The UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship is the premier mixed martial arts organisation in the world. Mixed martial arts is a hybrid fighting system allowing moves drawn from multiple Martial arts disciplines. Since it’s inception in 1993, it has become the fastest growing sport on the planet with top fighters now becoming household names.
As the events have become more mainstream, the volume of attending audiences has swelled dramatically. Fighters like “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and George St. Pierre inspire legions of fans to travel around the world to watch their contests.
Las Vegas – Home of the UFC
The UFC has made its home in Las Vegas since it’s purchase by the Vegas-based Fertitta brothers, Lorenzo and Frank, owners of station casinos in 2001. Despite being sold to new owners, Endeavour, in July 2016, the UFC has committed to continuing to make its home in Las Vegas. The UFC recently built a new headquarters in Las Vegas on a 15-acre site which houses both the UFC corporate campus and the new state-of-the-art performance institute.
The UFc has held more events in Las Vegas than any other city around the world. At the time of writing 117 events have taken place in Las Vegas with 31 of them at the famous Mandalay Bay Events Center. The UFC’s 4 highest rated pay per views have each taken place in Las Vegas, 3 of them featuring McGregor.
Most fans, when travelling to attend a UFC show in Las Vegas, make a holiday of it and take the opportunity to see more of the city and perhaps have a few bets on the side. In fact, many of the events take place inside casinos. To play right now They set aside a budget for betting on the fights and hitting the various casinos around the city.