Ask your friends these questions:
“Do you want to go to Las Vegas?”
“Do you want to go to UFC 173?”
I’m willing to bet you’ll be met with a resounding “YES”, now ask them if they want to go to Las Vegas to see UFC 173 and I bet there minds will be BLOWN. This May, UFC VIP Experience is offering the opportunity to have the most awesome Memorial Day Weekend EVER by witnessing UFC 173 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena!
If that’s not enough to convince you, read on for three reasons why this is a can’t-miss affair!
1. The Fight Card is AMAZING
Personal fighter preferences aside, this fight card is spectacular! UFC fans will get to witness Chris Weidman defend his title for the second time in just six months against former champ Lyoto Machida. Machida is 2-0 since dropping down to the middleweight division and was expected to get a shot at the title after the winner of the original Weidman vs. Belfort matchup.
After Belfort stepped down from the fight, Machida (to the delight of MMA fans) is now set to become only the third fighter to win a UFC title in two different weight classes, that is of course, if he can dethrone the champ!
The recently announced co main event proves to be just as exciting, as former UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos will take on Stipe Miocic in a bout that is sure to thrill. JDS is 10-2 (his only two losses coming at the hands of current champ Cain Velasquez) and Miocic has only dropped one match in his career (a loss to Stefan Struve in 2012).
Outside of the main event the full fight card is designed with explosive action and MMA fans in mind. All in all, amazing. For the full fight card>>
2. Vegas is truly a bucket list experience
Known for its casinos, hotels, shopping and entertainment, Las Vegas is really a grown up’s playground. With world renown gambling, some of the best restaurants and nightlife in the world and top-notch shopping, Vegas is on almost everyone’s bucket list.
In addition to its 21 and older activities, Las Vegas is home to several museums and dozens of parks. Just four hours away is the Grand Canyon, which is another bucket list item to be crossed off for visitors.
Pair it with the fact that a huge sporting event like UFC 173 will be taking place there and it’s sure to be a spectacular weekend! Vegas UFC fight nights are unlike any in the world, and with the fight card (and title) on the line come May 24th it’s sure to be a once in a lifetime event.
3. Celebrate Memorial Day like a Boss
If you hadn’t realized yet, I said May 24th, 2014 and that means Memorial Day Weekend! What’s not to love about MDW? It’s a time to remember our fallen service men and women, spend time with our families, unwind and enjoy a long weekend.
What better way to do so than a long weekend in Las Vegas watching UFC 173 at the famous MGM Grand?
How You Can Be There!
Before you start imagining the headache of planning a trip to Vegas to see UFC 173 (all during Memorial Day Weekend), let me just stop you there.
With UFC VIP Experience and QuintEvents’ Official UFC 173 VIP Experience Ticket Packages we plan everything for you! Official Packages come with the best seats in the house to the Saturday fight night, as well as the Friday night Q & A and fight weigh-ins.
Additionally, it gets you access to the exclusive VIP hospitality party venue where you can enjoy gourmet food and open bars before the main card, and spend time mingling with fighters and other UFC figures for meet and greets, autographs and pictures! If that wasn’t enough packages also come with tours of the backstage area, the actual Octagon and an opportunity to take pictures with an actual UFC Championship Belt!
Not to sound cliché, but that’s not all! You can opt-in for luxurious Las Vegas accommodations, and packages come with an official program. So all you need to do is bring yourself and enjoy an amazing Memorial Day Weekend enjoying UFC 173 in Las Vegas!
2014 is the year of change for college football! We’ve watched as the College Football Playoff has replaced the BCS series, which means we’re now watching as humans replace computers and formulas!
So who are these 13 people that are replacing the system of the BCS? They’re called the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.
They’re people that come from all different backgrounds with a vast amount of football knowledge and who are known for their high integrity. After all, with this Selection Committee coming to be known as one of the hardest jobs in sports, ethical and informed decisions on their part are key to the success of the College Football Playoff.
But don’t think that the Selection Committee was chosen for their three-year term without an in-depth look into their backgrounds with college football. Each committee member has had various experiences within the college football community, ranging from coaches, athletes, journalists and university leaders.
