On 8 January 2014, The Ultimate Fighting Championship® visited our club for the second time to hold the Press Conference for the UFC Macao 2014 Fight Night (the first one was held on 2012 for the first UFC Macao). Epic is working closely with the UFC for this upcoming event and will be offering to our members special pricing and an exclusive seating area (details to follow). John Hathaway, Dong Hyun Kim and Cung Le showcased their skills and gave a piece of the action for the media. UFC will head back to the Venetian in Macau for the second time on March 1 and will surely be an exciting event to look forward to. The UFC made its Chinese debut in November 2012 with “UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le. The UFC has a huge following worldwide, available in 150 countries especially with its ever-growing fanbase in Hong Kong & China with more than 450 millions TV viewers.
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship® makes a triumphant return to Greater China with UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO, starting at 6 pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014, headlined by an intriguing welterweight bout pitting South Korean MMA pioneer Kim Dong Hyun against England’s John Hathaway at the Cotai Arena, a 15,000-seat venue at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macao. The exciting MMA event is the latest UFC spectacular to come to Greater China as a result of a multi-year partnership with Sands China Ltd and Marina Bay Sands.
“The first ever UFC event in China held at the Cotai Arena in 2012 set several on-property records and I have no doubt that fans from Greater China will be looking forward to this one,” said UFC Asia Managing Director Mark Fischer. “Besides the exciting East-West clash between Kim and Hathaway in the main event, we will also see the crowning of the winners of the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter China! This historic occasion could see the emergence of a new generation of Chinese MMA stars and kicks off a new chapter in the sport of mixed martial arts.”