ANDREW OYE'S UFC+IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: FIGHTERS AND FLEXERS APPEAR AT FUNDRAISERS, FITNESS/PHYSIQUE CONTESTS AND THE FIT EXPO
By Admin | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:16:40 AM America/New_York
The Scoop: Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes bodybuilding stage flexers and MMA octagon fighters.
The "So What?": Over the weekend, the Fit Expo Northern California (TheFitExpo San Jose) had a plethora of athletes appear including: reigning 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler, 2008 Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson, 8-time Ms. Fitness Olympia and 5-time Arnold Sports Festival Ms. Fitness International IFBB Pro Adela Garcia, 3-time Ms. Figure Olympia and 3-time Arnold Sports Festival Ms. Figure International IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins, IFBB Pro Ron Partlow, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, UFC Fighter Fabricio Werdum, Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold, UFC Mixed Martial Artist Fighter Tylor Jeffery "T.J." Dillashaw, MMA Fighter Javier Vazquez, and many more. The event also featured the 3rd Annual Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge, MAS Wrestling, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament West Regionals, USPA Powerlifting Championships, World Calisthenics Organization "WCO Battle of the Bar," CrossFit, plus more.
Elsewhere on the guest-appearance circuit, IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino attended a fundraiser event at a New Jersey fitness center, which benefited a fitness coach recently diagnosed with leukemia. The NPC Southern States Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had guest appearances over the course of the two-day event including: Guest of Honor 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Lee Haney; 2-time Arnold Sports Festival Ms. Figure International IFBB Pro Candice Keene; as well as guest-posers IFBB Pro Evan Centopani, IFBB Pro Jon Delarosa, IFBB Pro Kevin Jordan and 2-time Olympia 212 Showdown Champion IFBB Pro Flex Lewis (winner of the first 212 Division contest at the 2014 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships).
Andrew Oye's Verdict: The IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series is in countdown mode. With about 65 days to go, Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend is in sight -- an event that offers more opportunities for both fighting and flexing athletes to shine in competitions at the multi-sport Olympia Expo in Las Vegas.
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