Article

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."

Read the full article
Saturday, October 25
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Media

Recent
UFC Countdown takes you behind the scenes before UFC 179 as three Brazilians brace to do battle. In this segment, undefeated lightweight prospect Diego Ferreira prepares to face fellow upstart Beneil Dariush.
Oct 19, 2014
UFC Countdown takes you behind the scenes before UFC 179 as three Brazilians brace to do battle. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis.
Oct 16, 2014
Countdown takes you behind the scenes before UFC 179 as three Brazilians brace to fight. Reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind as intent on victory as Mendes’ is on redemption.
Oct 19, 2014
UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste sits down with Diane Tauzon of CBS news in Las Vegas for an in-depth interview about her life and career.
Oct 19, 2014