Fan-favorite and UFC Middleweight Champion, Michael Bisping, has been named FOX Sports™ Fighter of the Year for 2016. Bisping has been busy this year with 3 consecutive wins against the likes of legends Dan Henderson and Anderson Silva. Along with the announcement of opening his very own UFC GYM in Costa Mesa alongside UFC fighter Cub Swanson, it's safe to say Bisping has had a very good year.
UFC® bantamweight contender and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber has partnered with fitness veteran Mark Polli and Mark Mastrov, New Evolution Ventures co-founder and part of the ownership group of the Sacramento Kings, in Rocklin, CA.
Youth programs have been a cornerstone for the fitness philosophy UFC GYM holds itself to: providing members of all ages and fitness levels with the opportunity to train like UFC champions. It's something that the gym continues to pride itself on and, recently, Club Solutions Magazine took some time to sit down with UFC GYM's SVP of Marketing, Jennifer Bulger:
UFC GYM announced its first, official expansion into Asia with a $15 million-dollar investment led by its new partners in the region, CMG.ASIA. Tuesday, October 18th, UFC GYM Vietnam held its Grand Opening celebration. The gym is located at Udic Tower in Cau Giay District Hanoi and serves as the first of several gyms to open in this region.
Franchise Times, the news and information source for franchising, just featured UFC GYM's success as the October cover story! Editor-in-Chief, Beth Ewen, spent some time in Las Vegas with the UFC GYM team discussing the enormous growth potential of the brand, the recent UFC acquisition by WME-IMG, and the continued prosperity of the gyms.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — “This is a monumental day for us, as our vision is now a reality,” said Hamad Al Sayer, UFC GYM Middle East’s CEO, “UFC is the fastest growing sports brand in the world and our locations will offer fight fans in Dubai a unique opportunity to train like mixed martial artists. The response we’ve received from our residents has been amazing and we look forward to making this location the best gym in Dubai.”