BodyKore was invited as media to take part of the second UFC Gym Grand Opening that took place in Rosemead, California on 9/18/10. The UFC Grand opening was a huge success drawing thousands of fans, new members of the gyms and MMA celebrities. Dana White, Mark Mastrov and Jim Rowley were on hand to cut the red ribbon and official kick-off the day’s exciting events and activities that was going on from 10am-10pm. UFC Superstars Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Arianny Celeste, Vitor Belfort, Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen, Bruce Buffer, Jon Fitch Kenda Perez, Dominick Cruz were also present throughout the day meeting and greeting fans, allowing media personal to get pictures and interviews. The gym itself features state of the art equipment and training unlike no other gym and is located at 8920 Glendon Way in Rosemead, CA 91770. Please enjoy the rest of the pictures from the event and see what you missed out on!
Massive line of fans waiting to check out the second UFC Gym over the past weekend. There were easily a few thousand people at the event along with booths such as Affliction, Jaco, Power 106 FM, Marines etc.
Inside the UFC Gym before the official opening to the crowd. The gym itself is outfitted with some of the newest products in the market today.
Full cage octagon in the middle of the gym where the autograph session took place for the event. This is also where a few of the classes at the UFC Gym will be held.
One of the contests going on to see if you could place the 175 pound dumbbells onto the wooden plank, courtesy of Strongman, Odd Haugen.
Another photo of the UFC Gym, complete with state of the art equipment.
UFC President Dana White & Chuck Liddell during the Q&A session at the UFC Gym as well as welcoming fans to the grand opening.
Backstage in the VIP/Media area with the lovely UFC octagon girl, Arianny Celeste.
Another backstage photo shot with BJ Penn, Chael Sonnen and Arianny Celeste. This area had all the UFC celebrities hanging out with media and vip guests. Our own Marcos “Taco” Villegas of Fighthub was present getting interviews of all UFC celebrities as well as Freddy & Augusto Sosa snapping photos.
The man behind Affliction, Tom Atencio was present for the UFC festivities.
Chuck Liddell and Heidi Northcott posing for us at the event. Liddell was one of the special guests for the entire ceremony.
Friends of ours, KnoxxGear is one of the official clothing lines in the UFC gym. The gym also has a juice bar inside the facility called the “ArmBar”.
Please enjoy the rest of the pictures below as well as a sneak peek video of the actual UFC Gym located in Rosemead, California coming soon!