Brandon Beals looks like every other Ultimate Fighting Championship fan walking around Mandalay Bay three days before the mixed martial arts outfit’s historic Saturday night card.
Fans of mixed martial arts can get their fill during the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay on Friday and Saturday.
One wears a coat and tie, and the other swears he’ll never be a suit. At first glance, there might appear to be few similarities between Roger Goodell and Dana White.
Of the eight oddsmakers at Las Vegas Sports Consultants, Sean Van Patten is an oddity. He actually follows the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Review-Journal recently sat down with Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Mac Danzig after a workout at the Xtreme Couture Training Center.
A day in Dana White’s life is charged with the adrenaline rush of a drag race. He’s going full speed for about 20 hours. If he’s not working or playing cards, his brain is spinning over work ideas and what more he can do to help his surging mixed martial arts business win more fans all over the globe.
COUNTDOWN TO UFC 100
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The historic UFC 100 card at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night is far from the only event of interest for mixed martial arts fans this weekend.
The two men most often credited with making the Ultimate Fighting Championship what it is today are almost always together.
One of the consistencies of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been the frequency of matching top fighters. After Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta purchased the UFC in 2001, the popularity of mixed martial arts and the UFC began to grow as more fights cards were offered — sometimes as many as 13 pay-per-view cards in one year (2008). Las Vegas Review-Journal MMA reporter Adam Hill ranks his Top 10 UFC pay-per-view cards. Hill’s rankings are based on the action in the Octagon, along with the historical significance of each card.