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UFC and Facebook seal partnership and fans watch UFC 126 fight for free


Fans who “like” the official UFC page on Facebook are entitled to watch the fight between Japan’s “Kid” Yamamoto and the USA’s Demetrious Johnson for free.

This was one of the pieces of news announced by Dana White yesterday at the UFC 126 press conference. It’s not an entirely unprecedented initiative. It started with UFC Fight Night 23 on January 22. Due to the high demand, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will now broadcast the first fight of PPV events over the social networking site. The link is http://www.facebook.com/UFC.

“We understand and believe in the power of social media. Loads of fans from all around the world tell me over the social networks that they want to see this fight. And they did it! We’re going to broadcast it live over Facebook, giving fans the world over access to the much-awaited fight,” explains UFC president Dana White.

Kid Yamamoto against Bibiano Fernandes in Japan. The star will face off with “Mighty Mouse”. Photo: Susumu Nagao.

One of the most decorated Japanese fighters and a world top ten bantamweight, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will be making his heavily-anticipated UFC debut against Demetrius Johnson. Owner of heavy hands and first-rate wrestling, Kind holds a record of 18 wins and 3 losses, having notched an impressive 14-fight win streak (just one went to decision) between 2002 and 2007.

Called up to give the Japanese star the “welcome,” Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has a good deal less experience than his opponent. Nevertheless, Johnson hopes he’ll be able to count on the crowd and use the fact Kid has only fought outside Japan twice in ten years in his favor.

http://www.graciemag.com/en/2011/02/ufc-and-facebook-seal-partnership-and-fans-watch-ufc-126-fight-for-free/

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UFC e Facebook fazem parceria e fã assiste a luta do UFC 126 de graça

Os fãs que “curtirem” a página oficial do UFC no Facebook terão direito a assistir de graça a luta entre o japonês “Kid” Yamamoto contra o americano Demetrious Johnson.

Essa foi uma das novidades anunciadas por Dana White, ontem, na coletiva do UFC 126. A iniciativa não é exatamente inédita. Começou no UFC Fight Night 23, no dia 22 de janeiro. Devido à grande procura, o Ultimate Fighting Championship irá transmitir agora a primeira luta de um evento PPV através da rede social. O link é o http://www.facebook.com/UFC.

“Entendemos e acreditamos no poder da mídia social. Vários fãs de todo mundo me falam através das redes sociais que querem ver essa luta. E eles conseguiram! Vamos transmiti-la ao vivo pelo Facebook, dando aos fãs de todo mundo acesso a esse aguardado confronto”, explica Dana White, presidente do UFC.

Kid Yamamoto contra Bibiano Fernandes no Japão. O astro agora encara o “Super Mouse”. Foto: Susumu Nagao.

Um dos mais condecorados lutadores japoneses e top 10 da categoria pluma no mundo, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto faz a aguardada estreia no UFC contra Demetrius Johnson. Dono de mãos pesadas e de um excelente wrestling, Kid detém um cartel de 18v e 3d, emplacando a impressionante sequencia de 14 vitórias (apenas uma por decisão) entre 2002 e 2007.

Escalado para dar as ‘boas vindas’ ao astro japonês, Demetrious ‘Super Mouse’ Johnson tem bem menos experiência que seu adversário. Entretanto Johnson espera contar com a torcida, e usar o fato de Kid ter lutado apenas duas vezes fora do Japão em dez anos de carreira.

http://www.graciemag.com/pt/2011/02/ufc-e-facebook-fazem-parceria-e-fa-assiste-a-luta-do-ufc-126-de-graca/

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