TAP at MGM Grand Grants Sports Aficionados Front Row Seats to All the Action

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TAP AT MGM GRAND GRANTS SPORTS AFICIONADOS FRONT ROW SEATS TO ALL THE ACTION
American Sports Bar Now Open

MGM Grand, the Entertainment Authority in Las Vegas, unveils TAP, a high-energy restaurant and sports bar where guests will enjoy the latest sporting events while surrounded by sports history. Opening today, Thursday, Jan. 30, every seat in the 220-seat restaurant offers a prime view of the biggest games broadcast live on TAP’s 60 HD flat-screen televisions. The menu features American sports bar favorites such as two-fisted sandwiches and specialty sliders as well as the option for guests to create a personalized burger. Meal choices can be complemented with a cold beer from TAP’s extensive selection of bottles and draughts including local and seasonal craft brews.

 

TAP serves as MGM Grand’s official headquarters for viewing televised sporting events. One-of-a-kind items collected from events held in Las Vegas, known for hosting many of the world’s biggest sporting events, are displayed throughout the space. TAP is open daily for lunch and dinner.
“With its massive TVs and comfortable, fun atmosphere, TAP is the ultimate sports lover’s paradise for watching every event,” said MGM Grand president and COO Scott Sibella. “Unique collector’s items from great moments in Las Vegas sports history line the walls creating a fully immersive sports experience.”

 

Food
TAP features classic and contemporary American sports bar food bound to fill stomachs between plays. Menu highlights include:
  • ‘Beer Can’ Chicken, beer-brined and roasted chicken served with Georgia mustard sauce, Kentucky-style slaw and TAP’s signature Fat Fries with grey sea salt and spiced ketchup;
  • Pretzel & Cheese, an old school sourdough pretzel served warm alongside a creamy cheddar cheese dip spiked with horseradish for a zesty kick;
  • South-Side Street Dog, a house-made all pork, jalapeño and cheese-stuffed hot dog loaded with pickle spears, sport peppers, red onion relish and brown mustard served on a Chicago-style poppy seed bun;
  • Little Phillys, slider-sized authentic Philadelphia cheese steak sandwiches made with shaved rib-eye, cheese “whiz,” and caramelized onions on Italian hoagie rolls, just like they’re done in Philly;
  • Mini Mug Tasters, a dessert sampler featuring half-portions of chocolate, peanut butter and black forest cakes served in miniature beer mugs for guests who can’t choose just one.
Beverages
A meal and a game wouldn’t be complete without an ice cold beverage to fuel energized fans. TAP’s selection of draught and bottled beers, as well as its array of beer cocktails, is sure to keep fans in positive spirits throughout the game. Offerings include:
Beer: TAP’s draught handles alternate seasonally to feature the best local and national craft brews in addition to well-known favorites. A selection of handcrafted bottled beers round out the beer menu. Highlights include:
  • Gulden Draak Quad 9000, a complex Belgian beer with a deep amber color and notes of pear, apple and clove served in a traditional beer goblet;
  • Tenaya Creek Hop Ride, a locally brewed IPA that features a well-balanced combination of bitterness and floral notes achieved through a process called dry-hopping;
  • Chimay Triple, a traditional Belgian Trappist beer that is golden in color and has notes of grape, raisins and apple served in a beer goblet for an authentic feel.
Cocktails: TAP’s cocktail program features beer cocktails artfully blended with the freshest ingredients. Beer cocktails include:
  • Framboise Martini, a delicate blend of Absolut Raspberri, crème de cassis and house-made lemon sour topped off with the crisp Lindeman’s Framboise, a fruit forward beer with distinct raspberry notes;
  • Belgian Mojito, a twist on the refreshing classic made with Bacardi Superior rum, fresh mint, hand-pressed lime juice and Stella Artois;
  • Dark & Stormy, TAP’s version of this well-known beer concoction with Gosling’s Black Seal rum, hand-pressed lime juice and Gosling’s Ginger Beer, the only beer created specifically for use in Dark & Stormy cocktails.
Sports Memorabilia
If the items within the memorabilia collection hanging throughout TAP could talk, they’d have amazing stories to tell. Each was a part of an iconic sporting event that took place in Las Vegas, making each piece a source of local pride. Highlights include:
  • UFC: Hanging in an encased frame within the restaurant are the gloves and shorts worn by former Lightweight Champion Chuck Liddell during his victory against Tito Ortiz at UFC 66 at MGM Grand’s Grand Garden arena on Dec. 30, 2006.
  • Boxing: After Oscar De La Hoya defeated Julio Cesar Chavez in their initial meeting in 1996, Chavez repeatedly questioned the validity of De La Hoya’s victory. The rematch billed as “The Retribution,” was held at MGM Grand on Sept. 8, 1998 and De La Hoya again came out victorious. A framed piece of the ring mat and boxing glove from this notable event will hang within the restaurant.
  • NHL Hockey: The 2012-2013 Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings make an annual pre-season visit to the Grand Garden Arena for Frozen Fury, a heated doubleheader in which the Kings take on two NHL rivals. Members of the 2012-2013 championship team signed a hockey stick that will be displayed.
  • NBA Basketball: A jersey signed by NBA great Magic Johnson, who played 13 seasons as point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, will be featured within TAP. MGM Grand hosts Lakers games annually.
About MGM Grand
MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of newly remodeled  luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub; a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.comor call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog.

Dignitaries, Local Influencers and Celebrities Prepare for the SNAP Experience January 27-31

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Dignitaries, Local Influencers and Celebrities Prepare for the SNAP Experience January 27-31

 

Three Square Food Bank, in partnership with AARP and Weight Watchers, presents the SNAP Experience January 27 through 31, designed to promote advocacy around the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

During the SNAP Experience notable dignitaries, influencers and celebrities will limit their food spending while attempting to eat healthy, balanced diets. Each person will spend no more than $18.55 total for five days – the amount designated to those enrolled in the SNAP program.

The SNAP program provides assistance to people struggling with food insecurity as a result of unemployment, underemployment and poverty. Nevada currently ranks among the lowest states in food assistance participation. More than 250,000 low-income Southern Nevadans rely on SNAP benefits, half of which are children. For those with questions about the SNAP program, benefits and application, Three Square offers assistance through the Three Square Center (702-765-4030).

SNAP Experience participants include CEO of Three Square Food Bank Brian Burton, City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City of North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, City of Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen, City of Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler, City of Mesquite Mayor Mark Wier, Rumor Hotel chef Steve Austin, director of business development for Weight Watchers Heather Avila, UFC Hall of Fame fighter Forrest Griffin, KTNV morning and mid-day news anchor Jessica Janner, KKLZ mid-day personality Terrie Springs, and VIEW Neighborhood Newspapers copy editor Lisa Valentine.

Featured participants will post daily blogs about the experience, meal choices, and well-being during the week at www.snapexperiencelv.org.

About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to nearly 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit www.facebook.com/ThreeSquareFoodBank and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv) as well as Twitter (@threesquarelv).

 

A NEW CHAMPION WILL EMERGE WHEN JOHNY HENDRICKS MEETS ROBBIE LAWLER AT UFC 171 SAT MARCH 15 IN DALLAS – TICKETS ON SALE JAN 17

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A NEW CHAMPION WILL EMERGE WHEN
JOHNY HENDRICKS MEETS
ROBBIE LAWLER AT UFC® 171
SATURDAY, MARCH 15

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Plus:
CARLOS CONDIT vs. TYRON WOODLEY
DIEGO SANCHEZ vs. MYLES JURY
JAKE SHIELDS vs. HECTOR LOMBARD
OVINCE ST. PREUX vs. THIAGO SILVA

TICKETS FOR UFC® 171: HENDRICKS vs. LAWLER
AT AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Even Ultimate Fighting Championship® title fights are bigger in Texas! Having been narrowly defeated by Georges St-Pierre in one of the most controversial decisions in UFC history, Johny Hendricks returns to face hard-hitting Robbie Lawler for the UFC welterweight championship. After a five-year reign that saw Georges St-Pierre atop the welterweight division, the champion relinquished the belt, electing to take personal time away from competition. Now the top fighters in the division square off and a new champion will be crowned at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, March 15.

Currently on a three-fight win streak that includes a unanimous decision win over St-Pierre training partner Rory MacDonald (No. 3), Robbie Lawler (22-9, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) looks to cap off his remarkable UFC comeback with a victory over Hendricks. Vowing to return for the title, Dallas’ own (No. 1) Johny Hendricks (15-2, fighting out of Dallas), holds key victories over Jon Fitch (Knockout of the Night), Josh Koscheck, Martin Kampmann (Knockout of the Night) and Carlos Condit (Fight of the Night). Now he plans to take the belt that many believe he already earned on his home turf with friends and family in attendance.

In addition, former interim welterweight champion (No. 2) Carlos Condit (29-7, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) battles explosive wrestler (No.11) Tyron Woodley (12-2, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.). Fresh off a TKO win over Martin Kampmann, for which he earned his third consecutive Fight of the Night honor, Condit looks to stall the momentum of a two-time Div. I All-American wrestler in Woodley. After securing wins over Tarec Saffiedine, Jay Hieron, and Josh Koscheck (Knockout of the Night) Woodley knows that a win over Condit will secure him a place atop the welterweight rankings and put him one step closer to a shot at the title.

Also, The Ultimate Fighter® season 1 winner (No. 15) Diego Sanchez (26-6, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) meets unbeaten lightweight Myles Jury (13-0, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.). After narrowly losing a 2013 “Fight of the Year” effort to former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez, Sanchez seeks a return to winning form. Jury knows a marquee victory over fan favorite Sanchez, is his ticket to the lightweight division’s top 15.

 

Other bouts for UFC 171 include:

  • Seventh-ranked welterweight Jake Shields (29-6-1, 1 NC) vs. heavy-handed 13th-ranked contender Hector Lombard (33-4-1, 1 NC).
  • Explosive light heavyweight Thiago Silva (16-3-0, 2 NC) vs. heavy-handed Ovince St. Preux (14-5).
  • The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum (8-0) vs. 15th-ranked welterweight contender Rick Story (16-7).
  • The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner Julianna Pena (6-2) vs. ninth-ranked bantamweight contender Jessica Andrade (10-3).
  • 13th-ranked featherweight Dennis Bermudez (13-3) vs. submission specialist Jimmy Hettes (11-1).
  • Dallas’ own Sean Spencer (11-2) vs. Montreal’s Alex Garcia (11-1) in a welterweight duel.
  • Also fighting out of Dallas, flyweight Will Campuzano (13-5) vs. Darrell Montague   (13-3).
  • A middleweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter 17 alumni Bubba McDaniel (21-7) and Sweden’s Tor Troeng (16-5-1).

 

Tickets for UFC®171: HENDRICKS vs. LAWLER, presented by METRO PCS®, go on sale Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. CT and are priced at $350, $250, $150, $100, $75 and $50. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. 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 are also available at the American Airlines Center box office. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

 

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. CT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Jan. 16 starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

 

UFC®171: HENDRICKS vs. LAWLER 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.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®

Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 35 live events annually. The UFC is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world with events distributed residentially throughout North American cable and satellite providers including iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group for live events and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 including the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries, to 821 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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). UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with more than 2.7 million followers on Twitter. UFC businesses also include 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, DVDs and Blu-rays, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, branded apparel and Topps Trading Cards. For more information visit UFC.com.

Photos: R&B Sensation The Weeknd Kicks Off New Year’s Eve Festivities with Special Performance at PURE Nightclub – Monday, December 30

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Last night, (Monday, Dec. 30) PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace kicked off the New Year’s festivities with a live performance by R&B phenomenon The Weeknd. The award-winning hot spot opened its doors for a very special affair to welcome the return of the talented recording artist.

Arriving around 1 a.m. the sultry Canadian sensation, also known as Abel Tesfaye, made his way to his VIP booth on the main stage while he took in the sights of the packed room. Moments later, the highly acclaimed lyricist took center stage as he introduced himself and took over the mic, leaving his fans in awe. “I go by the name of The Weeknd,” he stated, “I came all the way from Toronto to party with you all tonight.” The nightclub roared with excitement as he mentioned to the crowd that he was celebrating one of this friend’s birthdays and gave a special shout out to his personal DJ XO.

He kicked off the night with his hit “I’m Good,” where following the song informed the crowd that it was his first time performing the track in Las Vegas. The Weeknd had his fans on their feet as he led into “Live For,” and “Crew Love,” both songs whom he worked with fellow Canadian and GRAMMY Award-winning rapper Drake to produce. To close out his memorable performance, the R&B singer told the crowd that he’d be back soon to Sin City and fittingly his fans would enjoy his last song of the night “Remember You.”

The Weeknd thanked his admirers for coming out as he took the time to mingle with a few lucky ladies before heading back to his table. Also in attendance, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, was seen in high spirits sipping cocktails with friends and taking in the performance from his VIP table.

Following his performance at PURE Nightclub, The Weeknd made his way to Ling Ling Club located inside Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino where hundreds of party patrons waited in anticipation to catch a glimpse of the music icon. As celebrated DJ Irie manned the decks, he announced the arrival of the artist and the entire nightclub was on their feet eagerly watching for the artist to make his introduction. Appearing in the DJ booth, The Weeknd hopped on the mic to address his fans and began to put on his second special performance of the evening. Afterwards he thanked his fans for their support and made his way back to his VIP booth to mingle with fans and party the night away in true Las Vegas fashion.

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Photo credit Brenton Ho(PURE Nightclub)
Al Powers(Hakkasan Las Vegas)

Photos/Video: Miley Cyrus Unveils Beacher’s Madhouse Las Vegas with Katy Perry, Kellan Lutz, Selena Gomez and Others

Last night, (Friday, Dec. 27) global superstar Miley Cyrus and legendary showman Jeff Beacher unveiled the Las Vegas return of Beacher’s Madhouse along with Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Kellan Lutz, Mario Lopez, Brad Garrett, Adam Lambert, Emile Hirsch, David Copperfield, DJ Pauly D, Mark Salling, UFC President Dana White, UFC fighter Michael Bisping, Pauly Shore, Craig Robinson, Devon Aoki, Steve Aoki, Frankie Delgado, and George Kotsiopoulos and Johnny Wujek.

