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UFC champ Michael Bisping, Cub Swanson celebrate UFC Gym Costa Mesa grand opening on Saturday


UFC GYM®, the rapidly-expanding fitness franchise that brings mixed martial arts (MMA) to the masses, welcomes fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike to attend the grand opening of its 18,000 square-foot Costa Mesa location taking place on Saturday, June 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Located at 2860 Harbor Boulevard, this ultramodern fitness facility features a 24-foot Octagon®, strength training and cardio machines, battle ropes, agility ladders, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu studio and premium functional training equipment –is their first foray into the world of franchising for franchise co-owners Michael Bisping, current UFC middleweight champion and UFC featherweight Cub Swanson.

“Becoming a UFC champion would have been impossible without a strong team, so my goal for this UFC GYM is to provide members with a supportive team of their own,” Bisping said. “I’m excited to partner with Cub and UFC GYM as the brand’s unique fitness programming will empower our members to reach fitness results they never thought they could achieve.”

“Fitness has always played a key role in my life so it seemed like a natural fit to make my first business venture one within this industry,” Swanson remarked. “As a native of Southern California, I look forward to bringing this community, which is both near and dear to my heart, a myriad of amazing amenities and programs to help them TRAIN different and live a healthier lifestyle.”

During the grand opening festivities on Saturday, guests will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun-filled, sweat-inducing activities led by both Bisping and Swanson. Fight fans will also delight in the chance to meet a variety of MMA vets including former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, UFC welterweight Alberto Mina and a special guest!

UFC GYM also welcomes attendees to visit this location’s expansive outdoor training zone that will feature boxing, kickboxing, TRX and Daily Ultimate Training®, providing fitness enthusiasts with the tools needed to Train Different®.

8:00 a.m. Gym opens for members and guests
9:00 a.m. Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT®) Class
10:00 a.m. MMA Seminar with UFC welterweight Alberto Mina
11:00 a.m. Kickboxing Conditioning with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping;
Youth Kickboxing/ MMA Sampler Class
12:00 p.m. UFC Athlete Meet & Greet
1:00 p.m. UFC Athlete Striking Demonstration
2:00 p.m. MMA Fight Fit with UFC featherweight Cub Swanson;
Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Class
3:00 p.m. BJJ Seminar; Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT®)
4:00 p.m. BJJ Open Mat
6:00 p.m. Raffle and prizes (Note: guests must be present to win!)

Since its launch in 2009, UFC GYM has opened over 135 locations spanning the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Oman, Philippines, South America, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. The fitness franchise has continued to grow at a rapid pace with more than 50 locations opening in the past two years and over 50 gyms expected to open in the next year.

In addition to the corporate owned signature clubs, UFC GYM also offers the unique opportunity to own and operate a UFC GYM franchise domestically and internationally. For franchise information, visit UFCGYMFRANCHISE.COM.

UFC GYM Costa Mesa is will be open 24 hours a day Monday – Thursday; 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To reach UFC GYM Costa Mesa, please call (657) 215-4700. For more information about UFC GYM, please visit, or follow us on, Twitter or Instagram: @UFCGYM. You can also subscribe on YouTube at UFCGYM.