The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Fremont Street Experience kick-off the inaugural UFC International Fight Week with a free Fourth of July concert in downtown Las Vegas featuring multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down.
UFC International Fight Week brings mixed martial arts fans from around the globe to Las Vegas from July 4-7 to celebrate their passion for the fastest growing sport in the world. Offering free concerts, pub crawls, pool parties and the highly-anticipated UFC Fan Expo, International Fight Week offers fan unprecedented access to the largest gathering of UFC fighters ever. International Fight Week culminates with one of the biggest sporting events of the year: UFC 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN II from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7.
Many of the great International Fight Week events, including the 3 Doors Down concert, are scheduled to take place at Fremont Street Experience, a staple of downtown Las Vegas.
“This is a great opportunity for UFC fight fans – and fans of great music – to take in a free concert starring 3 Doors Down, one of today’s most notable bands,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “Fans can also participate in UFC’s Octagon Nation Tour, a fan experience that really puts you in the middle of the action. Fremont Street Experience is eager to be a part of UFC Fight Week and we look forward to seeing the fans from around world and right here in Las Vegas come downtown to celebrate.”
Schedule of Events:
- Kick-Off Party Featuring Free Concert from 3 Doors Down – On Wednesday, July 4 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fremont Street Experience and UFC will host a free kick-off party that will feature a performance by international recording artists 3 Doors Down. The concert will begin at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage.
- UFC Octagon Nation Tour – The UFC Octagon Nation Tour takes over Fremont Street Experience daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., July 4-7, for a free, public event. The UFC Octagon Truck, a fully customized 18-wheeler equipped with two Octagon-sized tents, will be on display at the 3rd Street North area, giving fans a chance to meet UFC athletes, play the latest UFC video games, check out cool memorabilia and more.
- Downtown Pub Crawl – A Downtown Pub Crawl will be held on Thursday, July 5 from 6-8 p.m. and will be hosted by UFC fighters at the D Casino Hotel, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Las Vegas and El Cortez Hotel & Casino.
- Fuel TV – On July 4-5, Fuel TV, the only cable and satellite television cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including UFC, motocross, surfing, snowboarding and more, will be reporting live from Fremont Street Experience.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue which includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.