Wanderlei Silva And Bruce Buffer Headline The XYIENCE UFC 97 After Party
Total Pro Sports – For all MMA fans attending UFC 97 in Montreal area be sure to check this great event.
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (April 6, 2009) XYIENCE, the maker of Xenergy, the UFC’s official energy drink, is powering up for an action-packed UFC 97: Redemption weekend in Montreal. On Saturday, April 18, Wanderlei Silva hosts XYIENCE’s after fight party at Club Opera (32 Rue Sainte-Cathrine Ouest) immediately following the fight. UFC announcer Bruce Buffer is the master of ceremonies. Silva, who squares off against Rich Franklin on June 13 during UFC 99, and Buffer walk the red carpet in front of Club Opera at 12:45 a.m. Joining them are Amber Nichole, former UFC ring girl turned XYIENCE spokesmodel, and UFC cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran, also a XYIENCE ambassador.
Also on Saturday, Silva will sign autographs from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the XYIENCE area of the MMA ZONE, a tented area located in the parking lot of the Bell Centre (1260 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest), which is the UFC fight venue. Hosted by MMA Authority Magazine, the MMA ZONE is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and includes prize giveaways, a Xenergy drink sampling, a live broadcast of “Between the Rounds” radio show, clothing from MMA ZONE, and THQ, makers of the “UFC Undisputed” video game will showcase the latest UFC game.
Fans can catch some of the weekend action on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 98, via special live broadcasts sponsored by XYIENCE on Canadian based Hardcore Sports Radio (www.hardcoresportsradio.com). On Thursday, April 16, Gabriel Morency hosts “Sports Rage” at 11:00 p.m., live from Montreal’s Chez Paree. On Friday, April 17, Morency will broadcast the show live from Trophy’s Sports Bar, also at 11:00 p.m.
On Thursday, April 16, Amber Nichole, who hosts XYIENCE’s new webisode “Tap Into MMA,” will judge MMA Authority Magazine’s model search contest, which names the magazine’s first official Canadian Authority cover girl. The event takes place at Club Seven (1432 Crescent Street), and doors open to the public at 10 p.m. The contest starts at 11 p.m.
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UFC 97 features middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who will be defending his crown against number one contender Thales Leites in the main event. Silva has already defended his title more times than anyone in UFC middleweight history and will battle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Leites, winner of five in a row. Also featured in the UFC’s return to Canada is the light heavyweight showdown fans have waited for years to see, as UFC legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell squares off against Brazilian superstar Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in what promises to be one of the most explosive bouts of 2009.
XYIENCE nutritional products provide clean, sustainable energy necessary for an active lifestyle. Established in Las Vegas in 2004, XYIENCE is one of the fastest-growing brands in its category. All products are held to the most stringent standards of excellence to enable professional and amateur athletes and fitness enthusiasts to reach their goals in training and life.
Xenergy (A combination of Zen and Energy, pronounced “Zen-ergy”)
XYIENCE supports the mixed martial arts lifestyle. Its energy drink, Xenergy, is the official energy drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The first energy drink created by a nutrition company, Xenergy has zero calories and is a sugar-free drink fortified with vitamins. All-natural flavors provide a consistent supply of energy, sans the “crash” inherent with most other energy drink brands. Xenergy Premium Energy flavors include Cherry Lime, Cran Razz, Mango Guava and Blu Pom. Xenergy Xtreme Energy flavors include Lemon Blast, Citrus Slam, Cherry Rush and Apple Jak’d. Xenergy is available in retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. Visit www.xyience.com for details.
XYIENCE supplements provide ultimate nutrition for peak performance. With everything from NOX-CG3-for increasing strength and stamina and aiding in post-exercise recovery-to high-quality protein supplements such as the XProtein shake or the XM2 muscle meal, XYIENCE offers products scientifically formulated for specific training needs.
Members of the press should register by noon on Friday, April 17, by contacting Jessica Lautman at [email protected] or Jack Castellano at [email protected] or 416-509-0803. On site media check-in is by 12:15 a.m. on April 19.