Toyo Tires sponsors UFC Lightweight fighter
Toyo Tire USA has announced that it will sponsor the Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight division fighter, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis as a Team Toyo Athlete for 2011. “I am proud to represent Toyo Tires,” said Pettis. “Toyo has always been a major supporter of mixed martial arts and I am honoured that they have selected me as an ambassador of their brand.”
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pettis is a top contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship in 2011 with a solid 11-1-0 record. The 5’ 9” Pettis fights in the 155lb weight class and is a third degree black belt in Taekwondo utilizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as additional elements in his fighting style. Pettis will wear the Toyo Tires logo on his fighting shorts while also promoting the Toyo Tires brand through appearances and additional marketing efforts.
“We are excited to have Anthony Pettis as one of our Team Toyo Athletes for 2011,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire USA Corp. “Pettis is a great personality in the sport of mixed martial arts and is a top contender for the UFC lightweight championship.”