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What is International Fight Week?

Posted by Evan Chronis on Jun 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Every year, the mixed martial arts world converges on Las Vegas for International Fight Week®.

For a single week during the summer, the UFC® puts on the annual event, bringing in fans, celebrities and mixed martial arts figures from around the globe to celebrate everything special about the sport. 

UFC 239

This year will be the eighth International Fight Week in UFC history, and it promises to be the biggest.

Here are the biggest events on the schedule for International Fight Week 2019 from July 3-7.

UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

When: Friday, July 5

One of the biggest attractions of International Fight Week is the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. While the Hall of Fame was created in 2003, it took center-stage prominence once it became a invaluable cog in the International Fight Week festivities every year. 

UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2019

  • Michael Bisping — Modern Wing

  • Rich Franklin — Pioneer Wing

  • Rashad Evans — Modern Wing

 More inductees for the Class of 2019 will be announced in the weeks prior to UFC 239. 

UFC Fan Experience

When: July 5-6

The UFC Fan Experience will run from Friday through Saturday of International Fight Week at the Las Vegas Downtown Events Center. This 2-Day event will be filled with fighters participating in meet-and-greets, autograph sessions, podcast recordings and other activities for attending fans. 

UFC 239

When: Saturday, July 6

As the main event of International Fight Week every year, the UFC puts on its best and most mouthwatering card of the year. This year, UFC 239 is the event that everyone is talking about. Taking place on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC 239 is headlined by a Light Heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Thiago Santos. 

UFC 239 Main Card

Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (C) vs. Thiago Santos
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (C) vs. Holly Holm
Welterweight Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren
Light Heavyweight Jan Blachowicz vs. Luke Rockhold
Featherweight Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen


UFC VIP Experience at UFC 239

Nothing takes fans closer to the UFC during International Fight Week than the UFC VIP Experience. With an Official Ticket Package to UFC 239, guests are given the opportunity to experience every important moment of the biggest fight card of the year. UFC 239 ticket packages from the UFC VIP Experience include deluxe seating options for UFC 239, access to premium hospitality before the main card, reserved seats to the pre-fight weigh-ins, fighter meet-and-greets, the Mic'd Up with Modelo Q&A session and much more!

Don't miss a moment of the action at International Fight Week with an Official Ticket Package. 

UFC 239 Ticket Packages

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