Iconic Global Sports Brand UFC Makes Arena History by Joining

Vegas Golden Knights (NHL) as Anchor Tenants of “Best New Arena” in United States


Establishing an industry first, T-Mobile Arena has entered into an extended multi-year agreement with UFC® that names the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization as an Anchor Tenant of the arena owned by Las Vegas Arena Company, LLC, which is majority owned by AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).


The partnership, which also establishes T-Mobile Arena as UFC’s exclusive Las Vegas arena destination, marks the first time that a global sports brand, other than a professional sports franchise, has been named as an Anchor Tenant for a sports and entertainment venue. The milestone agreement was negotiated by UFC owners WME | IMG, LLC; Zuffa, LLC and the ownership partners of T-Mobile Arena, which opened April 6, 2016 and has already hosted three of UFC’s most successful events including UFC® 200: TATE vs. NUNES, UFC® 202: DIAZ vs. MCGREGOR 2 and UFC® 207: NUNES vs. ROUSEY.


“Las Vegas has always been the home of UFC, and after more than a decade it is awesome to now have a historic venue deal in the Fight Capital of the World to make it official,” UFC President Dana White said.


UFC Senior Vice President of Event Development and Operations Peter Dropick echoed White’s excitement: “In less than one year, we have set multiple records in the T-Mobile Arena and we look forward to continuing to work with our long-standing partners, both world leaders in the arena and entertainment sectors, to elevate and showcase the best of our brand.”


The comprehensive agreement calls for UFC to host a minimum of four events annually. UFC will have priority scheduling for designated major events windows, such as International Fight Week, and will have a presence at T-Mobile Arena – headlining the welcome sign in the lobby alongside the Vegas Golden Knights, as well as concourse activations, signage and retail space. WME | IMG also owns the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), which has a long-term agreement for its World Finals at T-Mobile Arena.


Todd Goldstein, Chief Revenue Officer, AEG, said, “From day one, AEG and MGM Resorts have been committed to developing a showplace for the very best in concerts, championship sporting events, awards shows and special events that would be unrivaled not only in Las Vegas but in our industries. There is no doubt that UFC is synonymous with the biggest and best events today that attract unprecedented international audiences on platforms of all kinds. T-Mobile Arena is truly a one-of-a-kind, world class arena that will create the most outstanding stage and atmosphere worthy of the incredible events of all kinds UFC and  WME | IMG will bring to our venue and most importantly, our fans.”


Bill Hornbuckle, President of MGM Resorts International, said, “We have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with UFC for many years and are excited to enter into this exclusive agreement at T-Mobile Arena, a first for the industry. While UFC calls Las Vegas home, there are few brands as powerful globally. We look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world for years to come for the kind of spectacular events and entertainment that can only be found in this city.”


UFC joins the new Vegas Golden Knights NHL expansion team, set to begin play this fall, as the arena’s two Anchor Tenants.  The 20,000-seat venue has been designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification and was recently named ‘Best New Arena’ by Pollstar Magazine.


UFC® 209: WOODLEY vs. THOMPSON 2 is scheduled for T-Mobile Arena this Saturday, March 4 and may be seen live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.



UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 152 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.



T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena will welcome the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team, in the fall of 2017 – Las Vegas’ first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark, recently named “Best New Major Concert Venue” by Pollstar Magazine, features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.

Updated Event Schedule at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

South Point




Updated Event Schedule at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa




Buckles & Barrels for Bailey Charity Barrel Race – Friday, Sept. 2  – Sunday, Sept. 4

The annual Buckles and Barrels for Bailey Charity Barrel Race will return to the South Point Arena Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4. In 2010, Bailey Stevens had developed a bacterial infection at just four days old that left her fighting for her life for 108 days in the Las Vegas Spring Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Ever since, Bailey’s parents have been raising money to benefit the Las Vegas Spring Valley Hospital NICU through the annual barrel race, allowing much needed renovations to the parents’ room and waiting room along with education for nurses and much more. This event is free and open to the public.

High Roller Reining Classic Horse Show & Western Gift Show – Friday, Sept. 9 – Sunday, Sept. 18

South Point Arena will once again host the High Roller Reining Classic Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Recognized as the international “crown jewel” of western riding competitions, riders from around the world participate in the most exciting Las Vegas and West Coast reining events in the industry. Coinciding with the event, guests have the opportunity to purchase Western apparel and accessories at the Western Gift Show. Gifts include shirts, jeans, cowboy hats, boots, belts and buckles. In addition, tack, saddles, Western ranch style furniture and a lot of bling will be showcased throughout the event. This event is free and open to the public.


Andalusian World Cup – Thursday, Sept. 22 – Saturday, Sept. 24

The third annual Andalusian World Cup returns to the South Point Arena Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 24. As the largest Iberian horse show in North America, guests will get to enjoy an event built upon the equestrian industry’s top breeders and breeds. Hundreds of horses, riders and exhibitors will travel from across the country for the ground-breaking show combining a variety of equestrian disciplines at one venue. This event is free and open to the public.