Entering with a full marching band procession featuring Beacher’s notable characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Captain Jack Sparrow and Tigger, Cyrus was led through the casino as she helped unveil the triumphant return of Jeff Beacher’s  Beacher’s Madhouse Las Vegas, the performance theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Joining in the celebration was the debut performance of Mini-Britney alongside the infamous 7-foot-tall Amazon Ashley, Mini Beyonce, Mini-Miley and Mini-Robin Thicke, the world’s tallest stripper, Mini-Kanye, Mini-Psy, Mini Michael Jackson, Shaving Cream Man, Beacher’s Babies, 8 year old DJ Chino and Beacher’s house band The Pawn Shop, who all helped welcome the premier night of the 8,500-square-foot fantasy-filled theatre, featuring MC Pete Giovine.

With the energy of a circus and the atmosphere of an A-list Hollywood party, the world’s most outrageously sexy and over-the-top Vaudeville-inspired show Beacher’s Madhouse Las Vegas reached new heights of madness.  Known for stretching the boundaries of imagination, Beacher’s Madhouse is the stomping ground for Hollywood’s elite.

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Miracle Mile Shops Celebrates New Year’s Eve

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE

Miracle Mile Shops
In honor of the holiday, Miracle Mile Shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve (Tuesday, Dec. 31) and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1). Additionally, several merchants will feature extended hours on New Year’s Eve. D’Amore’s Famous Pizza will remain open 24 hours, Ocean One Grille & Bar will be open until midnight, Fat Tuesday, Meatball Spot and Sugar Factory will close at 2 a.m. and Halo Bar and Sin City Brewing Co. will stay open until 4 a.m.

 

Blondies Sports Bar
From noon to 7 p.m., guests many enjoy an end-of-the-year happy hour featuring an all-you-can-drink draft beers and well drinks for only $20. Patrons may purchase a $100 package with all-you-can-drink draft beers and well drinks from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Throughout the night, guests can watch the ball drop in cities all over the world. 702-737-0444

 

Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo Cantina will welcome 2014 by offering an all-you-can-eat-and-drink package from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $300 per person. The festivities will include five food stations, specialty cocktails, live music, raffle prizes and more. 702-385-2226

 

Cheeseburger Las Vegas
Say goodbye to 2013 with $20 buckets of beer. 702-735-8600

 

db’s Pong & Pool Hall
db’s Pong & Pool Hall will host a New Year’s Eve bash with $40 all-you-can-drink draft beers and well drinks along with a champagne toast at midnight. DJ Kick Rocks will keep the party going with his electronic beats. 702-982-7744

 

FRESH Grill & Bar
Receive $5 off any alcoholic drink purchased in a Happy Glass. 702-734-9727

 

Ketchup Premium Burger Bar
The new quick-serve eatery will offer $3 cans of PBR and $5 cans of Rolling Rock. 702-463-4433

 

La Salsa Cantina
In honor of New Year’s Eve, La Salsa Cantina will offer $4 shots of Patron Silver and 1800 Silver tequila. 702-892-0645

 

Lobster ME
Locals can enjoy 20 percent off any food purchase, excluding alcoholic beverages. 702-562-7837

 

Las Vegas Fight Shop
Dec. 27, 2 to 3 p.m.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Jake Ellenberger and Kelvin Gastelum host a free meet and greet at Las Vegas Fight Shop. Fans who purchase merchandise will be able to access a VIP line. 702-366-0502

Dec. 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
UFC® Octagon Girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer will be available to meet fans and sign autographs for fans that purchase a poster or calendar.  702-366-0502

Dec. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
ArmBar Nation hosts a free meet and greet with MMA fighters Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke featuring raffles and giveaways for fans. 702-366-0502

Dec. 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
TAPOUT presents a free meet and greet with Punkass and Skrape. 702-366-0502

Dec. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Las Vegas Fight Shop will host a meet and greet with UFC® heavyweight fighter Cain Velasquez. An Affliction merchandise purchase is required to attend. 702-366-0502

 

Lombardi’s Romagna Mia
Throughout the day, Lombardi’s Romagna Mia will feature specialty menu items. 702-731-1755

 

Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar
Diners may enjoy specialty entrées including stuffed lobster ($39.95) and prime rib ($29.95). 702-794-2929

 

Pampas Brazilian Grille
Pampas Brazilian Grille will serve up a New Year’s Eve Surf & Turf dinner ($89.95) including a champagne toast, open bar and dessert and party favors. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the restaurant will feature a ticketed Latin Nights cocktail party with open bar and live entertainment. Presale tickets are $150 per couple. Once presale tickets have been sold, the price increases to $195 per couple. 702-737-4748

 

Panda Express
Receive a free appetizer with the purchase of a large drink and a two-entrée plate.

 

PBR Rock Bar & Grill
From 9 p.m. to midnight, PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers three separate New Year’s Eve package deals. For $100, patrons will receive open bar on select beverages and a champagne toast at midnight. For $200, guests will receive premium open bar specials, a champagne toast at midnight and access to the Rock Bar and patio. For $3,000, partygoers will enjoy VIP bottle service for up to six people, full access to the venue, VIP seating on the patio, three bottles of premium alcohol, appetizer platters, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast.  702-750-1685

 

Todai Sushi & Seafood Buffet
From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., enjoy a buffet dinner for only $35.95 per person. 702-892-0021

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About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

EA ANNOUNCES ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON AS FAN-SELECTED FIGHTER TO JOIN JON JONES ON THE COVER OF EA SPORTS UFC

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EA ANNOUNCES ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON AS FAN-SELECTED FIGHTER TO JOIN JON JONES ON THE COVER OF EA SPORTS UFC

 

Fans Cast 11 Million Votes in First Ever EA SPORTS UFC Cover Vote Presented by MetroPCS

 

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) announced today that Sweden’s Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson, the no.1 UFC light heavyweight contender,  is the winner of the EA SPORTS™  UFC Cover Vote presented by MetroPCS. Gustafsson will share the first ever EA SPORTS UFC cover with current light heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, who EA announced last month as the first cover athlete. The two also met in the Octagon® earlier this year. Fans cast over 11 million votes throughout the cover vote program. Gustafsson edged out legendary welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in the final round, emerging victorious from a field of 16 fighters that also included champions Anthony Pettis, Ronda Rousey, Jose Aldo, Chris Weidman and Demetrious Johnson. EA SPORTS UFC will be available for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, in the spring of 2014.

 

“It’s a thrill and an honor to appear on the cover of the first ever EA SPORTS UFC game,” said Gustafsson. “I want to thank all my fans who tirelessly campaigned and voted for me. I am proud to have the support of not only my home country, Sweden, and Europe, but also from people all around the globe. This is a huge win that motivates me to become the best light heavy weight fighter in the world.”

 

“This was a great way to engage fans and we are excited that they selected Alexander Gustafsson as the Cover Vote winner,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Europe accounted for nearly 40% of the web traffic to the Cover Vote during the last week of voting. This overwhelming support from UFC fans in Europe is indicative of the sport’s rapidly growing popularity around the world and especially in EMEA. I couldn’t be more excited about the UFC game and the work that the team at EA SPORTS has done.”

 

As part of the MetroPCS EA SPORTS UFC Cover Vote Sweepstakes, one lucky fan who voted will have the chance to be part of Gustafsson’s entourage when he walks out at one of his next fights. Fans are encouraged to check out the MetroPCS Facebook and Twitter to get behind the scenes access to the winner’s experience.

 

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC brings the action, emotion and intensity inside the Octagon to life in ways that were never before possible. The next-generation of True Player Motion not only showcases the diverse, powerful and fluid attacks of elite mixed martial artists through Precision Movement, Dynamic Striking and Strategic Submission Battles, but also brings the combatants to life with Full Body Deformation and Real-Time Exertion. The simulation of Human Intelligence takes leaps forward with the strategic and adaptive MMAi system and is expressed through the most realistic characters ever created in a sports game.

 

EA SPORTS UFC is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in spring 2014. The game is available for pre-order at http://www.origin.com. The game has not yet been rated the ESRB and PEGI; visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.info for more information. Become a fan of EA SPORTS UFC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/easportsufc and follow us on Twitter via http://www.twitter.com/easportsufc.

 

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 35 live events annually. The UFC is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world with events distributed residentially throughout North American cable and satellite providers including iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group for live events and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 including the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to 821 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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). UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over 2.7 million followers on Twitter. UFC businesses also include 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, DVDs and Blu-rays, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, branded apparel and Topps Trading Cards. For more information visit UFC.com.

 

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players in over 200 countries.

 

In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

 

EA SPORTS, The Sims, SSX, Need for Speed, Mass Effect and Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries.  Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, The Octagon™ and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC and affiliated entities in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners. John Madden, NFL, NCAA, NHL, NBA, PGA TOUR and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.  “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

About MetroPCS
MetroPCS provides the freedom and convenience of unlimited, no-annual-contract wireless services on an advanced nationwide 4G LTE network for a flat rate. With MetroPCS, customers get great value and a wide variety of device choices from leading brands. A flagship brand operated by T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: “TMUS”), MetroPCS products and services are available online and across the United States through a network of company-owned stores, authorized dealer locations, and leading national retailers. For more information, please visit www.metropcs.com.

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP AND MUSCLEPHARM RENEW PARTNERSHIP

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ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® AND MUSCLEPHARM® RENEW PARTNERSHIP

 

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) announced a multi-year renewal with MusclePharm® Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP) a leading international, award-winning sports nutrition company.  In addition to branding in the hallowed Octagon®, MusclePharm will be featured in a variety of UFC programming elements ranging from national television broadcasts to Pay-Per-Views and across UFC’s digital platforms. The sponsorship also involves special events and the use of official marks and logos for consumer retail promotions including a special Octagon-shaped Fight Pack.

“MusclePharm has a long history with us and we’re excited to continue our partnership,” said Dana White, president, UFC. “It represents our commitment to growing MMA around the world.”
“MusclePharm’s cutting-edge products are scientifically formulated to measure up to the needs of UFC athletes so it’s the ideal collaboration,” said Jeremy DeLuca, president of Sales and Marketing, MusclePharm. “MMA is an area that fits our brand and partnering with the UFC allows us to reach a demographic that shares our passion for fitness and performance.”

MusclePharm has sponsored more than 100 of UFC’s top fighters including Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Clay Guida, Donald Cerrone, Jose Aldo, Travis Browne, Jake Shields, Lyoto Machida, Patrick Barry and Rashad Evans. Many of these fighters have trained at MusclePharm’s 30,000 square foot Sports Science Center in Denver, Colorado.  MusclePharm also sponsors 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Arnold Schwarzenegger among other prominent athletes.

 

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, Beijing and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 35 live events annually. The UFC is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world with events distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group for live events and thousands of hours of programming including the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, on FOX Sports 1.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to 882 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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 2.5 million followers on Twitter. UFC businesses also include over 90 UFC GYM® locations in 28 US states, UFC FIT, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, UFC 360, the internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new videogame franchise in development with EA, best-selling DVDs, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, branded apparel and Topps Trading Cards.  For more information visit UFC.com.

About MusclePharm Corporation:
MusclePharm® is a leading international, award-winning sports nutrition company offering vitamins and nutritional supplements which are available in more than 110 countries and available in 15,000+ U.S. retail outlets, including Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, 24 Hour Fitness, Bally’s, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Vitamin World. The company’s brands are MusclePharm®, Arnold Schwarzenegger Series™, and FitMiss™. The comprehensive lines of clinically-proven, safe and effective nutritional supplements are developed through a six-stage research process that utilizes the expertise of leading nutritional scientists, doctors and universities. For more information, visit www.musclepharm.com. Follow the company at http://www.facebook.com/MusclePharm and www.Twitter.com/MusclePharm.

Mandalay Bay Resort ~ Entertainment Listings for November

Mandalay Bay Resort ~ Entertainment Listings for November 

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

SELENA GOMEZ
World-renowned singer and actress Selena Gomez will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 9. Earlier this year, Gomez premiered the single “Come & Get It” and made her debut television performance of the song at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Gomez has sold more than 10 million singles in the U.S., including three No. 1 Billboard Dance Singles – “A Year Without Rain,” “Who Says” and “Love You Like A Love Song.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $30.50, $40.50, $45.50 and $65.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

14TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS
The Latin GRAMMY Awards return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Thursday, Nov. 21, and air live in the United States on the UNIVISION Network from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. This marks the sixth time that Latin music’s most prestigious awards show will take place in Las Vegas. Nominees include Marc Anthony, Pablo Alborán, Wisin y Yandel and Buika, among others.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 21
Time: Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; Show begins at 5 p.m. PST
Prices: $50, $125, $175, $325, $450 and $600 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE: TEAM ROUSEY vs. TEAM TATE
The 18th edition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) long-running reality series, “The Ultimate Fighter,” will culminate in a live finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 30. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and No. 1 title contender Miesha Tate serve as coaches in the first-ever season to feature women as coaches and cast members. In “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate,” 16 men and 16 women bantamweight (135 lbs.) fighters competed in the most challenging sports tournament on television. “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m.
Prices: $50, $75, $125 and $175 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS
Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick will co-host the fourth annual American County Awards, airing live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center Tuesday, Dec. 10 on FOX. This is Adkins’ fourth time serving as a host of the annual awards show, which gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists in categories such as artists, albums, singles, videos and touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $71.25 and $160.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

JAY-Z
Jay-Z will bring the Magna Carter World Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center December 13 – 14. The 17-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist recently released Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which was certified double-platinum by The Recording Industry Association of America, and wrapped the sold-out Legends Of The Summer Tour with Justin Timberlake. Magna Carta… Holy Grail is Jay-Z’s 13th album to debut at No. 1.

Dates: December 13 – 14
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $150 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

LADY ANTEBELLUM
Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will bring its Take Me Downtown Tour 2014 to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, March 21. Since the group’s inception in 2006, Lady Antebellum has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Association of Country Music (ACM) three consecutive times and sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. Joining Lady Antebellum will be Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. Moore, a platinum-selling artist, recently released his No. 1 hit “Hey Pretty Girl,” which followed two consecutive No. 1 songs off his debut album Up All Night. Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, this past spring.

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $47.50 and $87.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE 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: Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday – Friday
Times: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Theatre box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com or 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 fall:

Dates: November 6, 8 – 10, 13, 15 – 17; January 22, 24 – 26, 29 – 31; Saturday, Feb. 1
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 mandalaybay.com, 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 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

November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Gov’t Mule $25 (must be 18 years of age)

November 7 at 7 p.m. Lee Brice $26 (must be 18 years of age)

November 23 at 7 p.m. Pennywise $25 (must be 18 years of age)

November 30 at 6:30 p.m. Suicidal Tendencies $25 (must be 18 years of age)

December 9 at 9 p.m. Chris Young $29.50 (must be 18 years of age)

December 14 at 7 p.m. Third Eye Blind $31 (must be 18 years of age)

December 30 at 8 p.m. The Dan Band $30 (must be 18 years of age)

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues offers the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting a valid 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). Additionally, locals receive a 20% discount (food items only) when dining at Crossroads at House of Blues Restaurant.