The 2014-2015 College Football Playoff Selection Committee
* Jeff Long is the Selection Committee Chair
How the Selection Committee Decides Who Goes to the College Football Playoff
There are many factors that come into play for the Selection Committee to decide which teams are College Football Playoff worthy. The committee will consider head-to-head results, strength of schedule, win-loss records, conference championships and they will compare results against common opponents.
The Selection Committee will also watch vast amounts of game video to review and examine different elements that are relevant to the decision.
Once a final pool of 25 teams are selected later in the season, the Selection Committee will rank those teams and individual ballots will be compiled. Evaluations will also take place for individual members to elaborate on qualitative and quantitative variables in their votes.
So what happens when a team that a Selection Committee member represents is brought into discussion? To keep the process impartial, that committee member will not be involved in that discussion.
Worried about not knowing where your team stands until the end of the season? Don’t fret! The Selection Committee will prepare interim rankings throughout the regular season so that coaches, teams and fans can have an idea of what position their team holds in the rank.
Excited for the 2015 College Football Playoff?
So are we! And with QuintEvents Official Ticket Packages to the first annual College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, you can be there when history is made!
Official Ticket Packages include access to an exclusive hospitality area. Here, you’ll find a complimentary gourmet menu with a top-shelf open bar, collegiate football legend appearances and fun for everyone interactive entertainment elements!
Not to mention, you will also receive VIP amenities such as an Official College Football Playoff gift bag, exclusive Stadium Collection game program voucher and souvenir College Football Playoff lanyard with ticket sleeve!
Looking to complete the trip with accommodations and transportation? You can opt to include these extras in your ticket package, leaving you with no plans to make.
The time is now! Get more information today on how you can plan the ultimate college football fan trip to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship. Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak with a QuintEvents rep or visit our website for more information.
The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival gives us so much to be excited about! Touring the Pro Football Hall of Fame, being a part of the Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony and attending the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game all before the NFL’s 2014-2015 season even begins! It’s exciting times in the Canton, Ohio neighborhood!
So, if you’ve been keeping up with this series, you already know about QuintEvents’ and NFL On Location’s Official 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Ticket Packages that offer great accommodations options for those of you coming in from out of town. And if you haven’t, check them out:
Now, I know what you’re thinking… how can there be another option?! There are already so many selections. Well, in this part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Experience, we’re going to breakdown your final, and most flexible, option: the Single Day Packages.
What is a Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Single Day Ticket Package?
Like previously stated, the Single Day Package is your most flexible ticket package option. For those of you that are from Canton or surrounding cities, this would work for you. For those of you that are from out of town, but want to supply your own accommodations, this is for you. And for those of you that want to attend portions of the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, but not others? You got it, this is for you!
There are three days of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And this option allows you to select which day you want to attend depending on the events taking place!
So, take a look at the three day options available to you so that you can pick the perfect day for you to attend the festival.
If you choose to attend the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival on Friday, your day will kick-off with the Friday Night Reception at the Pro Football Hall of Fame! You’ll enjoy dinner, beer and wine before you witness live the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony.
You’ll watch up close as the emotion unfolds when the Class of 2014 are awarded their Gold Jackets, the symbol of joining a group of the NFL’s most elite. Then, you’ll also receive admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame so that you can peruse the exhibits at your leisure.
If you pick Saturday, you’ll have VIP access to tailgate the Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony at the Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party! Here, you’ll tailgate among some of the NFL’s biggest fans, enjoying great music, delicious food and beer.
Next, you’ll attend the Enshrinement Ceremony where the Class of 2014 will receive their bronze busts and take their place in the Hall of Fame!
You’ll also receive a one day admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame so you can tour the exhibits, and a 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame yearbook as a momento!
Want to go Sunday? Nice choice! Attending on Sunday means that you missed all the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies, but it also means that you can attend the Hall of Fame Game! And with it recently being announced that the Buffalo Bills will take on the New York Giants, and with the NFL announcing that they want to try out an 8th official in the preseason, the Hall of Fame Game will be a great match to watch!
You’ll have VIP access to tailgate at the Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party and you’ll also receive admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame! Plus, you’ll receive a souvenir 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame yearbook!
Ready to Pick a Day to be at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival?
Whether you decide to attend Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or all three days, you’re sure to have the time of your life at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival!