AviSight Drone Academy – Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Friday, Sept. 30  – Just Updated

South Point Arena will be hosting the AviSight Drone Academy Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Sept. 30. AviSight offers a world-class drone training and certification program in three course formats, including a one-day beginners course ($499); a two-day professional or small business operator course ($899); or a full four-day “Drone Master” course ($1,599). The two and four-day courses offer the new FAA Part 107 preparation training by certified FAA instructors. Those interested in taking these courses can sign up here. Additional dates will be announced soon.


Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Cutting – Friday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 16 – Just Added

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association’s (PCCHA) Futurity Cutting event returns to the South Point Area Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 16. As the richest futurity on the West Coast, guests will witness horse cutting professionals compete for more than one million in cash and prizes. In addition, guests can enjoy a Western gift show, offering the latest in western apparel, art, and more. This event is free and open to the public.


International Gay Rodeo Association World Gay Rodeo Finals – Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 – Just Added

South Point Arena will host the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) World Gay Rodeo Finals (WGRF) once again Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23. The action-packed finals event will showcase the best national and state riders from the equestrian world where the best rider will take the championship title. Guests will have the opportunity to witness daily competitions including mounted break-away roping, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and much more. In addition to the rodeo events, guests will have the opportunity to purchase Western apparel and gifts from a wide variety of vendors at the Western Gift Show. Tickets are available and start at $20.


72nd Annual California Saddlebred Futurity Horse Show and Fall Classic – Thursday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 29 – Just Added

South Point Arena welcomes 72nd Annual California Saddlebred Futurity Horse Show and Fall Classic Thursday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 29. Fans can expect to see excellent equestrian showmanship during an array of performance classes for American Saddlebred, Morgans, Ponies and Open Pleasure. This event is free and open to the public.


Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Tour Finals – Saturday, Oct. 29 – Monday, Oct. 31 – Just Added

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) BlueDEF Tour Finals, presented by Real Time Pain Relief, will wrap up its 2016 25-city tour at South Point Arena Saturday, Oct. 29 through Monday, Oct. 31. The BlueDEF Tour is the premier expansion tour of the PBR and primary qualifying events for the Built Ford Tough Series. The BlueDEF Finals will feature the top 35 riders from the BlueDEF Tour standings along with five champion qualifiers from the PBR’s international tours. This event is the last opportunity for riders to qualify for the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals. The final five positions will be awarded to the winner of the BlueDEF Finals, the second and third-place finishers, the highest finishing international athlete and the 2016 BlueDEF Tour Champion. Following the competition, ticketholders will be treated to a live performance by Casey Donahew on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. and a live performance by Neal McCoy on Monday, Oct. 31 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, the PBR Fan Zone will offer fans the opportunity to meet their favorite riders, enjoy entertainment and purchase Western gifts and apparel. Tickets are available for the PBR BlueDEF Tour Finals starting at $40.


Professional Bull Riders Fan Zone – Saturday, Oct. 29 – Saturday, Nov. 5 – Just Added

Returning for the second year, the South Point Arena and Priefert Pavilion will host the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Fan Zone during the 2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals and PBR BlueDEF Tour Finals in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 29 through Monday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PBR fans will have the opportunity to witness special events while enjoying live entertainment on the Fan Zone Stage. In addition, 10 different cowboys will spend 90 minutes each morning in the Tyson Fan Zone near the PBR Fan Club booth signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. This offers more opportunities for fans to interact with every bull rider in the Top 40 of the PBR world standings. This event is free and open to the public.


For more information on upcoming events, please visit the South Point Arena website. Check out the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center Facebook for more information.




About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; 11 restaurants featuring a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; Bingo room; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center for friends and family to enjoy; and a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the South Point Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. The 90,000-square-foot professional bowling facility includes 60 lanes with two parallel rows of 30 lanes, a 360-seat viewing area and a 720-unit locker room. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center and Priefert Pavilion. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.


For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.

PBR Rock Bar & Grill is Vegas’ One-Stop-Shop for Bull Riding Fans During PBR World Finals Week Oct. 21 – 26


PBR Rock Bar & Grill is Vegas’ One-Stop Shop for Bull Riding Fans During PBR World Finals Week Oct. 21 – 26

Parties, concerts and rider meet & greets to highlight entertainment lineup


PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, is celebrating its role as Las Vegas’ Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals Week official Late Night Headquarters with live music performances, rider meet & greets and rock-bottom prices on drinks, Oct. 21 – 26. From PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s fourth anniversary party on Oct. 21 to the Oct. 26 finale, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is staying true to its name by hosting all of the best parties of the week.


PBR Rock Bar & Grill is staking its claim as World Finals Headquarters by offering the best drink deals in town for the entirety of the competition. From Tuesday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, Oct. 26, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is offering $5 Pabst Blue Ribbon drafts and cans, $5 Jack Daniel’s and $5 Jack Daniel’s Honey, making the bar the prime spot for World Finals viewing and partying. In addition, the bar will have official Professional Bull Riding merchandise on hand all week for purchase so that fans can get geared up for a great week of bull riding action. Items sold include jackets, hoodies and T-shirts.


