CLEVELAND, OH – Dan Bobish’s Ultimate Cage Battles is pleased to announce the UCB Champions Seminar Series in conjunction with the finest mixed martial arts event in Northeast Ohio.

Kicking off the series on April 9, 2011 prior to the “Stars and Stripes” mixed martial arts event will be MMA legend Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. A former PRIDE Fighting Championships middleweight champion, Silva is one of the most popular fighters of all-time and his name is synonymous with the sport.

“Wanderlei competed in Japan right about the same time I was over there,” said UCB co-owner Dan Bobish. “That’s how I know what a bad dude that guy was – and still is. Having him take part in the biggest UCB event to date truly is a treat.”

The seminar will take place at the Ohio Nets Sports Complex in Parma, Ohio beginning at 9am on Saturday, April 9. The $100 admission will also cover one general admission ticket to that night’s fights. The seminar is open to the first 150 people to sign up.

“I promised Northeast Ohio that we’d bring in the best fighters in the world,” said Bobish. “This is one way that I’m delivering on that promise. Nobody else is doing this, and I feel as though fighters like Wanderlei should be present in a MMA Mecca like Cleveland.”

The UCB Champions Seminar Series will feature some of the biggest stars in MMA history prior to each future UCB event. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis. In order to preserve the intimacy of the event, the number of slots will be limited.

“I just want our fans to know that this isn’t the last big surprise that we have in store for this show on April 9th,” Bobish said. “The people of Cleveland have been so good to UCB so far and we just want to have a show that they are excited to see, through and through. We’re working on an exciting main event and can’t wait to let the fans know what else we have in store.”

Wanderlei Silva will be a guest on In the Cage with Dan Bobish on Monday, February 21, 2011. The show runs from 9-10PM ET at

If you would like to sign up for this event, visit or call 216.527.3008.

Leave a Reply