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UFC PARTNERS WITH LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE FOUNDATION TO LAUNCH YOUTH MENTORING INITIATIVE IN LAS VEGAS

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a multi-year partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), LVMPD Foundation, and Fighting for The Future Foundation to establish a youth mentoring initiative in conjunction with select schools throughout Las Vegas.

Designed for high-risk youth ages 12-17, the youth mentoring initiative will comprise free after-school tutoring for student-athletes participating in the program. In partnership with UNLV Boxing and the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, both community partners of the LVMPD Foundation, tutors will be provided for five free sessions per week at Fight Capital Gym.

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Participants of this program will also have access to three free MMA-based fitness classes per week at Las Vegas’ legendary Fight Capital Gym, which will teach various levels of disciplines that are the foundation of mixed martial arts, including Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu.

This program aims to help young people develop skills with a focus on self-discipline and self-defense, while giving them access to coaches and instructors from Fight Capital Gym, as well as after-school tutoring, in a safe and supportive environment.

UFC athletes train with local kids as part of youth mentoring initiative in Las Vegas, NV

“We have an amazing relationship with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, and we’re excited to launch our youth mentoring program to help underprivileged kids throughout the Las Vegas community,” said UFC President & CEO Dana White. “Providing kids with free after-school tutoring to help them excel in the classroom and offering training at a world-class gym like Fight Capital, are great ways to build their discipline and confidence.” 

UFC athletes train with local kids as part of youth mentoring initiative in Las Vegas, NV

In conjunction with training, this program will also periodically host youth engagement activities with local law enforcement, providing opportunities for the LVMPD to build relationships and trust throughout the Clark County community.

“Youth who are engaged in a positive activity after school are less likely to end up in trouble,” LVMPD Sheriff Kevin McMahill said. “This partnership between LVMPD and UFC brings kids to the gym and keeps them in the classroom. Mixed martial arts are centered around discipline, integrity, and humility, and these are qualities that we also embrace.”

UFC athletes train with local kids as part of youth mentoring initiative in Las Vegas, NV

The sport of mixed martial arts has been proven to help young people develop a wide range of skills to support their physical and mental health, including improved cognitive function and muscle strength, better balance and coordination, enhanced flexibility, and better self-awareness.

UFC Foundation, a non-profit organization, works in conjunction with UFC’s corporate responsibility program (CSR), #UFCInTheCommunity, to strategically collaborate with partners, sponsors, and athletes to develop charitable programs designed to make a positive impact on the community by advocating for youth, public service, equality, and supporting those who fight to overcome life-threatening illnesses.

UFC athletes train with local kids as part of youth mentoring initiative in Las Vegas, NV

Fight Capital Gym will serve as the location for the pilot program, with other gyms to follow throughout the Las Vegas Valley scheduled to open in 2025. To learn more about the program and register, visit FIGHTINGFORTHEFUTUREFOUNDATION.

About UFC
UFC is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and approximately 260 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 975 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.

About the LVMPD Foundation:

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to support and supplement Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department programs and initiatives. The LVMPD Foundation was established in 1999 and is dedicated to supporting LVMPD area commands, special units, equipment, training, and hundreds of community engagement programs and initiatives that build relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers are here to Protect and Serve our community, and together with law enforcement, we can help make our neighborhoods safer for all. Please join us in our important work by contributing at www.lvmpdfoundation.org.

About Fighting for The Future Foundation
Fighting for The Future Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to give kids in socially and economically challenged neighborhoods a positive outlet that will benefit both their physical and mental well-being. We incorporate the core principles of martial arts (discipline, respect, integrity, honor, and compassion) to teach physical fitness, self-defense, and life skills. Our goal is to develop the consistent use of these principles to positively influence the core values that will help them succeed in the future.

Contacts:
Brian Smith
UFC
702-956-6566
bsmith@ufc.com

Pamela Puppel
LVMPD Foundation
ppuppel@lvmpdfoundation.org