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UFC Fight of the Year!

10.18.10

The Ultimate Fighting Championship series returns to Anaheim at the Honda Center Saturday at 5 p.m. for the biggest fight of the year: UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez. Reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar referred to as the baddest man on the plant will attempt to successfully defend his title for a third-consecutive time, this time against unbeaten Cain Velasquez, who is looking to take Lesnar’s belt, live from the Honda Center.

The much anticipated fight card also features the light heavyweight match-up between the so-called “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz and his former “The Ultimate Fighter” protégé, Matt Hamill.

You can find out some lesser-known facts about Tito in our 20 Q’s. He told us about his dream day in OC, his biggest fear, and even what’s his most prized possession.

Welterweight star Jake Shields also makes his long-awaited UFC debut against perennial contender Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann. Also featured is an exciting welterweight matchup as Diego Sanchez battles Paulo Thiago, rounding out the main card is about pitting rising heavyweight star Brendan Schaub against veteran contender Gabriel Gonzaga.

You can purchase tickets here and find out more information here. E. Katella Ave. in Anaheim. 714.704.2500.



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Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino honored at Anaheim International Film Festival!

10.15.10

This great news just came in—two more special honorees were added to the inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival awards night celebration on Saturday! Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino will be receiving the first Anaheim Film Honors Spotlight Award; along with the big-hearted Bruno Serato, owner of Anaheim White House and philanthropist.

Mira Sorvino will be receiving the award for her work and performance on Jon Gunn’s “Like Dandelion Dust,” which will screen at UltraStar Cinemas at Anaheim GardenWalk on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Serato will receive the AIFF Humanitarian Award for his extraordinary contributions to the Anaheim/Orange County community. For more than five years, Serato has fed underprivileged children gourmet pasta every night without fail. For a complete list of presenters and honorees check here.

You can attend the The AIFF Awards Night Celebration Saturday, complete with a exclusive red carpet experience at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The dinner and awards presentation will end with a VIP showing of “World of Color,” the new nighttime water spectacular at Disney California Adventure Park. Tickets are now on sale. To purchase, please visit http://www.anaheimfilm.org or www.ultrastarmovies.com.



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Party Like a Rockstar and Watch The Lakers

10.13.10

I’m excited that the Honda Center is offering party suite packages to watch the Lakers!

For the National Champs’ preseason game against the Utah Jazz on Oct. 19, a Lakers Party Suite means comfy leather sofas, cocktail tables, huge plasma televisions and an incredible view of all the action! Packages begin at $2,500 and the suites are located at opposite ends of the court. Fourteen tickets to the game and parking passes for the venue are included with the suite.

Party Suites are the ultimate way to enjoy what will be a great game without the hassle of driving to LA!

For more information, click here or call the Honda Center Premium Seating at 714.634.2582.



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Anaheim Ducks and Tito Ortiz on Greer’s OC TV

10.11.10

I was lucky enough to meet the Ducks and UFC’s Tito Ortiz at their annual Meet the Team event. Tuesday Night Fight Night was a blast at Bluewater Grill in Tustin while fans tested their Wii boxing skills against the entire Ducks team, including fan favorites Teemu Selanne, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan and special guest Tito Ortiz.

All proceeds from the evening benefited the Anaheim Ducks Foundation and Register Charities.


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