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How to Attend UFC 181 on a Budget

Posted by Niala Samnarine on Nov 13, 2014 8:53:16 AM

UFC-Event-Thumbnail-UFC-181-Headliners-UFC-VIP-ExperienceThat’s it, the welterweight AND lightweight UFC® belts are on the line and you’re not going to miss this one. The only problem? Dollar, dollar bills. 

If you live in Las Vegas, then you don’t have to pay for hotel or transportation, but if you’re coming in from out of town for the epic Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler II fight, you’re definitely going to need to spend the night somewhere. If you’re trying to get around the strip to see Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez, that’s going to cost you a pretty penny too.

Hotel and transportation adds up and that’s before you even buy tickets, concessions or attempt to get into any cool exclusive-access events. So what’s a UFC® super fan to do? Easy, you get a UFC VIP Experience at UFC® 181, on a budget!

There are two great options for fans looking for a one-of-a-kind UFC VIP Experience:

  1. Fan Experience

  2. Superfan Experience

Both are great options for MMA fans looking to attend the stacked card that is UFC® 181. So what are they and what do they offer for someone looking for a deal on a VIP experience?

UFC® 181 Fan Experience

This is a great option for UFC® fans living within driving distance of Las Vegas or those who really want to stretch their dollar. This package starts at $1,899/person and includes the following:

  • Reserved Seating in P1 Riser (Rows 10-12)
  • Access to a VIP Hospitality Venue Access complete with Celebrity Fighter & Octagon™ Girl Appearances, Complimentary Beer & Wine, and Gourmet Food Buffets
  • Reserved Seat to the Fighter Q&A and Weigh-in on Friday
  • Rehearsal & Sound Check Access on Saturday
  • Complimentary Event Program
  • Official UFC VIP Experience Gift Bag

So to recap, you get a great seat around the Octagon™, access to an epic VIP Hospitality Party Venue with appearances throughout the night where you can secure autographs and pics with your favorite fighters and Octagon™ girls, drink and dine to your heart’s desire, get access to the UFC® 181 rehearsal and sound check, get reserved seating to the pre-fight events, and receive an event program and gift bag brimming with official goodies!


Coming in from out of town? This same package can be upgraded to include accommodations for three days or two nights inside Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. That means no crazy cab fees because both your Friday and Saturday events are inside your hotel! Hotel upgrades start at $2,199/person.

Get a Fan Experience at UFC 181

UFC® 181 Superfan Experience

So what does the Superfan package offer UFC® fans? It’s the UFC VIP Fan Experience with a little extra. It includes all the perks of the Fan Experience: access to the Friday events, rehearsal and sound check on Saturday, as well as the VIP Hospitality Party Venue (meaning all those fighter and Octagon™ girl meet-and-greets), and much more.


The main difference: seating. With the Superfan Experience you’re even closer to the action because your seats are rows 1-3 in the P1 Riser. This package starts at $2,299/person and with hotel starts at $2,599/person.

Get a Superfan Experience at UFC 181!

Looking to Show Out?

Maybe you’re treating yourself to an early holiday gift, or you’re looking to treat someone else, and budgets be damned! Well UFC VIP Experience has just the thing you’re looking for. While the most exclusive package (the Owner’s Section) is already sold-out, there are still packages that offer a Premium VIP Experience.

This includes closer seats around the Octagon™, premium open bar with top shelf liquor inside the UFC VIP Hospitality Party Room and depending on your level of access, a tour of the actual Octagon™ where guests get to enter and experience what just a handful of people do, and much more.

See the full list of packages and choose your level of access. In case you missed it, here’s the fighter breakdowns for the welterweight and lightweight championship bouts:

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Topics: UFC 181

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