Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:44
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March 19, 2014
UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS JULY 1-6
WITH BIGGEST PLANS YET, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND ALL THINGS UFC
Featuring Two Huge Fight Cards in One Weekend in UFC’s Hometown of Las Vegas, UFC Fan Expo®, Free Concert, Pool Party with Octagon Girls®,
Access to 50+ UFC Stars and Celebrities, Events Around Town Showcasing Vegas’ Entertainment, Dining and Arts, and More!
Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and Las Vegas are teaming up for the third annual UFC International Fight Week™ July 1-6, 2014. The weeklong celebration for fans around the world returns with its biggest plans yet and something for everyone including entertainment, dining, arts, charitable events, shopping and, of course, all things UFC. The event will also feature for the first-time ever, two huge fight cards in one weekend in the UFC’s hometown of Las Vegas – UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter® 19 Finale and multiple events offered around town every day.
Several of the hottest locations in Las Vegas will host UFC themed events and fans will have access to UFC stars and celebrities. The UFC Fan Expo® will also return with new activities, youth and adult, grappling and martial arts tournaments, fan contests, live performances showcasing Las Vegas talent, more main stage activities, and exciting experiences for fans to interact with fighters. Other fan favorite activities will return including a pool party with Octagon Girls®, training sessions with fighters, a free concert, weigh-ins and more. Appearances, activities and on-sale dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets and event details are available at www.UFCFightWeek.com. UFC Fan Expo tickets are on sale NOW at www.UFCFanExpo.com.
“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. “UFC International Fight Week provides fans with unprecedented access to UFC stars and no destination matches the passion and energy like Las Vegas.”
During UFC International Fight Week, tens of thousands of fans head to Las Vegas, the UFC’s hometown and fight capital of the world, to meet UFC fighters and talent, experience what Vegas has to offer and witness action-packed events. Some of the most memorable UFC events in history have taken place around Fourth of July weekend. To date, the UFC has hosted more than eighty events in Las Vegas, which have drawn more than half a million fans. The last UFC International Fight Week event generated more than $146 million in economic impact for Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Club® members will enjoy exclusive members-only benefits during UFC International Fight Week including VIP access at select events, 10% off discount offer on UFC Fan Expo tickets, The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale and UFC 175 pre-sale offers and more. For more information on becoming a UFC Fight Club member visit www.ufcfightclub.com.
Get your VIP package today! The UFC VIP Experience packages together your tickets with behind-the-scenes access to the official weigh-ins, backstage tours, meet and greet and autograph signings with top UFC stars, Q&A sessions, and photo opportunities, access to an in-arena VIP party room, a chance to hold the championship belt inside the Octagon® and more!
To book travel for UFC International Fight Week visit www.lasvegas.com/ufc or www.ufcfightweek.com. Stay connected with UFC International Fight Week news on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/UFCFightWeek), Twitter and Instagram (@UFCFightWeek).