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Respect Your Universe, Inc.

July 05, 2012 09:30 ET

Gleison Tibau & Rafaello Oliveira to Represent RYU at UFC 148

RYU to Be Visible on Pay-Per-View and at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 148

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2012) - Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN),, is pleased to announce that top UFC Fighters Gleison Tibau and Rafaello Oliveira will be representing RYU at UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II on July 7th, one of the biggest UFC Fight Cards of the year. Taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 10:00 p.m. EDT with television coverage on Pay-Per-View, Oliveira vs. Izquierdo will be starting off the Under Card show with Tibau vs. Nurmagomedov as the last fight on the Prelims.

Gleison Tibau is a Brazilian Lightweight with a 25-7 Mixed Martial Arts win/loss record and currently trains with American Top Team out of Florida. Some of Tibau's career highlights include when he took on Jason Dent at UFC 68 and dominated the fight, winning by decision. After taking a one-fight hiatus, Tibau returned defeating Jeff Cox and then took on undefeated Terry Etim and won the fight by decision. At the TUF 9 Finale, Tibau fought Melvin Guillard where he lost a very controversial fight by a split decision. At UFC 104, Tibau defeated Josh Neer landing a total of ten takedowns during the fight and later also won his second straight fight, stopping Caol Uno via TKO in 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21.

Rafaello Oliveira is also a Brazilian Lightweight with a 14-5 Mixed Martial Arts win/loss record who trains at the Knoxville Martial Arts Academy in Tennessee. At UFC 108, Oliveira defeated John Gunderson via unanimous decision and most recently faced Andre Winner in March 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21, replacing an injured Cole Miller. Oliveira was defeated by Andre Winner via unanimous decision and was subsequently cut from the UFC. In May 2011, Oliveira was re-signed by the UFC and faced Gleison Tibau in May at UFC 130 where he was submitted for the first time in his professional career, being tapped out by Tibau with a rear-naked choke in the second round.

"UFC 148 is one of the biggest and most anticipated UFC fight nights of the year and we couldn't be more excited to have Gleison Tibau and Rafaello Oliveira representing RYU," said Rocky Bice, Brand Ambassador for RYU.

In addition to Tibau and Oliveira representing RYU at UFC 148, RYU will also be visible in various elements throughout the Pay-Per-View coverage and on-site at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. During the Pay-Per-View coverage, RYU will be seen three times in their locker room cam visits and a part of the closed captioning throughout the night. In addition to this, RYU will have several in-venue commercials shown with an event announcement prior to the Co-Main event. In addition to this, RYU will also have a website takeover on on July 8th for the day following UFC 148, when the new RYU Men's Fall Collection will be available for the first time.

Inspired by the dedication of the athlete to the ancient sport of Martial Arts, RYU's debut premium performance Men's Spring Line embodies the art of the sport and places emphasis on respect, strength, honor and sustainability as the foundation of their apparel and products. Items now available from the Men's Spring Line include compression tops and shorts, fleece pants and hoodies, wind and track jackets, t-shirts and various accessories such as duffel bags and headwear items. In addition to this, RYU also released their performance shorts and training pants designed specifically to enhance the overall performance of Martial Artists while keeping them comfortable at the same time.

All of the RYU apparel items and products have been produced from organic and/or recycled materials utilizing some of the best yarn and fabric suppliers in the world while achieving the performance attributes desired by Martial Arts fighters and the true everyday athlete.

RYU is an official sponsor of the UFC and will be visible in various elements throughout the UFC events in 2012 including logo displays and live announcements during bouts along with television promotions and placement on the UFC website including their webstore. 

For more information on RYU visit or call +1-888-455-6183 ext. 101.

About Respect Your Universe
Respect Your Universe, Inc. (OTCBB: RYUN) is a premium performance apparel and equipment company rooted in and inspired by Mixed Martial Arts. Focused on the needs of the athlete, RYU brings innovative design, development and production of premium authentic performance gear with style to mixed martial artists and athlete enthusiasts worldwide. The RYU brand is based on respect, strength, honor and sustainability. Respect to the End.

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