Ringside Comedy Joins The Night Owl Showroom For A Limited Time Engagement With Headliner Rob Van Dam

Ringside Comedy Joins The Night Owl Showroom For A Limited Time Engagement With Headliner Rob Van Dam

 

Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas, in conjunction with Admit.VIP entertainment unveil their new hilarious production, Ringside Comedy. Marking the first installation in the Ringside Comedy saga, WWE Super Star Rob Van Dam will take over the Night Owl Showroom for a limited time engagement from Thursday, Nov. 1 to Saturday Nov. 3, 2018 with performances beginning at 9 p.m.

 

Ringside Comedy features talented celebrities from the MMA, WWE and boxing worlds. As fans favorite stars take over the stage, they will share stories and jokes from their glory days that will leave guests in stiches.

 

Rob Van Dam will be headlining the first session of Ringside Comedy, Nov. 1-3, 2018 at 9 p.m. inside the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel. Rob’s performance will be accompanied by comedian Tom Garland (@TomGarlandLV) and pro-wrestler Katie Forbes (@TheKatieForbes). Van Dam gained mainstream popularity in Extreme Championship Wresting and later found success in WWE and Total Nonstop Action wresting.

 

“We’re very excited for the bell to ring on the first edition of Ringside Comedy,” said Pete Housley CEO of Admit.VIP. “Rob Van Dam is an amazing superstar in the wrestling ring, but he’s honed his acting and comedic skills over the years and is truly funny and enjoyable to watch. In our first meeting, it was clear that RVD’s fan base is massive as the staff and patrons at our lunch were chanting his name.”

 

Guests can catch Ringside Comedy with Rob Van Dam Thursday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 3. Tickets start at $44.95 and can be purchased here or by calling 702-493-8056.

 

For more information about Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas, please visit their website.

 

 

ABOUT HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL

The world’s only Hooters Casino Hotel is located one block from the famous Las Vegas Strip and directly across from the Las Vegas Monorail, providing access to all Las Vegas has to offer. The property features 657 newly-renovated rooms and suites, the world’s busiest Hooters Restaurant, and new, fun-focused venues like the Porch and Backyard. The 30,000 square foot casino floor offers 330 slot and video poker machines, 20 table games and a full Sports Book by William Hill. Hooters Casino Hotel is your not-so-ordinary casino that welcomes you to play, stay and eat with us 24/7/365. Hooters of America, LLC, is the franchisor and operator of more than 425 Hooters restaurants in 39 states and 31 countries, including the Hooters Casino Hotel location. For more information call 1.866.LVHOOTS or visit www.hooterscasinohotel.com. Follow Hooters Casino Hotel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Global Force Wrestling Shows to Debut at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas July 24

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Global Force Wrestling Shows to Debut at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas July 24

The glitz and glamour of Sin City will meet the hard-charging, high energy of professional wrestling when Global Force Wrestling brings its brand to Las Vegas for the first taping of its broadcast event shows on Friday, July 24 at the Orleans Arena.

The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has been the site for some of the biggest boxing and MMA fights in history. Now, Las Vegas has another major sporting event to add to that list.

“This time, what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas,” said Jeff Jarrett, GFW founder and CEO. “Global Force Wrestling is looking forward to bringing the freshest brand of professional wrestling to fans from all over the world; and, it all starts right here in the fight capital of the world.”

GFW’s first three shows at the Orleans Arena will take place on Friday, July 24, Friday, August 21 and Friday, October 23. GFW has alliances with 13 affiliates on five continents, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Mexico’s AAA and federations in Europe, Australia and Africa.

“Las Vegas hosts some of the world’s best entertainment and sporting events – we are thrilled to be the home of the GFW brand and introduce fans to the next great wrestling franchise,” said Darren Davis, Executive Director of the Orleans Arena. “Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling promise to bring something new and exciting to the sport.”

Jarrett, a third-generation wrestling promoter, has been laying the groundwork for GFW for the past year. In addition to international partnerships, the former wrestling champion has been scouring North America for the newest and freshest talent professional wrestling has to offer.

Details about tickets, special VIP opportunities and other important information about the inaugural GFW tapings, including future air dates of the taped specials, will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.GlobalForceWrestling.com or www.OrleansArena.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #GFWVegas.

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. Orleans Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

About Global Force Wrestling
Global Force Wrestling is a privately owned professional wrestling and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2014, Global Force Wrestling is changing the wrestling and entertainment industry with an innovative and groundbreaking approach to fan interactivity, storytelling and overall entertainment to engage audiences across television, digital and social media platforms.

Silverton Casino Hotel Announces January Entertainment and Events Listing

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Silverton Casino Hotel Announces
January
Entertainment and Event Listing

 

Silverton Casino Hotel is the perfect place for great music, delicious food and a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Please find a list below of the upcoming headliners at Silverton Casino Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at Silverton Casino Hotel, by calling 702-263-7777 or by logging onto www.silvertoncasino.com.

