SAN JOSE, Calif. - Two-time U.S. Olympic wrestler and UFC® heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier and UFC middleweight headliner Luke Rockhold will participate in the ceremonial “First Goal” of the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC game on Saturday, April 6 (7:30 p.m. PT / CSN California). The undefeated heavyweight contender from San Jose will collide with former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir on Saturday, Apr. 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Rockhold, the former STRIKEFORCE® middleweight champ, takes on Vitor Belfort on Saturday, May 18 live on FX.
Additionally, the fighters will compete against each other in a goal-scoring contest at halftime, with the winner’s charity receiving a donation from proceeds raised from that evening’s auction. To bid on auction items, please visit the Earthquakes Community Fund booth in the pregame Fan Epicenter.
Tickets are still available for the match. Click here for availability.
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Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which airs on FX.
In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 169 countries and territories, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly 2.4 million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs and video games, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.