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With a skillset that includes five Olympic sports, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters are arguably the most well rounded athletes in world sport. Now with the launch of UFC FIT™, you can reach this elite level of fitness.


Starting on 1st March 2014, the UFC FIT classes will be available at all branches of UK gym group GYMBOX – where their larger than life instructors will help you channel your inner fighter. Developed by Mixed Martial Arts guru Mike Dolce, UFC FIT is a full-body intensity training and lifestyle program based on the same methods used by fighters preparing for a night in the Octagon™. 


Designed to build strength, burn body fat and increase flexibility and endurance, UFC FIT has seen great success globally since launch – meaning UK fitness gurus of all shapes and sizes can look forward to a class that packs a punch. The UFC FIT program is broken into four, three-week segments, with a focus on building a solid foundation in the early phases to develop strength, flexibility and conditioning that will be drawn upon in later phases. UFC FIT teaches techniques with the proper volume and intensity to force consistent progression so that with each session, you get better.


A celebrated training coach, best-selling author and former mixed martial artist, Dolce has earned his reputation as the greatest conditioning and nutrition expert in the sport, helping top contenders including Johny Hendricks (no.1 welterweight contender), Gray Maynard (two time challenger), Michael Bisping (top middleweight contender) and Ronda Rousey (current UFC Women's Champion) prepare for competition.


Now, for the first time in the UK, Mike Dolce shares the knowledge and techniques that have turned athletes into champions in this hardcore training program.


Mike Dolce said:


“The methods you’ll see in UFC FIT are the same ones I’ve used with the top athletes in the UFC, but I actually developed them for men and women of all ages. I used to be a big guy, I had elevated blood pressure, my cholesterol was high and I had sleep apnea.


Using the principals I share in UFC FIT, I dropped 45kg and now I'm down to five percent body fat. UFC FIT is a fun, challenging program developed for everyone and every fitness level. We all deserve to be lean, to feel confident and to be healthy.”


Garry Cook, EVP and MD of UFC EMEA said:


"We are delighted to launch UFC FIT to the European market, starting with the UK and our partner GYMBOX. This is just the beginning of extending our brand to wider group of consumers and changing the landscape of personal fitness.


There is huge demand for a tailored fitness program like UFC FIT and we are excited to have Mike Dolce and the team bring his expertise to the UK."


David Cooper from GYMBOX said:


"We make sweating enjoyable and what better way of doing that than helping people transform into strong, flexible and well-conditioned athletes  – without any of the hard knocks you get in the Octagon.


"We've got a wealth of combat based classes available to our members, so the partnership with UFC is a natural fit and one we can't wait to implement."




Frank PR

0207 693 6999



About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®

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®, moving to FOX Sports 1 in September 2013.


In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. 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 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, UFC FIT®, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, 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.


About UFC FIT™

UFC FIT is the first training and nutrition program from the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world leader in the sport of mixed martial arts, in partnership with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands. UFC FIT continues the expansion of UFC and NeV’s partnership into the fitness and lifestyle category, which began in 2008 with the creation of UFC GYM®. By the end of 2013, UFC GYM will have over 100 locations including the recently acquired the LA Boxing® franchises which are currently being rebranded.



GYMBOX is the UK’s most innovative gym chain. Featuring neon lights, disco balls and nightly resident DJ’s, the gyms vibrant and mesmerising interiors set out to stimulate, inspire and entertain. Each club has the widest array of fitness classes available in London with over 100 classes a week. From combat training, hula hooping, raving and bootcamps, each class is designed to be glorious, sweaty fun. GYMBOX has five London locations – Bank, Holborn, Covent Garden, Farringdon and Westfield London. Membership is available from 62 a month. For further information on GYMBOX  visit www.gymbox.com or call 0845 241 52 20




Hi World,

If you are reading this then the chances are you have been sent a link to have a sneak peak at the (VERY) rough beta test of the relaunch of GrappleZone.Com

There was an idea, formed about 4 years ago, where I could set up a one stop shop for UK wrestling fans and promotions to plug themselves and cover events up and down the UK, as well as providing fans with up to date news on what was happening state side. It has always been my intention to offer this service for FREE for anyone that wanted to use it.

As I said, this was the concept when I initially set up this website, and I intended to run it as well honor my commitments as Wrestling Sub Editor for both Fighters and Combat magazines (at the time the biggest fight sports and martial arts mag's respectivley in the UK)

Those plans kept getting put on hold, mainly through 'transitions' going on with the mag's and the continual promise that they would be revamping their own websites to allow me to offer this same service to you, the wrestling fans at large.

Time passed and those promises failed to materialize and so I broken away from the magazines, as well as The Martial Arts Show Live (where I ran the central / autograph stand for several years), to revamp this site and make good on my initial plans.

I am now starting to submit content to MMA Uncaged Magazine along with other media outlets (can't eally say more than that at this point in time - but if things work out as I hope...).

I will be looking for genuine fans across the land to have their own blog space on here to report back on shows they attend in their local area and put their own views forward on the state of wrestling in general. Also I am offering the opportunity for regional promoters to upload their own posters or plug their own shows for FREE so that local fans across the land can find a one-stop spot to check out what's happening near them.

I also intend to revamp our news section to keep fans up to date with all the news on both sides of the pond.

If any of this sounds appealing to you then please email me (link HERE)and let me know as I hope to get the site live and officially launched by the end of Feb 2014 (at least that's the plan).

Thank you for your time!

Teddy G


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