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UFC gearing up for 'International Fight Week'

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The UFC knows Las Vegas is the ultimate fight town and it's treating Sin City to the ultimate fight week.

International Fight Week, a week-long celebration of all things UFC, is July 3 through 7, the UFC and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced Monday.

Centered on UFC 148, the event will include the largest gathering of fighters and unprecedented access to UFC stars. Also included will be the biggest UFC Fan Expo yet, open workouts, pool parties and pub crawls.

"For years the UFC has done a big Vegas show around the Fourth of July weekend and now we've made it a focal point in our calendar," said UFC President Dana White. "For UFC 148, we've got fans coming in from all over the country, tons of people from Brazil and Canada and as far away as England, Japan and Australia to see this fight.

"Las Vegas is the UFC's hometown. This is where our headquarters are, this is where we are from and we're proud to be contributing to the local economy. The first annual International Fight Week will be awesome, the fans are going to have a fight week experience better than anything they've ever had before, and each year we are going to build this thing to the point where every fan on the planet knows they have to come to Vegas for this July fight week at least once in their lives."

Some of the highlights of International Fight Week include the following:

  • Final UFC 148 press conference, free and open to public, at Lagasse Stadium at the Palazzo, Tuesday July 3
  • Octagon Nation Truck, with fighter appearances and interactive features, will be at the world-famous Fremont Street from July 4 until fight night
  • A free 4th July concert at Fremont Street featuring 3 Doors Down
  • FUEL TV will be reporting live from Fremont Street on July 4 and 5
  • UFC 148 Open Workouts at XS at Wynn
  • Pool Parties at the Mandalay Bay and Palms
  • July 5 Pub Crawl in downtown Las Vegas hosted by UFC Fan Expo, July 6 and 7, at Mandalay Bay
  • Rock concert with special guests
  • UFC 148 viewing parties throughout the town
  • UFC 148 Official After-Party at Tryst Nightclub at Wynn

For more information, visit www.visitlasvegas.com/ufc

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