 

MLK “Inspiration” Performance
Dates: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. Doors
Admission Cost: Starting at $20
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: In an effort to help deferred dreams a reality, the Black Music Association and Silverton Casino will present “Inspiration” Musical Tribute To The Legacy Of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Thursday, January 15, 2015 inside the Veil Pavilion in celebration of the legendary civil rights leader’s birthday. The event will feature entertainers from Las Vegas and across the nation who will perform songs of unity, opportunity and praise. The concert will have award-winning singers performing gospel, R&B, jazz, opera, pop, and hip hop in songs that bring celebration to the life of Dr. King and all that he lived and perished to achieve. Tickets are available at the Silverton Box Office, or online at www.silvertoncasino.com. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Ronnie Milsap
Dates: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission Cost: Starting at $25
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info:  Ronnie Milsap is a Grammy Award winner and influential performer from the 1970’s and 1980’s who was also one of American country music’s first successful blind artist. Milsap was a popular country “crossover” singer whose appeal was to both country and pop music that incorporated R&B, pop, and rock and roll elements. Ronnie Milsap’s biggest hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Getting’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, and “Stranger in My House”. Fans of this classic artist can catch his show inside Veil Pavilion on January 24 where tickets are starting at $25. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Michael Grimm
Dates: Friday, January 3, 17, & 31, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission Cost: Starting at $25
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info:  Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers with his soulful tone and smooth southern style and became the winner of Season Five of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The viewers turned to fans and followed him on the national “America’s Got Talent Tour” and eventually led to playing at arenas filled with up to 20,000 screaming fans. Michael released his first major self-titled album in spring of 2011 and stays true to his southern style that got him where he is today and combines it with the soulful music he grew to love. Grimm has released new music in 2012 and has been touring around the world and working on new singles. Michael Grimm will be playing all his hits and fan favorites at the Silverton Casino inside Veil Pavilion on January 3, 17, and 31 at
8 p.m. Tickets are starting at $25. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

MMA
Dates: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. Street Fair and 7 p.m. Bell
Admission Cost: Starting at $30
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: Get Real Productions LLC has adopted a “fighter first” mentality and Real MMA focuses on showcasing amateur MMA athletes for quarterly events. Get Real Promotions is backed by Real Water, a nationally-distributed premium bottled water company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. Guests attending can enjoy the Street Fair which will feature beer and wine sampling as well as other sponsors as well as, attend an after party following the event. All ages show. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City Search®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

 

 

One Step Closer Foundation partners with VooDoo Zip Line to host “Share a Chair for Cerebral Palsy” Celebrity Charity Event on Friday, June 27

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One Step Closer Foundation partners with VooDoo Zip Line to host
“Share a Chair for Cerebral Palsy” Celebrity Charity Event on Friday, June 27

One Step Closer Foundation Aims to Raise $10,000 to Provide Four Wheelchairs to Deserving Children Suffering from Cerebral Palsy

 

The One Step Closer Foundation, a 501-c3 non-profit organization whose main goal is to help make the lives of those people suffering from cerebral palsy easier, is proud to partner with VooDoo Zip Line at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, to announce the first ever “Share a Chair for Cerebral Palsy” charity event on Friday, June 27. For one day only, donors will have a chance to share a ride with a celebrity on the new VooDoo Zip Line with 100 percent of the proceeds being used to give the gift of mobility to children in need.

 

“For many children suffering from cerebral palsy, getting a motorized wheelchair to assist with everyday living seems unattainable due to their high cost,” said Jacob Zalewski, founder of the One Step Closer Foundation. “By partnering with VooDoo Zip Line for this event, donors will not only get the chance to ride Las Vegas’ newest thrill ride, but also the excitement of knowing their donation directly funded a wheelchair for a deserving child with cerebral palsy.”

 

To date, the One Step Closer Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cerebral palsy. Through this event, the One Step Closer foundation hopes to raise $10,000 in order to purchase four new motorized wheelchairs, each costing $2,500.

 

“We are honored to be hosting this event for such an incredible cause and we’re proud of all the support the One Step Closer Foundation has deservedly earned over the years,” said Jonathan Borchetta, owner of VooDoo Zip Line and partner of New Capital Ventures.“Some big names will be coming out to our VooDoo Zip Line to help raise money for these children in need, including Mehki Phifer, MMA star Forrest Griffin, TapOut founder Dan ‘Punkass’ Caldwell, Jennifer Tilley, Playboy Playmates and more.”

Created by New Capital Ventures, VooDoo Zip Line accommodates two riders at once and connects the two towers of the Rio Las Vegas almost 500 feet above the ground. The feet-dangling, adrenaline rush attraction begins on the patio of VooDoo Steakhouse, located on the 50th floor of the Masquerade Tower, and propels riders at speeds up to 33 miles per hour to the adjoining 20-story Ipanema Tower. Guests make a return trip to the starting point traveling backwards at 20 miles per hour. Offering one of the best views of Las Vegas, VooDoo Zip Line boasts a 360-degree panorama of the Strip and scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The heart-pumping adventure covers one-third of a mile in one minute and 10 seconds.

Patrons looking to make a donation or purchase a ride with a celebrity can visit One Step Closer Foundation’s Indiegogo campaign page at www.indiegogo.com/projects/share-a-chair. Donation packages start at $5 and are available for purchase now through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25.Donation package perks include t-shirts, coffee mugs, entry into the “Raising the Stakes for Cerebral Palsy” poker tournament, dinner and a ride with a celebrity on the VooDoo Zip Line and more.

 

The “Share a Chair for Cerebral Palsy” charity event will precede the “Raising the Stakes for Cerebral Palsy” celebrity poker tournament on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the Planet Hollywood Resort &Casino in Las Vegas. This No-Limit Texas Hold-Em tournament will also benefit the One Step Closer Foundation, with a $300 + $30 entry fee buy in and $100 re-buys for the first 90 minutes. The final table will receive more than$25,000 in cash and prizes.

 

For more information, please visit www.onestepcloserfoundation.org, www.voodoozipline.com or www.riolasvegas.com.

