September 13, 2010
UFC® GYM™ IN ROSEMEAD/LOS ANGELES TO HOST
OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 18TH
UFC® President Dana White, Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, Bruce Buffer
and Top Fighters BJ Penn, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Jon Fitch,
Gray Maynard, Jon Jones, WEC® Champion Dominick Cruz, plus UFC Octagon Girl™ Arianny and Best of PRIDE® Host Kenda Perez to Attend
Rosemead, CA (USA) – Continuing on its path to completely revolutionize the fitness industry, UFC® GYM™ is unveiling a second location in Rosemead, California, and is holding the official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Expo on Saturday, September 18 starting at 10:00am PT.
UFC superstars Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and BJ “The Prodigy” Penn as well as UFC President Dana White and New Evolution Ventures (NeV) founders / UFC Gym Partners Mark Mastrov and Jim Rowley will make special appearances to kick-off all of the day’s exciting events and activities.
“I was blown away by the first gym in Concord, and the Rosemead UFC Gym is just as incredible,” said White. “I’m excited to get there on September 18th and open yet another UFC Gym for fitness seekers in LA.”
“This UFC Gym facility is second to none. No one out there can replicate what we do. The Rosemead location will continue to provide innovative fitness training and create an atmosphere where members will see immediate results. UFC Gym is not what you expect and more than you could imagine,” said Rowley, NeV/UFC Gym CEO/co-founder.
White, Liddell, Penn, Mastrov and Rowley will take part in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Rosemead City Officials scheduled to begin at 10:15am PT.
Attendees can look forward to an action packed day: White will deliver a public address, fighters will sign autographs inside the Octagon™, Bruce Buffer will host Q&A sessions and UFC stars BJ Penn, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Jon Fitch, Gray Maynard, Jon Jones, Dominick Cruz and Best of PRIDE host Kenda Perez will make special appearances. Additionally, fitness demos will be taking place all day long, including UFC Gym Kids MMA, Muay Thai, Zumba, Kick Ass Kickboxing and Daily Ultimate Training (DUT) while partners such as the U.S. Marines, Affliction and Powerade will be on site highlighting their brands.
To top it all off, UFC Octagon Girl™ Arianny Celeste will sign autographs and then take the stage for fan giveaways, which will include UFC Gym prize packages and UFC tickets for the upcoming mega-fight UFC 121: LESNAR vs. VELASQUEZ taking place Saturday, Oct. 23 live from the Honda Center in Anaheim.
The full schedule for the Grand Opening is available below. For more information on UFC Gyms, please visit UFCgyms.com.
GRAND OPENING FULL SCHEDULE
(Times Subject to Change)
10:00AM GRAND OPENING EXPO Officially Begins
10:15-10:30AM OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING featuring Dana White, Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn,
Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Rosemead City Officials
11:30AM White Address from Inside the UFC Gym Octagon
12:00Noon Chael Sonnen, Gray Maynard and Arianny Autograph Session
12:30PM White and Liddell Kick Off Question and Answer Session Hosted by Bruce Buffer
1:00 – 1:30PM Chael Sonnen and Gray Maynard Q&A
1:00 – 2:00PM Vitor Belfort and Kenda Perez Autograph Session
1:30 – 2:00PM Jon Jones & Jon Fitch Q&A
2:00 – 3:00PM Jon Jones & Jon Fitch Autograph Session
2:00 – 2:30PM Vitor Belfort & Kenda Perez Q&A
2:30 – 3:00PM BJ Penn & Dominick Cruz Q&A
3:00 – 3:30PM Prize Giveaways with Arianny and Bruce Buffer
3:00 – 4:00PM BJ Penn & Dominick Cruz Autograph Session
5:00 – 10:00PM Music – Food & Fun!
For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
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About New Evolution Ventures (NeV)
Based in Northern California, New Evolution Ventures (NeV), previously New Evolution Fitness Company (NEFC) is a private equity firm focused on acquisition, development, management and operation of fitness, media and sports entities both domestically and internationally. Co-Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov and Jim Rowley, the current team of NeV professionals are shaping the world of fitness, media, and sports one brand at a time. With a foundation representing over a century of experience in health, wellness, sports, entertainment and fitness, NeV currently has operations and investments in over 20 countries worldwide.