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ALICIA KEYS
Alicia Keys, the 14-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter, will perform her Set the World on Fire Tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, March 15. Keys’ latest album, Girl on Fire, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Digital Albums Charts. In addition to being the best-selling R&B album in the U.S., Girl on Fire has reached No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart in 19 countries. Since releasing her debut album, Songs in A Minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits with more than 30 million albums sold worldwide and is the first female R&B artist to have three consecutive No. 1 albums debut on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90 and $130 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

MAROON 5
Following the release of its best selling new album, Overexposed, GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist
Maroon 5 will bring its 2013 North American tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, March 16. Overexposed features a series of chart-topping singles including “Payphone,” which went to No. 1 on both the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, and “One More Night,” which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Chart for several consecutive weeks. Maroon 5 will be joined by Neon Trees and Owl City as the tour makes 31 stops across North America.

Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $69.50 and $99.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

MUSE
Since 1994, Muse has released five studio albums, selling more than 15 million albums worldwide. The group will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, March 17, shortly after releasing its sixth album The 2nd Law. Muse’s previous album The Resistance reached No. 1 in 19 countries worldwide and won numerous awards including the Best Rock Album GRAMMY Award. Last July, Muse’s song “Survival” was used as the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Date: Sunday, March 17
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $49.50 and $65 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.comor www.ticketmaster.com

VICENTE FERNANDEZ
Vicente Fernandez, the undisputed King of Ranchera music and one of the most revered and successful singers in the world, returns to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, March 23. Fernandez is one of Mexico’s most recognizable and influential cultural icons. The popular musician has sold more than 50 million albums and as an actor, has appeared in a variety of films spanning three decades.

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $71.40, $134.40, $202.65 and $265.65 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

BRANDON RIOS VS. MIKE ALVARADO II
Undefeated former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and top-rated contender “Mile High” Mike Alvarado will face each other in a rematch of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight Saturday, March 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim junior welterweight championship bout will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Media and fans alike compared the first
Rios-Alvarado fight to the great matches of the past 50 years including Ali-Frazier III, Corrales-Castillo I and
Hagler-Hearns.

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $50, $100, $150 and $250
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

RIHANNA
Multi-platinum and GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Rihanna will bring her RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, April 12. As the recipient of six GRAMMY Awards, Rihanna has sold more than 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record for top-selling digital artist of all-time. Rihanna’s impressive catalogue of hits features 11 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including “We Found Love,” and 18 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $75, $125 and $175 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

URIJAH FABER VS. SCOTT JORGENSEN
“The California Kid” Urijah Faber will return to the Octagon Saturday, April 13 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center when he meets Scott Jorgensen in a can’t-miss bantamweight showdown. Faber, the former WEC featherweight champion, is ranked second in the bantamweight division. Jorgensen was a three-time wrestling champion at Boise State University. In addition to the Faber-Jorgensen main event, this season’s “The Ultimate Fighter” winner will be crowned.

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $50, $75, $125 and $200
Buy: Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. PT at all Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, 98 DEGREES AND BOYZ II MEN
The multi-platinum selling band New Kids on the Block will bring its 2013 summer headlining tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 6. Joining NKOTB on The Package Tour will be multi-platinum-selling artists 98 Degrees and four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B Boyz II Men. NKOTB plans to debut a new album, 10, in April 2013.

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $99.50 and $125 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

ONE DIRECTION
The English-Irish boy band One Direction will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 2 – 3 as part of its
2013 World Tour. One Direction was formed after its five members competed in the seventh season of the British television competition “The X Factor.” The group’s two albums Up All Night and Take Me Home, released in 2011 and 2012 respectively, broke several records, topped the charts and generated the singles “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We’re Young.”

Date: August 2 – 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $79.50 and $99.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

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MANDALAY BAY BEACH

MOOREA BEACH CLUB
Overlooking the 11-acre Mandalay Bay Beach ,Moorea Beach Club is scheduled to open weekends Friday,
March 22. The upscale, “toptional” adult pool experience caters to adults 21 years of age or older. This exclusive outdoor environment features high-energy music, poolside massage services and the best, personalized attendants in Las Vegas — all in a sophisticated environment.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7777 for more information

MANDALAY BAY THEATRE

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Jackson’s creative genius. Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify the King of Pop’s agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Dates: Preview performances begin May 23; Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday – Friday
Time: 7 p.m.
Note: Michael Jackson ONE is scheduled to premiere Saturday, June 29.
Prices: $69, $99, $130, $140 and $150 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay Theatre box office, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com or www.mandalaybay.com, or by calling (855) 927-5262 or (702) 590-7760.

