“Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” honors founder Barry Meyer on June 27 with annual “Pack the Mack” free fight card
“Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” honors founder Barry Meyer
on June 27 with annual “Pack the Mack” free fight card
Event set to benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
LAS VEGAS – “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” will once again look to “Pack the Mack,” as mixed martial arts’ premier amateur organization takes over Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, June 27, for a completely free night of high-paced action featuring a full roster of the brightest prospects in MMA.
The annual event will honor the legacy of Tuff-N-Uff founder Barry Meyer, who in 2013 lost his battle with depression. With his memory in mind, Tuff-N-Uff has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and will raise funds for the organization at the “Pack the Mack” event, while also hoping to increase awareness of the AFSP’s fight against suicide.
“Anyone who has ever attended a Tuff-N-Uff event knows how much Barry meant to not only this promotion, but also the lives of each and every person who ever competed in our cage,” Tuff-N-UFF CEO – and Barry’s brother – Jeff Meyer said. “On average, one person dies by suicide every 16 hours in the state of Nevada. We’re committed to supporting the AFSP’s life-saving work, and we hope this incredible annual event can be a flagship component of our efforts.”
Tickets for the June 27 event are free of charge as Tuff-N-Uff officials hope to fill the legendary multi-purpose venue for an absolutely loaded fight card that will feature an incredible six championship contests.
In addition to the in-cage action, there will be raffles and giveaways for one-of-a-kind MMA memorabilia pieces throughout the night, while American Foundation for Suicide Prevention officials will also be on hand to accept donations and to assist in honoring individuals who have been impacted by the sixth leading cause of death in Nevada.
The first Tuff-N-Uff fight is at 6 p.m. PT local time, and doors to the venue open 30 minutes earlier.
In addition to the night’s featured contests, “Tuff-N-Uff: Pack the Mack” will feature a full lineup of top amateur talent from Las Vegas and around the nation. Fight camps represented on Tuff-N-Uff cards often include American Kickboxing Academy, Carlson Gracie, Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu, Pit MMA, One Kick’s Gym, Torres MMA, Syndicate MMA, multiple UFC Gyms, Wand Fight Team and Xtreme Couture, among others.
Fans can obtain free tickets to this event by going to www.unlvtickets.com, visiting the Thomas & Mack Center box office, UNLVtickets outlets Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets, or by calling 702-739-FANS.
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Come see the future stars of mixed martial arts, and do it with Barry in mind.
* Fight card subject to change
A 21-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC/Strikeforce veteran and current Bellator fighter Ryan Couture and newly-signed UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth (recent Ultimate Fighter winner), Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff presented a second event Thursday, July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule two years in a row. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its historic 20th anniversary Saturday, June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. Also in 2014, Tuff-N-Uff’s CEO, Jeff Meyer, was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and honored with the Crystal Award for his contributions to martial arts. Dedicated to its founder, the late Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff is committed to the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA.”
About the Thomas & Mack Center
The Thomas & Mack Center is an 18,500+ seat arena located on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. One of the busiest venues in Las Vegas, the Thomas & Mack Center is home to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team and host to some of the most exciting live events such as the National Finals Rodeo, Championship Boxing, PBR World Finals, Disney On Ice, NBA Summer League, USA Basketball, Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus, and more. Built in 1983, the Thomas & Mack Center is celebrating over 30 years of excellence in entertainment.
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