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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 15

2 million – Downloads for “EA Sports UFC” during a two-month early launch window in Canada, South Korea, Singapore and Russia. The game was made available today in the U.S. for free on the App Store and Google Play ( EA ).

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M'S, PFD STILL $1.8M APART; TEAM RAISES TICKET $$ FOR 2000

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PUTTING ON THE GLITZ FOR STAPLES CENTER'S OPENING GAME

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NBC'S 15.4/27 FOR NLCS GAME SIX BEST LCS RATING SINCE '93

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FACILITY NOTES

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