Mondays: Live Soul Music from R N R. The music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Tuesdays: Swingin’ Tuesdays with live swing band and dancing. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Wednesdays: Nothing But the Blues – Featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Thursdays: “Loop” artist Phil Stendek performs. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Fridays: 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. Music begins at 10 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Saturdays: The band Singles plays your favorite music from the ‘90s. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Sundays: Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues featuring a delicious All-You-Can-Eat Southern-Style Buffet with carved turkey, prime rib, omelet bar, waffles, salads, fried chicken, desserts and more. Live Gospel Entertainment takes place from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $50 for adults and $27 for children 11 years of age and under.

Rock, Rhythm, Blues & Soul – The talented PJ Barth and his trio entertain the Sunday night crowd. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

NIGHTLIFE

LIGHT
LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs and performers lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

Designed as an experience to play with the senses, LIGHT offers far more than the traditional nightclub. Upon arriving at LIGHT, guests enter the realm of the unknown as everyone in the club is part of the show. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue featuring state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and world-renowned DJs and performers turns on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night. Featured and resident DJs include Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Baauer and Nicky Romero, among others.

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges will apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call 702-588-5656 for more information

BLOW OUT WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gives new meaning to the nightlife industry with LIGHT’s recently launched Blow Out Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, guests will be treated to unbelievable performances by Cirque du Soleil and world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Zedd, among others.

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 atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hotspot 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 guests are 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 Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 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) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To learn more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

MIZUYA LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Admission is complimentary.

Act: Phoenix
Dates: November 1 – 2; 7; 14 – 16; 23; 28 – 30
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates: November 3 – 4; 10 – 11; 17 – 18; 24 – 25
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates: November 5 and 12
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates: November 6; 13; 19; 26 – 27
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates: November 8 – 9; 20 – 22
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is complimentary.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates: November 1 – 2; 8 – 9; 15 – 16; 22 – 23
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

THE LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is complimentary.

Act: The Ali Brothers
Dates: November 1 – 2; 8 – 9
Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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, rare Komodo Dragons, 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! Shark Reef Aquarium’s newest members include a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Florida Keys as well as two juvenile Komodo Dragons direct from Prague.

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; 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 mandalaybay.com or sharkreef.com.

UFC GYM SOUTH CORONA ENROLLMENT CENTER NOW OPEN

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UFC GYM® SOUTH CORONA ENROLLMENT CENTER NOW OPEN SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP PRICING AVAILABLE

Gym Opens for Workouts January 2014

UFC GYM® is pleased to announce the opening of a second 24-hour gym in Corona, Calif. continuing to impact the way people approach fitness and TRAIN DIFFERENT®. UFC GYM South Corona will be located at 265 E. Ontario Ave., at the corner of Main St. and Ontario Ave., and is scheduled to open in January 2014. An enrollment center is now open at the gym, where memberships are available at special pre-opening discounts. To find out more about UFC GYM South Corona call (951) 547-0166 or visit ufcgym.com/southcorona.

“This is a very exciting time for us as we celebrate the UFC’s 20th Anniversary and the growth of UFC GYM’s worldwide. Since opening our first UFC GYM in Corona in 2011, we have seen incredible membership growth,” said Senior Vice President of UFC GYM Adam Sedlack. “We have also seen thousands of members go through transformations, learn powerful techniques and re-define how fitness and training should be experienced. We are ecstatic to continue to provide a community like Corona with a second UFC GYM, offering fitness training in new dynamic ways.”

UFC GYMS have grown to 96 locations in 25 states in the U.S. one in Sydney, Australia. Over 85,000 members worldwide take part in the ultimate fitness experience. From training inside the Octagon® to tackling UFC GYM’s Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT®)workout, individuals of all ages and fitness levels have everything needed to TRAIN DIFFERENT.

The 10,000 square-foot facility will feature a 30-foot Octagon, Brazilian jiu-jitsu studio, bag room, top-of-the-line strength training and cardio machines, battling ropes, agility ladders and other functional training equipment for energetic workouts.

Membership includes unlimited access to UFC GYM’s signature classes such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, boxing, TRX, DUT, UFC FIT® and more. A team of elite Personal Trainers will help members achieve indisputable results through personal and group training. The new location will also feature specialized youth fitness training.

UFC GYM South Corona joins seven UFC GYM signature clubs located in Concord, Rosemead, Corona and Torrance, Calif., Long Island, N.Y., Honolulu, Hawaii and Sydney, Australia. UFC GYM also franchises a new model of boutique clubs. Earlier this year, UFC GYM acquired LA Boxing® adding even more locations to their roster of ultimate fitness destinations. Franchisees have the unique opportunity to own and operate the new UFC GYM franchise model across the U.S. and the globe. For franchise information, visit www.ufcgym.com/franchising.

 

About UFC GYM®:
UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world  leader in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).  In alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC GYM brand gives UFC enthusiasts and fitness seekers of all ages the opportunity to practice the training techniques of famed UFC athletes. Offering a full-range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, plus MMA style youth programming, UFC GYM creates something for all ages and fitness levels. As the first to combine the world of mixed martial arts and fitness, UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach has developed an atmosphere where members can see immediate results. UFC GYM is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine, aiming to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com.

About New Evolution Ventures® (NeV): 
Based in Northern California, New Evolution Ventures® (NeV) has a two-decade plus record of success in delivering superior returns on investment, specializing in the acquisition, development and operations management of both domestic and international fitness endeavors.  Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney and following a strategic partnership with Vision Capital in 2011, the current team of NeV professionals is setting industry-wide standards one brand at a time. Operations have spanned over 20 countries worldwide and included hundreds of facilities. Our team’s industry experience has positioned NeV as a global leader in its field, expanding and reinventing the vision of fitness. For more information, visit www.nev.com.

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, Beijing and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 35 live events annually. The UFC is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world with events distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group for live events and thousands of hours of programming including the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, on FOX Sports 1.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to 882 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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 2.5 million followers on Twitter. UFC businesses also include over 90 UFC GYM® locations in 28 US states, UFC FIT, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, UFC 360, the internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new videogame franchise in development with EA, best-selling DVDs, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, branded apparel and Topps Trading Cards.

UFC TO HOST FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS ONLINE AUCTION

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UFC® TO HOST FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS ONLINE AUCTION

 Auction Items Include Dinner with UFC President Dana White, Private Training Session with Anderson Silva, Jon Jones Framed Gloves, UFC VIP Packages, Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences such as Walk Out with a Fighter and more!

Bid Now at UFCFightfortheTroops.com

 

From cornering your favorite fighter to having dinner with the Octagon Girls®, Ultimate Fighting Championship® fans can now place bids on exclusive UFC® auction items at ufcfightforthetroops.com, with the auction closing at 8 p.m. PT on Thurs., Nov. 7. The online auction to raise money for the United States Armed Forces is in conjunction with the UFC Fight for the Troops event that will take place live from Fort Campbell, KY on Wed., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1. Fans can also make donations online or by calling 1-877-747-4376 (HERO).

