Meet UFC’s Roxanne Modafferi Plus Chippendales Dancers Demitri Blizzeard and Ryan Worley at the 3rd Annual “Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race,” a Benefit for Veterans on Oct. 22 in Las Vegas

Meet UFC's Roxanne Modafferi plus Chippendales Dancers Demitri Blizzeard and Ryan Worley at the 3rd Annual "Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race," a Benefit for Veterans on Oct. 22 in Las Vegas
Comedian Mike Hammer will welcome his friends, UFC’s Roxanne Modafferi plus Chippendales dancers Demitri Blizzeard and Ryan Worley to the 3rd Annual Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race, a charity event benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project and three veterans’ charities in Las Vegas, on October 22 with a Celebrity Red Carpet from 12 noon  and Celebrity Go-Kart Racing from 1-3pm at Gene Woods Racing Experience in Las Vegas.  

Mike Hammer's Celebrity Go-Kart Race on October 22

UFC Fighter Roxanne Modafferi
UFC Fighter Roxanne Modafferi

Photo credit: Esther Lin – MMA Fighting.

UFC Fighter Roxanne Modafferi

Roxanne Modafferi’s training began in taekwondo as a teenager in Pennsylvania, moving on to Mark Lawler’s Kenpo Karate two years later. She then began attending the Dalton Judo Club in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Her description of that experience was: “I thought I was all cool doing Karate, like the movie stars, but then in Judo I learned what it was like to fly.” She trained for three years to gain a brown belt in the style, and then graduated from high school. Before leaving home to study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a fellow brown belt brought Modafferi to a Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu association in Adams, Massachusetts, where she trained intensively for three months.

Modafferi majored in Japanese Language and Literature with a minor in Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts. While at college, she found the Amherst Athletic Club, where New England Submission Fighting is based. In addition, she trained at another Royce Gracie association in Hartford, Connecticut, for about a year (necessitating a weekly two-hour round trip), also investigating Jeremy Libiszewski’s School of Self-Defence in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. During summer vacations in Boston, she trained at Joao Amaral’s New England BJJ club, now associated with Brazilian Top Team.

In August 2017, it was announced that Modafferi would be one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 26. In the opening round, Modafferi faced Shana Dobson and won by TKO due to punches in the first round.

Chippendales dancer Demitri Blizzeard
Chippendales dancer Demitri Blizzeard

Chippendales Dancer Demitri Blizzeard 

Dimitri Blizzeard is not just a badass dancer, he is also a jazz pianist with an MFA from San Diego. This confluence of edgy ‘break’ inspired movements, with his soulful appreciation of music makes Dimitri magic on stage.

Off stage he is all smiles and flirtatious banter, so make sure you meet him in the Flirt Lounge after the show.

Demitri performs at Chippendales at The Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas

Chippendales dancer Ryan Worley
Chippendales Dancer Ryan Worley

Chippendales Dancer Ryan Worley

Ryan Worley can ride a unicycle and play the guitar (but not at the same time). A former rugby player, he is also a body building competitor and let us tell you, his body is built!

He loves Astronomy which makes sense since when we look at him all we see is stars.

Ryan performs at Chippendales at The Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas.

Roxanne Modafferi, Demitri Blizzeard and Ryan Worley and dozens of other celebrities and VIPs will attend this event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Las Vegas-based veterans’ organizations R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation. 

Meet all these Celebrities and VIPS at the 3rd Annual
Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race:

Celebrity guests at Mike Hammer's 3rd Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Race

Beginning at 11:00am, representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project, R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation will be on hand to answer your questions.

The Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race


  • October 22, 2017
  • Veterans’ groups to be available at 11:00am
  • Celebrity Red Carpet arrivals start at 12 noon
  • Celebrity racing takes place from 1-3pm


Gene Woods Racing Experience
121 E. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119


  • Free. A $25 donation will get you one qualifying race with a chance to race in the celebrity final.
  • Food and drinks will be provided by Gene Woods Racing Experience and sponsors.
  • All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project and three related charities in Las Vegas.


Mike HammerMike Hammer performs The Mike Hammer Comedy and Magic Show Tues-Sat at 7pm at The Four Queens Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Buy Tickets Here! Mike’s show is ranked one of Top 10 Shows in Vegas by the Las Vegas Trip Advisor. Visit Mike Hammer’s Official Web Site and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.