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"Octagon" Book Signing with UFC Fighters

Written by Tom Ngo
December 14th, 2008
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Come one, come all, as the UFC releases a retail version of their popular “Octagon” book. On Monday, December 15th, the UFC is promoting a nationwide book signing at Barnes and Noble book stores all over the United States. Twenty UFC fighters will be scattered across the country signing copies of the book and taking pictures at the popular literature chain store.

The original “Octagon” book was released last year and cost $2,500, while weighing over 50 pounds. The intentions of photographer Kevin Lynch was to produce a masterpiece for art patrons and UFC fans (ones that could actually afford it) alike.

A slimmed down version of the book is now being released to retail outlets by Brady Games, at a more affordable $40.

The book is packed with over 900 photos and glossy paper, taking UFC fans to places they have never seen before. The book provides exclusive coverage of not only fights, but also unique studio shots.

The most powerful feature of the book may be the ‘before and after’ photos taken of some of the UFC’s fiercest fighters just before and immediately after battle.

“The before and after photos Kevin has assembled are so compelling – and as an active art collector, these are some of the best art photos I have ever seen,” stated UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta. “That’s because a look into the eyes of each fighter before and after a fight tells a story.”

Here is a complete list of where all of the UFC fighters will be appearing:

ALBUQUERQUE
Keith Jardine 7:00 PM 6600 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

BOSTON
Kenny Florian 6:00 PM 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02119

CHICAGO
Clay Guida 7:00 PM 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523

CINCINNATI
Dustin Hazelett 7:00 PM 7800 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

DENVER
Nate Marquardt 7:00 PM 8374 S. Willow Street, Littleton, CO 80124

INDIANAPOLIS
Chris Lytle 6:00 PM 3748 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240

IRVINE
Eddie Sanchez 7:00 PM 901B South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

LAS VEGAS
Stephan Bonnar 7:00 PM 8915 W. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV 89117

LONG ISLAND
Matt Serra 7:00 PM 600 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755

LOS ANGELES
Karo Parisyan / Kevin Lynch 7:30 PM 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

MAUI
Kendall Grove 7:00 PM 325 Keawe #101, Lahaina, Hi 96761

MIAMI
Thiago Alves 7:00 PM 12405 N Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33186

MINNEAPOLIS
Sean Sherk 7:00 PM 118 E. Broadway, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425

NEW ORLEANS
Rich Clementi 7:00 PM 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002

OMAHA
Houston Alexander 7:00 PM 3333 Oakview Dr, Omaha, NE 68144

PORTLAND
Nate Quarry 6:30 PM 12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266

SACRAMENTO
James Irvin 7:00 PM 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

SAN DIEGO
Diego Sanchez 7:00 PM 2015 Birch Rd, San Diego, CA 91915

SAN JOSE
Mike Swick 7:00 PM 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose, CA 95122

SAN LUIS OBISPO
Chuck Liddell 7:00 PM 894 Marsh Street, Bldg. G, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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