 

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About One Step Closer Foundation:
The One Step Closer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose main goal is to help make the lives of people living with Cerebral Palsy easier. Founded by Jacob Zalewski in 2002, the One Step Closer Foundation has succeeded in raising over half a million dollars to fund research and support those affected by CP. For more information, please visit www.onestepcloserfoundation.org. Find One Step Closer Foundation on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms – including 380 newly designed Samba suites – the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and Crown Theater. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including Hash House a Go Go, Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar, VooDoo Beach and, with panoramic views of The Strip, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit www.riolasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About VooDoo Zip Line:
Created by New Capital Ventures, VooDoo Zip Line is an over-the-top, adrenaline-rushing, thrill ride at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The one-of-a-kind attraction features the best views of the city, boasting a 360-degree panorama of the famed Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges as guests soar more almost 500 feet above the ground. For more information, visit www.VooDooZipLine.com. Follow VooDoo Zip Line on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

About New Capital Ventures:
New Capital Ventures was founded by Jonathan Borchetta and Joe Shortal and it is a Las Vegas-based development firm specializing in rides and attractions. VooDoo Zip Line was created in partnership with world-renowned ride designer Stan Checketts. New Capital Ventures is dedicated to creating quality, entertainment destinations throughout the city while also providing employment opportunities for the community.

UFC Fighters Take Over Lagasse’s Stadium At The Palazzo Las Vegas During International Fight Week

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UFC FIGHTERS TAKE OVER LAGASSE’S STADIUM AT THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS DURING INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK!

 

WHAT:  Calling all MMA fans and sports enthusiasts!  For the second year in a row, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas is teaming up with the UFC for a big week of sports.

 

Get ready for a series of 2014 World Cup viewing parties hosted by UFC fighters Johny Hendricks, Forrest Griffin, Miesha Tate , Junior dos Santos and Glover Teixeira to name a few.  During these action-packed events on July 1 and July 4, fans will have the opportunity to interact with UFC stars while enjoying an assortment of kicked-up bar food created by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse at the ultimate sports bar and sports book in Las Vegas.

 

With more than 100 HDTVs, including a giant 9-foot by 16-foot screen, pocket casino tableside betting, and plush stadium seating, guests will be treated to the ultimate fan experience.

 

WHERE:
Lagasse’s Stadium
The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

WHEN:
World Cup Viewing Party
Tuesday, July 1
8:30am – doors open
9am – Game 1
9:30am – UFC Welterweight Champion Johnny Hendricks, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin, and Octagon Girl Vanessa Hansen arrive.

9:45am – 10:00am – Half-Time

  • Fighters play EA Sports UFC game on big screen
  • Fighter vs Fighter
  • Fighter plays EA FIFA game on big screen
  • Fighter vs Lucky Fan

10:00am – 2nd half resumes (45 min)

UFC Talent walk around and mix and mingle with fans
11am– Fighter Q&A session with fans

 

1pm – Game 2

1:30pm–UFC Flyweight Joseph Benavidez, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Miesha Tate and Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer arrive

1:45pm – 2:00pm – Half-Time

Fighters play EA Sports UFC game on big screen
Fighter vs Fighter

  • Fighter plays EA FIFA game on big screen
  • Fighter vs Lucky Fan

2:00pm – 2nd half resumes (45 min)

UFC Talent walk around and mix and mingle with fans
3:00pm – Fighter Q&A Session with fans
Friday, July 4
8:30am – doors open
9am – Game 1
9:30am – Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos, Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson, and Octagon Girl Chrissy Blair arrive.

9:45am – 10:00am – Half-Time

  • Fighters play EA Sports UFC game on big screen
  • Fighter vs Fighter
  • Fighter plays EA FIFA game on big screen
  • Fighter vs Lucky Fan

10:00am – 2nd half resumes (45 min)

UFC Talent walk around and mix and mingle with fans
11am– Fighter Q&A session with fans

 

1pm –Game 2
1:30pm–UFC Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira, UFC Heavyweight Brendan Schaub and Octagon Girl Jhenny Andrade

1:45pm – 2:00pm – Half-Time

Fighters play EA Sports UFC game on big screen
Fighter vs Fighter

  • Fighter plays EA FIFA game on big screen
  • Fighter vs Lucky Fan

2:00pm – 2nd half resumes (45 min)
UFC Talent walk around and mix and mingle with fans
3:00pm – Fighter Q&A Session with fans

Cost:              Food and beverage minimum $50 – $100

 

About Lagasse’s Stadium
Lagasse’s Stadium combines celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature cuisine and kicked up eats for the sports fan. With an innovative take on tailgating, Lagasse’s Stadium features game day favorite menu items, free flowing brew and more than 100 HD TVs, including a 9 foot by 16 foot main TV. Highlights include plush stadium-style seating, luxury boxes, patio dining, billiard tables, sports betting stations, video poker machines, black jack and craps tables and during-the-game sports betting in the palm of your hand via Cantor Gaming mobile devices. Signature dishes include Emeril’s Steak BAM’Wich, New Orleans Style Crab Cakes, Creole Reuben, BBQ Ribs and other favorites. Located just steps from Las Vegas Blvd. in front of The Palazzo, this is tailgating done Vegas style. Restaurant and bar hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, sportsbook and gaming lounge opens at 10 a.m. For luxury box and table reservations call 702.607.2665. Keep up with specials on Twitter @LagassesStadium and Facebook.com/LagassesStadium.

 

About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
The LEED EB Gold®-certified Venetian Las Vegas, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.

 

The Silver LEED®-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards,” the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.  The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Buddy V’s by “The Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro,  Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse.

 

The expansive Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center features convention and meeting rooms that span 340 distinct venues and more than 2.25 million square feet of flexible space, including the 85,000-square-foot Venetian Ballroom and the newly remodeled Sands Expo.

Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features  more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Nevada’s only Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski.

 

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features an indoor streets cape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as the party musical “ROCK OF AGES;” “PANDA!,” an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services.

 

Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspots, TAO and LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sports book and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities.

 

Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and The Venetian Las Vegas are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio.

 

For additional information, visit venetian.com or palazzolasvegas.com , follow on Twitter @venetianvegas @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook.

 

UFC Fan Expo Returns to Las Vegas This July During International Fight Week

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UFC FAN EXPO® RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS THIS JULY DURING INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK 

Sat., July 5 – Sun., July 6 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Tickets On-Sale NOW at www.UFCFanExpo.com

As part of UFC International Fight Week™, thousands of fans from all over the world will celebrate their passion for mixed martial arts (MMA) during UFC Fan Expo® July 5-6 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. During the two-day event fans will have access to the sport’s biggest names, interact with industry icons and more than 150 vendors, participate in exhibitions, fighter autograph and training sessions, and enjoy other special events and competitions. The UFC Fan Expo will culminate with the exciting conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter® 19 Finale on Sunday, July 6 at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Tickets and VIP packages for the UFC Fan Expo are on sale NOW at www.ufcfanexpo.com. Tickets for Saturday, July 5 are priced at $45, while tickets for Sunday, July 6 are priced at $40. A two-day pass is also available and is priced at $60. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now and save, as ticket pricing will increase at the door. Ticket on-sale for The Ultimate Fighter® 19 Finale will be announced at a later date.

This marks the fifth UFC Fan Expo held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2009, with additional UFC Fan Expos being held in Boston, London, Toronto and Houston.

Activities, appearances and sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. Current highlights include:

  • 50+ UFC stars and celebrities
  • Youth and adult, grappling and mixed martial arts tournaments
  • Autograph sessions with fighters
  • Q&A sessions with fighters and personalities
  • Training and development sessions with some of the most influential figures in MMA
  • Live performances that showcase Las Vegas’ entertainment
  • Interactive fan events

 

To receive the latest news and updates on UFC Fan Expo, exclusive deals and discounts, Training & Development sessions and more, sign up for the official Expo newsletter (www.ufcfanexpo.com/newsletter) or follow @UFCFanExpo.

About UFC International Fight Week
UFC International Fight Week returns to the Fight Capital of the World July 1-6, 2014. The weeklong celebration includes something for everyone from entertainment, dining and arts to 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 – UFC® 175 and The Ultimate Fighter® 19 Finale. Other fan favorite activities will return including UFC Fan Expo, a pool party with Octagon Girls®, training sessions with fighters, a free concert, weigh-ins and more! Tickets and event details are available at www.UFCFightWeek.com.

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo, the UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries to 800+ million TV households worldwide in 28 different languages. The UFC has a multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX in the U.S. which includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, The Ultimate Fighter® reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS™, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. UFC also owns over 100 UFC GYM® locations, UFC.TV® (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT™ (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC 360 (the internationally distributed magazine), a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS, best-selling DVDs and Blu-rays, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, Octagon™ branded apparel and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit www.UFC.com and follow UFC at www.Facebook.com/UFC and Twitter: @UFC.

 

Photos: The Wanted, Priyanka Chopra and Ronda Rousey at TAO

Saturday afternoon, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey hosted TAO Beach’s Maxim Saturdays safari summer cover reveal party. The UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion turned Maxim cover girl celebrated the September issue, out on stands now, from a VIP cabana with friends. Rousey signed autographs and posed for photos with fans and hopped in the DJ booth for a quick lesson on the turntables from DJ Skratchy. Also at TAO Beach, Greg Bennett of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” partied in a VIP cabana with a group of friends.

Saturday evening, international superstar Priyanka Chopra enjoyed dinner at TAO Asian Bistro with friends. The group fueled up on sushi rolls, dumplings and a few of the restaurant’s signature dishes before heading up to the nightclub. Chopra, best known as a Bollywood actress and singer, celebrated her new hit single “Exotic” featuring Pitbull with a packed house of fans from around the world. Taking over the DJ booth, she pumped up the crowd as her brand new single blared throughout the club. Chopra showed off her DJ skills alongside DJ Vice, playing one hip hop classic after another before returning to her VIP table on the dance floor to enjoy the rest of the night with friends.

Members of the boy band sensation The Wanted were also spotted at TAO Nightclub. Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuinness and friends were seen at a VIP table on the dance floor where George’s brother celebrated his birthday.  DJ Vice shouted the band out and fans went wild, turning to get a glimpse of the music stars. The group enjoyed the club scene and partied the night away.

The Wanted

 

Photo Credit: Al Powers

LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS

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LVH THEATER

Mission Productions Limited and Rock Vault Tours, LLC present
RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT
Shows nightly/schedule may vary
$49 – $100 (Rock Star package available including tickets in first 5 rows, t-shirt, signed concert program & album, meet & greet and VIP Pass)
$90 – All inclusive Benihana Package includes 5-course meal in world-famous Benihana
SPECIAL LOCALS PRICING (must show NV ID):
$39 – Ticket Only
$79 – All inclusive Benihana Package includes 5-course meal in world-famous Benihana

LED ZEPAGAIN
Amazing Led Zeppelin Tribute

May 17
9 PM
$19

Tuff Warrior Ent. Presents
MARISELA

May 31
9 PM
$35 – $75
Tickets on sale now

LAS VEGAS ELVIS FESTIVAL
July 11-14
Schedule and pricing varies
Tickets on sale now

Sacks & Co. presents
FRAMPTON’S GUITAR CIRCUS
Featuring Peter Frampton along with B.B. King

August 23
8 PM
$79 – $110
Tickets on sale now

 

SHIMMER CABARET

 

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Music from the Heart
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FightMetric Teams Up with Ultimate Fighting Championship to Offer UFC Fighter Rankings

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

FIGHTMETRIC TEAMS UP WITH ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP TO OFFER UFC FIGHTER RANKINGS

 

FightMetric®, the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), will continue to enhance fans experience by providing UFC Fighter Rankings. UFC Fighter Rankings by FightMetric will poll opinions from sports media worldwide and will be recognized by the UFC and integrated into its broadcast and featured on UFC.com. Voting will be open to media immediately after each live event with results made available to UFC.com within 24 hours.

