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Courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship:

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2007
Fully Interactive 3-D Microsite (http://79.ufc.com) Features Fight History Comparison’s, Highlight Reels, and Fight Card Breakdown

Las Vegas, Nev. (USA) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization has launched the official site for UFC 79: NEMESIS taking place live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. UFC 79: NEMESIS features Matt Hughes battling Georges St-Pierre for the interim UFC® Welterweight Championship in the main event and the historic dream match up between two legendary figures in the sport of mixed martial arts, UFC and PRIDE® former champions Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva.

The fireworks begin on the UFC 79 site located at (http://79.ufc.com). The site is a fully interactive, multi-dimensional online UFC experience. When visitors log on, they are taken to a video preview of UFC 79. The main page features links to breakdowns of Liddell vs. Silva and Hughes vs. St-Pierre rivalries. The Liddell vs. Silva page features three fighters both have fought in the past including Tito Ortiz, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and Vitor Belfort with video clips of their fights with each of them. A match up chart displays the wins and losses Liddell and Silva had with the three fighters allowing visitors to make their own conclusions for the outcome of this fierce match up.

Also, featured on the UFC 79 site is a breakdown with video clips of Hughes and St-Pierre’s two meetings in the Octagon™, as well as video clips from St-Pierre’s loss to UFC Welterweight champion Matt Serra. In addition to the in depth look into these two bouts, the site includes profiles of the other bouts on the UFC 79 card including the light heavyweight match-up of Sokoudijou as he steps into the Octagon for the first time for a light heavyweight war with Lyoto Machida.

There has been a recent surge of popularity for the UFC’s main Internet portal (www.ufc.com), which regularly attracts about 4 million unique visitors per month. The UFC 79 event website was developed by RED Interactive Agency (www.FF0000.com), a Los Angeles-based award-winning interactive agency.

Tickets for UFC 79: NEMESIS are on sale now and are priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200 and $100. Tickets are available through any Mandalay Bay box office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Macy’s West at the Fashion Show Mall and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ufc.com, www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC 79: NEMESIS is available live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Bell ExpressVu, Shaw Communications and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $39.95 ($39.99 CAD) and $49.95 for HD where available.

About The Ultimate Fighting Championship

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand is the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC® organization produces approximately twelve to fourteen live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC fight programs are distributed throughout the world including broadcast on MAIN EVENT in Australia, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo and Setanta PPV in the United Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or www.ufcespanol.com.

Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa™, The Octagon™ and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners.