MUMBAI: The Ultimate Fighting Championship has partnered Las
Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to launch the first
annual International Fight Week which will take from 3-7 July
Fight Week is being positioned as being the ultimate week-long
experience for UFC fans. The inaugural week-long celebration
of the UFC will feature the largest ever gathering of fighters
and unprecedented access to UFC stars and will cumulate with
UFC 148: Silva vs Sonnen II.
UFC and LVCVA have partnered to make the July fight event
not just a Las Vegas tradition, but a signature sporting occasion
which will draw fans from all over the globe to the fight
capital of the world. This will become an annual tradition
for the UFC in Las Vegas.
president Dana White said, "For years the UFC has done
a big Vegas show around the Fourth of July weekend and now
we've made it a focal point in our calendar . For UFC 148,
we've got fans coming in from all over the country, tons of
people from Brazil and Canada and as far away as England,
Japan and Australia to see this fight.
Vegas is the UFC's hometown. This is where our headquarters
are this is where we are from and we're proud to be contributing
to the local economy. The first annual International Fight
Week will be awesome, the fans are going to have a fight week
experience better than anything they've ever had before, and
each year we are going to build this thing to the point where
every fan on the planet knows they have to come to Vegas for
this July fight week at least once in their lives."
Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority president, CEO Rossi
Ralenkotter said, "The UFC has evolved into a world-wide
brand, generating interest from all over the globe. Las Vegas
and UFC is a partnership of two great brands and International
Fight Week will attract visitors from all over the world.
There's no better destination for a special event of this
magnitude than Las Vegas."
in Las Vegas that will be hosting UFC themed events during
International Fight Week, include the MGM Grand, Mandalay
Bay, the Palazzo, the Wynn, the Palms, the EA Sports Lounge
at the Cosmopolitan, a Fremont Street experience at the D,
Golden Nugget, Golden Gate and El Cortez.