The stars of mixed martial arts (MMA) and FOX Sports were out in force in New York on Tuesday, as reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, 2004 Olympian and reigning Strikeforce women’s champion Ronda Rousey, former UFC lightweight king Frankie Edgar and UFC On FOX host Curt Menefee rang the Opening Bell at NASDAQ’s MarketSite in Times Square.
Pictured above: Second left to right:; Curt Menefee, UFC On FOX anchor; Ronda Rousey, Strikeforce Women’s champ; Frankie Edgar, former UFC lightweight champ and Jon Jones, UFC light heavyweight champ – Pictures courtesy NASDAQ.
The MMA visited the MarketSite in anticipation of this Saturday’s huge UFC On FOX event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which features a quadruple header of exciting match-ups across four weight classes. The UFC On FOX event airs over primetime this Saturday, May 5, from 8pm to 10pm Eastern (5pm to 7pm PT).
In what will be the fastest two-hours of fighting this weekend, UFC On FOX features the lightweight title eliminator between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller, the welterweight battle between Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks, a middleweight showdown between Rousimar Palhares and Alan Belcher – plus the potential heavyweight thriller between puncher Pat Barry and Levar Johnson.