“UFC Encyclopedia” Hits Shelves in October

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 22nd, 2011

UFC Encyclopedia

The “UFC Encyclopedia” is scheduled for publication on October 17th. DK Publishing’s officially licensed catalog captures all facets of the Octagon, detailing the history of the organization from its beginnings in 1993.

“We began discussing a project of this scale with the UFC a few years ago and we are thrilled that we are finally able to bring a book like this to life for MMA fans,” stated Mike Degler, Publisher of the UFC Encyclopedia. “The UFC has an incredibly rich eighteen-year history, and we have been given unprecedented access to all of it. The UFC Encyclopedia will be a must-have for any MMA fan, as well as an informative and comprehensive tribute to the world’s fastest growing sport.”

The book will give fanboys unparalleled insights into the UFC universe in 400 full-color pages. The Encyclopedia will include unprecedented access to the organization’s fighters through profile and action photos, detailed biographies, records, vital stats and more.

“Very few people keep their thumbs on the pulse of the UFC like Tom Gerbasi, the author for the UFC Encyclopedia,” says Christian Sumner, Project Lead for the UFC Encyclopedia. “His event coverage will make readers feel like they were cageside, and his detailed fighter profiles are punctuated by quotes that he’s gathered through years of interviews.

“This kind of in-depth and behind-the-scenes access is what every UFC follower is looking for, and we are proud to be playing a part in bringing it to the fans!”

Amazon is charging $31.50 for pre-sale orders, while UFC.com is requesting $50.

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