Saturday, June 4, 2011

UFC Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale Live Stream Las Vegas, Team Lesnar v Team Dos Santos

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos Finale, (more commonly known as The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale), is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 4, 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Featured will be the finalists from The Ultimate Fighter 13 - Team Lesnar vs Team Dos Santos in the Welterweight division.

Jonathan Brookins was expected to face Jeremy Stephens at this event, but was forced from the bout with an eye injury and replaced by Danny Downes.

The day before the fights, the UFC confirmed via Twitter that all six preliminary fights will stream live on the UFC's Facebook page:

Event Background:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company in the world that hosts most of the top-ranked fighters and produces numerous events worldwide. The UFC has seven weight-divisions and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White serves as the president of the UFC; Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta control its parent company, Zuffa, LLC

Inspired by vale tudo tournaments in Brazil, the UFC and the sport of MMA have roots in the ancient Olympic combat sport of Pankration in 648 BC. In 1993, the UFC held its first competition in Denver, Colorado. Showcasing fighters of different disciplines, including boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, karate and other styles, the UFC sought to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight. After a period of political backlash, the UFC gradually underwent reform by embracing stricter rules and achieving sanctioning with State Athletic Commissions.

With a cable-television deal and expansion into Canada, Europe, Australia the Middle East, Asia and new markets within the United States, the UFC as of 2011 has gained in popularity, along with greater mainstream-media coverage. As of 2011 viewers can access UFC programming on pay-per-view television in the U.S., Brazil , Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Italy. UFC programming can also be found on Spike, Versus and Ion Television in the U.S, on ESPN in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as in over 130 countries and 20 different languages worldwide.