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Video: Watch the official ‘UFC 25 Years in Short’ trailer for upcoming documentary series

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up to premiere its upcoming short film documentary series which will highlight the promotion’s growth over the last 25 years.

From Royce Gracie’s dominance early on in the dark days of mixed martial arts (MMA), to Ronda Rousey’s historic run as UFC’s first ever female champion, “25 Years in Short” will highlight all of the company’s biggest fights and accomplishments.

From the official YouTube description:

2018 marks twenty-five years of the UFC, and in celebration of our silver anniversary, we’re presenting a groundbreaking, 25-part series of original, documentary short films. UFC 25 YEARS IN SHORT brings together an award-winning team of documentary filmmakers, to tell twenty-five captivating stories, one for each year of the UFC’s extraordinary history. UFC 25 YEARS IN SHORT premieres this September, only on UFC Fight Pass.

It has a “30 for 30” feel to it.

Indeed, UFC has paved the way for the sport of MMA to become the powerhouse it is today, thanks in large part to company president Dana White and former owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who sold the company to WME-IMG in a staggering $4 billion deal a few short years ago.

Now under the Endeavor umbrella, UFC continues to set the bar for all other promotions to follow in its footsteps. And while there have been a few speed bumps along the way, the promotion continues to try and out-do itself year after year.

In celebration of it’s 25th anniversary, the promotion will return where it all began, as it is set to stage UFC Fight Night 139 on Nov. 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado, which will be 25 years since UFC 1 took place in Denver back on November 12, 1993.

The event is set to feature a featherweight showdown between Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung, as well as welterweight showdown between Donald Cerrone and Mike Perry.

“25 Years in Short” will premier this September only on UFC Fight Pass.

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