If you already have a day in mind, that’s great! And if you don’t, let us help you pick! Call 1-877-611-3947 or visit our website to get more information on how you can plan your 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Experience!
We’re all seeing them - Mock Drafts are appearing all over place. Everyone has different opinions on what positions teams need and the different orders in which they need them. Preparing a first round draft order for the 2014 NFL Draft is not an easy task considering the amount of talent entering. There have been a record number of NFL hopefuls declare for the draft!
But with that being said, and endless possibilities for the order of the first round, we decided to turn our focus from mock drafts to the top draft prospects per position.
If you missed the first part of this series when we dissected quarterbacks prior to the NFL Combine, check it out now>>>
And if you’re one of those still seeking 2014 NFL Mock Drafts, we have some of those for you as well:
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Now, take a look at the five wide receivers we think you should take notice of entering the 2014 NFL Draft:
1. Sammy Watkins – Junior, Clemson
There is no denying that this kid has talent! Sammy Watkins has been coming in across the charts as the most valuable wide out in the 2014 NFL Draft. In his 2013 season at Clemson, Watkins had 101 total receptions with 1,464 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Add in his solid performance at the Combine and he’s a force to be reckoned with. Watkins will definitely be a first round pick, and we believe he’ll be the first receiver to go out of the bunch.
2. Mike Evans – Sophomore, Texas A&M
Mike Evans has proven himself as a physical threat on the field. Paired with quarterback Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M, he recorded 69 receptions, 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns in the 2013 season. With his size and strength, he could bring a lot to the NFL this season and teams are looking! Definitely keep an eye on Evans to go no. 2 for wide outs.
3. Marquise Lee – Junior, USC
Although he struggled with a knee injury during the 2013 season, Marquise Lee is still a top 2014 NFL Draft prospect as far as wide receivers go. To put into perspective the amount of heat this guy can bring to the game, he ended the 2013 season with 57 total receptions, 791 yards and four touchdowns – 7 receptions, 118 yards and two touchdowns came from his final performance in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl! Get him healthy, and he can bring a lot to the table in the NFL.
4. Odell Beckham Jr. – Junior, LSU
Odell Beckham Jr. is shaping up to look like a late first round draft pick. With his versatility in the wide receiver position and great field vision, Beckham hasn’t even begun to peak, which makes us believe he could do great things in the NFL. With 59 receptions, 1,152 yards and eight touchdowns in the 2013 season at LSU, he’s just getting started!
5. Brandin Cooks – Senior, Oregon State
Brandin Cooks has all the elements to be a strong draft contender. With his speed and elusiveness on the field, he can do damage despite his size. He ended the 2013 season bringing in 128 receptions, 1,730 yards and 16 touchdowns for Oregon State. If he can transfer his performances to the NFL, any team would be lucky to have Cooks.
What wide receivers do you think will be first round draft picks? Tell us in the comments below.
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Attending the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City is one of those things that could grant you bragging rights for life! Who wouldn’t want to see the top NFL hopefuls land a career in the sport they're passionate about?!
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Who can forget last year when, the undefeated, Anderson Silva was taunting Chris Weidman with his normal M.O. of getting into his opponents head, only to get caught off-guard with a monster left hook that ended his title reign.
MMA is a beautiful sport, in that, fighters can finish an opponent with a submission, by decision in a long and drawn out battle, or via a knockout. For UFC fans, fight nights are a treat as they get to see a range of all of these match-ending decisions.
Take UFC 170 for example, this past fight night saw the co-main events end in knockouts (TKO), which got us to thinking: what are the best knockouts the UFC has ever seen? Read on for our list of (in our opinion) some of the UFC’s Best Knockouts!
Dan Henderson KO Michael Bisping
In a UFC 100 matchup that featured a ton of trash talking (on Bisping’s part), Henderson let his giant right hand do the talking (and threw in an extra right for good measure).
Junior Dos Santos KO Mark Hunt
After battling for three rounds at UFC 160, JDS was able to land an amazing spinning wheel kick to lay Hunt out. With a shot at the UFC heavyweight title on the line these men left it all in the ring and JDS ended it in spectacular fashion!