“We are thrilled to have UFC recognize our fighter rankings and to have them hosted on UFC.com, as well as incorporated into event broadcasts. FightMetric has worked closely with the UFC for several years as an industry-leader in MMA statistics. Sports fans are accustomed to seeing performance data and rankings on their favorite baseball, football and soccer players, and now we can engage UFC fans on a similar level,” said FightMetric creator Rami Genauer.

“UFC Fighter Rankings are a great tool for new and existing fans alike to learn and better keep up with the fast pace of the UFC,” said UFC President Dana White. “We always look for opportunities to engage fans and media, allowing them to connect and voice their opinions, and this just one more way of doing that.”

Media members will vote for top fighters, currently active in the UFC, by weight class and pound-for-pound. A fighter can only appear in one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champions of each division are set in the first and second positions respectively and are not eligible for voting by media. However, champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings. Media voting is by invitation only and interested media members can apply at UFC.com/Rankings.

Since November 2007, FightMetric has furnished data that tracks the complete fight history of UFC athletes analyzing bouts across more than 125 statistical categories, encompassing all strikes, takedowns, submissions, and position changes. Currently, FightMetric data provides media and fans with an opportunity to track the history and performance of UFC competitors beyond simple wins and losses.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®

Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which airs on FX.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries and territories, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 30 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly 2.4 million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs and video games, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

About FightMetric®

Started in 2007, FightMetric® is the world’s only comprehensive mixed martial arts statistics and analysis provider, and is the official statistics provider of the UFC®. FightMetric counts among its clients some of the largest media companies in the world, including ESPN, FOX, and Microsoft. The company provides data and fantasy services, along with cutting edge research aimed at advancing the sport of MMA. FightMetric is based in Washington, DC.

Field Finalized For The Ultimate Fighter on FX

FX

FIELD FINALIZED FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® ON FX

TUF™ Moves to Tuesday Nights

Season Begins With Special Two-Hour Premiere
Tuesday, January 22 on FX at 8 P.M. ET/PT

UFC® Champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Title Challenger Chael Sonnen
To Coach Seven-Man Teams of Middleweights

Tuesdays just got TUF. On January 22, some of the world’s most talented and determined mixed martial artists will face-off in the most grueling sports tournament on television. Watch as 28 mixed martial arts prospects battle for a coveted spot on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter®, which begins with a special two-hour premiere airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

The Ultimate Fighter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s long-running reality television series, will run for 13 weeks and will culminate in a three-hour finale, live from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Unlike previous seasons on FX, the one-hour broadcast will now be shown on Tuesday nights at its new regularly scheduled timeslot of 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The 14 successful combatants will be divided into two teams, which will be coached by two of the fiercest rivals in all of sport. UFC® light heavyweight champion and MMA superstar, Jon “Bones” Jones will captain one team, while the controversial and charismatic challenger Chael Sonnen will lead the second team into battle in this, the 17th installment of the series.

The coaches will then collide for the light heavyweight title on Saturday, April 27, at UFC® 159: JONES vs. SONNEN at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Not surprisingly, both Jones and Sonnen will be bringing their trademark self-confidence into their stints as coaches this season on The Ultimate Fighter.

“I thought it would be a good way to share myself with the sport of MMA,” Jones said. “I embrace the role.”

Said Sonnen: “The hottest show on FX is being graced with the greatest talent God ever made: Chael P. Sonnen.’’

The list of finalists in the middleweight (185 pounds) division was trimmed from more than 250 applicant athletes. The fighters – all seeking the opportunity of a lifetime and a six-figure contract from the Ultimate Fighting Championship – hail from the United States, Australia, England and Sweden.

“The quality of guys we have this season in unbelievable,” said UFC President Dana White. “From the fights to get into the house, to every single fight this season, I think the talent is some of the best I’ve ever seen on this show. We’re going to end up with some really good guys in the 185-pound division.”

“The production value has increased, the talent level is at an all-time high, and we have two of the most dynamic personalities in all of the UFC as our coaches,” said Chuck Saftler, EVP of FX Networks. “I’m extremely excited about this season of The Ultimate Fighter and truly believe this could be the show’s best season yet.”

On Jan. 22, the season will launch with 14 gripping elimination scraps. Those victorious in the opening round, or “Fight In”, become official cast members and earn their place in The Ultimate Fighter house in Las Vegas. The winners will be drafted into opposing teams of seven by Jones and Sonnen. Thereafter, cameras will document their activity before and after their training and fights during the season.

Each episode’s winners will advance in the single-elimination tournament until one is crowned The Ultimate Fighter.