HOUSE OF BLUES

CARLOS SANTANA
In 2012 legendary musician Carlos Santana began a two-year run of his unique performances – “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” – in the specially re-configured House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Santana returns for performances this spring:

Dates: May 1; 3 – 5; 8; 10 – 12; 22; 24 – 26; 29; 31; June 1 – 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $99, $119, $129 and $154 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet, the House of Blues Box Office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com, www.ticketmaster.com or Santana.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR
All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or (702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues Box Office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

DATE/DOORS OPEN ACT PRICES STARTING AT

March 9 – 11:30 p.m. Steel Panther $20 (must be 18 years of age)

March 13 – 7 p.m. David Bisbal Acustico $39 (must be 18 years of age)

March 14 – 5:30 p.m. Volbeat with Danko Jones $27.50

March 15 – 11:30 p.m. Steel Panther $20 (must be 18 years of age)

March 16 – 7:30 p.m. Pennywise with Anti Flag and Death By Stereo $25 (must be 18 years of age)

March 21 – 8 p.m. Umphreys McGee $25 (must be 18 years of age)

March 22 – 11:30 p.m. Steel Panther $20 (must be 18 years of age)

March 23 – 5 p.m. Anthrax with Exodus, High on Fire, $29.50 (must be 18 years of age)
Municipal Waste and Holy Grail

March 28 – 5:30 p.m. TECH N9NE with special guests Krizz Kaliko, $28
Brotha Lynch Hung, Kutt Calhoun, CES CRUand RITTZ

March 29 – 8 p.m. Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew’s Lovelin Tour $19 (must be 18 years of age)

March 30 – 6 p.m. Tiger Army with Dale Watson and $26.50
Hillbilly Casino

March 30 – 11:30 p.m. Steel Panther $20 (must be 18 years of age)

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY LATE-NIGHT EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues offer the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting ID at the box office prior to the day of the concert, Nevadans
receive concert tickets with no service fees (valid for select concerts only) and a Local Drink Pass voucher which caps the domestic beer price at $6. Tickets and vouchers must be presented at the door the day of the show to be honored. Additionally, locals receive a 25% discount when dining or shopping at House of Blues.

VIP Service: Coming to Vegas? Party like a rock star at House of Blues with VIP treatment! With VIP service you will receive front-of-line VIP admission, VIP seated area, VIP cocktail waitress and bottle service with mixers. VIP service is available for the late night events. VIP packages start at $200. Call (702) 632-7699 or email lvviprelations@hob.com for more details.

Wednesdays: Nothing But the Blues – Featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard in the House of Blues Restaurant.
Free admission. All ages. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Thursdays: Acoustic Strip – Vegas promoter and musician Michael Soli brings unsigned bands and solo artists to House of Blues. The night features live, original music not seen or heard anywhere else on The Strip. Free admission. All ages. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Fridays:  Rockstar Karaoke – Rockstar Karaoke puts the guest center stage with a full band providing the rhythm, guitar and backing vocals while guests belt out their favorite songs from a list of 200 Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. No cover charge, two drink minimum. VIP packages available in advance at the Box Office. 21+  beginning at
10 p.m.

Saturdays: Blues Music – Live bands performing in the Courtyard. The music begins at
9 p.m. Free admission for all ages.

Sundays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – The World Famous Gospel Brunch features an All-You-Can-Eat Southern Style Buffet, All-You-Can-Drink Bar and Live Gospel Entertainment.
$37 for adults and $17 for children 12 years of age and under. Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits.

Motown, Rhythm and Blues – Ronnie Rose Band entertains the Sunday night crowd beginning at 8 p.m. Free admission for all ages.

NIGHTLIFE

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR
Located in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, eyecandy sound lounge & bar features an inviting atmosphere, chic design and plush seating. A contemporary twist on the typical Las Vegas lounge, eyecandy combines revolutionary sound stations, intricate lighting design and a dance floor with an ever-changing landscape to form a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. This setting offers an exclusive getaway, just steps from the casino floor.

Dates: Daily
Hours: eyecandy bar: Opens at 11 a.m.
eyecandy sound lounge: Opens at 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

miX LOUNGE
Located on the 64th floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hot spot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges in the city. The lounge presents stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs while surrounded by breathtaking views of The Strip.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Opens at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 576-1551 for more information

FOUNDATION ROOM
Located on the 43rd floor of Mandalay Bay and showcasing the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Foundation Room provides world-class dining and an unparalleled nightlife experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Lounge Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dining Room: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday – Thursday;
6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To find out more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

LOUNGES

MIZUYA LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing nightly.

Act: The Definitives
Dates and Times: March 1; 16: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates and Times: March 1 – 2; 6; 15 – 16; 19: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
March 2; 8 – 9; 15; 18: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates and Times: March 3 – 4; 10 – 11; 25 – 26: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 5; 12: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates and Times: March 3 – 4; 10 – 11; 18; 24; 31: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The FAB
Dates and Times: March 5; 7; 12; 30: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Riff Rafters
Dates and Times: March 6; 19 – 20; 27; 31: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: Phoenix
Dates and Times: March 7 – 9; 13 – 14; 21 – 22; 28 – 30: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates and Times: March 13 – 14; 28 – 29: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 20; 25 – 27: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates and Times: March 1 – 3; 8 – 9; 15 – 16; 22 – 23; 29 – 30: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

THE LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: DJ
Dates and Times: March 1 – 2; 8 – 9; 15 – 16; 22 – 23; 29 – 30

ATTRACTIONS

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Not your typical aquarium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. See sharks, sawfish, giant rays, green sea turtles, piranhas, a rare Komodo Dragon, a Giant Pacific Octopus, a Shark Ray and Golden Crocodiles in North America’s only predator-based aquarium. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater including 15 species of sharks!

