- UFC FANS TAKE OVER SOCIOS.COM TO COMPETE IN FIGHT ISLAND EVENT POLLS
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UFC FANS TAKE OVER SOCIOS.COM TO COMPETE IN FIGHT ISLAND EVENT POLLS

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– UFC Fight Island Takeover Now Open On Fan Voting and Rewards App Socios.com

– Combat Sports Fans Asked To Choose The Winners For July’s Four UFC Fight Island Events. Fans Can Download The App And Compete For Free

– UFC Passports, Including 5x VIP Tickets To Upcoming Fan-Attended Events, Are On Offer For Each Prediction Competition

– The First Prediction Competition For Sunday’s UFC 251 Is Already Open

Chiliz – The Blockchain Fintech Company Behind Socios.com – Entered Into A Partnership Aimed At ‘Increasing Fan Engagement Globally’ With UFC In May

LAS VEGAS, 09th July 2020:  Chiliz ($CHZ: Binance), are offering combat sports fans around the world the chance to win UFC Passports featuring 5x VIP tickets which can be redeemed for future fan-attended UFC events.

To be in with a chance of winning, fans need to choose the winners for July’s four UFC Fight Island Cards in prediction competitions on fan voting and rewards app Socios.com.

Fans can compete for free by downloading the Socios.com app and heading to ‘UFC Fight Island’ from the home page and using $SSU (Socios United) Tokens to take part. The competition is also open to all existing Socios.com users.

The first prediction competition for Sunday’s UFC 251 is already open.  Should more than one fan make perfect predictions then a raffle will be held to choose the winner of the UFC Passport.

Three more UFC Passports will be on offer for fans who can choose the winners for the upcoming Fight Nights’ on July 15th, 18th and 25th

UFC and Chiliz – the blockchain fintech company behind Socios.com – announced a global partnership in early May. The two companies are now working together to grow the UFC brand and increase fan engagement through innovative blockchain, tech and mobile app solutions.

The UFC Fight Island Prediction Competitions are the first of what will be many initiatives aimed at building a closer connection between UFC and its global fanbase through Socios.com. 

Socios.com has partnered with major soccer clubs including FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético de Madrid, Galatasaray, AS Roma, CA Independiente and esports giants OG to produce club-branded digital assets known as Fan Tokens. Using Chiliz $CHZ, the cryptocurrency that powers Socios.com, Fan Tokens can be bought and sold via the app’s Marketplace or via the world’s first cryptocurrency exchange for sports & entertainment, Chiliz.net. Fan Tokens give the owner the right to vote in club-designated polls and earn once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO & Founder of Chiliz and Socios.com said: “UFC Fight Island is here! We want to bring UFC fans around the world even closer to the action with prediction competitions throughout July – starting with the main card of UFC 251.

“All you need to do is predict the winners – and be right – to win VIP tickets for you and four friends to a fan-attended UFC event of your choice in 2020/21.

“This is just the first of many exciting initiatives we’ve got planned to engage and reward UFC fans around the world.  Download the Socios.com app today and get your chance to make your voice heard in the Octagon for free!”

                                                                           -ENDS-

For Further Information:

Chiliz / Socios.com

Andrew Clarke – Global PR Manager

andrew@chiliz.com

For more information please visit www.socios.com

UFC 

Victoria Coghlan – Senior Director, Communications 

vcoghlan@ufc.com 

Notes to editor: 

About Chiliz

Chiliz ($CHZ) is a digital currency for sports and entertainment platforms. It fuels the world’s first scalable, tokenized voting platform, Socios.com where fans can buy, trade and execute voting rights in their favorite sports teams. The Chiliz project has raised $66 million from some of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges and leading crypto funds in Asia, including Binance, OK Blockchain Capital, and Ceyuan Ventures. Chiliz is owned by Malta-based Mediarex Group, a global sports and entertainment organisation, which was founded in 2012. In January 2020, Chiliz announced the launch of Chiliz.net, a first-of-its-kind mobile and desktop crypto exchange for sports and entertainment assets.

About Socios.com

Socios.com helps sport entities achieve digital transformation through blockchain technology. Socios.com is powered by the Chiliz token ($CHZ), both an ERC20 utility token on the Ethereum blockchain and BEP-2 token on Binance Chain. Fan Tokens are specific to a team or a club, and are a finite, digital asset that provides access to an encrypted, immutable ledger of voting and membership rights ownership. The tokenized fan-voting platform uses Fan Tokens, which operate on a separate permissioned side chain. The Fan Tokens are limited in number, and are fungible, meaning their ownership can be traded, and their price is driven by the market. The venture was inspired by the fan-led management frameworks or ‘socios’ of some major football clubs. Dubbed ‘Socios 2.0’, the platform simply represents the digitisation of this model of management.

About UFC®

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 80 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 65 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.