UFC and Kitman Labs launch Innovative Sports Science Program at UFC Performance Institute
Las Vegas – UFC® and Kitman Labs® today announced a multi-year partnership to deliver an innovative sports science and medicine program to all athletes competing under the UFC banner as they visit the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Kitman Labs and provide this one-of-a-kind program to UFC athletes,” UFC Vice President of Operations James Kimball said. “Kitman Labs are industry leaders in performance analysis and injury analysis, both of which are essential in allowing UFC athletes to compete at the highest level. We look forward to offering this service to our entire active roster to help optimize their performance.”
When UFC athletes visit the UFC Performance Institute, staff members will use Kitman Labs solutions to gather and consolidate information that will be used to monitor performance and analyze injury trends. Kitman Labs analytics will allow members of the Performance Institute staff to accurately quantify key performance and injury risk factors, along with providing personalized training programs for athletes to use remotely. The remote coaching program allows athletes to share information pertaining to their individual progress or potential signs of injury, in efforts to track training and health improvements with Performance Institute staff in real-time.
“We are honored to work with UFC to bring advanced science and analytics to this world-class sport and these incredible athletes,” Kitman Labs Founder and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Smith said. “The UFC is showing a unique and progressive attitude by proactively investing in protecting the welfare and longevity of their talent. The one-stop-shop and remote coaching approach will propel them to the forefront of sport science and medicine and we are delighted to help them become global leaders in this space.”
As the world’s first mixed martial arts multi-disciplinary research, innovation and performance center, the Performance Institute is a state-of-the-art 30,000 square-foot facility 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, at no cost to the athletes. For more information, please visit UFCPI.com.
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, 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 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 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 Kitman Labs
Kitman Labs is protecting hundreds of athletes today across 70 elite teams in 26 leagues across 5 continents. The company is committed to the ongoing evolution of sports performance through cutting edge technology and practical research. It’s ground breaking solutions are the first to truly quantify injury risk, enabling teams to shift to making objective decisions about performance and injury risk. Seventy elite teams on five continents rely on Kitman Labs worldwide to simplify data collection, analysis and reporting, resulting in increased performance and athlete availability. For more information, visit KitmanLabs.com or follow us on Twitter (@KitmanLabs).