good friend, mixed martial arts pioneer Randy Couture.

Randy has competed for the UFC since 1997 and has had one of the most storied careers in history. One of only two men to ever win UFC titles in two weight classes, Randy has earned victories over the likes of Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Mark Coleman, Vitor Belfort, Maurice Smith, Kevin Randleman and Tim Sylvia.

What’s more, he has become a cornerstone in helping make UFC the fastest-growing sports organization in the world. If we needed someone to do a media tour at 5 a.m., Randy was up and ready with his trademark grin on his face. If there was an opportunity to lend our support to the military, Randy, himself a veteran, was always first in line.

Few people represent this sport better than Randy Couture. In his illustrious career, he has touched the lives of many fans with his dedication, humility and ability to defy the odds. From the success of his gym here in Las Vegas to his newfound stardom as an actor in Hollywood movies, Randy is a shining example that hard work truly pays off.

Tonight, Randy will enter the octagon for the final time as a UFC competitor. In front of a record 55,000 fans at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Randy plans on making his bout with Lyoto Machida the final contest of his career. At 47 years old, an age when most people hit the golf course not the heavy bag, Randy will strap on the UFC gloves and give fans the opportunity to watch a living legend compete one last time.

It’s truly amazing to see what Randy has accomplished over the past few years of his career. From winning the heavyweight title at age 43 to stringing together three consecutive wins heading into tonight’s battle, Randy is in better shape than athletes half his age. Furthermore, he joins an elite class of athletes who have actually gotten better against Father Time’s wishes.

Thanks to his intelligence, precision and unmatched cerebral approach to our sport, Randy has excelled in the UFC even into his late 40s. Like George Foreman winning a heavyweight boxing title at age 45, Brett Favre outperforming quarterbacks nearly half his age in the NFL and Nolan Ryan throwing fastballs at 100 mph late in his career, Randy has competed at the highest levels in one of the world’s most demanding sports.

It’s part of the reason Randy feels it’s time to retire from active competition. He’s won the titles, he’s defeated the top fighters of his era and he’s leaving with his mind, body and spirit intact. Few athletes get to retire on their own terms, and I’m happy to see Randy get the rare chance.

When the final horn sounds on Randy’s career tonight at UFC 129, I look forward to hearing the crowd erupt and show its appreciation for a man who helped make the growth of this sport possible. I’m sure through many endeavors, Randy will remain connected to the UFC and the sport for many years to come.

It’s just something that a legend does. His impact stretches far beyond the octagon, and tonight, win, lose or draw, Randy Couture will come home to Las Vegas a true legend.

Lorenzo J. Fertitta is chairman and CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Instructors from Xtreme Couture teamed up at the North American Grapplng Association (NAGA) in Las Vegas on March 4th to demonstrate grappling techniques to the crowd.  NAGA holds events all over the United States and is one of the largest grappling tournaments in the world.  Pictured below are (far left)-John Hahn, Jimmy Jones, Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis and students.  Pictured (far right)-Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis, John Hahn and Jimmy Jones with student participant.