Chuck Lidell KO Randy Couture
In a retribution match for Lidell, he faced off against Couture who had gotten the win over him to claim his light-heavyweight title. With just two minutes elapsed in the first round, Lidell was able to connect on a right hook to Couture’s chin that won him back his championship!
Anderson Silva KO Vitor Belfort
For a long time Silva was considered the best pound of pound MMA fighter in the world. At UFC 126 he proved that again by knocking out Belfort with a front kick to the face that had the crowd saying “OOOOHHH”. Showing off his impressive muay thai Silva laid out Belfort in an almost effortless fashion. See the video for yourself.
Gabriel Gonzaga KO Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
“Cro Cop” is a dangerous kick boxer and he entered the Octagon to face off against Gonzaga for a shot at the heavyweight title. Gonzaga stunned the audience, and Cro Cop alike by giving him a taste of his own medicine. At UFC 70 Gonzaga delivered a head kick that put Filopvic’s lights out towards the end of round one.
What’s your favorite knockout? If you had to do a top 5, which would you choose? Share in the comments below!
See a Knockout Live and in Person!
Wish you could’ve been there to see Weidman end Silva’s undefeated streak? What about witnessing one of The Spider's epic knockouts? Well now you can!
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Additionally Official Ticket Packages gets you access to the exclusive (and only) VIP Hospitality venue before the main card! This luxurious setting features premium open bars, gourmet food and fighter meet and greet opportunities. Along with tons of interactive activities and a place to watch the prelims, the VIP Lounge is the only place to start your fight night.
Packages are now available for UFC 171 in Dallas, UFC 172 in Baltimore and UFC 173 in Las Vegas. Be there!
Can you even imagine a better place to be this August than in Canton, Ohio watching in person as the Class of 2014 is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? We certainly can’t! And we want to take you with us with 2014 Official Pro Football Hall of Fame Bronze Ticket Packages!
The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is a full weekend planned with events taking place each day. Sure you could get a simple ticket to these events and watch the ceremonies and the Hall of Fame Game, but that takes away the entire point of attending!
If you haven’t been keeping up with this series, we’re sharing with you a detailed look inside Official Ticket Packages to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, so you know exactly what to expect with your package when you arrive in Canton.
So, without further ado, take a look at what it’s like to attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival with a Bronze Ticket Package:
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend Broken Down Bronze Style
With a Bronze ticket package to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, your event weekend will kick-off once you arrive in Canton! On Friday night, you’ll have access to the Friday Night Reception, held immediately prior to the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony. You’ll enjoy a reception of dinner, beer and wine with a self-guided tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum.
After the reception ends, the ceremony begins! You’ll watch live as the Class of 2014 dons their Gold Jackets in the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony. The jacket is one of the three symbols of induction into the Hall of Fame, and watching the wave of emotion and accomplishment wash over the enshrinees’ faces is incomparable.
On Saturday, you’ll be invited to ring in the Enshrinement Ceremony at the Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party! You’ll tailgate on the grounds of the Pro Football Hall of Fame while enjoying great music and a complimentary food spread and beer.
After the tailgate, you’ll focus your attention on the Enshrinement Ceremony, where the Class of 2014 will take their place among the NFL’s most elite – the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
Sunday will begin by attending the Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable Luncheon. You’ll enjoy lunch with some of football’s biggest fans while watching a center stage roundtable presentation featuring the recently inducted Class of 2014.
Afterwards, it’s back to the Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party to tailgate the NFL/Hall of Fame Game! You’ll be joined by a returning Hall of Famer as you celebrate and enjoy beer, soft drinks and a delicious buffet! Then, you’ll head to your seats between the 35s at the historical Fawcett Stadium to watch the game up close!
All the Exclusive Extras!
The best part about Official Pro Football Hall of Fame Bronze Ticket Packages is that they include everything leaving virtually no planning left for you! Transportation? It’s provided for all events! Accommodations? You can opt to add them onto your package so that you don’t have to make your own arrangements!
Not to mention, you’ll also receive a 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame yearbook, commemorative Class of 2014 crystal cube, and a 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame game cushion!
Go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a Bronze Package!
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In the first game of the 2014-2015 NFL season, the Buffalo Bills will face off against the New York Giants in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game!
Just one day after the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class is formally enshrined, on Sunday August 3rd, the Bills and Giants will meet in historic Fawcett Stadium, to kick off the 2014 NFL Preseason! So what can we expect in this game?