In addition to exclusive UFC autographed merchandise and memorabilia, fans will have the chance to bid on an East Coast and West Coast VIP experience package. The package features airfare, accommodations and tickets to a UFC event for the winner and a guest, dinner with UFC President Dana White and Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste, a meet-and-greet with UFC fighters and Hall of Famers, special access to weigh-ins with a behind the scenes tour, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk out with a fighter, and, should the fighter win, the opportunity to enter the Octagon® alongside them.

Several celebrities have stepped up in support of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops event. The Red Hot Chili Peppers donated an autographed guitar, drum head and album. Chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain will fly a fan and their guest to New York City for a one night stay including lunch with him. Country singer Blake Shelton, surfboarder Kelly Slater, skateboarder’s Tony Hawk, Rob Dyrdek and Paul Rodriguez and reality star Jenni “JWOW” Farley have also contributed autographed items.

 

Other sports teams and professional athletes that have contributed to the auction include Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Miami Heat, Manchester United, Baltimore Ravens, Indiana Packers, Indiana Fever, Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves.

 

Highlights of UFC’s Fight for the Troops online auction include:

  • UFC VIP experience packages
  • Private Training Session with a UFC Superstar Anderson Silva
  • Dinner with UFC Octagon Girls
  • Official piece of Octagon canvas
  • Autographed UFC memorabilia and merchandise including event posters, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Junior Dos Santos and Anderson Silva framed gloves
  • Dinner with UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin
  • Behind-the-Scenes UFC Tonight show experience in Los Angeles
  • UFC on FOX Sports 1 experience
  • Octagon collector’s edition book autographed by UFC President Dana White
  • UFC GYM Ultimate Fitness Experience including a 1 year membership
  • Signed NBA basketball by the 2013 All Star Team
  • EA Sports gift package
  • Toyo Tires gift certificate for tires
  • Century’s MMA Pro Line Gear
  • VIP visit for two to the FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show in Los Angeles
  • Meet and greet with Regis Philbin and the Crowd Goes WILD Cast in New York
  • UFC, NFL and MLB Topps Trading Cards package
  • Sons of Anarchy autographed items including pilot script with signed headshots, posters and limited edition comic book

 

*Restrictions apply on auction items. Auction items are subject to change. Visit ufcfightforthetroops.com for more information.

 

Proceeds from the online auction and donations will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, an advanced research facility in Bethesda, MD dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues. To date the UFC has hosted two UFC Fight for the Troopevents (2008 and 2011) that have help raise over $4 million.

 

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, Beijing and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 35 live events annually. The UFC is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world with events distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group for live events and thousands of hours of programming including the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, on FOX Sports 1.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to 882 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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 2.5 million followers on Twitter. UFC businesses also include over 90 UFC GYM® locations in 28 US states, UFC FIT, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, UFC 360, the internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new videogame franchise in development with EA, best-selling DVDs, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, branded apparel and Topps Trading Cards.

UFC Fighter Frank Mir and Las Vegas Columnist Norm Clarke Wrap Up Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

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UFC Fighter Frank Mir and Las Vegas Columnist Norm Clarke
Wrap Up the Oktoberfest Revelry

 

WHO: Two-Time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir will take a punch at the German festival when he taps the seasonal brew at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. The Las Vegas local is ranked the number seven heavyweight fighter in the world. Celebrity Columnist Norm Clarke will tap the final keg of this year’s Oktoberfest celebrations. The charming writer is one of Las Vegas’ most notable journalists.

WHAT: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas offers guests endless Bavarian fun, food and, of course, Oktoberfestbier. The full-bodied lager is brewed to perfection and is the ultimate centerpiece for the exciting festivities that compare to the real Oktoberfest revelry held in Munich, Germany. Patrons can test their strength during the stein holding competitions and Jägermeister spankings, or watch the nightly almond and pecan glazing process, adding the finishing touch to an authentic experience.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and the finest Hofbräu beer.

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169

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COURT RULING SUPPORTS ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP’S FIGHT TO LEGALIZE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NEW YORK

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COURT RULING SUPPORTS ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP’S FIGHT TO LEGALIZE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NEW YORK

 

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), and plaintiffs in the Jones v. Schneiderman case, are pleased to announce that yesterday the Federal District Court found that their challenge to the constitutionality of New York’s ban on mixed martial arts (MMA) can go forward. The court recognized that the State Athletic Commission and the Attorney General have repeatedly changed position on whether amateur and professional MMA can occur lawfully in the state of New York, which plaintiffs argue renders the ban unconstitutionally vague. While other claims in the lawsuit were dismissed, the UFC and plaintiffs are prepared to win their case and defeat the ban with the court’s green light on the vagueness challenge.

“We are extremely pleased with the judge’s decision and looking forward to moving to a prompt and successful conclusion,” said Barry Friedman, who is representing the plaintiffs with Morrison & Foerster as co-counsel.

Zuffa LLC, which owns the UFC, filed a federal lawsuit in New York challenging the state’s ban on professional MMA in 2011. Of the 48 states with athletic commissions, New York is the only state that has a ban on the sport. New York passed a law prohibiting MMA events in 1997 identifying it as a “combative sport” unlike boxing, wrestling or karate which are legal. The UFC produces over 30 live events a year, broadcast in 882 million homes in more than 145 countries, with an adopted set of rules and regulations to ensure the safety of the sport.

“We are pleased with the outcome of this crucial ruling. The inconsistency has cost the UFC considerable time and expense, but more important it has deprived MMA’s countless New York fans of the opportunity to attend and enjoy live professional and amateur MMA events in New York,” said Ike Lawrence Epstein, UFC’s COO. “It is time for New York to have a new law on MMA, one that legalizes the sport and regulates it in a safe way, as all other states have done. New York’s law is outdated, written at a time when MMA was a very different sport.”

Several fighters are plaintiffs in the case challenging the constitutionality of the ban including UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, as well as UFC superstars Frankie Edgar, Matt Hamill, and Brian Stann.

Should the case not be resolved at the District Court level, plaintiffs intend to appeal the First Amendment ruling.

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, Beijing, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually.  The UFC 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 for live events and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, including the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, now in its eighteenth season on FOX Sports 1.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to 882 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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 2.5 million followers on Twitter. UFC businesses also include over 90 UFC GYM® locations in 28 US states and Australia, UFC FIT an in-home fitness and nutrition program, UFC 360 internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new videogame franchise with EA Sports, DVDs and Blu-rays, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

UFC To Host Fight For The Troops Event on FOX Sports 1 Nov 6

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ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP TO HOST FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS™ EVENT ON FOX SPORTS 1 

Live From Fort Campbell, KY, November 6

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and FOX Sports 1 have joined forces to present UFC Fight For The Troops, a special three-hour live televised event on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET, to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in support of the brave men and women serving our nation in the United States Armed Forces. Headlined by Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy and featuring armed forces veterans Liz Carmouche and Colton Smith, the fights will be attended by thousands of soldiers from Fort Campbell, home to the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Squaring off against Kennedy in the main event will be former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.  In the coming weeks, www.ufcfightforthetroops.com will be live and will have the most up to date details on the fight card as well as information about ways to donate or bid on exclusive auction items like VIP experiences, premium autograph merchandise and other collectibles.

To date the UFC has hosted two UFC Fight For The Troopevents (2008 and 2011) that helped raise $4 million for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, an advanced research facility in Bethseda, MD dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues.

