Las Vegas – Ultimate Alliance today announced the Ultimate Wrestling Championships will be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on July 10-11 during the 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™ in Las Vegas. The tournament will feature eight different divisions of wrestlers, including both youth male and female divisions across various age groups. An estimated 1,200 elite wrestlers and athletes from across the nation will take part in the tournament to showcase their talents and abilities against the best-of-the-best and to crown “Ultimate Wrestlers” for 2015.
“The Ultimate Alliance organization is extremely excited to be participating in UFC International Fight Week,” Ultimate Alliance Chief Operations Officer Bryan Lindsey said. “Our elite athletes from across the United States had an experience of a lifetime last year and they look forward to another great tournament and the opportunity to meet their favorite UFC stars.”
The Ultimate Wrestling Championship is a unique tournament featuring both team and individual competitions. Entering its second year, Ultimate Alliance looks to build upon the success of last year’s Ultimate Wrestling Championship by expanding the number of competitors across all age divisions participating in the tournament and drawing more attendees from UFC International Fight Week.
“The tournament will be one of the eight signature competitions during the week, featuring eight different combat and martial art sports, starring 4,000 amateur athletes from over 30 countries around the world,” UFC Vice President of Federation Relationships & Corporate Social Responsibility Lou Lauria said.
Dual Team meets will be conducted from Thursday, July 9 to Friday, July 10. On Saturday, July 11, The Last Man Standing Tournament will feature various types of individual events in specific age groups. Awards will be presented to the top three teams in each division and all Saturday first and second place-winners will also receive awards. In the high school division, Ultimate Alliance will recognize the top three boys and top girl wrestler in the tournament. Each winner will be crowned the “Ultimate Wrestlers” for 2015 and receive a custom championship belt.
UFC International Fight Week features a UFC Fan Expo, the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, a UFC Reebok experience, the Ulti-man 5k, UFC Gym® Fitness Challenge and various martial arts tournaments, as well as fan events at Fremont Street Experience. UFC International Fight Week will be capped off with two highly anticipated events in UFC® 189: ALDO vs. MCGREGOR on Saturday, July 11 and The Ultimate Fighter® Finale on Sunday, July 12.
Fans can now pre-register and join the UFC fan community at www.ufcregister.com to make the most of their UFC International Fight Week experience. They can earn UFC Rewards points and automatically upload UFC activation images and video to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
UFCFightWeek.com is the official destination for the most current list of scheduled events, with an official UFC International Fight Week App launching late-June in the Apple and Google Play stores.
Tickets for UFC Fan Expo are currently on sale at www.ufcfanexpo.com with two day passes beginning at $60 online and $65 onsite. One-day passes begin at $35 online and $45 onsite. *Events are subject to change.
For more information regarding Ultimate Alliance, athletes and coaches can visit ultimatealliance.org to register. For additional information please visit UFC.com, and follow UFC Fight Week on Twitter @UFCFightWeek.
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 158 countries and territories to over 1 billion TV households worldwide in 21 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 that is available throughout the world 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®, UFC 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.
About Ultimate Alliance
The National High School Coaches Association ("NHSCA”), the National United Wrestling Association for Youth ("NUWAY”) and Rocky Mountain Nationals (RMN Events) are proud to announce the formation of the Ultimate Alliance that will focus on all-levels of the sport of wrestling. The partnership between these three organization will establish a foundation for athletes, coaches and programs to support wrestling from the youth level right through the professional ranks.
About the National High School Coaches Association
The NHSCA is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission statement to provide leadership and support to the nation’s 1 million high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes. The NHSCA selects the national coach and athlete of the year in 22 boys and girls sports that will be featured in the NHSCA National High school Sports Hall of Fame Museum. The museum serves as a home for all of the 20,000 high schools in America to honor their outstanding coaches, athletes and administrators. The NHSCA Educational Resource Center provides educational programs for coaches as well as a coach certification program. The NHSCA also provides unlimited liability insurance for all of its members.
For more information go to NHSCA.com.
About National United Wrestling Association for Youth
NUWAY is a grassroots organization that looks at every decision as one of investment to make sure that every child has an opportunity to have a full wrestling experience from the moment they begin; through their respective clubs; and into schools and colleges, international competition and finally, the professional level. Investing back into your own state is the backbone of our organization! We believe that for each and every state to become a strong and a stand-alone state organization, then you need to invest in the programs in your community at the youth, high school, and college levels. Our vision is that if we invest at the local levels first then we will become a stronger sport nationally. For more information, go to nuwaywrestling.com.
About Rocky Mountain Nationals (RMN Events)
Rocky Mountain Nationals (RMN Events) is a youth wrestling organization serving wrestlers across the nation. We are a wrestling organization that provides the opportunity for youth to participate in wrestling championships, which encourages their development not only as athletes but as students as well. Involvement with wrestling and sports in general has been shown to increase youths' self-esteem, confidence, and social skills. Our championship wrestling meets are listed in our calendar and we welcome new athletes all the time as well as spectators. We invite you to get involved with the most unforgettable youth wrestling tournaments in the country. Help us Inspire, Encourage & Recognize the future leaders of our great nation. For more information, go to ultimatealliance.org.