Each night of riding competition, from Wednesday, Oct. 22 to its finale on the 26th, PBR Rock Bar will host viewing parties at 6 p.m., with the exception of the Sunday competition held at 1 p.m. The bar’s 105 televisions will be tuned in to the event to stir up maximum excitement.


Along with the viewing parties, the restaurant is the dedicated Late Night Headquarters for the tournament. PBR Rock Bar will be the best spot for post-competition partying at 9 p.m. each night from Oct. 21 to 26. Highlights include PBR’s Fourth Anniversary Party on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. with a performance from country/pop musicians Morgan Leigh Band on the patio. The party will also celebrate the 21st birthday of the Professional Bull Riders.


Thursday’s Official Draw Party and Rider Q&A on Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. will feature live music from country music star Shane Lee at 9 and 11 p.m. and a Q&A session with the top 35 riders of the tournament as they draw to see which bulls they will be riding in Friday’s competition. Professional rodeo announcer Matt West and model and actor Lydia Hearst will host the session.


On Sunday, the last night of the tournament, the celebration will include a Bushwacker and Smackdown Retirement Party for the two legendary bulls renowned in the Professional Bull Riding circuit. Famed stock contractors, or bull owners, will be in attendance and a cake will be served in honor of the two retiring bulls.


For more information, follow PBR Rock Bar & Grill on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.pbrrockbar.com.


About PBR Rock Bar & Grill:

PBR Rock Bar & Grill is the hottest spot in Las Vegas offering beers and bulls in its sprawling, 16,800-square-foot venue. Open daily from 8 a.m. until the early morning hours, with happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 2 until 6 p.m., PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers guests hearty, American comfort food and barbecue around the clock. Beautiful babes and bad ass bull riders are dared to attempt to defy gravity on PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s daunting, hydraulic mechanical bull.


Located at the center of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s expansive 3,000-square-foot patio gives patrons a front-row seat to all of the action. Complete with 105 wall-to-wall high-definition televisions and four projectors, PBR Rock Bar & Grill provides sports enthusiasts with the perfect game-day retreat. For more information, call 702.750.1685 or visit www.pbrrockbar.com. Follow PBR Rock Bar on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.


About Fine Entertainment:

Fine Entertainment, founded by Las Vegas entrepreneur Jonathan Fine, owns some of the city’s top restaurants and bars. The company’s portfolio includes the Strip’s only ultra-dive bar, Rockhouse in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and PBR Rock Bar & Grill, the rockin’ Strip-side eatery located at the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Fine is also the founder and owner of Sting Surveillance, one of the largest security companies in Las Vegas. For the latest on Fine Entertainment’s business ventures, follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/RockhouseVegas, and www.twitter.com/PBRRockBar; or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RockhouseLV, and www.facebook.com/PBRRockBar.

MGM Grand Announces 2012 Professional Bull Riders World Finals Activities



Guests will want to spend more than eight seconds at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the “Home of Champions,” as the Top 39 bull riders in the world take over Las Vegas October 22 – 28 for the 2012 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series World Finals. As the Official Host Hotel of the event, MGM Grand will host a week of bull riding-themed activities.

Brazilian Bull Riders Autograph Signing & Party
MGM Grand is home to the top Brazilian bull riders in the world including three-time PBR World Champion Adriano Moraes, reigning PBR World Champion and current No. 1 bull rider in the world Silvano Alves, 2010 PBR World Champion Renato Nunes, 2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi, 2008 PBR World Finals champion Robson Palermo, current No. 2 bull rider Valdiron de Oliveira and top-ranked riders Fabiano Vieira, Marco Eguchi, Emilio Resende and Paulo Lima.

Come party with the group when they stop by the “8 Second Lounge” Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Brazilian bull riders also will meet with fans and sign autographs in the MGM Grand lobby Friday, Oct. 26 from

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Centrifuge Bar
Throughout the week, Centrifuge Bar will be rebranded as the “8 Second Lounge.” It will feature nightly drink specials and live entertainment sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Additionally, the lounge will be the location for the following festivities:

Monday, Oct. 22PBR Welcome Reception – Welcome the top 39 bull riders in the world to Sin City as local Las Vegas musical artist Sam Riddle provides live entertainment.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 27:  Official PBR After-Party and Bull Draft – Head to the “8 Second Lounge” and party with the bull riders after they take on the toughest bulls in the world. The riders also will draft the bull they will battle during the next round of competition.

Friday, Oct. 26:  Calling all bull busters! The “8 Second Lounge” will host a mechanical bull riding contest where only the bravest partygoers will try and hold on for an eight second ride. A $1,000 prize will go to the best ride as judged by several of the top PBR riders. Additionally, One Night Rodeo, the winner of Great American Country’s “The Next GAC Star,” will provide entertainment throughout the evening.

Sunday, Oct. 28:  PBR World Finals Wrap Party – Celebrate with the new PBR World Champion and the other bull riders as the 2012 PBR World Finals comes to a close.  Musical artist Sam Riddle will take the stage, entertaining partygoers for the night.

MGM Grand

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: (702) 891-1111
Toll Free: (800) 929-1111
Website Address: www.mgmgrand.com