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UFC COO Lawrence Epstein, six champions to ring opening bell at NYSE

Daniel Cormier will be one of six UFC champions on hand to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 6.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Six of the UFC’s most prominent bell ringers will be in New York next Friday to take part in a storied tradition at the New York Stock Exchange.

Alongside UFC senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein, champions Daniel Cormier, Demetrious Johnson, Stipe Miocic, Amanda Nunes, Robert Whittaker, and Tyron Woodley will be on hand to ring the world famous opening bell at the “The Big Board”, a day before the promotion takes over the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for UFC 223.

The April 6 edition of the daily ceremony will also serve to honor the 25th anniversary of the UFC.

Epstein and the fighters will be making themselves available for the media and photo opportunities following the event, which is set to take place at 9 a.m. ET.

This is not the first time that the UFC has been invited to take part in the ceremony. Previous bell ringers include UFC stars Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Frankie Edgar, Matt Hughes, and Bruce Buffer. Miocic was actually present when the UFC visited the stock exchange on Nov. 11, 2016, a day before UFC 205, the promotion’s New York City debut.