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Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

UFC brings an action-packed card to T-Mobile Arena on Mexican Independence Day for the first time ever. It has become a great tradition in combat sports to hold big fights on September 16th, and this year we're honoring our UFC fans and fighters from Mexican communities with an inaugural Noche UFC.

Noche UFC Acitivites

UFC Store

Noche UFC Collection

Commemorate Mexican Independence day and the inaugural Noche UFC event with this exclusive collection.

Fighting Spirit

  • A Legacy of Greatness

  • The Heavyweight Champion

  • An All Mexican Team

  • UFC Comes to Mexico

  • The First Mexican-Born Champion

  • The Reign of Mexican Champions

  • Noche UFC

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    The Ultimate Fighter

    UFC Hall of Famer Diego Sanchez wins The Ultimate Fighter season one middleweight tournament. Future The Ultimate Fighter winners of Mexican descent include notable names such as Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson, Kelvin Gastelum, Carla Esparza, and Tatiana Suarez.
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    UFC 121: Lesnar vs Velasquez

    Cain Velasquez defeats Brock Lesnar to win the UFC heavyweight title, becoming first Mexican-American heavyweight champion in combat sports history.
  • The Ultimate Fighter - Latin America

    The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America premieres, featuring an all-Mexican team coached by Cain Velasquez. Two members of Team Velasquez (Yair Rodríguez and Alejandro Pérez) go on to win the featherweight and bantamweight tournaments, respectively.
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    UFC 180: Werdum vs Hunt

    The first UFC event to be held in Mexico, UFC 180, takes place in Mexico City.
  • UFC 263

    Brandon Moreno defeats flyweight titleholder Deiveson Figueiredo to become the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history.
  • UFC 284 + UFC 285

    Yair Rodríguez defeats Josh Emmett to win the interim UFC featherweight championship at UFC 284. A month later at UFC 285, Alexa Grasso shocks the world and defeats Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight title, becoming the first female Mexican-born champion in UFC history.
  • 08/23/23 TEQUILA, JALISCO - Alexa Grasso training in Tequila, Jalisco for Noche UFC on September 16, 2023. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Zuffa LLC)

    Noche UFC: Grasso vs Shevchenko 2

    Noche UFC celebrates Mexican Independence Day, featuring a rematch between Grasso and Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight title, and a stacked card featuring UFC’s top Mexican talent.


NOCHE UFC®: Athlete Panel

Watch Alexa Grasso, Valentina Shevhenko, Raul Rosas Jr., Daniel Zellhuber and Tracy Cortez answer your fan submitted questions. This event is free and open to the public

( LEVEL UP inside MGM Grand )
Kelvin Gastelum speaks during a Q&A session prior to the UFC 291 ceremonial weigh-in at Delta Center on July 28, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ceremonial Weigh-ins

Feel the action before the fight. Don’t Miss the Noche UFC Ceremonial weigh-ins Friday September 15 at Toshiba Plaza. This event is free and open to the public

( T-Mobile Arena )
Alexa Grasso of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC 285 ceremonial weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 03, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fan Experience

Fans are invited to the first Noche UFC Fan Experience on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Toshiba Plaza.  

Come check out the UFC Champion Tunnel, take a selfie with the UFC Legacy Championship Belt, face-off with your favorite fighter at the UFC Fighter Face-off, and pick up official UFC gear at the UFC Store trailer and more! 

Plus, there will be Athlete Meet & Greets happening from 2p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 4p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Athlete Meet & Greets Schedule & Locations: 


  • 2-3:30pm: 
    • Tatiana Suarez - UFC Fighter Face-Off Presented by Cuervo
    • Justin Gaethje - UFC Legacy Championship Belt
  • 4-5:30pm: 
    • Brandon Moreno - UFC Fighter Face-Off Presented by Cuervo
    • Chito Vera - UFC Legacy Championship Belt
( T-Mobile Arena – Toshiba Plaza )