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(last entry is one hour prior to close)
Admission: Adults: $18; Children (5-12 years): $12; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
Annual passes can be purchased and are valid for one year from purchase date;
Adults: $40; Children (5-12 years): $25; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
***Nevada Resident Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discounted admission price.
Contact: For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit www.mandalaybay.com or www.sharkreef.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

BRAZILIAN SENSATION RENAN ‘THE BARON’ BARAO UNVEILED AS NEW OPPONENT FOR URIJAH FABER

Top contenders collide for UFC Interim Bantamweight Title at UFC 148

On Friday evening’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter® Live, UFC President Dana White officially announced Renan Barao, 26-1 with 1 no-contest, will face Urijah Faber for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Title at UFC 148.

The fight card change comes on the heels of reigning UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz’s knee injury, and subsequent withdrawal, in early May.

The owner of the longest unbeaten streak in mixed martial arts (27 fights without a loss), the Brazilian ‘Baron’ has stormed his way to the top of the UFC’s 135lbs division beating – in succession – Cole Escovedo, Brad Pickett and Scott Jorgensen.

The 25-year-old Barao said: “I’m very surprised to be the No.1 contender to now fight Urijah Faber but I’m so very excited to fight for the title and replace Dominick Cruz. I’m very confident. I have been training a long time for this chance and I will be ready to go out there and put on a good show.”

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 liveevents 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 networkannually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now air on FX 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 BroadcastingInc. 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 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, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

UFC AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON RIDE INTO SOUTH FLORIDA ON JUNE 8!

UFC® RIDES INTO SOUTH FLORIDA FOR HARLEY-
DAVIDSON ‘HOMETOWN THROWDOWN’ EVENT ON JUNE 8

FLYWEIGHT MAIN EVENT
DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON vs. IAN MCCALL

Plus, Fans Will Vote to Decide One Main Card Bout to Air Live on FX!

UFC’s Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown on FX
Friday, June 8
BankAtlantic Center – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 13

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and Harley-Davidson® ride in to the BankAtlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Friday, June 8 with an outstanding UFC® event headlined by flyweight rivals Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Ian McCall. The winner of the fight will go on to fight Joseph Benavidez for the first-ever UFC 125-pound title later in the year.

UFC’s Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown event will air live on FX at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Southern Florida was selected for this event as a part of the UFC, Harley-Davidson “Hometown Throwdown” program. The program allowed fans to visit the UFC, Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown website and submit a city for consideration for a future event.

In addition to helping choose the city, fans will also play a key role in determining a main card bout on the card. UFC fans can go to ufc.com/hometownthrowdown to vote for which bout will make it onto the main card and be the first fight shown on the FX telecast.

Fans can choose between the following three bouts: Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland in bantamweight action; Carlos Eduardo Rocha vs. Mike Pierce in a welterweight bout; Lance Benoist vs. Seth Baczynski at 170-pounds.

Fans can also enter to win the UFC experience of a lifetime at the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown event and their own custom Harley® motorcycle through a sweepstakes that runs through April 28, 2012. See full sweepstakes information and rules at ufc.com/hometownthrowdown.

The main event of Johnson versus McCall comes in high-demand. The two first squared off in an action-packed bout last month in Australia, with Johnson initially being declared the winner. However, it was revealed shortly thereafter that the judges’ scorecards were calculated incorrectly by the local athletic commission and the actual decision was a draw. Thus, Johnson and McCall will extend their rivalry on June 8 in a three-round rematch. If the fight is a draw after three rounds, the competitors will go to a sudden victory round to determine which man will earn the right to compete for the UFC world title.

“I’m excited to bring the UFC back to Florida!” UFC President Dana White said. “The first fight between Johnson and McCall was incredible, and on June 8, they will finally finish the fight to determine who is going to fight for the first-ever flyweight title.”

“We are thrilled and honored to welcome the UFC to the BankAtlantic Center for the first time in our history,” said SSE President & COO Michael R. Yormark. “The UFC represents the pinnacle of mixed martial arts and one of the greatest live sports spectacles in the world, so it is fitting that South Florida’s premier entertainment destination – the BankAtlantic Center – will now be hosting a UFC event for the first time.”

Tickets for UFC’s Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. ET. Ticket prices will be announced in days to come.  Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, as well as the BankAtlantic Center Box Office.

UFC® Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com.  A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, April 12, starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.  All bouts live and subject to change.

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 organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and with offices in London, England, Toronto, Canada and Beijing, China, 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 includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX in an exciting new live format.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 150 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. 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 two million followers on Twitter.

Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed UFC magazine, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, and JAKKS Pacific articulated action figures.

About Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

About 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 includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons of Anarchy, Justified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer and Wilfred. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. The network’s other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with the UFC and college football. For more information about FX, visit our web site at www.FXnetworks.com.

About BankAtlantic Center
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to the Florida Panthers hockey club and internationally recognized concerts and events, the Broward County-owned BankAtlantic Center is one of the top ranked venues of its kind in the world.