ESP Fitness powers UFC fighters in new $12 million UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas May 27, 2017 – Posted in: News

ESP Fitness is appointed as official strength and power training equipment supplier to UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. 

Only a few months after the UFC was bought by IMG for $4-billion, the largest deal in sporting history, the new $70-million UFC head quarters opened in Las Vegas this week. At its core is the new $12 million state-of-the-art UFC Performance Institute. The 30,000 square-foot, two-story facility is the most advanced sports training centre in the world and includes a state-of-the-art Strength & Conditioning gym with altitude training chamber, medical and physiotherapy centre, wet recovery pools and spa, nutrition and protein bar with fully catered health restaurant, full-size octagon, a boxing ring, large wrestling mat, grappling areas, punch bag training area, athlete sleep pods, a relax room and a state-of-the-art lecture theatre.

The UFC Performance Institute is free to use for all UFC fighters and has been designed to provide UFC fighters with the best support in all of sport.

UFC President, Dana White said “we have created the best training facility on the planet with the best equipment and services”. “This is the home of UFC… a place where all UFC fighters can come to get themselves in their best possible condition”.

The Head of Operations, James Kimball said that the UFC had researched over 50 of the world’s best performance facilities on 8 continents to find the best-in-class in every area to create the worlds leading Performance Institute.

ESP Fitness were selected to design and supply all the Strength & Conditioning and Functional Training equipment.

“We are extremely proud to partner with the UFC organisation and have been working with the UFC over the past 12 months to custom design the strength gym and functional training area, specific for the needs of MMA fighters” said Dr. Vern Neville President of ESP Fitness.

Neville mentioned that one of the key features of the ESP equipment is the integrated performance training monitoring technology that is built into the ESP Power Racks and ESP Lifting Platforms.

“We have the world’s most advanced technologies, including ESP’s STRENGTHsense™ force plate power monitoring system, video cameras and power and velocity tracking systems, all built into the ESP equipment, providing detailed performance data in real-time, allowing the UFC athletes and coaches to make informed training decisions in the gym during their workout.” 

This leading edge technology developed by ESP Fitness brings science into free weight training, and is changing the way athletes train.

“It is becoming less important about how much weight an athlete can lift and more about the specifics of power development, which we are now able to monitor in real time” said Neville.

The UFC Performance Institute is overseen by former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin, together with a team of sports science, nutrition, medical and strength and conditioning experts. What differentiates this facility from any other training centre is the technology. Everything can be quantified objectively, from force plates, power meters and camera technology in the weight room to camera systems that display training power and velocity, power meters on all the CV and strength equipment, high-definition cameras and 3D tracking technology with video replay to review fighting training, power meters on punching bags, bone-density and body composition scanners to assist fighters with reaching their ideal fighting weight.

“Everything has been designed to give fighters the best advise and support” said Griffin, “this is going to change the way that athletes prepare for the sport… to understand exactly what you need to do instead of going on a hope and a guess”. 

The ESP Fitness equipment includes the very latest ESP TOTALPower Power Racks with all accessories, custom fitted ESP Lifting Platforms integrated with STRENGTHsense™ force plates and EliteForm™ camera system, custom built TotalFreedom Functional ceiling mounted frames, customised rope climbing and rings attachments, ESP Deadball throwing wall, ESP Power Sleds and Plate Sleds, ESP and Uesaka weights and bars, ESP Adjustable Benches, Dumbbell racks, Chalk Stands, TotalStorage custom accessory storage systems, TOGU balls, rollers and training accessories.

Contact ESP Fitness: Team@esp-fitness.com  |  +44 1509 606226  |  www.esp-fitness.com  |  @espfitnessuk