Tampa, Fla (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Tampa’s BlueGrace Logistics today announced its sponsorship of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contenders Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger in his matchup in the main event with Jake Shields, Alan “The Talent” Belcher in his matchup with Jason MacDonald and Vagner “Ceara” Rocha in his matchup with Cody McKenzie. The three events take place this Saturday, September 17 at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
“BlueGrace has been sponsoring UFC fighters for about six months now and we’re getting a great understanding of the discipline, determination and integrity these guys have,” said BlueGrace President and CEO Bobby Harris. “There’s also a deep respect amongst the fighters competing against each other. It’s not uncommon for these guys to be hanging out together after they just faced each other in the octagon. You just don’t get that in other sports.”
Harris added that the BlueGrace Logistics staff are big fans of the UFC. For the New Orleans event, more than 25 employees are traveling from Tampa, Florida to attend. They’ve also had fighters such as Thiago Alves and Carlos Condit visit the BlueGrace headquarters for career fairs and onsite broadcast interviews on WTAN Sports Radio.
BlueGrace Logistics is one of the fastest-growing and most progressive providers of transportation, logistics and technology solutions to businesses and individuals nationwide, serving more than 2,500 customers in 60 cities. The company has previously sponsored Vagner Rocha, Junior Dos Santos, Ben Henderson, John Howard, Chris Leben, Carlos Condit and has an ongoing sponsorship with Thiago “Pitbull” Alves.
About The Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC produces over twelve live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iNDEMAND Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN Entertainment, Bell ExpressVU, SaskTel Max™, Shaw Pay-Per-View, Viewers Choice, and WOWOW in Japan, and via the Internet worldwide on Yahoo! Sports, and commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada. In addition to its North American distribution, UFC programming is distributed in over 100 countries and territories throughout the world. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit http://www.ufc.com.
About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2007, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers throughout the United States. Based in Riverview, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago, the company has increased sales by more than 400 percent since 2009. It also launched a franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan. The company offers best-in-class freight services and support, including:
- Less Than Truckload
- Truckload Services
- International and Domestic Air Freight
- Ocean Freight
- Parcel Shipment
- Logistics Management
- State-of-the-Art Technology
- Service Desk Support
- Auditing Services
Please visit http://www.mybluegrace.com for additional information.