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Stellar Events During UFC Fight Week

Behind-the-scenes source for Fourth of July week events is no nonprofit
By: Alan Snel, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"During Independence Day week, a well-known local organization is staging everything from an art show, HIV testing and World Cup soccer watch parties to a free concert, 5K race and bowling.

"If you think it’s a nonprofit organization holding an impressive array of fundraisers and wholesome community events, think again.

"It’s no nonprofit group. The July 1-6 schedule of events is the handiwork of Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s biggest mixed martial arts fight show promotion organization valued at $2 billion.

"During its annual International Fight Week, the Las Vegas-based combat sports company stages its signature fight show and monster two-day fan expo where mixed martial arts are celebrated and 25,000 fans roam the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and collect autographs from stars such as Ronda Rousey."

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