|MESQUITE GAMING AND TUFF-N-UFF PRESENT “MAYHEM IN MESQUITE VIII” MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT MARCH 12Mayhem in Mesquite VIII happens Friday and Saturday|
Mesquite Gaming presents its ultimate mixed martial arts amateur fighting championship event, “Mayhem in Mesquite VIII,” 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the CasaBlanca Events Center at CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. In partnership with Barry Meyer’s World-Famous Tuff-N-Uff The Future Stars of MMA, the card includes fighters from gyms in surrounding areas including Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California.
“Mayhem in Mesquite VIII” will feature three, high-level grappling matches in a brand-new rules format. Robert Drysdale, representing Zenith Jiu-Jitsu, will pit three top athletes against three competitors training under professor Mica Cipili and the Gracie Humaita team. These two teams are renowned for producing some of the best grapplers in the country and their skills will be on full display as they compete under a modified rule set designed to reward submission attempts, penalize guard-pulling and encourage a fast-paced, aggressive match.
“We’re thrilled to once again offer an exciting evening for guests with our eighth Mayhem in Mesquite event,” said Ely Prussin, director of player development for Mesquite Gaming and founder of “Mayhem in Mesquite.” “We’ve got a fantastic partnership with Tuff-N-Uff, a stellar lineup of fighters and we’re looking forward to a great night of fights in Mesquite.”
Weigh-ins will be held Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in the CasaBlanca Showroom. Doors open for the main event at 6 p.m. and food and beverage concessions will be available. Guests aged 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The weekend will also include a performance by the Sin City Sinners and a Ring Girl Competition on Friday, March 11 starting at 8:30 p.m. in the CasaBlanca Showroom. Following the Main Event, an official “Mayhem in Mesquite” after-party will take place in the CasaBlanca Showroom, featuring High Voltage, an AC/DC tribute band. Admission is free.
Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for floor VIP, $30 for general admission and $50 floor VIP on the day of the event and are available by calling 800.585.3737 or by visiting www.startickets.com or www.tuffnuff.com. Room specials are offered for the action-packed event weekend, with a rate of $65 at Virgin River and $75 at CasaBlanca with code MMAPK03. Reservations can be made by calling 702.345.6789.
A 20-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. In 2015, Las Vegas casino executive Bryan Lindsey acquired a major equity stake in TUFF-N-UFF and was named its COO and President. 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 in 1994. 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. Follow us on Twitter at @tuffnuff and Instagram at TuffNUff.
About Mesquite Gaming: Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates The Palms Golf Club and CasaBlanca Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit www.mesquitegaming.com.
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