The competitors are:

Dylan Andrews (16-4-1), 32, Gold Coast, AUS Jake Heun (3-2), 25, Salt Lake City, Utah
Hito Andrews (9-2), 34, Sacramento, Calif. Nicholas Hohring (3-0), 22, Valley Springs, Calif.
Luke Barnatt (5-0), 24, Cambridge, ENG Mike Jaspar (6-0), 29, Camarillo, Calif.
Leo Bercier (7-2), 31, Great Falls, Montana Bubba McDaniel (20-6), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.
Ryan Lee Q. Bigler (9-3), 28, Guam Frasier Opie (10-5), 25, Milton Keynes, ENG
Kevin Casey (5-2), 31, Hawthorne, Calif. Frederick Persons (3-0), 28, Stockton, Calif.
Adam Cella (4-0), 27, Fenton, Mo. Jimmy Quinlan (3-0), 26, Metheun, Mass.
Zach Cummings (15-3), 28, Kansas City, Mo. Scott Rosa (4-1), 27, Sparks, Nev.
Andy Enz, (6-1), 21, Anchorage, Alaska Josh Samman (9-2), 24, Tallahassee, Fla.
Nik Fehete (5-1), 32, Las Vegas, Nev. Gilbert Smith (5-1), 30, Colorado Springs,Colo.
Kelvin Gastelum (5-0), 20, Yuma, Ariz. Eldon Sproat (3-1), 27, Molohai, Hawaii
Uriah Hall (7-2), 28, New York City, N.Y. Tor Troeng (15-4-1), 29, Umea, SWE
Collin Hart (4-1-1), 23, Santa Rosa, Calif. Eric Wahlin (5-1), 29, Taylorsville, Utah
Clint Hester (7-3), 24, Atlanta, Ga. Timothy Williams (7-1), 26, Millville, N.J.

 

Many of today’s most recognizable names in the UFC have emerged from the TUF series, including, among many others, Forrest Griffin, Kenny Florian, Rashad Evans, and Michael Bisping.

Tune-in and watch who will become the next THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER on FX!

For more show information, bios, videos and photos, visit ultimatefighter.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter under our new name @TUFonFX or on Facebook.com/TUF.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries and territories, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 30 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

FX
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum; the upcoming drama series The Americans; the acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, BrandX with Russell Brand, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell; and the upcoming comedy Legit. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother,and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.

LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS

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January 26
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Las Vegas MMA presents
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS NEVADA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 1
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PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO
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“THE KING” STARRING TRENT CARLINI
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“JIMMY STEWART & FRIENDS”
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SANDY HACKETT’S RAT PACK SHOW
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$89.95 VIP
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Bonkerz presents
COMEDY AFTER DARK
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Grandma Lee
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Music from the Heart
ESTEBAN
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Benihana Dinner/Show package also available
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Chael Sonnen to return as host at the fifth Fighters Only World MMA Awards

CHAEL SONNEN TO RETURN AS HOST AT THE FIFTH

FIGHTERS ONLY WORLD MMA AWARDS

The most outspoken fighter in UFC history returns alongside Molly Qerim for the star-studded ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, Jan. 11

Fighters Only, the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) magazine, is proud to announce the most outspoken man in mixed martial arts, Chael Sonnen, will return as host, along with Molly Qerim of CBS, for the fifth Fighters Only World MMA Awards ceremony.

Sonnen, the soon-to-be three-time UFC world title challenger, and CBS sports anchor Qerim presented last year’s Awards and received rave reviews from fans, and so they return for this year’s show, which goes back to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

“Chael did a fantastic job as host last year and we are elated to be able to work with him again,” says Rob Hewitt, President and CEO of Fighters Only. “The commanding presence of Chael combined with the beauty and skill of Molly makes the perfect partnership as hosts and we feel sure that they will make this year’s show even more entertaining.”

Despite currently filming an upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, where he will challenge rival coach Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship, Sonnen will take time out from the gym to front the most glamorous night in mixed martial arts.

Devised to celebrate success and achievement within the MMA industry, the Fighters Only Awards gives fans across the globe the opportunity to cast their vote on which athletes, brands and industry professionals have made the greatest impact on the sport over the previous 12 months. Voting is now open at www.worldmmaawards.com across 21 award categories including, “Fight of the Year,” “Knockout of the Year” and “Submission of the Year.” An additional “Lifetime Achievement” award will be presented to a surprise recipient during the live ceremony.

The incredible success of last year’s event saw a relative “who’s who” of MMA take to the red carpet and the Fighters Only Awards is set to return even bigger and better this year. The black-tie event is sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, the internet’s most visited health and fitness site and largest online retailer of nutritional supplements; along with Sandee (a Fightshop.com brand), the manufacturer of the world’s toughest combat sports equipment and the second-oldest Muay Thai brand in the world; as well as Infinite Labs, one of the fastest-growing, research-based sports nutrition brands in the athletic industry.

Fan tickets start at just $25 each, and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is open to all ages. VIP tickets will also be made available for sale via Fighters Only. Please inquire directly for more information.

The website www.worldmmaawards.com  is open and taking votes, but, in addition, fans may download a free iPhone application, making voting even easier and ensuring maximum response and the most accurate selection of winners. Fan voting for the Fighters Only MMA Awards is scheduled to end on Monday, Dec. 31.

For further details on Fighters Only, the Awards sponsors, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and other essential information, please see below.

About Fighters Only:

Fighters Only was the world’s first mixed martial arts magazine and now produces domestic versions of its publication in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Germany and South Africa. The UK edition is nearing its seventh anniversary and outsells any other combat sports magazine in its sector, while also exporting copies into a further 32 countries worldwide. In December 2009, Fighters Only held the sport’s first live ‘Oscars’-style awards ceremony at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The show was aired live via the internet and then nationally on US and Canadian television by Versus, and internationally in China, Brazil and on Scandinavian TV. Fighters Only is also the publisher of the sport’s only MMA fitness magazine, Train Hard Fight Easy, which together with Fighters Only has its own iPad version available for download via iTunes.

