The producers of “Once I Was a Champion” -- a documentary about the life of former UFC middleweight king Evan Tanner -- recently announced the creation of a sweepstakes that will grant one fan a trip to Las Vegas to attend the film’s premiere on Dec. 28.

In addition to the aforementioned prize, the winner of the sweepstakes will also sit cage-side at UFC 155 with Tapout executive Dan “Punkass” Caldwell and receive an exclusive coaching session with an unnamed mixed martial arts fighter. Fans wishing to enter the contest may do so at either www.facebook.com/OnceIWasAChampion or Sherdog.com. Additionally, fans can text the word “champion” to 21970.

Tanner died in 2008 at the age of 37 due to heatstroke, less than three months after his final MMA fight, a split decision loss to Kendall Grove at the “TUF 7” finale. Tanner won the vacant UFC middleweight belt in 2005, stopping David Terrell with punches in the first round at UFC 51. The Texas native began his MMA career in 1997, winning 31 of his first 35 bouts before losing four of his last five.

According to the official release, “Once I Was a Champion” includes never-before-released fight scenes and features appearances by UFC President Dana White, former King of Pancrase Bas Rutten, ex-UFC middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen and onetime UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.

“Evan’s life was incredibly complex and filled with extreme highs and lows,” said the film’s producer, Kirk Porter, in the official release. “He inspired a generation of MMA fighters around the world with his writings and his never-ending belief that one person can change the world.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Ronda Rousey's Plan: Beat Up Bethe Correia and Miesha Tate, Then Go Film a Movie

  • 3 days ago
  • 7 views

The hustle doesn't stop in Ronda Rousey's world. The women's bantamweight phenom has been on a run of dominance since entering the UFC ranks back in 2012, where the Rowdy one has steamrolled every op read news >>

Ronda Rousey reveals master plan: Beat up Bethe Correia and Miesha Tate, film 'Mile 22,' beat up the next chick

  • 3 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC women's Bantamweight champion has the next few months mapped out, detailing her plan during today's conference call to promote UFC 190. Ronda Rousey has been going at it non-stop these last few m read news >>

Josh Barnett to appear in 'Sharknado 3'

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

The much-anticipated third installment in the "Sharknado" film series will feature a familiar face to MMA fans. Veteran Josh Barnett has a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" read news >>

Video: Dan Hardy, John Gooden offer in-depth analysis of UFC 189's non-title bouts

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

Ahead of Saturday’s UFC 189 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, go inside the main card for an in-depth breakdown of the pay-per-view broadcast’s three non-title fights. Former UFC welterweight title ch read news >>

Benson Henderson: New Division, Same Championship Aspirations

  • 24 days ago
  • 44 views

Benson Henderson is ready to face the best the world has to offer, but he'll be doing it in a different weight class for the foreseeable future. After successfully rolling the dice in a higher weight read news >>

UFC champ Ronda Rousey and Mark Wahlberg set to co-star in 'Mile 22'

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

Ronda Rousey’s film career appears set to continue with “Mile 22,” a film starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg, according to “The Hollywood Reporter.”Filed under: News, UFC read news >>