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“Fighters Only” Launches the “Train Hard Fight Easy” Magazine with GSP

Written on February 23, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Know the stories behind the octagon inside the 'Train Hard Fight Easy' magazine.

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, will be featured fighter on debut issue of ‘Train Hard Fight Easy.’ Fans will know how GSP trains, eats and maintains his fitness level from pre-fight to post-fight.

“Basically, what you’re going to find in there is you’ve got Renzo Gracie doing jiu-jitsu technique, Wanderlei Silva and (Rafael) Cordeiro doing our Muay Thai, Greg Jackson is taking care of all our MMA technique, and Matt Hughes and Kenny Johnson taking care of the wrestling technique,” Gary Alexander, Operations Manager of Fighters Only said.

Wonder what makes this magazine stand out among other out there?

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UFC Fights Now Airs on Facebook

Written on January 19, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"I'm always looking for ways to give fans fights for free and this is just another example of that. Facebook is such a great tool for people to stay connected and we're excited to put two live fights on our UFC page for free." ---Dana White, UFC President

The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization announced that two fights on the non-televised fight of this Saturday’s Fight for the Troops event will be streamed live on UFC’s Facebook page.

“I’m always looking for ways to give fans fights for free and this is just another example of that,” UFC President Dana White said in a statement. “Facebook is such a great tool for people to stay connected and we’re excited to put two live fights on our UFC page for free.”

The organization used the social network to stay connected to fans. But this move will likely be welcomed by fans with positivity since it will be convenient to many people.

This un-aired special will feature Cody McKenzie vs Yves Edwards and DaMarques Johnson vs Mike Guymon.

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UFC Fights that Fans Want to See in 2011

Written on January 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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While the early part of 2011 is already stacked with top names and fights, it seems appropriate to look at some of the other fights that could hit the Octagon in 2011.

With UFC stacking top names and fights early on this year, the promotion already slated a rematch between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard after their bout ended to a draw. With the rematch in place, and with Anderson Silva set to defend his title against Vitor Belfort, it seems appropriate to see some other fights that could hit the Octagon this 2011.

Check out what MMA fans wants to see in 2011 after the jump.

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UFC 119 “Prelims” on its Peak with over 1.36 Viewers

Written on September 29, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The success of UFC "Prelims" became unrelenting since they started airing teasers. And unlike many others, last weekend's UFC 119 Prelims made an exception. Peaking at 8th spot on Spike TV's 10 Best Watched UFC Prelims.

The ratings for last weekend’s UFC 119 “UFC Prelims” special were slightly up and on its peak with 1.36 million viewers. The Sept. 25 broadcast earned a 0.9 household rating and averaged 1.3 million viewers on Spike TV.

The fights were done by C.B. Dollaway’s submission victory over middleweight Joe Doerksen and heavyweight Matt Mitrione’s decision victory with Joey Beltran.

Spike TV’s “UFC Prelims” broadcast, which was tagged along with August’s UFC 118 in Boston, scored a low 1.1 million viewers only. Out of the 11 “UFC Prelims” that were aired since their debut in September 2009, UFC 119’s tied for sixth best viewed.

The UFC offered first a PPV teaser broadcast for UFC 103, when the UFC went big with a boxing PPV simulcast featuring Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez. The specials were proven and tested to be that effective at generating last-minute PPV sale. This made the officials from the UFC and the organization’s cable partner for a long time to make it a regular offering.

The full list of “UFC Prelims” broadcasts and ratings includes:

1. UFC 109 (February 2010): 1.7 million viewers
2. UFC 114 (May 2010): 1.6 million viewers
3. UFC 108 (January 2010): 1.5 million viewers
4. UFC 104 (October 2009): 1.4 million viewers
5. UFC 103 (September 2009): 1.4 million viewers
6. UFC 119 (September 2010): 1.3 million viewers
7. UFC 116 (July 2010): 1.3 million viewers
8. UFC 115 (June 2010): 1.3 million viewers
9. UFC 106 (November 2009): 1.3 million viewers
10. UFC 111 (March 2010): 1.2 million viewers
11. UFC 118 (August 2010): 1.1 million viewers

UFC 119’s “UFC Prelims” broadcast was the eighth out of ten for 2010.

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