About Bodybuilding.com:

Bodybuilding.com offers more than 8,000 health & fitness supplements and accessories to help over 7.3 million people every month achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals. This online powerhouse gives users more than 34,000 pages of FREE information, including more than 25,000 articles and 9,000 videos, expert online trainers and new content added daily. www.Bodybuilding.com also provides the most hardcore MMA training programs, from nutrition and supplementation to tips from the most ripped and intense fighters on the mat. With live interviews, step-by-step videos, and all the tools you need for a competitive edge, it’s a one-stop shop for victorious domination.

About Sandee, a Fightshop.com Brand:

Sandee is one of the world’s oldest Muay Thai equipment brands, which has produced some of the toughest, most reliable and hard-wearing combat sports equipment available for over 35 years. All the Muay Thai equipment is handmade by skilled leatherworkers using only the best raw materials available. Decades of experience goes into the manufacture of every piece of Sandee equipment making it the equipment of choice for some of mixed martial arts’ biggest names including Mike Bisping, Cheick Kongo and Ross Pearson. Fueled by recent significant growth, Sandee is now embarking on an accelerated international expansion plan of its current distribution network. The Sandee brand is part of a UK-based organization, Fightshop.com. With its own e-commerce platform and distribution network around the UK and Europe, the company is the official distributor and licensee of some of MMA’s leading brands.

About Infinite Labs:

Infinite Labs is a diligent supplement company fully committed to the Infinite creed, ‘Innovation that exceeds expectation.’ With a presence in 35 countries and an expanding worldwide consumer base, Infinite Labs is evolving into one of the fastest-growing, research-based brands in the athletic industry. Infinite Labs reinvented itself in 2009 with the goal of generating formulas that are unique, advanced and cutting edge while still providing unparalleled customer service. The company prides itself in developing superior supplement lines that promote all types of fitness goals, including muscle gain, weight loss, performance enhancement and healthy lifestyle maintenance. With the addition of their High Performance Series, essentials, testosterone and MMA fighter’s line, Infinite Labs set itself apart by targeting every type of individual with the goal of advancing their quality of living.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana and Motley Crue have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space which features Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise which houses the trendsetting pool parties including the famous REHAB Sunday party and RELAX Monday party; The Joint concert venue; the new Vinyl live entertainment venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including the new amped up gastropub Culinary Dropout, The Ainsworth, traditional steakhouse with an edge 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café, 福Fú Asian restaurant and a Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

 

 

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 4: ‘CAN’T FIX STUPID’

EPISODE 4: ‘CAN’T FIX STUPID’
FLASH QUOTES

TEAM CARWIN PULLS AHEAD AS MARUNDE DEFEATS LANE

The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode four – ‘Can’t fix stupid’ – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team Carwin take the lead in the competition.

 

Las Vegas native Bristol Marunde, 12-7 in his mixed martial arts career, defeated Julian “Night Train” Lane, 4-0, of Mansfield, Ohio by unanimous decision to see coach Shane Carwin’s squad go 2-1 in the season.

Experience proved to be the difference in the bout, which was recorded at the TUFTM Gym in Las Vegas. Marunde, 30, has been fighting professionally since 2007, working his way through regional MMA promotions before facing the highly-ranked Renaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza in the STRIKEFORCE® organization earlier this year.

Happy to make it to the second round, Marunde said: “I was relieved to get the first fight out of the way. I didn’t fight smart at all – I was trying to force a finish and suffered some pretty bad damage to my face as a result. It was worth it, though. Team Carwin was fired up to get a win and just as happy to have control of the fight pick again.”

Team Nelson’s final team pick, a father of a two-year-old daughter with another child on the way, was disappointed not to advance in the competition.

He said: “It was a tough fight, I wish I had pushed it harder to make it go to the sudden victory round. I wish I would have taken control and not backed-up. It was a hard loss. I don’t ever want to feel that way again. I’m going to use the pain I felt and grow from this experience.”

Tickets for The Ultimate Fighter® Finale – headlined by Carwin vs Nelson – go on sale Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $304, $254, $179, $154, $104 and $79. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, www.thejointlasvegas.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

UFC® Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Oct. 11, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

Results after episode four:

Team Carwin (2-1)
Sam Alvey (0-1, lost to Joey Rivera by decision in episode 3)
Bristol Marunde (1-1, defeated Julian Lane by unanimous decision in episode 4)
Mike Ricci
Neil Magny (1-0, defeated Cameron Diffley by decision in episode 2)
James Chaney
Eddy Ellis
Igor Araujo
Matt Secor

Team Nelson (1-2)
Dom Waters
Michael Hill
Cameron Diffley (0-1, lost to Neil Magny by decision in episode 2)
Colton Smith
Jon Manley
Nic Herron-Webb
Joey Rivera (1-0, defeated Sam Alvey by decision in episode 3)
Julian Lane (0-1, lost to Bristol Marunde by decision in episode 4)

A full recap is available at ufc.com.

The series resumes next Friday, October 12, on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings for Central and Mountain Time) with the fifth episode of its 12-week run. In that episode – “Unleash the Beast” – Julian Lane lashes out after being disrespected by another fighter. Team Nelson wants more coaching from Roy. Mike Ricci once again finds himself at odds with Nic Herron-Webb. Coach Carwin chooses two welterweights to collide in the fourth preliminary fight.

For more show information, bios, videos and photos, visit ultimatefighter.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter under our new name @TUFonFX or on Facebook.com/TUF.

