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Vegas Braces for 2nd Annual UFC Fight Week

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® GEARS UP FOR
2nd ANNUAL UFC FIGHT WEEK™ JULY 3-6 IN LAS VEGAS

Book Travel Now for the Ultimate Week-Long UFC Experience
Featuring UFC Fan Expo®, Ultimate Poker® Tournament, UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Three Days Grace Concert,
Weigh-Ins, UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN and More!
www.UFC.com/FightWeek
Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and Las Vegas team up for UFC Fight Week™, presented by Ultimate Poker®, beginning July 3 and culminating with one of the biggest sporting events of the year, UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN, at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 6.  

The second annual UFC Fight Week™ will be the ultimate week-long experience for UFC fans. The celebration will feature the largest gathering of fighters and unprecedented access to UFC stars, the biggest UFC Fan Expo® to date, an Ultimate Poker® tournament, UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a free Three Days Grace concert presented by Bud Light®, Tuff-N-Uff MMA tournament, an exclusive UFC fan party, autograph signings, weigh-ins and UFC® 162.  

Ultimate Poker®, the exclusive online gaming partner of the UFC, is making history as the first company in the United States to offer legal and secure online poker. During UFC Fight Week™, fans will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive UltimatePoker.com tournaments with special UFC guests and prizes. Details about the tournament will be announced shortly at UltimatePoker.com and UFC.com/FightWeek.

Several of the hottest locations in Las Vegas -- such as MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, The Palazzo Las Vegas, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience, The D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Casino, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, and more -- will host UFC themed events.

“The UFC has always done a big Vegas show around Fourth of July weekend. Fans from all over the country, tons of people from Brazil and Canada, and as far away as Japan and Australia, are coming to Vegas to see UFC 162 and take part in Fight Week,” said Dana White, UFC president. “Las Vegas is the UFC’s hometown, it’s the fight capital of the world, and we’re proud to contribute to the local economy. The annual Fight Week event in Vegas is the ultimate week-long celebration for UFC fans around the world!”

“Two of the world’s most recognizable brands, UFC and Las Vegas, have developed a strong and successful partnership that delivers unrivaled excitement to millions of loyal fans around the world,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Fight Week provides fans with unprecedented access to UFC stars and no destination matches the passion and energy like Las Vegas.”

Events for UFC Fight Week™ are included and linked in the poster above  Highlights are listed below.  

Wednesday, July 3
•    UFC Community Day:
o    UFC fighters will participate in events to support local Las Vegas charities

Thursday, July 4
•    UFC Downtown
o    Meet-and-greets and autograph signings with UFC fighters at select locations at Fremont Street Experience at Golden Nugget Las Vegas, The D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Casino, El Cortez Hotel & Casino
•    Free Three Days Grace Concert at Fremont Street Experience, presented by Bud Light

Friday, July 5
•    UFC Fan Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mandalay Bay
o    Autograph and Q&A sessions, meet-and-greets, grappling tournaments, seminars, UFC FIT demonstrations™, more than 150 exhibitors and more
•    UFC® 162 Weigh-Ins at 4 p.m. at Mandalay Bay
•    UFC Exclusive Party at Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas at 8 p.m.
o    UFC party for fans with DJ, food, beverages and special appearances by UFC fighters
•    Tuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA Tournament at South Point Casino

Saturday, July 6
•    UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN at MGM Grand Garden Arena
•    UFC Fan Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mandalay Bay

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