UFC International Fight Week has kicked off and is filled with several exciting events leading up to the biggest event of the week: UFC 189. Take a look below at the schedule of events to make sure you get to witness all the excitement going on throughout the week.
Thursday, July 9
Spend a day at a pool in Vegas with UFC Octagon Girls and UFC Fighters. Pool parties are located at the Aria, SLS and Monte Carlo Hotel and Casinos.
UFC® 189 & TUF Finale Press Conference
Dana White and UFC stars come together at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino at 11:00 am for the Official UFC 189/Ultimate Fighter Finale Press Conference. This event is free and open to the public.
Charity Auction Events
This is your chance to bid on exclusive VIP experiences for you and your friends! Some items include an opportunity for you and three friends to bowl with UFC legends or the Octagon Girls. You can also win a simulated combat experience with a UFC Star. Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation and get to bidding!
UFC Charity Bowl – 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Adventure Combat Ops – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Invicta 13 Cyborg vs Van Dun
Three division titles are on the line at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan. Headlining the event will be a featherweight title fight between champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino and New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin. The co-main event will crown a new bantamweight champion as Tonya Evinger goes up against Mexico’s Irene Aldana.
The Ultimate Cookoff
Come out to Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm to watch this culinary smack-down. See which fighter will be named king of the kitchen! Contenders include CM Punk, Fabricio Werdum, Johnny Hendricks and Luke Rockhold.
MetroPCS Presents Wyclef Jean
Kick off Fight Week at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to see Wyclef Jean perform from 9:00 pm until 12:00 am. Also, enjoy an open bar with specialty UFC Fight Week cocktails.
Friday, July 10
UFC® Fan Expo
Day 1 of the UFC Fan Expo kicks off. Don’t miss out on the chance to see UFC Fighters and Octagon Girls. With MMA seminars, the UFC Marketplace, tournaments and so much more, you’re guaranteed to have an enjoyable time.
UFC® Gym Fitness Challenge
If you think you have what it takes, enter this two-day event to see if you can take home $10,000! The entry fee includes two-day admission into the UFC Fan Expo. If you would prefer to watch the competition, purchase a ticket to the UFC Fan Expo and come watch athletes from all over the world compete. The challenge starts at 9:00 am.
UFC® 189 Weigh-In
The MGM Grand Garden Arena will host the UFC 189 weigh-in at 4:00 pm. Weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
UFC® 189 Fight Night Kit Unveil
Don’t miss the first unveiling of the UFC Fight Night Kit taking place at the UFC 189 weigh-ins. See firsthand the new UFC fighter look.
Friday Night Takedown Party
Start off your weekend with a bang at this exclusive party at Crush following the UFC weigh-ins from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and visits from Bruce Buffer, an Octagon Girl and a UFC Fighter, plus other special guests!
UFC® Pre-Concert Party at El Cortez
Take a trip to downtown Las Vegas from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm for the UFC pre-concert party. Here you’ll enjoy UFC fighter and talent meet & greets.
UFC® Fremont Street Experience Concert
Fremont Street Experience has partnered with UFC Fight Week to present the Celtic punk band, Dropkick Murphys. This event will begin at 9:00 pm at 425 Fremont Street on the 3rd Street Stage.
Saturday, July 11
No matter your fitness level, you can run or walk in the 2nd Annual Ulti-Man 5k! Run alongside Dana White and other UFC Fighters to help raise funds for the Three Square Food Bank.
UFC® Fan Expo
The UFC Fan Expo continues with more excitement! Be a part of history and witness the UFC Hall of Fame Induction.
UFC® Gym Fitness Challenge
Day two of the UFC Gym Fitness Challenge kicks off at 7:00 am!
UFC® Hall of Fame Induction
For the first time in UFC history, the UFC Hall of Fame will be inducted into various Hall of Fame categories. Don’t miss out on this event at the UFC Fan Expo!
The moment we’ve all been waiting for! Watch as Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor fight for the interim featherweight championship belt and Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald fight for the welterweight championship belt. This will certainly be an exciting night!
UFC® 189 After Party at LAX
After UFC 189, head over to LAX for the Official UFC 189 Bud Light After Party with UFC Fighters and Octagon Girls.
Sunday, July 12
The Ultimate Fighter® Finale
Finish off your weekend with the Ultimate Fighter Finale at the MGM Grand Garden Arena beginning at 6:00 pm. The main event will feature a welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson.
Don’t miss out on any of the action coming up over the next few months! UFC 191 will be headed to Vegas and UFC 192 will be headed to Houston. The last time UFC was in Houston, the event sold out within 3 days of going on sale for the public. We know you don’t want to miss out! Thankfully, you can get an Official Ticket Package today and not have to stress down the road. Plus, you will be a UFC VIP and get exclusive access and top-of-the-line seats. Sounds great, right?
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