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

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, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas and has offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sao Paolo, London, and Toronto. UFC produces more than 30 live events and 400 hours of programming annually with a library of more than 50,000 hours of content. The largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, UFC is also broadcast on free-to-air, cable and satellite networks in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. Leaders in digital distribution, UFC connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, YouTube, XBOX, Sony PlayStation, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon.com as well as social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook where UFC has reached over 10 million followers.

About The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has provided more than $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The Fund most recently opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) to support the research, diagnosis, and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI).  In 2013 the Fund launched a new $100 million campaign to build nine NICoE satellite centers at major military bases around the country.  These satellite centers will extend the care provided at NICoE to more service members and veterans suffering TBI, PTS and related afflictions.

About Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell is home to the Army’s most-deployed contingency forces—the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), “Screaming Eagles” and two Special Operations Command units, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). The installation supports active and reserve component units, Army civilians, Army families, retirees and veterans. Fort Campbell’s mission is to provide the highest standards of service and support to sustain readiness and well-being. The installation is at the forefront of change and continues to be a leader in developing innovative and proactive methodologies to meet the needs of its customers. Fort Campbell will soon offer the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for service members and veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress.  June 2013, marked the groundbreaking for a NICoE satellite center at Fort Campbell, the third of nine to be funded by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Joe Rogan Makes Aces of Comedy Debut at The Mirage Friday, December 27

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COMEDIAN AND UFC COMMENTATOR JOE ROGAN MAKES ACES OF COMEDY DEBUT
AT THE MIRAGE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

The Mirage Hotel & Casinowelcomes actor, comedian and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commentator Joe Rogan when he makes his Aces of Comedy debut Friday, Dec. 27 at 10 p.m. inside the resort’s Terry Fator Theatre. With more than 20 years of standup experience, Rogan has sold out shows worldwide and recently released his third one-hour standup special, “Joe Rogan Live from the Tabernacle.”

Tickets priced at $39.99 and $49.99, plus tax and service charges, are now on sale. To charge by phone, call (800) 627-6667 or (702) 791-7111. Tickets also are available online at www.mirage.com and ticketmaster.com.

In addition to stand-up comedy, Rogan is no stranger to the big screen. The funnyman starred in the 2012 film “Here Comes the Boom” and 2011’s “Zookeeper” alongside fellow Aces of Comedy headliner Kevin James. He also is well-known for hosting the high-stakes game show “Fear Factor” on and off from 2001 to 2012. Prior to “Fear Factor,” Rogan played Joe Garrelli on the hit comedy series “NewsRadio.”

Since 2002, Rogan has provided commentary for the UFC which airs on Pay-Per-View outlets, Spike Television or FOX. He currently hosts “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a twice-weekly podcast featuring an array of guests from the pursuits of comedy, science, social activism and Mixed Martial Arts.

About Aces of Comedy
The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide. The 1,265-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances. The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, is home to some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Seth Meyers and Jim Gaffigan, among others.

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM ROUSEY VS. TEAM TATE CAST REVEALED

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: TEAM ROUSEY VS. TEAM TATE CAST REVEALED 

Inaugural Season on FOX Sports 1 kicks off with a special two-hour premiere, Wednesday, September 4 at 10 p.m. ET 

Thirty-two bantamweight fighters compete for 16 exclusive spots and a chance to work with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and rival Miesha Tate, as coaches

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, history will be made as the Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, makes its debut on America’s new sports network, FOX Sports 1. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and No.1 title contender Miesha Tate serve as coaches in the first ever season to feature women as coaches and cast members. The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate kicks off with a two-hour premiere beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

In this 18th edition of the series, 16 men and 16 women bantamweight (135 lbs.) fighters will face off in the most challenging sports tournament on television. The premiere episode will determine the eight men and eight women who will successfully move into The Ultimate Fighter house and compete for a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a six-figure contract with the UFC®

Catch a series preview here

The successful fighters will then be divided into two teams, coached by Rousey and Tate respectively. The series will follow the teams as they live and train together in preparation for their fights. The coaches will then face off in the Octagon® for the women’s bantamweight title on Saturday, Dec. 28, at UFC® 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

“This season of The Ultimate Fighter was monumental, as we had women as coaches and competitors – fighting and living together with the men – for the first time ever,” UFC president Dana White said. “Obviously the fierce rivalry between Ronda and Miesha is going to get everyone’s attention, but it doesn’t take away from their dedication and success as coaches and the level of talent this season. One of the things that always makes The Ultimate Fighter great is the fights, and this season continues to deliver. Since we added the women’s division earlier this year, they’ve been putting on awesome fights, and the streak continues on the show, giving the men some serious competition and setting up some Fight-of-the-Night worthy battles.”

“FOX Sports 1 is now the exclusive home of the UFC. To have a show that packs this kind of power and gives our viewers a raw, emotional look into becoming an MMA professional is reality television at it’s best. We can’t wait for the September 4th premiere,” said FOX Sports 1 Co-president Eric Shanks.

The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate will anchor FOX Sports 1’s UFC Wednesday block and run for 13 weeks. Each episode’s winners will advance in the single-elimination tournament, which will culminate in a three-hour finale, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 30. Tickets set to go on sale to the public on October 11.

The list of finalists was trimmed from more than 200 applicants, with the final fighters hailing from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland and Sweden. The competitors are, in alphabetical order (Name, Professional MMA record, Age, Fighting Out Of):

Shayna Baszler (15-8), 33, Sioux Fall, S.D.
Revelina Berto, (3-1), 24, Winter Haven, Fla.
Jessamyn Duke (2-0, 1NC), 27, Richmond, Ky.
Tonya Evinger (11-6), 32, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Laura Howarth (4-0), 26, Hove, East Essex, ENG
Tara LaRosa (21-3), 35, Albuquerque, N.M.
Valerie Letourneau (4-3), 30, La Prairie, CAN
Bethany Marshall (4-1), 25, Newport News, Va.
Sarah Moras (3-1), 25, Kelowna, CAN
Margaret “Peggy” Morgan (2-0), 33, Nashua, N.H.
Gina Mazany (3-0), 25, Seattle, Wash.
Roxanne Modafferi (15-10), 30, Yokohama, JPN
Julianna Pena (4-2), 24, Spokane, Wash.
Raquel Pennington (3-3), 24, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jessica Rakoczy (1-3), 36, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colleen Schneider (4-3), 31, Las Vegas, Nev.

Christopher Beal (7-0), 28, Somis, Calif.
Cody Bollinger (14-3), 22, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Louis Fisette (6-1), 23, Winnipeg, CAN
Rafael Freitas (6-0-1), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.
David Grant (8-1), 27, Bishop Auckland, ENG
Tim Gorman (9-2), 30, West Des Moines, Iowa
Anthony Gutierrez (4-0), 22, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Emil Hartsner (4-0), 23, Luberod, SWE
Joshua Hill (9-0), 26, Binbrook, CAN
Chris Holdsworth (4-0), 25, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Patrick Holohan (9-0-1), 25, Dublin, IRL
Sirwan Kakai (9-1), 23, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Daniel Martinez (18-4), 28, San Diego, Calif.
Matthew Munsey (4-1), 26, Hollywood, Fla.
Lee Sandmeier (9-0), 30, Knoxville, Iowa
Michael Wootten (6-0), 24, Liverpool, ENG

Many of today’s most recognizable names in the UFC have emerged from The Ultimate Fighter series, which also produced champions such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans and Matt Serra and season winners Michael Bisping, Ryan Bader and Nate Diaz.

