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UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship

March 09, 2010 10:21 ET

Ultimate Fighting Championship® Debuts Live on Cineplex Entertainment's Big Screens With UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy-Saturday, March 27

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - For the first time ever, Canadian fans of the UFC can head to select Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) theatres and take in all the action in the Octagon™, broadcast live in high-definition on the big screen starting with UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Pacific.

"We are thrilled to partner with UFC to bring one of the most highly anticipated events to our big screens. UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is a native of Montreal and a hero to many Canadians. This is going to be an event to remember," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment.

Advance tickets are now available online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. General admission is $19.95 + taxes.

UFC 111: St- Pierre vs. Hardy features reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges "Rush" St-Pierre vs. British bomber Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy and former heavyweight champion Frank Mir vs. number one contender Shane Carwin for the interim UFC heavyweight title. In addition, moviegoers can watch the entire UFC 111 live card, including welterweights Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves, lightweights Jim Miller vs. Mark Bocek and welterweights Ben Saunders vs. Jake Ellenberger broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Cineplex Entertainment will present UFC 111 – St-Pierre vs. Hardy at the following theatres:


SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road


Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas, 400-2555 32nd Avenue
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, 8882-170 Street


SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street


Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue


SilverCity Brampton Cinemas, 50 Great Lakes Drive
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas, 795 Paramount Drive
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, 22 Lebovic Avenue
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
SilverCity Windsor Cinemas, 4611 Walker Road
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas, 3555 Highway 7 W


Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas, 825 rue Clemenceau
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodome
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
SilverCity Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin
Rock Forest
Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand



Landmark – Towne Centre, 1518 McCallum Road
Fort St. John
Landmark – Aura Cinema Centre, 9600-93 Avenue
Landmark – Grand 10 Kelowna, 940 McCurdy Road
Royal Theatre Trail, 1597 Bay Avenue


Fort McMurray
Landmark – Fort McMurray, 10015 Manning Avenue


Cinema Elysee, 160 rue Simonds Nord
Cinema Jonquiere, 2445 rue St-Dominique
Cinema Triomphe, 1100 rue Yves Blais
Carrefour du Nord, 900 rue Grignon
Cinema Pine, 24 rue Morin

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, 19-2 professional record) has been unstoppable since regaining the title in 2008. The 28-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt holds two career wins a piece over the legendary Matt Hughes and current UFC lightweight champion and former welterweight champion BJ Penn. The 170-pound champ defended his crown most recently against feared striker Thiago Alves at UFC 100 last July, and now St-Pierre makes his fourth title defense against one of the fiercest threats to his crown in UK superstar Dan Hardy.

Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy (fighting out of Nottingham, England, 23-6 1 NC) is unbeaten in the UFC and fresh off wins over Marcus Davis and Mike Swick. A black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu- jitsu, the brash 27-year-old is looking to extend his seven-fight win streak as he becomes the first British fighter to contend for a UFC title. With 11 wins by KO/TKO and three by submission, the UK fighter with the 4-0 mark in the UFC always looks for the finish.

Winner of four of his last five fights, former two-time heavyweight champion Frank Mir (fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev., 13-4) has put on the necessary muscle and weight to face the biggest challengers in the heavyweight division, and he is refocused on earning back the world title. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with immensely improved striking, the 30-year-old knocked down feared striker Cheick Kongo at UFC 107 and then proceeded to submit the French contender with a guillotine choke, putting him firmly back in the title picture.

Originally scheduled to face UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, No. 1 contender Shane Carwin (fighting out of Denver, Colo., 11-0) has been on a tear ever since he stepped foot into the Octagon. A former national wrestling champion with dynamite in his fists, Carwin has made quick work of all three of his UFC opponents, finishing Christian Wellisch, Neil Wain and Gabriel Gonzaga within 91 seconds each. Now he takes the next step in his career against Frank Mir.

Ultimate Fighting Championship® -
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® produces over twelve UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually and 30 live arena events around the world. UFC programming is distributed in the United States on Viacom, Inc.'s Spike TV and on Comcast, Inc.'s Versus network. Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in over 130 countries, territories and jurisdictions, reaching 430 million homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. Ancillary businesses now include with over 5 million unique visitors per month, the best-selling UFC "Undisputed" videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC Gym, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, articulated action figures and other media including best-selling DVDs and a U.S. bimonthly magazine.

Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa®, The Octagon and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, registered service marks, trademarks, trade dress and/or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC and licensed to its affiliated entities and other licensees in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC, its affiliates or other respective owners.

Cineplex Entertainment
As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,347 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 99.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit

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