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

FX
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story, which earned 17 primetime Emmy® Awards, tying for the most nominations of any program this year and the most nominations for a miniseries in basic cable history; the acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Legit, BrandX with Russell Brand, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 17 TRYOUTS OPEN TO MIDDLEWEIGHTS AND LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS

The Ultimate Fighter® 17 Tryouts  open to Middleweights and light heavyweights

 

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization will be hosting a casting call for the next US edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, on September 17, 2012, in LasVegas. Season 17 will feature middleweight (185lbs) and light heavyweight (205lbs) fighters.

All TUF 17 candidates must be at least 21 years old, have a minimum of three professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights – and hold a winning record (with verifiable records). Applications, which should be completed and brought to the tryouts, can be found online at http://www.ufc.com/tuf17. Tryout details are provided below:

Where:
Palace Station Hotel, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Tryouts will be held in the Grand Ballroom

When:
Monday, September 17, 2012*
Registration begins at 8:00 AM PT

Fighters will be required to grapple & hit pads. Please bring appropriate gear.

*Applicants will be notified at the end of the tryouts if they have been selected to continue on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until September 22.

Middleweights were most recently featured on TUF 11, where Court McGee emerged as season winner; while light heavyweights were last featured on TUF 8, the title captured by Ryan Bader.

TUF, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and has produced past champions such as Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping and Matt Serra.

With the UFC’s landmark seven-year deal with FOX, FX became the new home of TUF in 2012. The two-hour season premiere of TUF 16 is set to air Friday, September 14 at 9 PM ET/PT.

TUF 17 is expected to debut on FX in early 2013. Coaches have not yet been announced.

 

About Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

Lagasse’s Stadium® at The Palazzo Las Vegas® Hosts Ufc 148 Viewing Party with Fighter Roy Nelson On July 7

LAGASSE’S STADIUM® AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS® HOSTS UFC 148 VIEWING PARTY WITH FIGHTER ROY NELSON ON JULY 7

Eat, drink and meet UFC fighter Roy Nelson during the action-packed fight

WHAT: Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas is one of the chief spots in Vegas to watch and meet top fighters. UFC heavyweight fighter and native Las Vegan Roy “Big Country” Nelson will walk the red carpet and host the lively and action-packed UFC 148 viewing party on Saturday, July 7.

 

Guests can enjoy an assortment of flavor-packed signature dishes from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and thirst-quenching beer and cocktails. With more than 100 HDTVs, including a giant 9-foot by 16-foot screen, mobile gaming and plush stadium seating, UFC enthusiasts can comfortably feast their eyes on MMA glory.

Food and beverage minimums apply for all seated areas. For dinner or Stadium seating reservations, please call Lagasse’s Stadium at 702.607.2665.

WHEN:                Saturday, July 7, 2012

7-10 p.m.          UFC 148: Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva heads into the octagon to defend his title against Chael Sonnen. Another highly anticipated bout includes a rubber match between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz.

WHERE:             Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo Las Vegas, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd., South

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HOMETOWN HERO UFC 149 FIGHTER NICK RING AIDS TWO VICTIMS IN SWARM ATTACK

HOMETOWN HERO UFC 149 FIGHTER NICK RING
AIDS TWO VICTIMS IN SWARM ATTACK

Calgary’s hometown UFC fighter Nick Ring can now add Good Samaritan to his check list. At approximately 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night, Ring, who had just finished a yoga class, was leaving a local Starbucks when he witnessed a group of about 10 juveniles aged 15-18 beating up and robbing a young couple, both 17, waiting at a bus stop.

Ring witnessed the one female assailant holding the female victim by the hair and kneeing her in the face while she was on the ground. The male victim was repeatedly beaten while trying to protect his girlfriend. “It was right out of a movie, they were holding him back and beating him up as well,” said Ring on Thursday. “It was a really horrible thing to see.”

Ring watched the group steal the girl’s backpack and run off, leaving the victims hysterical and bleeding with cuts on their faces.

Quick to act, Ring, a 33-year-old mixed martial artist who is preparing for UFC 149 in Calgary July 21, along with a “perfect stranger”, checked on the victims and then the pair chased the assaulters about 3-4 blocks.

“It was a random act, but from what I saw, it was very violent. I have no tolerance for that type of behaviour and I had to even out the playing field.”

Ring and the other witness ran after the assailants, eventually pinning down one of the young men and calling the police. The other young adults pleaded with them to let them go but eventually took off.

Ring then chased them as well, so the police knew where they were, and the authorities ended up catching them from there.

Ring was not able to speak to the victims after the fact as they were rushed to the hospital by ambulance.

“It was a brutal assault. Hands down it was a horrible thing to witness. There was no way it was justified.”

Ring said the suspects did not know who he was or his fighting background. But one of the suspects did challenge him to a one-on-one fight before being arrested. Three members of the group were arrested and charged with assault. Police continue to search for the remaining assailants.

When asked about fighting crime or fighting in the Octagon, Nick said, “The men the police have to face have no honour. I would way rather be an MMA fighter because the men I fight have honour. These guys were just straight up cowards.”

The UFC’s visit to Calgary on July 21 will make its first-ever visit to Alberta. Ring will face The Ultimate Fighter winner Court McGee in front of a sold out crowd at Scotiabank Saddledome.

 

 

About Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC announced multi-year Canadianbroadcast agreements with Sportsnet and TVA Sports. The agreements include live events broadcast with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming. This includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX Canada and Sportsnet in an exciting new live format.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions and in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in Quebec through Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over twomillion followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-sellingDVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed®video game franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.