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Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/,is pleased to announce that RYU will be making their presence known again amongst the Mixed Martial Arts community this weekend on Saturday, April 21st, forUFC 145: JONES vs. EVANS that will be aired live on Pay-Per-View. After debuting as an official UFC sponsor in December 2011, RYU will be visible in various elements throughout the 2012 UFC events including their closed captioning feature this Saturday.
Inspired by the dedication of the athlete to the one-thousand-year-old 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 fight shorts (containing their patent-pending waist closure technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) and training pantsdesigned specifically to enhance the overall performance of Martial Artists while keeping them comfortable at the same time.
“We appreciate the opportunity to take part in such a highly anticipated event,” said John Wood, President of RYU. “For everyone here at RYU, UFC 145 is the continued evolution in the ideology of the RYU movement.”
Built for Athletes, Suited for Style, all of the 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 Mixed 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.
Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) http://www.respectyouruniverse.com/, announced signing top UFC Welterweight Fighter Jon Fitch to their first athlete endorsement deal. Fitch, who is widely recognized as one of the highest ranked pound-for-poundMixed Martial Artists in all Mixed Martial Arts, was carefully selected by RYU after extensive research on today’s Mixed Martial Artists who encompass the Warrior Ethic* lifestyle both in, and out of, the octagon.
“We are all very excited to have Jon join the RYU team as our first Mixed Martial Arts athlete,” commented John Wood, President of RYU. “Jon embodies the spirit and essence of respect, honor, strength and nature; the pillars of RYU. We look forward to working with Jon and his team in the continuing growth of RYU.”
With a MMA record of 26-3-1-1, Fitch has defeated impressive fighters throughout his UFC career (beginning in 2002) and holds wins over Diego Sanchez, Paulo Thiago and Mike Pierce as well as two wins over one of the most dominant Welterweights in the UFC – Thiago Alves. Fitch’s UFC record is 13-1-1 and is tied second for most consecutive UFC wins (eight) with Royce Gracie.
Currently, Fitch is training out of the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, where he is preparing for his first UFC fight in almost a year that will take place on December 30th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Set to fight fellow American Johny Hendricks, Fitch and Hendricks will be a main card bout following the headlining bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem.
“It is an honor to represent RYU as their first premiere athlete in the UFC,” said Jon Fitch. “The quality of their products and the values that they stand for are the same qualities that I have displayed in the octagon and will continue to value on my quest toward becoming the UFC Welterweight Champion.”
As a UFC Veteran, Fitch has a background in Wrestling, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under David Camarillo and is a MMA, Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu Seminar Instructor in addition to being an American Kickboxing Academy Team Captain. Prior to his UFC career, Fitch graduated from Purdue University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and a Minor in History. At Purdue, Fitch was a four-year letter winner in NCAA Division I Wrestling receiving the 2002 Purdue University Red Mackey Scholarship, the “Most Dedicated” Wrestling Award in 2002 and was also the 2002 Wrestling Team Captain.
Built for Athletes, Suited for Style, RYU’s debut men’s premium high performance line embodies the art of the sport and places emphasis on respect, strength, honor and sustainability as the foundation of their apparel and products. All of the 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 Mixed Martial Arts fighters and the true everyday athlete
Mark Munoz wore the Toyo Tires® logo on his trunks while defeating Chris Leben in the headline event during UFC® 138, Leben vs. Munoz. Held on Saturday, November 5, at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England; the middleweight fight was filled with a fierce combination of strikes and grappling by Munoz. The battle ended after Round 2 when Leben’s corner called a stoppage to the fight and Munoz was awarded the victory by TKO.
“With a great team around me I was able to TKO Chris Leben by the end of the 2nd round,” said “The Filipino Wrecking Machine. “I appreciate the support from Toyo Tires and am proud to bring another win to Team Toyo!”
Managed by MMA, Inc., the 6-foot tall, 33-year-old Munoz weighs 185 lbs. A former wrestling coach at the University of California, Davis; Munoz specializes in both wrestling and Muay Thai. Munoz wears the Toyo Tires logo on his fighting gear while also promoting the Toyo Tires brand through appearances and additional marketing efforts.
“We congratulate Mark Munoz for his victory over Chris Leben this past weekend during the headline event in Birmingham, England,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Munoz is an extremely driven athlete, and a great representation of the Toyo Tires philosophy, Driven to Perform.”
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