Competition and Bragging Rights!
We all know that preseason games feature teams’ newest talent as they try to earn roster spots, which always makes for a competitive game. However, in the case of the 2014 Hall of Fame Game, there may be some off the field competition as well!
The Class of 2014 includes Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Aeneas Williams, former Bills wide out Andre Reed and former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan.
For Reed and Strahan watching their former teams compete would be the end to what’s sure to be one of the most memorable weekends of their lives (and may give way for some friendly off the field competition and bragging as well)!
The Giants are making their fifth appearance, while this will be the fourth outing for the Bills at the Hall of Fame Game! The teams will be playing against each other for the first time since 2011.
In their previous 12 meetings the series is tied at 6-6, with the Giants emerging victorious over the Bills in the team's only Super Bowl meeting at Super Bowl XXV. The Bills have outscored the Giants overall: Buffalo Bills 229, New York Giants 215, in their 12 meetings. So this year's game will essentially be the tie-breaker!
Who do you think will come out ahead at the Hall of Fame Game? Any predictions on the score? Share in the comments below!
The Cherry on an Awesome Weekend Sundae
For fans and enshrinees alike, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game will be the icing on the cake after a weekend of historic, memorable and career validating activities.
Scheduled for Friday is a special Reception at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony. The ceremony is steeped in tradition and is sure to be an emotional experience for all the enshrinees as the first step in their journey to officially being inducted.
On Saturday the fun really starts when guests get access to exclusive parties complete with food, beverage, music and entertainment. Then it will be time to watch the newest Hall of Fame members receive their bronze busts during the spectacular Enshrinement Ceremony.Guests can even opt for a special Red Carpet Walk where they watch the Class of 2014 and more than 80 returning Hall of Famers walk to the field right in front of them!
Sunday’s events kick off with an Enshrinees’ Gameday Roundtable, where fans can enjoy lunch in the same room as the Class of 2014 Hall of Fame members and enjoy a center stage roundtable presentation with the enshrinees. Then guests can kick off the NFL season with the ultimate NFL tailgate party!
Which will then bring them to the NFL/Hall of Fame Game where they can watch the Bills and Giants battle it out for first-game-of-the-preseason bragging rights!
You Can Be There Too!
Don’t get left out of this awesome weekend, you can be a guest at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame too!
QuintEvents and NFL On Location have Official 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Ticket Packages that can put you right in the action. With Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold and Bronze Packages, choose the access you want with a package that fits your budget!
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Get access to all the official enshrinement ceremonies and events, parties, tailgates, the Hall of Fame Game, and tons of extras. Packages also come with optional luxury accommodations so all you have to do is show up, and enjoy this historic weekend!
2013 marked the final year for the BCS National Championship. The last time that computers and formulas will determine what teams stand a chance at becoming our next college football champions. And with the end of this system that some loved and frustrated others comes a new era of college football – the College Football Playoff!
This is the first time that a Selection Committee will follow each team’s seasons and watch tape on their performances in order to create an order of rank. It will take time for us all learn and adjust to this system (maybe a little extra time for those CFP skeptics who were fond of the BCS), but overall, the College Football Playoff system ensures the best teams will compete.
Like previously mentioned, we have never seen the College Football Playoff pan out, so there really isn’t a way to “see into the future,” if you will, on what will happen in the 2014 college football season.
But to try and help shed some enlightenment on the new College Football Playoff and what could happen this year, take a look at the four teams that we believe would have gone to the College Football Playoff had it began in 2013!
Who do you think would have gone to the College Football Playoff if it started in 2013?
Go to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship
Attending the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship is definitely something to brag about and you have the opportunity to be at AT&T Stadium to see the game played live!
With QuintEvents Official Ticket Packages to the 2015 College Football National Championship, you’ll have access to an exclusive in-stadium hospitality area where you’ll find a full menu of delectable dishes and a full open bar. Collegiate football legends will be on hand to meet fans and you’ll even be able to partake in interactive elements.
You’ll also receive an Official College Football Playoff gift bag, exclusive stadium collection game voucher and souvenir College Football Playoff lanyard with your ticket sleeve.
