FORT WORTH, Tex. (November 29, 2021) – This December, Fort Worth, Texas, and the iconic Cowtown Coliseum will host yet another enthralling Western sports event, holding the six-day, two-weekend 2021 UBF (Ultimate Bullfighting) World Finals Dec. 2-11, when the 2021 UBF World Champion will be crowned and $100,000 will be awarded to 24 of the world’s best freestyle bullfighters. The high-adrenaline action will take over Fort Worth on Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11.
The UBF was launched in 2020 as a partnership between Luke Kaufman, 2020 UBF Stock Contractor of the Year Chad Ellison and two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina), showcasing the acrobatic western discipline of freestyle bullfighting. After awarding $237,000 in prize money in its inaugural season, the UBF will payout more than $350,000 at the conclusion of 2021.
In freestyle bullfighting, a bullfighter competes for 60 seconds against a fighting bull predominantly of Spanish descent in an effort to score points for maneuvers performed during the one-minute competition. Unlike traditional bullfighting, the animals are not harmed. Bullfighters are judged solely on their ability to perform gravity-defying acrobatic stunts as close to the bull as possible without getting hit.
Throughout the six days of action for the 2021 UBF World Finals, produced in partnership with the PBR (Professional Bull Rider24 of the world’s top freestyle bullfighters will compete through a tiered, progressive elimination format until the 2021 UBF World Champion is crowned on Saturday, Dec. 11, earning the accompanying $25,000 bonus.
The 2021 UBF World Finals will be held Dec. 2-4 and 9-11, with action commencing nightly at 7:00 p.m. CST. Before each performance, fans will also be treated to a pre-show hosted by the podcast team behind Cowboy Sh*t, Ted Stovin and Wacey Anderson.
The roster of bullfighters set to compete at the 2021 UBF World Finals is:
Andrew Garey (Kersey, Colorado)
Chance Moorman (Lytle, Texas)
Clay Wagers (Ripley, Mississippi)
Colton Orcutt (Bethany, Missouri)
Dakota Martin (Hastings, Michigan)
Gus Kluttz (Okemah, Oklahoma)
Justin Martin (Waller, Texas)
Noah Krepps (Jasper, Arkansas)
Preston Robinson (Minersville, Utah)
Roper Rich (Eaton, Colorado)
Sage Seay (Hackberry, Louisiana)
Trenton Ross (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
Andres Gonzalez (Woodland, California)
Blake Starrett (Hooks, Texas)
Clay Moore (Belen, New Mexico)
Colby Lindsey (Calvert City, Kentucky)
Dekevis Jordan (Madill, Oklahoma)
Jackson Gregory (Bowling Green, Missouri)
Jacorey Golden (Houston, Mississippi)
Knox Dunn (Slaughter, Louisiana)
Miles Jones (Tarkio, Missouri)
Jake England (Como, Mississippi)
Trent King (Mineral Wells, Texas)
Tyler Washburn (White Cloud, Michigan)
The high-adrenaline action will get underway with pool play on Thursday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 3. Bullfighters in Pool A will compete on Dec. 2, followed by Pool B on Dec. 3. On both nights, the pool of contenders will be split into four groups of three, with the top performing bullfighter in each trio advancing to the next stage of competition on Saturday, Dec. 4.
On Dec. 4, the eight advancing bullfighters from Pool A and B will be joined by the Top 4 performing runner-up finishers. The 12 competing bullfighters will again be split into four groups of three, with the top performing contender in each grouping earning an automatic berth to Championship Saturday.
The 2021 UBF World Finals will resume Thursday, Dec. 9 with the Redemption Round, followed by the Wild Card Round on Friday, Dec. 10. Each day of competition will again showcase 12 bullfighters competing in four groups of three. The Redemption Round will feature the 12 bullfighters who did not advance from the initial round of pool competition, while the Wild Card Round will include four winning bullfighters from Dec. 9, and the eight bullfighters who did not advance following the event on Dec. 4
The intense competition for the 2021 UBF World Finals will come to a climactic end Saturday, Dec .11 when the Top 4 bullfighters from Dec. 4 and the Top 4 bullfighters from the Wild Card Round go head-to-head to earn one of four coveted positions in the winner-take-all shoot out round.
In the shoot-out championship round, the four advancing bullfighters will each take to the dirt one final time with the top performer being crowned the 2021 UBF World Champion and collecting the accompanying $25,000 bonus.
Tickets for the 2021 UBF World Finals are on sale now and can be purchased at CowtownColiseum.com and PBR.com, or through PBR Customer Service by phone at 1-800-732-1727.
General Admission tickets start at $15 for adults, and $7.50 for children ages 11-18, taxes and fees not included. Children age 10 and under will be able to enter the 2021 UBF World Finals for free.
For a more close-up experience, fans can also purchase Silver Spur Seats for $35, VIP and Gold Buckle Seats for $45 and Dirt Seats for $55.
All ticket buyers will also be able to partake in nightly post-event autograph sessions and meet-and-greets on the dirt with some of the top bullfighters in the world.
For more information about how to attend the 2021 UBF World Finals at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec.2-11, visit PBR.com.
About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.