For more show information, bios, videos and photos, visit ultimatefighter.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter under our new name @TUFonFS1 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®, moving to FOX Sports 1 in September 2013.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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, UFC FIT®, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, 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.

 

FOX Sports 1

FOX Sports 1 is a new national 24-hour multi-sport channel launching on August 17 and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually.  The channel has eight pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), USGA events including the U.S. Open (2015), soccer and UFC. College football is highlighted by regular season coverage of Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA games, while the college basketball spotlight shines on the Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA and the Big East men’s basketball tournament. Starting in 2014, select MLB League Championship Series and Division Series games as well as regular season games are coming to the channel. FOX Sports 1 also carries select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events beginning in 2015; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races; the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race; and all Speedweeks coverage, including Daytona 500 Qualifying, Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, (2014, 2017-22) the Budweiser Duel, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NCWTS Practice and Qualifying sessions. Additionally, FOX Sports 1 carries NASCAR RACEDAY, NASCAR VICTORY LANE and RACE HUB shows. The channel also carries the world’s most prolific club soccer competitions, like UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and CONCACAF Champions League, along with the world’s oldest soccer competition, the FA Cup; plus CONCACAF Gold Cup; CONCACAF Qualifiers, EURO 2016 Qualifiers; 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers; FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019; FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2018 and 2022.  In addition to Saturday pay-per-view preliminary cards, Wednesday nights are home to the UFC with UFC TONIGHT, live events and THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. In Feb. 2014, FOX Sports 1 partners with The Jockey Club for newly created package of nationally televised races featuring the leading horses in the country. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1’s flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker.  Original programs include: FOX FOOTBALL DAILY, CROWD GOES WILD, a new live sports entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. For more information visit www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1.

 

Riviera Casino & Hotel Hosting UFC Viewing Parties in August

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Riviera Casino & Hotel Hosting UFC Viewing Parties in August
 
Watch UFC 163 and UFC 164 Live at Queen Victoria Pub

 

Riviera Casino & Hotel is hosting UFC viewing parties at Queen Victoria Pub in August. Fans of UFC are invited to watch UFC 163, Saturday, Aug. 3 and UFC 164, Saturday Aug. 31 live on pay-per-view. Admission for the viewing party alone is $20 or $50 for all-you-can-drink domestic beers and well drinks. Doors open at 5 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

UFC 163 on Saturday, Aug. 3 features Jose Aldo versus Chan Sung Jung (Korean Zombie) for the World Featherweight Championship in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The UFC 163 fight card also features Machida versus Davis, Leites versus Watson, Ferrira versus Hestor and Leniker versus Harris.

UFC 164 on Saturday Aug. 31 is between Benson Henderson versus Anthony Pettis for the World Lightweight Championship in Milwaukee, WI. The fight card includes Mir versus Barnett, Mendes versus Guida, Koch versus Poirier and Rothwell versus Vera.

Queen Victoria Pub offers an extensive “Craft” beer selection and a pub menu to entice any appetite. Located near the Casino floor, Queen Victoria Pub is open seven days a week: Sunday-Thursday 11-2 a.m. and Friday-Saturday 11-4 a.m. Ever try a smoked beer, herb beer, or fruit beer? Come visit Queen Victoria Pub and taste something new or enjoy your old favorites. For more information, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

Riviera’s Queen Victoria Pub will also host viewing parties for the next two UFC events – UFC 165 on Sept 21, and UFC 166 on Oct. 19.

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games. Headlining entertainment includes illusionist Jan Rouven; the legendary Crazy Girls; and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. Queen Victoria Pub offers an extensive “Craft” beer selection and a pub menu to entice any appetite and R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com  .

UFC ANNOUNCES 2013 WORLD TOUR

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THE UFC® ANNOUNCES WORLD TOUR FOUR WORLD CHAMPIONS AND FOUR TITLE CHALLENGERS HIT 11 CITIES IN SIX DAYS

Four world champions and four title challengers will visit 11 cities in six days promoting the final four championship Pay-Per-View events of this historic year.  The UFC® 2013 World Tour will include UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, and UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

 

The World Tour Schedule

  • July 29 – California Bay Area:  Press tour with UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

 

  • July 29 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Main Lobby, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 12 p.m. PT: Ultimate Media Day with UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public.

 

  • July 30 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Club Nokia at Nokia Live, 11 a.m. PT: UFC® president Dana White hosts a press conference with UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

 

  • July 31 – New York, N.Y. – Beacon Theatre, 1 p.m. ET: UFC® president Dana White hosts a press conference with UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.
  • August 1 – Montreal, Canada – Complexe Desjardins, 12:30 p.m. ET: UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright hosts a press conference with UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks.  Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

 

  • August 1 – Houston, Texas –Toyota Center, 1 p.m. CT: Open workouts and interviews with UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. Free and open to the public.

 

  • August 1 – Stockholm, Sweden: Press tour with UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

 

  • August 2 – Dallas, Texas – Cowboys Stadium, 1 p.m. CT:  Open workouts and interviews on the field with UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks.  Free and open to the public.

 

  • August 2 – Chicago, Ill.: Press tour with UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

 

  • August 2 – London, England: Press tour with UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

 

  • August 2 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – HSBC Arena, 3 p.m. BRT: Former UFC® heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to participate in joint Q & A session prior to weigh-ins for UFC 163. Free and open to the public.

 

 

About The Upcoming Championship Pay-Per-View Events

UFC® 165: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON takes place Saturday, September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, as reigning pound-for-pound king Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against a top-ranked challenger who can match him in speed, size and youth in Alexander Gustafsson. Both men have been calling for the showdown and, finally, the biggest 205-pound clash of the year is on.  Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling (800) 745-3000.

UFC® 166: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS 3 takes place Saturday, October 19, from Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The fate of the world heavyweight championship will be decided when perhaps the two baddest men on the planet – UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and rival former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos – collide for the third and perhaps final time in their blistering series. Mexican-American Velasquez regained the championship from Brazil-born dos Santos last December, pounding out a five-round decision which tied the series 1-1 after dos Santos’ crushing 64-second KO win in their first fight in 2011. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at www.houstontoyotacenter.com or by calling (866) 4-HOU-TIX.

UFC® 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS takes place Saturday, November 16 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where the longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, returns to the Octagon® to face No.1 contender Johny Hendricks. “GSP” will be fighting in the United States for the first time in three-and-a-half years, taking on his most dangerous challenger to date in the sledge-hammer handed “Bigg Rigg.” Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

UFC® 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 closes out 2013 on Saturday, December 28 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena with the most hotly anticipated rematch in UFC history with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman defending his title against the dethroned king, Anderson Silva. UFC 168 also features UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who takes on bitter rival Miesha Tate in a rematch of one the biggest female fights of all time. Rousey ripped the championship from Tate in a breathtaking March 2012 war, however, nothing was settled in Tate’s eyes and now she gets her chance to avenge the most painful defeat of her career at UFC 168. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 27 at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

All bouts live and subject to change. Visit UFC.com for more information.

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®, moving to FOX Sports 1 in September 2013.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 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, UFC FIT®, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, 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.