TUFF-N-UFF BRINGS AMATEUR MMA BACK TO UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW WITH “TUFF N UFF: FUTURE STARS OF MMA”
THURSDAY, JULY 3 – LIVE FROM TEXAS STATION IN LAS VEGAS
MAIN EVENT: BANTAMWEIGHTS C-LOS GARCIA vs. RALPHY PACHECO
CO-MAIN EVENT: LIGHTWEIGHTS SHANE SHAPIRO vs. LENON FORD
ALSO, LIGHTWEIGHTS CAMERON RAMIREZ vs. ORLANDO GRIFFIN
FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS: AUTUMN KING vs. SHANNON REID
AND BANTAMWEIGHTS ERIK van der LEE vs. DAVID GUERRERO
Tickets On Sale Now Starting at $25 through www.TuffNUff.com
Las Vegas, NV – The nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, today officially announced that, for the second year in a row, it will present a full amateur mixed martial arts event as part of the UFC International Fight Week™. On Thursday, July 3, “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” features the best amateur fighters in celebration of the world’s largest fan event in combat sports during the week of July 1-6, 2014.
Tickets for Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA are on sale now starting at $25 and are available online through www.TuffNUff.com. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT; first bout starts at 7:00 p.m. PT.
“Tuff-N-Uff is honored to present a full amateur MMA event Thursday, July 3rd at Texas Station as part of the UFC International Fight Week this year,” said Jeff Meyer, CEO of Tuff-N-Uff. “Our fans and fighters alike are thrilled to be associated with the biggest combat sports fan event in the world, for the second year in a row. I am extremely grateful to the UFC, Dana White and Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta for allowing Tuff-N-Uff to be a part of this incredible experience July 1-6 in Las Vegas.”
In the featured main event for the July 3rd lineup of live amateur mixed martial arts action, Tuff-N-Uff presents a bantamweight showdown between Xtreme Couture Gym’s C-Los Garcia and Ralphy Pacheco (Apex MMA, Tuscon, Ariz.). The co-main event sees undefeated Shane Shapiro (2-0) take on Lenon Ford (5-3) in a 155-lb. matchup. Also, Cameron Ramirez fights Orlando Griffin in a lightweight battle, and female featherweights Autumn King and Shannon Reid square off in the Tuff-N-Uff cage.
Also on tap for the July 3rd edition of Tuff N Uff: Future Stars of MMA is:
145-lbs: Joey Aquino (1-2) vs. David Taylor (0-2)
170-lbs: Sir Mosley (0-1) vs. Steve Mackowski (0 -2)
185-lbs: Jerell Cephas (5-3) vs. Mikey Perez (5-5)
145-lbs: Andrew Lopez (2-2) vs. Chris Miranda (1-5)
*All bouts live and subject to change.
About Tuff N Uff:
Tuff-N-Uff has promoted amateur fights in Las Vegas since 2003 and has recently seen the likes of UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture compete in its cage. Additionally, MMA notables such as Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones, Jesse Taylor and Nick Thompson were among countless others who have also competed under the Tuff-N-Uff banner. For more information, visit TuffNUff.com and Follow on Twitter and Instagram @TuffNuff and LIKE us on Facebook.com/TuffNUff.
About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries to 800+ million TV households worldwide in 28 different languages. The UFC has a multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX in the U.S., which annually includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network, as well as The Ultimate Fighter® reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS™, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. The UFC organization also licenses over 100 UFC GYM® locations, and owns UFC.TV® (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT™ (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC Magazine, and has a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, Octagon™ branded apparel, best-selling DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit www.UFC.com and follow UFC atwww.Facebook.com/UFC and on Twitter and Instagram: @UFC.