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FATHOM EVENTS AND UFC® TO BRING MEGAFIGHT UFC® 182: JONES VS. CORMIER LIVE TO SELECT U.S. MOVIE THEATERS ON JAN. 3, 2015
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones Defends His Title Against Daniel Cormier, Plus Top 155-pound Contenders Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Myles Jury to Meet in the Co-Main Event
DENVER – December 8, 2014 – Fathom Events and the UFC® bring UFC® 182: JONES vs. CORMIER, the first MegaFight of 2015, to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, January 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. At UFC® 182, two-time Olympic wrestler and former STRIKEFORCE® Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier (15-0, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) will get his shot at the pound-for-pound king, UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones (20-1, fighting out of Endicott, N.Y.). It is set to be an epic clash, as these 205-pound superstars, and bitter rivals, declare war on each other in the Octagon®. In the co-main event, top lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (25-6, 1 NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) meets unbeaten rising star Myles “Fury” Jury (15-0, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) in a bout with serious title implications at 155 pounds.
Tickets to watch UFC® 182: JONES vs. CORMIER on the big screen are available at participating theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 150 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Also, Cuban Olympic judoka and No. 6 welterweight Hector Lombard (34-4-1, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) squares off against Josh Burkman (27-10, fighting out of Salt Lake City, Utah), who is making his return to the Octagon. Having compiled an impressive record outside of the organization, Burkman is back and looking to send shockwaves throughout the division.
Other bouts for UFC 182 include:
- No. 15 Brad Tavares (12-4, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) meets former STRIKEFORCE champion Nate Marquardt ( 36-13-2, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) in a battle of talented middleweights.
- Lightweight grappling specialists square off as No. 15 Rustam Khabilov (17-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) faces Danny Castillo (17-7, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.).
- Hard-hitting flyweights are set to meet as No. 12 Kyoji Horiguchi (14-1, fighting out of Tokyo, Japan) faces No. 14 Louis Gaudinot (7-3, fighting out of Hoboken, N.J.).
- Heavy-handed Shawn Jordan (16-6, fighting out of Baton, Rouge, La.) takes on undefeated Jarod Cannonier (7-0, Anchorage, Ala.) in a heavyweight contest.
- 13-fight UFC veteran Evan Dunham (14-6, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) meets submission ace Rodrigo Damm (12-8, fighting out of Vila Velha, Brazil) at lightweight.
- Sambo specialist Omari Akhmedov (13-2, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) will take on three-time world grappling champion Mats Nilsson (11-3-1, fighting out of Copenhagen, Denmark) in a middleweight showdown.
In addition, it was recently announced that Fathom Events will continue to bring the best of mixed martial arts to select cinemas nationwide throughout the first quarter of 2015. Scheduled events include: UFC® 183: SILVA vs. DIAZ on Jan. 31, UFC® 184: WEIDMAN vs. BELFORT on Feb. 28 and UFC® 185 on March 14. Additional events, specific fight cards, and ticketing information can be found at the “THE TIME IS NOW” webpage.
“We’re excited to kick off another year of non-stop Octagon action with UFC 182,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “Fight fans have been clamoring for more bouts in movie theaters all across the nation – we’re happy to give it to them, starting with this pulse-pounding fight.”
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts are live and subject to change.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
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, 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 129 countries and territories to nearly 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, DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter and Instagram: @UFC.
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