And if you want to take all the planning for your ultimate college football sports weekend off your hands, you can opt in for luxurious accommodations, and we’ll provide transportation for you and your group to and from all events!
Be there when college football history is made this January at the first College Football Playoff! Get more information on attending the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship today!
The 2014 NFL Combine is complete and the NFL is moving out of Indianapolis! With so much talent entering the NFL Draft, we’ve been keeping an eye on orders and placement of players for a while now.
If you haven’t already checked out our previous 2014 NFL Mock Draft blogs, visit them out here:
So what makes this mock draft blog different than our previous articles and all of the other mock drafts that you see? It’s simple really. The Combine is over and NFL scouts are no longer relying on previous game tapes to make their picks; they’ve seen the Draft prospects compete on an even playing field with the same drills and tests ahead of them.
The NFL Combine can make or break an NFL hopeful’s draft position – it can be the deciding factor between a first and third round pick!
So where do we land these 2014 NFL Draft prospects on our Draft list? Take a look at our 2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0, post-NFL Combine for the first round:
What did you think of the performances at the 2014 NFL Combine? What is your top 5 NFL Draft order? Share in the comments below.
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The Main Event
In the matchup of former Olympic medalists, Ronda Rousey took control to remain the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title holder.
Sara McMann looked very good at the start of the fight landing a series of power punches on Rousey. Rousey countered with a few punches of her own as well as some very hard knees to the body.
After an unsuccessful attempt to take down McMann, Rousey continued some hard body shots. It was a knee to the liver area around the one minute mark that dropped McMann to the ground.
As McMann dropped, Rousey connected a few punches, which forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight. At 1:06 into the first round, Rousey successfully defended her title with a TKO via stoppage.
The Main Card
Here are the results of the main card:
- Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins: Cormier defeats Cummins via TKO (punches) at 1:19 in Round 1
- Demian Maia vs. Rory MacDonald: MacDonald defeats Maia via Unanimous Decision (29-28. 29-28, 29-28)
- Mike Pyle vs. TJ Waldburger: Pyle defeats Waldburger via TKO (strikes) at 4:03 in Round 3
- Stephen Thompson vs. Robert Whittaker: Thompson defeats Whittaker via TKO (punches) at 3:43 in Round 1
Fight of the Night: MacDonald vs. Maia
In a welterweight fight that had future title aspirations on the line, the Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia tilt ended up winning fight of the night honors.
Maia got the best of MacDonald in Round 1 with an early takedown and several threatening submissions. A flurry of elbows and punches made it look like an early Maia victory; however, MacDonald regained his footing and finished the round strong.
MacDonald came out strong in the second round landing some very strong kicks. A dazed Maia attempted several takedowns throughout the round with no success. MacDonald peppered Maia with punches and landed a late kick, which gave MacDonald the round.
By the third round, Maia was visibly fatigued, but managed a takedown two minutes in. MacDonald would break free and proceed to land some powerful combinations that wore down Maia. MacDonald would win via Unanimous decision, as both fighters win ‘fight of the night.’
The UFC 170 VIP Experience
Guests of the UFC VIP Experience received the ultimate VIP treatment inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center for UFC 170.
On Friday, UFC VIP Experience guests got VIP seating to a fighter Q&A session highlighted by MMA fighters Travis Browne and Luke Rockhold. Although two fighters may have been on the stage, Browne definitely dominated the conversation, taking some serious questions from the adoring fans.
After the fighter Q&A, guests continued to have the best seats in the house to the always entertaining and intense fighter weigh-ins. Matchups like Rousey/McMann and Cormier/Cummins definitely added to the tension inside the arena, which was evident during the weigh-in face offs.
On Saturday, UFC VIP Experience guests enjoyed early entry and access to an exclusive hospitality party venue. Inside the party venue, guests enjoyed free premium food and beverages as well as fighter meet & greets that included the aforementioned Travis Browne.
TJ Dillashaw also made an appearance along with Octagon Girls Brittney Palmer and Vanessa Hanson.
The highlight of the VIP Experience was a chance to enter the UFC Octagon during a private Octagon Tour. Guests were able to take pictures inside the Octagon while holding the UFC Championship belt.
Some guests even practiced some arm bars inside the Octagon. Hey… No better place to practice!
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