VIDEO : UFC Lip Sync Challenge at Lagasse’s Stadium Inside The Palazzo Las Vegas Ends in a Tie

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UFC® LIP SYNC CHALLENGE AT LAGASSE’S STADIUM INSIDE THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS ENDS IN A TIE


 

On Wednesday, July 6, fight fans were delighted to the lip syncing abilities of some of their favorite fighters in the UFC® Lip Sync Challenge at Lagasse’s Stadium® inside The Palazzo® Las Vegas. The event was part of the 5th annual UFC International Fight Week™. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans, UFC middleweight Uriah Hall and Bruce Buffer, the Veteran Voice of the Octagon® participated in the competition. UFC Octagon Girl® Arianny Celeste was also on hand to provide her thoughts on the performances and UFC correspondent Megan Olivi hosted the event. UFC resident DJ AL3 provided all of the music for the challenge.

 

The lip sync challenge was held in a four-man bracket-style format with Buffer going up against Miocic and Evans taking on Hall in the first round. Buffer performed “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol complete with rock ‘n’ roll moves and sunglasses. For Miocic’s performance, he asked Buffer to come back on stage and serenaded him with “You’re the Inspiration” by Chicago. The fans picked Miocic to move on to the second round where he faced the winner of Rashad Evans and Uriah Hall.

 

Evans charmed the crowd with Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places,” prompting Megan Olivi to give Evans a new nickname – “Country Rashad Evans.” Hall danced around the stage to “1,000 Miles” by Vanessa Carlton even serenading Arianny Celeste in the hopes of swaying the vote. In the end, Olivi called an audible and moved both Evans and Hall into the second and final round to face Miocic.

 

The athletes pulled out all the stops for the second round. Miocic performed Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” Evans went with “Black” by Pearl Jam, and Hall had the crowd cheering him on with Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”

 

The final vote was too close to call, leaving Stipe Miocic and Uriah Hall as co-Lip Sync Challenge champions.

 

Named Sports Bar of the Year by Nightclub & Bar magazine, Lagasse’s Stadium is the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting event, including UFC® 200 on Saturday, July 9. Lagasse’s Stadium is packed with more than 100 HD screens (including a 9 foot by 16 foot main screen), private luxury boxes stadium-style seating and a kicked-up menu of Emeril Lagasse’s signature cuisine.

 

 
About The Palazzo® Las Vegas
For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.  Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure luxury pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub.The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas. The Palazzo Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)

 

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 156 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 29 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.

 

CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WITH UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK

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CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WITH UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK
Papa Roach, P.O.D. and Lit to Headline FREE Concert on Fremont Street Experience with Continuous Events throughout the Day on July 4

 

Celebrate Fourth of July underneath the Viva Vision canopy with UFC International Fight Week™and Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series featuring rockers Papa Roach, P.O.D. and Lit. Downtown Las Vegas gets in on the UFC International Fight Weekaction as several events including an Ulti-man™ 5k run, meet-and-greets and autograph signings with UFC® fighters and Octagon Girls® and a special concert take over Fremont Street Experience.

The third annual UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas from July 1-6 with something for everyone and unprecedented access to the largest gathering of UFC fighters ever. The weeklong celebration culminates with two HUGE fight cards that weekend in Las Vegas – UFC 175, presented by Bud Light® on Sat., July 5 and The Ultimate Fighter® Finale: TEAM EDGAR vs. TEAM PENN on Sun., July 6 both at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

While Fremont Street Experience will transform Downtown Las Vegas into the hottest place to be on Fourth of July featuring the free concert and a fireworks show displayed on the Viva Vision canopy screen, the UFC’s Fourth of July festivities during International Fight Week will be continuous throughout the day.

FRI., JULY 4th SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
More details available at www.UFC.com/FightWeek <http://www.UFC.com/FightWeek> * All times PT

7:00-9:00 a.m.            Ulti-man 5K Run featuring UFC FIT™ Stations

Hogs & Heifers, 201 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Celebrate the Fourth of July by running or walking through the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. The event starts and finishes at Hogs & Heifers. Registration starts at 7 a.m. PT followed by UFC FIT-inspired warm-up with UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate, UFC FIT Coach Mike Dolce and UFC GYM coaches at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $35 per participant (increases after June 9) and includes an official Ulti-man race t-shirt and medal. Register in advance at www.UFC.com/FightWeek <http://www.UFC.com/FightWeek> .


9 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.            2014 World Soccer Tournament Viewing Party

Lagasse’s Stadium, 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Fans can watch and cheer on teams, enjoy Q&A’s with fighters and play the newly launched EA SPORTS UFC video game.

3:00-5:00 p.m.             UFC 175 Weigh-In

Mandalay Bay Events Center, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Just one day before UFC 175, fans can watch fighters step on the scale for official weigh-ins.

4:00 p.m.                        Lion Fight 16

The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Mixed martial arts fans can enjoy a full night of Muay Thai action.

5:30 p.m.                        UFC Tonight Special Edition

Mandalay Bay Events Center, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Following UFC 175 Weigh-ins fan can enjoy a special live taping of UFC Tonight.

6:00 p.m.                         The Art of Fighting Art Exhibit

The Gallery at 1217 on Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Experience mixed martial arts like never before at this exhibit of fight-related artwork headlined by contemporary urban artist Justin Bua, and featuring works from Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer, modern-day surrealist Brian Kirhagis, and the Fightland Photo Collection. Pieces will be available for public sale.

6:00-8:00 p.m.            UFC Downtown

Golden Nugget, El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Hogs & Heifers in Downtown Las Vegas

Several locations in Downtown Las Vegas will host meet-and-greets and autograph signings with UFC fighters and Octagon Girls.


9:00 p.m.                        Free Concert featuring Papa Roach, POD and Lit

Fremont Street Experience, 3rd Street Stage

Papa Roach, POD and LIT will rock fans during a free concert as part of the Rock of Vegas summer concert series. Concert restricted to adults 18 years and older with proper ID.

Through the UFC Community Works® program, a portion of funds raised during the 2014 UFC International Fight Week will help support Three Square Food Bank  , ONE DROP  , The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada  and Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada.

UFC®175: WEIDMAN vs. MACHIDA will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High -Definition.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE: EDGAR vs. PENN will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT Sunday, July 6, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FOX Sports 2 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

Stay connected with UFC International Fight Week news on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram (@UFCFightWeek).

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com <http://www.vegasexperience.com/> , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101 <http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101> or Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV <https://twitter.com/FSELV> .

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, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around 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 annually includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network, as well as The Ultimate Fighter <http://www.ufc.com/tuf/> ® reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS <http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass> ™, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. The UFC organization also licenses over 100 UFC GYM <http://www.ufcgym.com/> ® locations, and owns UFC.TV <http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass> ® (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT <http://ufcfit.com/> ™ (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC Magazine <http://ufc360.com/> , and has a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS <http://www.easports.com/ufc> , UFC Fight Club <http://www.ufcfightclub.com/> ®, UFC Fan Expo <http://www.ufcfanexpo.com/> ®, Octagon <http://www.ufcstore.com/> ™ branded apparel, best-selling DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit www.UFC.com <http://www.ufc.com/> and follow UFC at www.Facebook.com/UFC <http://www.Facebook.com/UFC> and on Twitter and Instagram: @UFC.

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.