CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tequila CAZADORES®, the number-one premium tequila in the world(1) and Official Spirits Sponsor of Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), is proud to announce the 16th recipient of the Tequila CAZADORES® Spirit Award -- heavyweight-fighter Brendan Schaub. As a former college football player, he is known for his superman punch and well-rounded fighting abilities.
Tequila CAZADORES and UFC invited fans (21+) to decide the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award winner for UFC 121. Consumers had the opportunity to vote online at UFC.com for the fighter they thought demonstrated social responsibility, dedication to their art form, and good sportsmanship; the core values behind the Tequila CAZADORES brand and its sponsorship with UFC.
Brendan's win will be announced LIVE on October 23, 2010, at UFC 121 in Anaheim, California, as well as on Pay-Per-View® during the fighter's walk-out to the Octagon™. Tequila CAZADORES applauds Brendan on his win and would like to thank the growing fan base for voting and supporting the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award.
Brendan Schaub was introduced to mixed martial arts at young age by his father who is a 2nd degree black belt in Karate and Tae Kwon do. He grew up watching UFC and feels privileged for having the opportunity to fight in the Octagon and live out his dream. As the winner of the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award, Tequila CAZADORES presented Brendan with a plaque and a check for a $1,000 donation made in his name to Doctors Without Borders. This organization actively provides health care and medical training to populations in about 70 countries. Brendan is appreciative for the opportunities he has been given and recognizes the importance of giving back to those less fortunate. This is the reason he chose to support Doctors Without Borders.
"We applaud Brendan Schaub for his exceptional accomplishments in and out of the Octagon," said Fannie Young, vice president and brand managing director, Tequila CAZADORES. "His outstanding contributions to his local community and dedication to his craft make him the ideal recipient of the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award. He truly embodies the core values of our brand."
Tequila CAZADORES is the Official Spirit Sponsor of Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®). UFC is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization (MMA) that offers a premier series of MMA sporting events. The Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award is an honor that is presented to the UFC fighter who best exemplifies social responsibility, commitment to the MMA art form, or good sportsmanship. Each month the winning fighter is presented with a plaque and a $1,000 check from Tequila CAZADORES to the fighter's charity of choice.
Past winners of the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award are:
- Forrest Griffin - May 23, 2009
- Rich Franklin - June 15, 2009
- Randy Couture – July 13, 2009
- Kenny Florian – Aug. 7, 2009
- Nate Marquardt – Aug. 28, 2009
- Tito Ortiz – Sept. 19, 2009
- Brandon Vera – Oct. 23, 2009
- Cain Velasquez – Nov. 20, 2009
- Frank Mir – Dec. 11, 2009
- Brian Stann – Feb. 5, 2010
- Brian Stann (culmination award) – March 25, 2010
- Diego Sanchez – May 27, 2010
- Kurt Pellegrino – July 1, 2010
- Clay Guida – Aug. 4, 2010
- Kenny Florian – Aug. 28, 2010
- Matt Serra – Sept. 25, 2010
About Tequila CAZADORES®
Tequila CAZADORES is the maker of the number-one premium tequila in the world(2) and the number-one Reposado Tequila in California(3). It is renowned as one of the most popular premium tequilas in Mexico. Tequila CAZADORES is made with 100 percent blue agave grown, harvested and distilled in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, recognized as the premier agave growing region in the world, resulting in a smoother, more flavorful taste. For additional information, visit www.cazadores.com.
About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world's leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDI® rum, the world's favorite and best-selling premium rum, as well as the world's most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super premium vodka; DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in the world; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands. For more information, visit www.bacardiusa.com.
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(1) 2007 International Wine & Spirit Record (IWSR)
(2) 2007 International Wine & Spirit Record (IWSR)
(3) 2009 The Nielsen Company
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