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UFC Stars Hit World Tour to Promote End of Year Events

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 19th, 2013
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As MMA fans already know, the UFC is looking to end 2013 with a bang. As long as the pesky injury bug doesn’t come rearing its ugly head, six champions will put their straps up for grabs over four shows from September through New Year’s Eve weekend.

To help generate hoopla for UFC 165, UFC 166, UFC 167 and UFC 168, several of the events’ top stars will embark on a worldwide tour.

Here’s a look at what Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, Jon Jones (pictured), Alexander Gustafsson, Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and UFC president Dana White have in store:

· July 29 – California Bay Area: Press tour with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

· July 29 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Main Lobby, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 12 PM PT: Ultimate Media Day with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public.

· July 30 – Los Angeles, California –Club Nokia at Nokia Live, 11 AM PT: UFC president Dana White hosts a press conference live with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

· July 31 – New York, New York –Beacon Theatre, 1 PM ET: UFC president Dana White hosts a press conference live with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

· August 1 – Montreal, Canada – Complexe Desjardins, 12:30 PM ET: UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright hosts a press conference with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

· August 1 – Houston, Texas –Toyota Center, 1 PM CT: Open workouts and interviews with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. Free and open to the public.

· August 1 – Stockholm, Sweden: Press tour with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

· August 2 – Dallas, Texas – Cowboys Stadium, 1 PM CT: Open workouts and interviews on the field UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public.

· August 2 – Chicago, Illinois: Press tour with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

· August 2 – London, England: Press tour with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

· August 2 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – HSBC Arena, 3 PM BRT: UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos to participate in joint Q & A session prior to weigh-ins for UFC 163. Free and open to the public.

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