ATLANTA, May 24, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Hooters has partnered with the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) in search of a Hooters Girl to be a guest Octagon Girl® during the UFC® 132: CRUZ vs. FABER event in Las Vegas on July 2. Hooters Girls from around the country have submitted photos and bios in hopes to receive the most Facebook fan votes during the contest held on www.facebook.com/Hooters.
From now through June 2nd, fans can support their favorite Hooters Girl on Hooters Facebook like page and vote. The winner of the contest will be a guest Octagon Girl on July 2 during the highly-anticipated event.
"Hooters is a favorite place for UFC fans to catch the big fights and we love the atmosphere on those Saturday nights," stated Mike McNeil, VP of Marketing for Hooters of America, LLC. "We are excited about this partnership with UFC and that one of our Hooters Girls will have the chance to be in the Octagon for such a great event."
Between UFC's five million plus Facebook fan base, coupled with Hooters 1.1 million fans, the contest is expected to make a big impact on the social community.
Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 29 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly, world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/Hooters or www.Facebook.com/Hooters.
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® produces over 12 UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually around the world. UFC programming is distributed in the United States on Viacom, Inc.'s Spike TV and on Comcast, Inc.'s VERSUS network. UFC content is distributed commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada. Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in over 135 countries and territories, reaching 597 million homes worldwide, in 21 different languages.
UFC® also boasts a powerful presence online, with UFC.com attracting over six million unique visitors per month, while also possessing one of the most powerful social media followings in all of professional sports. To date, UFC has over five million fans on Facebook and over 250,000 followers on Twitter. In addition, UFC President Dana White is one of the most accessible and most followed executives in sports with over 1.4 million followers on Twitter. On January 22, 2011, UFC continued to set trends in social media, becoming the first major sports league to stream live, broadcast quality action on Facebook.
Ancillary businesses include the best-selling UFC "Undisputed" videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC Gym™, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo™ festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, articulated action figures and other media including best-selling DVDs and a bimonthly magazine.
SOURCE Hooters of America, LLC