TUF 21 Finale Caps Off Stacked International Fight Week in Las Vegas

UFC announced today that The Ultimate Fighter Finale, originally scheduled for South Florida, will now cap off the 4th annual UFC International Fight Week (IFW) in Las Vegas, with the event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, July 12, the night after the double title fight mega-card UFC 189: ALDO vs. MCGREGOR, in the same venue. From July 8 through July 12, the UFC will host over a dozen events with more opportunities than ever to meet UFC stars with the newly expanded UFC Fan Expo. Attracting fans from around the world, UFC International Fight Week has truly become a global celebration of combat sports.

This year, the UFC Fan Expo is taken to a new level as it takes over the Sands Expo at Venetian/Palazzo, where it will have the largest footprint of any previous Expo ever held in Las Vegas. Delivering over 555,000 square feet of a fully interactive and immersive UFC fan experience, the UFC Fan Expo will also boast one of the largest lineups of combat sports tournaments held under one roof with 4,000 athletes from over 30 countries competing in eight different sports.

Fans attending UFC Fan Expo will have access to the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, UFC Reebok experience, and truly immerse themselves in the fighter’s life – from having their hands wrapped, to measuring their hand speed and strength against the pros, as well as stepping into the sacred Octagon.

Beginning May 18, fans can pre-register and join the UFC fan community at www.ufcregister.com to make the most of their UFC International Fight Week experience. They can earn UFC Rewards points and automatically upload UFC activation images and video to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

UFCFightWeek.com is the official destination for the most current list of scheduled events, with an official UFC International Fight Week App launching late-June in the Apple and Google Play stores.

The following events are currently scheduled for UFC International Fight Week:

Wednesday, July 8

  • IMMAF Amateur MMA World Championships at The Flamingo (beginning Monday, July 6)
  • Official UFC 189 Open Workouts
  • UFC Community Day

 Thursday, July 9

  • IMMAF Amateur MMA World Championships at The Flamingo
  • USJJO Ju-Jitsu National Championships at Harrah’s Las Vegas
  • Liquid pool party at Aria hosted by UFC stars
  • Official UFC 189 press conference at MGM Grand
  • Charity bowling at Brooklyn Bowl with UFC fighters

Friday, July 10

  • UFC Fan Expo (Day I)
    o   USBJJF American Jiu Jitsu Championships (Gi and No Gi)
    o   WAKO North American Amateur Kickboxing Championship
    o   ISKA Vegas Open
    o   The Ultimate Wrestling Championships
  • UFC Gym®Fitness Challenge ($35,000 Prize Money)
  • Official UFC189 Weigh-In at MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Official UFC 189 UFC Kit Unveil at MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Meet UFC stars as they takeover downtown Las Vegas
  • UFC presents free concert at Fremont Street Experience
  • USJJO Ju-Jitsu US International Open at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Saturday, July 11

  • UFC Fan Expo (Day II)
    o   IMMAF Amateur MMA World Championships Finals
    o   USBJJF American Kids Jiu Jitsu Championships
    o   WAKO North American Amateur Kickboxing Championship
    o   ISKA Vegas Open
    o   The Ultimate Wrestling Championships
  • Ulti-man 5k with UFC President Dana White in support of Three Square
  • UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at UFC Fan Expo
  • UFC 189: ALDO vs. MCGREGOR at MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • UFC 189 viewing parties at MGM, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Double Barrel and more
  • Official UFC 189 After Party

Sunday, July 12

  • Bud Light Pool Party at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
  • The Ultimate Fighter Finale at MGM Grand Garden Arena

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