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3 Reasons Why Vegas and UFC 173 is a Can't-Miss Affair

Niala Samnarine

By Niala Samnarine

March 7, 2014

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?


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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!