The UFC announced today the launch of the UFC Octagon Nation Tour, a multi-stop, nationwide tour happening throughout the summer. Utilizing a new, fully-customized 18-wheeler truck and two Octagon-sized tents containing the UFC’s ultimate fan experience, the UFC Octagon Nation Tour will be present at this summer’s top events, including the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Summer X Games and the Quicksilver Pro.
It will also hit major cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. The Octagon Nation will make a special stop at Times Square, where special activities and surprise fighters will be making appearances to celebrate UFC’s visit to the intersection of the world.
“I’ve always said that the UFC live experience is the best in all of sports,” said UFC President Dana White. “With the Octagon Nation Tour, we are going to bring the fastest-growing sport in the world to some of the best events of the summer. We’re excited to hit the road and give fans the opportunity to check it out.”
The tour, which kicked off in April prior to UFC’s first-ever event in Toronto, features autograph signings with top UFC stars, a UFC Xbox station, and a pop-up retail store where fans can purchase the latest UFC merchandise. In addition, fans have the opportunity to visit an exhibition truck dedicated to showcasing rare UFC memorabilia such as Royce Gracie’s autographed Gi and Georges St-Pierre’s fight shorts.
The tour also hosts physical fitness tests for fans (weigh-in, high jump, pull-up bar and a punch strength station) where each visitor receives a fight card with their results which can be instantly shared on their Facebook page. Participants achieving top results will be posted to UFC.com/tour following each stop.