Cover unveiling for UFC Undisputed 3 to be live streamed

by: Russell -
THQ has teamed up with Heavy.com's Fight Day to unveil the winning cover athlete for UFC Undisputed 3 in a live streaming event.  The unveiling will take place Saturday, October 8th at the UFC Fan Expo in Houston.  To check it out, head over to Heavy.com tomorrow and catch the unveiling at 1:30pm EST.
HEAVY.COM’S FIGHT DAY TO LIVE STREAM COVER REVEAL OF
UFC® UNDISPUTED™ 3 FROM THQ ON SATURDAY, OCT. 8
AT 1:30 P.M. ET/10:30 A.M. PT

Heavy.com’s Fight Day partners with THQ and UFC FAN EXPO® to live stream
UFC President Dana White’s announcement of videogame cover athlete contest winner

HOUSTON, TX — October 6, 2011: THQ and Heavy.com’s Fight Day are proud to announce that they will be live streaming the unveiling of the winning cover athlete for UFC® Undisputed™ 3, the forthcoming release in the popular fighting videogame franchise®. The unveiling will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the UFC FAN EXPO®, an exciting fan event that runs Friday and Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, in conjunction with this weekend’s epic UFC 136 card at the Toyota Center.

UFC President Dana White will unveil the cover athlete at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT from the main stage at the UFC FAN EXPO®. Fight Day host Dave Farra will report live on stage with White and the winning UFC® fighter for the unveiling. The stream will be available exclusively on Heavy.com’s Fight Day and the Fight Day Network, including Yahoo! Sports and Foxsports.com.

This exclusive live stream and UFC Undisputed 3® cover reveal will be repeated on Fight Day’s regularly scheduled pre-fight program at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT across the Fight Day Network and Heavy.com.

Fans have turned out in droves over the past two months to vote on their choice for the UFC star who will grace the cover of UFC Undisputed 3®. Champions Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, Frankie Edgar, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones were finalists for the honor.

UFC Undisputed 3® is currently scheduled for release in early 2012 and features several landmark improvements over previous titles in the Undisputed series that focus on intense combat, impressive visuals and greater accessibility. PRIDE® Mode will allow fans to relive classic bouts or create fantasy matchups in the popular promotion while including official commentators Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros, iconic PRIDE environments and unique mixed martial arts rules. Countless new features have been added to the core gameplay experience, including a brand new, graphics-based submission system, responsive striking controls, devastating new moves and simplified control options. In addition, players will enter the Octagon® with more than 150 playable fighters to choose from, each with his own entrance, adding a whole new level of realism to the UFC videogame experience.



Heavy.com’s Fight Day is the only live pre-fight program available online before every UFC Pay-Per-View event. Hosted by Dave Farra and co-hosted by Megan Olivi, Fight Day is a must see program for UFC fans. “We’re excited to participate in the exclusive cover athlete reveal for UFC Undisputed 3,” noted Fight Day’s Executive Producer, Matt Brown. “It represents another innovative way for UFC fans to participate in the fastest growing sport in the world.”

Tune in to Heavy.com’s Fight Day at 1:30 P.M. ET/10:30 A.M. PT for the exclusive unveiling of the UFC Undisputed 3’s cover athlete.

About Fight Day & Heavy.com

Fight Day is the official UFC pre-fight show available online before every UFC pay-per-view event. The program features UFC experts such as UFC fighters, trainers, and MMA reporters as well as UFC VIPs such as Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. Fight Day provides live in-depth analysis as well as commentary, previews, and feature stories. The show reaches over 100 million unique users as measured by comScore MediaMetrix, via the Fight Day Network, comprised of destinations such as Yahoo! Sports and FoxSports.com.
Heavy.com is a leading online entertainment destination for men ages 18-49. With a dedicated editorial focus on all things for guys, it reaches over 5 million unique users each month, with ongoing coverage of the UFC, motorsports, comedy, music, movies, video games, and girls. For more information, please visit us at www.heavy.com. 
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