Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a new partnership agreement with Wrestling Canada Lutte to actively promote amateur and Olympic wrestling throughout Canada.
"We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Wrestling Canada Lutte,” UFC Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright said. “Wrestling continues to be a major cornerstone of mixed martial arts, shaping countless UFC champions over the years. UFC is fully committed to supporting the development and growth of wrestling, from coast to coast. Our sports share the same core values of discipline, integrity and sportsmanship. We have a tremendous amount of respect for wrestlers as some of the most dedicated athletes in the world."
“Wrestling Canada Lutte is excited to partner with UFC,” says Don Ryan, Wrestling Canada Lutte President. “As wrestling is one of the foundations of mixed martial arts, there are many ways our communities can help support each other given the natural fit.”
UFC and Wrestling Canada Lutte will continue to support the overall development and promotion of wrestling. By leveraging UFC’s resources, Wrestling Canada and its upcoming events will be featured across organizational channels and platforms such as UFC’s broadcasts, social and digital media.
Wrestling Canada Lutte will provide its members with unique opportunities to experience UFC through a range of platforms including: UFC events, UFC Fight Club®, UFC FIGHT PASS® and International Fight WeekTM activities.
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About Wrestling Canada Lutte
Wrestling Canada Lutte is the national sport governing body for Olympic style wrestling in Canada. Among its responsibilities, the association selects and prepares Canada’s teams that participate in international competitions including Continental Championships, World Championships and major multi-sport Games (i.e., Olympic Games).