SOURCE: Respect Your Universe, Inc.

Respect Your Universe, Inc.

June 05, 2012 09:30 ET

Mike Pyle and Mike Pierce to Represent RYU at UFC on FX

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is thrilled to announce that on Friday, June 8th top UFC fighters Mike Pyle and Mike Pierce will be representing RYU at UFC on FX for Johnson vs. McCall. Getting underway in Sunrise, Florida, at 9:00 p.m. EDT, Pierce vs. Rocha will be the last fight on the Prelims Card with Pyle vs. Neer as a highly anticipated Main Card bout.

Mike Pyle, an American Mixed Martial Artist from Las Vegas, Nevada, is a Welterweight with a 22-8-1 win/loss/draw Mixed Martial Arts record. Pyle's fastest submission took just 17 seconds when he submitted John Cole by guillotine choke in September 2006. Pyle also defeated Welterweight John Hathaway in October 2010 at UFC 120 via unanimous decision which marked Hathaway's first professional loss.

Mike Pierce, also an American Mixed Martial Artist, is a Middleweight and former NCAA Division I Wrestler from Portland, Oregon. Pierce, who has a 13-5-0 win/loss/draw Mixed Martial Arts record, defeated Julio Paulino at UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones in March 2010 via unanimous decision followed by a third round submission victory over UFC newcomer Amilcar Alves at UFC 118 in August 2010. Like all of Pierce's recent fights, taking on Carlos Eduardo Rocha at UFC on FX will be another challenging match-up.

"I am proud to have both Pyle and Pierce representing RYU Friday night," said RYU Brand Ambassador Rocky Bice. "Both Pyle and Pierce have great well-rounded fight games and are facing extremely tough opponents but I feel neither fight will go the distance."

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 duffle 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.

Built for Athletes, Suited for Style, 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.

For more information on RYU visit http://www.ryu.com 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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