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UFC Chosen as Best Positioned Property for 2011

Written on December 28, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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UFC attained a massive growth this year plus garnered prestigious awards like Best Promotion and Best Positioned Property. The promotion is truly a crowd's favorite.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship attained a good profile this year. The promotion got the best position for 2011 than any other sports organization.

The said conclusion was according to 1,100 senior-level who took part in the latest Turnkey Sports Poll. The lead orgs such as the IZOD IndyCar Series, the X Games, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), the United Football League (UFL) and the WNBA.

Voters, who come from the pro and college ranks, can choose from essentially every professional sports organization outside of veteran leagues such as MLB, NBA, NFL, NASCAR, MLS and the PGA. The UFC was the only mixed-martial-arts promotion available as a voting option.

The organization which ended the season with a ground-breaking UFC 124 earned three times as many votes as its competitors. UFC has hosted 24 events in 2010, which is the same number it hosted in its first six years of existence. This year alone UFC president was a featured speaker at both the Microsoft CEO Summit 2010 and the Oxford Union Society, and he won the 2010 “Game Changer Award” from the entertainment industry’s PromaxBDA organization.

Plus, the UFC again won the “Best Promotion” award on the 2010 World Awards, and White again picked up the “Leading Man” trophy.

And as if 2010 wasn’t big enough, the UFC plans to host an additional eight shows in 2011, two new weight classes have been added thanks to the merge with WEC , and an expanded deal with Versus complements the promotion’s existing pay-per-view and Spike TV offerings.

The official Turnkey Sports Poll results included:

Which sports properties are you paying more attention to now than you did at the start of the year?

* UFC: 20%
* Izod IndyCar Series: 6%
* X Games (action sports): 6%
* PBR (bullriding): 5%
* UFL (football): 4%
* WNBA: 3%
* BASS (fishing): 1%
* MLL (outdoor lacrosse): 1%
* NHRA (drag racing): 1%
* NLL (indoor lacrosse): 1%

Which of the following properties is best positioned for a big 2011?

* UFC: 29%
* X Games: 11%
* Izod IndyCar Series: 8%
* UFL: 4%
* PBR: 4%
* Dew Tour: 3%
* WNBA: 2%
* NHRA: 1%
* NLL: 1%

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