Downtown Showdown 2April 7, 2017 7:00 pm, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
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*Fight card subject to change*
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will welcome the nation’s top fighters for a night of mixed martial arts in the Downtown Showdown with Tuff-N- Uff, the premier amateur MMA organization in the country. This will be the event’s second turn at the outdoor venue, which will take place on Friday, April 7, during the exciting First Friday Downtown celebration. The first fight is set to begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets for “The Future Stars of MMA” start at $9.26 (plus applicable fees) and are available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.dlvec.com and www.tuffnuff.com. The main event will be a 145-pound Title fight between Billy Brand (7-1) from MMA Gold in El Dorado Hills, CA and Ian King (8-3) fighting out of Gracie Barra Portland. Brand started training martial arts at the age of 12 and has become a well rounded fighter who consistently seeks out the best competition. He will find that in King, who has only gone the full fight distance one time in his 11 outings. King is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt that began wrestling in 2006 and training MMA in 2009. With King’s experience training under UFC veteran and BJJ world champion, Fabiano Scherner, the fight between these athletes is a must-see event.
The co-main event will see Xtreme Couture MMA’s Corey Conway (6-3) standoff at 135 pounds against Danny Gonzales (7-2) from The Guild in Rosemead, CA. Another exciting match-up to keep an eye on is locals and Tuff-N- Uff veterans, Julius Lopez (5-5) from 9th Isle BJJ versus Brandon Rios (3-2) from Fusion MMA. The rest of the evening will feature match-ups with athletes from gyms such as Torres MMA, LV Krav Maga, School of Hard Knocks, JacksonWink MMA, 10th Planet Las Vegas and Wand Fight Team.
For more information on Tuff-N- Uff or DLVEC, please visit www.dlvec.com.
*card subject to change
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About the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 15,000 guests and features state-of- the-art sound, lighting and audio equipment. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more.
About Tuff-N- Uff
A 24-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based TUFF-N- UFF presents the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation. It has given rise to some of the biggest stars in the sport today, including UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and 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, 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. Jeff Meyer is the CEO of TUFF-N- UFF and runs the organization in dedication to his late brother, Barry Meyer, who founded TUFF-N- UFF. TUFF-N- UFF is committed to growing the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA”; Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tuffnuff.
*red indicates winner