| Aug 24, 2018
The event will launch in March 2019, with the content set to cover a range of topics relating to sport performance

LAS VEGASThe Leaders Performance Institute today announced that its Sport Performance Summit will be hosted by UFC® at the new state-of-the-art UFC Performance Institute® in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019 and 2020. The private, media-free event brings together the most senior performance practitioners from around the world who specialize in a variety of disciplines in sport and beyond.

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“After hosting The Sport Performance Summit across the United States, from New York to Los Angeles and Chicago, we’re excited to launch our next event at UFC’s world-leading Performance Institute in Las Vegas,” said Jimmy Worrall, Leaders Chief Executive Officer and Founder. “With the city’s sporting ambitions taking shape and the venue making waves in innovation for MMA and beyond, the event will be the perfect place for the top performance practitioners to share cross industry knowledge and contacts.”

This latest addition to the Sport Performance Summit portfolio comes at an exciting time for sports in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights made history as the first team in NHL history to sweep their first playoff series in their inaugural season; the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and USL’s Las Vegas Lights FC are in the midst of their first seasons; and the Oakland Raiders are set to relocate for the 2020 NFL season.

The $14 million, 30,000 square-foot Performance Institute opened in May of 2017, and it has become the global destination in high performance for mixed martial arts. Covering strength and conditioning, nutrition, and physical therapy, each element is built to enhance the athlete experience and provide world-class performance optimization free of charge for athletes competing on UFC’s roster.

“We are very excited to partner with Leaders and serve as host for their West Coast Sport Performance Summit in March 2019 and 2020,” UFC Performance Institute Vice President of Operations James Kimball said. “Since the Performance Institute’s conception, our objective was not only to position ourselves as leaders of high performance in combat sports, but also in sports performance on a global scale. This partnership allows us to further realize this goal while providing Leaders with a world-class venue to host the best and brightest of the sport performance industry. We look forward to hosting this can’t miss event for the next two years.”

The event will launch in March 2019, with the content set to cover a range of topics relating to sport performance, including coaching, data-driven decision making, injury prevention, and inspiration from disciplines outside of sport. For more information about The Sport Performance Summit Las Vegas, click here.

About UFC Performance Institute
As the world’s first mixed martial arts multi-disciplinary research, innovation and performance center, the UFC Performance Institute is a state-of-the-art, 30,000 square-foot facility that provides benefits and services to all athletes competing under the UFC banner. The Performance Institute is equipped with a full-time staff of experts in the fields of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and physical therapy, with a designed focus to provide athletes with world class performance optimization. For more information, please visit UFCPI.com.

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018, UFC boasts more than 284 million fans worldwide and has produced over 440 events in 22 countries since its inception in 1993. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG), together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories to 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 40 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

About Leaders
Leaders is the premium conference and content platform for leaders in world sport, connecting senior industry leaders and create essential market intelligence to professionally develop sport on and off the field. Leaders run premium, invitation-only global summits and private networking forums for business executives and performance practitioners across the world of sport, with a multimedia platform that publishes all year round to 105,000 sports industry leaders.

The Leaders Performance Institute is an exclusive community of 600 leading global performance organisations. From Super Bowl winners Philadelphia Eagles and Premier League Champions Manchester City FC, to artistic pioneers Cirque Du Soleil and academic institutions like Stanford University. The Institute is dedicated to offering essential insight into the world of high performance from daily articles published online, to podcasts, videos and in-depth research projects, live events like The Sport Performance Summit plus other virtual and facilitated networking opportunities. For more information, follow Leaders_Insight on Twitter.

UFC Press Contact:
Brian Smith
[email protected]

LEADERS Press Contact:
Emily Robbins
+44 207 042 8662
[email protected]



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