UFC International Fight Week, A Real Knockout For Vegas

Fan experiences, autograph sessions and UFC 266 all this week

By Toni Gonzales | Las Vegas, NV | T-Mobile Arena

The UFC International Fight Week is officially off and running in Las Vegas. The 9th annual event has just about everything for the diehard UFC fan. Well everything except Joe Rogan who has opted out of the event in order to go hunting. But for those who could not care less about Rogan, or those who are UFC 24/7 there are events scheduled until Saturday’s main event of UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega.

Up for grabs is everything from a two-day fan experience, a Hall of Fame induction ceremony and of course some great fights on the card.

The fan experience will have meet and greets, athlete panels and a Hispanic Heritage Month panel all happening at Beerhaus in the Park. There will be photo ops and an official UFC store at Toshiba Plaza. As for the daily events,  let’s break it down blow-by-blow (pun intended).

Thursday, September 23

UFC 266 Press Conference

Who: Alexander Volkanovski, Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko, Lauren Murphy, Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler

Where: Park Theater at Park MGM

When:  2:30 p.m.  (that’s when doors open)

2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction

What: Honoring the 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Inductees: Kevin Randleman (Pioneer Wing), Georges St-Pierre (Modern Wing), Jones vs Gustafsson 1 (Fight Wing), Marc Ratner (Contributor Wing) and Dustin Poirier who will be receiving the inaugural Forrest Griffin Man of the Year Award.

Where: Park Theater at Park MGM, also available live on UFC Fight Pass

When: 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, September 24

UFC Fan Experience

Where: The Park & Toshiba Plaza

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

*Free & open to the public

UFC Official Pool Party

Where: Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World 

When: Doors open at 11 a.m. 

Must be 21+. Pool attire required.

UFC 267 Champions Panel

Where: Park Theater at Park MGM 

When: Doors open at 2:15 p.m. 

* Free & open to the public

The UFC 266 Weigh-In Show

Who: All UFC 266 athletes 

When: 11:50 a.m. 

Where: Watch live on UFC.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch

* This event is closed to the public, but available for viewing online

UFC 266 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins

Who: All UFC 266 athletes | View The Fight Card

When: Friday, September 24 at 4 p.m. (doors at 3 p.m.)

Where: Park Theater at Park MGM (this event is free and open to the public)

Watch: Watch live on UFC.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 25

UFC Fan Experience

Where: The Park & Toshiba Plaza

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Free & open to the public

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega

Where: T-Mobile Arena

When: Doors open at 2 p.m.

UFC 266 Official Viewing Party

Where: RedTail at Resorts World 

When: 5:30 p.m.

* Must be 21+

UFC 266: Official After Party

Where: Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World

When: 10:30 p.m.

*Must be 21+

UFC 266 Fight Card

    • (C) Alexander Volkanovski vs #2 Brian Ortega 
    • (C) Valentina Shevchenko vs #3 Lauren Murphy
    • Nick Diaz vs #15 Robbie Lawler
    • #4 Curtis Blaydes vs #6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik
    • #1 Jessica Andrade vs #5 Cynthia Calvillo

More info can be found on the UFC website.

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