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
Noche UFC Collection
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
The Ultimate FighterUFC 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.
UFC 121: Lesnar vs VelasquezCain Velasquez defeats Brock Lesnar to win the UFC heavyweight title, becoming first Mexican-American heavyweight champion in combat sports history.
The Ultimate Fighter - Latin AmericaThe 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.
UFC 180: Werdum vs HuntThe first UFC event to be held in Mexico, UFC 180, takes place in Mexico City.
UFC 263Brandon Moreno defeats flyweight titleholder Deiveson Figueiredo to become the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history.
UFC 284 + UFC 285Yair 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.
Noche UFC: Grasso vs Shevchenko 2Noche 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.
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
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:
- Tatiana Suarez - UFC Fighter Face-Off Presented by Cuervo
- Justin Gaethje - UFC Legacy Championship Belt
- Brandon Moreno - UFC Fighter Face-Off Presented by Cuervo
- Chito Vera - UFC Legacy Championship Belt