UFC VIP Experience Packages for UFC 168 and UFC 169 Bring Fans Closer to the Action than Ever Before
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that it has partnered with QuintEvents, the Official event experience provider for premier events such as NFL Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game, Kentucky Derby, and Formula 1to provide an innovative travel experience program to its fans for the highly-anticipated events UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas and UFC 169 on Feb. 1, 2014 in Newark, N.J.
The UFC VIP Experience will bring fans closer to the action than ever before by offering unique ticket packages that include behind-the-scenes access to the official weigh-ins, backstage tours, meet and greets and autograph signings with top UFC stars, Q&A sessions, and photo opportunities. Packages also include travel/rooming, food and beverage hospitality services, and amenities. As an Official ticket and hospitality partner of the UFC, QuintEvents also provides a secure buying platform that allows fans to buy VIP tickets and amenities in a quick, easy fashion with fixed pricing.
“Fans are always asking me how they can get closer to the action at live events and the UFC VIP Experience brings them closer than ever before,” UFC President Dana White said.
UFC 168 packages, starting at just $1,999, are available now at QuintEvents.com (UFCVIPExperience.com in early November), and allow fans to take in the most anticipated rematch of all-time between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former divisional kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 28. The upcoming UFC 169 event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., will be released later this week with similar VIP access. Read more
Less than a year away from one of the world’s most anticipated sports events, Discovery en Espanol treats its audience to two original series that feature soccer through the Discovery lens: FUTBOL 360: JUGADAS MAESTRAS and ACCESO EXCLUSIVO: PACHUCA . Both series premiere Thursday, October 24 at 11PM E/ 8PM P and 11:30PM E/ 8:30PM P, respectively.
All eight episodes of FUTBOL 360: JUGADAS MAESTRAS, airing Thursdays at 11PM E/8PM P, feature accomplished Latin American soccer players, including Bruno Marioni, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Pablo De Blasis and Christian Gimenez. Together with a team of biomechanics experts, they take part in an interactive study designed especially for Discovery en Espanol to reconstruct some of the game’s most spectacular and surprising plays. Free kicks, tricks, penalty kicks, movement without the ball, bicycle kicks, dribbling, headers and spectacular goalie saves are just some of the plays featured in the first season of the series.
In each episode, a professional soccer player is matched up with an athlete from a different sport followed by an amateur soccer player in a variety of measurable strength challenges, all filmed in high definition and with high-speed cameras. Each test is conducted on an obstacle course outfitted with monitoring and data gathering equipment that is designed to demonstrate the abilities that distinguish soccer players from other athletes. Visually spectacular and with cutting-edge scientific technology, FUTBOL 360: JUGADAS MAESTRAS takes a new, surprising approach to the world’s most popular sport in the best Discovery en Espanol style. Read more
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee notified the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) of sanctions imposed at the meeting held earlier.
In the preliminary competition match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil between Ukraine and San Marino, played in Lviv, Ukraine on 6 September 2013, both the referee and the match commissioner reported several incidents involving pyrotechnical devices. Moreover, FIFA was informed by FARE (Football Against Racism Europe), by means of a report submitted by the FARE observer for the aforementioned match, that several racist and discriminatory incidents were apparently perpetrated by local supporters during the match, in particular by displaying neo-Nazi banners and by making “monkey noises and gestures” as well as Nazi salutes.
Following the opening of disciplinary proceedings on 11 September 2013, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee analysed the match officials’ reports, the report from the FARE observer, as well as the position of the FFU.
The committee agreed that the offensive, denigratory and discriminatory actions of a group of Ukrainian supporters were shameful and a clear breach of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC). In addition, the pyrotechnical devices, which can pose considerable threats to personal safety, are not to be tolerated. Read more