UFC Announces 20-Day Media Tour For 20th Anniversary Show
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.20.2013
Lots of events planned...
MMA Junkie reports that the UFC is planning a twenty-day media tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
UFC 1 happened in 1993 in Denver. Next month, the UFC will celebrate with UFC 167 on November 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The media tour begins in Denver on October 28 and goes across North America with media events, fan events and sponsor events. UFC will also have a "social media scavenger hunt" which will let fans win prizes.
UFC President Dana White said: "We built an incredible card for our 20th anniversary, and now we're hitting the road to celebrate with our fans and the media all across North America. We're going to cities that held historic UFC events and to locations we hope to bring the octagon to soon."
Fighters expected to participate include light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (who defends his belt at UFC 167 against Johny Hendricks, who will also be on the tour), UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin, Matt Brown, Brendan Schaub, Josh Koscheck, Gilbert Melendez and Daniel Cormier.
Here's a full list of stops:
Oct. 28, Denver: Donald Cerrone and Cat Zingano media tour. The two also will visit DISH Network headquarters for a meet-and-greet with staff and visit the the site of UFC 1, formerly McNichols Sports Arena. Cerrone also will host a live chat from the MusclePharm facilities.
Oct. 28, Montreal: Georges St-Pierre media day at Tristar Gym. Press only.
Oct. 28, Dallas/Fort Worth: Johny Hendricks media day at his gym in Pantego. Press only.
Oct. 29, Philadelphia: Forrest Griffin media tour. Griffin also will visit the Comcast Headquarters for a meet-and-greet with employees.
Oct. 29, Chicago: Matt Hughes media tour. Hughes also will meet with members of the Chicago Bears.
Oct. 29, Washington, D.C.: Jon Jones media tour.
Oct. 30, Atlanta: Forrest Griffin media tour. Griffin also will visit the COX Communications corporate offices for a social media promotion, as well as the Hooters corporate headquarters.
Oct. 30, Cleveland: Matt Hughes and Stipe Miocic media tour. The two also will meet with members of the Cleveland Browns.
Oct. 30, Baltimore: Jon Jones media tour. Jones also will visit his brother, Baltimore Ravens star Arthur Jones, and the rest of the city's Super Bowl champion team.
Oct. 31, Detroit: Matt Brown media tour.
Nov. 1, Raleigh, N.C.: Brendan Schaub will speak to the North Carolina State football team prior to its game against rival North Carolina. He'll also sound the Carolina Hurricanes' warning siren before the team's game against Tampa Bay at PNC Arena.
Nov. 2, Concord, Calif.: Daniel Cormier and Luke Rockhold autograph signing from 1-3 p.m. PT at the UFC Gym.
Nov. 3, Rosemead, Calif.: Michael Bisping autograph signing from 3-5 p.m. PT at the UFC Gym.
Nov. 4, San Francisco: Josh Koscheck media tour.
Nov. 4, Bay Area, Calif.: Gilbert Melendez will visit the campuses of YouTube and Twitter to meet with staff.
Nov. 5, St. Louis: Tyron Woodley media tour. He also will meet with members of the St. Louis Rams.
Nov. 5, St. Louis: Matt Hughes will visit the headquarters of UFC partner Anheuser-Busch for a tour.
Nov. 5, FOX Sports 1: "Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC" premieres at 9 p.m. ET.
Nov. 6, New Orleans: Daniel Cormier media tour. He'll also meet with members of the New Orleans Saints.
Nov. 6, Fort Campbell, Ky.: "UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3" on FOX Sports 1.
Nov. 7, San Antonio: Daniel Cormier and Erik Perez in town for a variety of events.
Nov. 7, State College, Pa.: Phil Davis media tour.
Nov. 8, Pittsburgh: Phil Davis media tour. He also will meet with members of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Nov. 9, Torrance, Calif.: Chuck Liddell autograph signing from 3-5 p.m. PT at the UFC Gym.
Nov. 9, Goiania, Brazil: "UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson" on FOX Sports 1.
Nov. 10, UFC.com: UFC will release its 20 greatest knockouts of all time at at UFC.com.
Nov. 11, Los Angeles: Chael Sonnen media tour.
Nov. 11, New York: Rashad Evans media tour.
Nov. 12, Phoenix: Media tour with fighters to be announced.
Nov. 12, Las Vegas: Community event at Three Square with past and present UFC fighters.
Nov. 13, Las Vegas: UFC 167 open workouts at location to be announced. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 14, Las Vegas: UFC news conference at location to be announced. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 15, Las Vegas: UFC 167 weigh-ins at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Free and open to the public.