Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that the 6th annual UFC International Fight Week™ will take place from Wednesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 8, with a myriad of events throughout the MGM Resorts neighborhood area that includes T-Mobile Arena, Toshiba Plaza and Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.
UFC International Fight Week is highlighted by the 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, a new, easily-accessible and fully interactive two-day UFC Fan Experience® and THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE: JOHNSON vs. GAETHJE. The weeklong festivities are anchored by the highly-anticipated UFC® 213: NUNES vs. SHEVCHENKO 2 on Saturday, July 8 at T-Mobile Arena.
UFC’s fan zone at Toshiba Plaza will be the one-stop-shop for all fight fans who’ve converged on the home of UFC to enjoy open workouts, weigh-ins and live entertainment, while having unparalleled free access to UFC champions, top-ranked contenders, UFC Hall of Famers, celebrities, legendary fighters and Octagon Girls®.
The yearly celebration begins on Wednesday, July 5 at Park Theater, with exciting events such as a live taping of “UFC Tonight” at 12:00 p.m., a can’t-miss “Women of UFC” panel at 3:30 p.m. and a live taping of “TUF Talk” at 7:30 p.m.
On Thursday, July 6, UFC will host a “UFC Legends” panel at 3:00 p.m. prior to the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. inside Park Theater. As a free, ticketed event, the annual UFC Hall of Fame Induction ceremony honors contributors and athletes that helped shape UFC and left an indelible mark on the sport of mixed martial arts. The ceremony will also be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
The 25th season of UFC’s landmark reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, will conclude on Friday, July 7, with THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE: JOHNSON vs. GAETHJE at T-Mobile Arena.
UFC fans will have the opportunity to engage with a record-number of athletes and talent during free autograph sessions in the T-Mobile Arena lobby. These sessions will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7 and 9:00 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. This free event will run in conjunction with the two-day UFC Fan Experience at Toshiba Plaza, which will operate from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7 and 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.
Fans will be able to purchase exclusive UFC merchandise at the UFC store the entire week, while also having the chance to participate in numerous activities at the one-of-a-kind UFC Octagon structure with brand partners such as: Reebok, Budweiser, Toyo Tires®, Monster Energy, MetroPCS®, Performance Inspired™, HiDow, Grunt Style, 7-Eleven® and UFC GYM®.
The UFC International Fight Week app will be the official destination for the most current list of scheduled events. The app is scheduled to launch on Monday, July 3.
All of these exciting events are in addition to the regularly scheduled fight week activities. To purchase tickets, please visit UFCTICKETS. For additional information, please visit UFC.com/fightweek and follow UFC Fight Week on Twitter @UFCFightWeek.
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