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‘Vegas Dave’ Oancea forgives and forgets losing $1 million on UFC 200

Vegas DaveOancea is still sweet on Miesha “Cupcake” Tate even though he lost a $1 million bet on her.

Oancea posted a video before Saturday’s UFC 200 saying he gambled on Tate to retain her bantamweight championship against Amanda Nunes.

Tate lost to Nunes in front of Oancea at T-Mobile Arena, as he sat next to UFC heroes Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre, and Oancea’s girlfriend.

“Still love u… Forget the money,” Oancea tweeted to Tate, then he licked his wounds at Aria resort’s Jewel nightclub, where eight cocktail waitresses held signs spelling out “Vegas Dave” and his girlfriend kissed his sad face.


Meanwhile, Tate was publicly grateful for fans yelling “We love you” at Sapphire strip club, where she addressed fans during a post-loss afterparty.

“The support you have when you win is great, but the support you have when you lose means the world,” Tate said on microphone, on a stage of bottle tables, then held a cloth to her broken nose.

Tate, who trains and goes to church in Vegas, has no body shame. A 2013 nude model for ESPN’s “Body Issue” magazine, she stripped nude behind towels, boyfriend by her side, Friday to make weight on a scale.


Jamie Foxx sprayed people with Champagne at Aria’s Liquid Pool Lounge on Saturday after eating at Aria’s Herringbone restaurant.

Leo DiCaprio, Matt Dillon, Ethan Suplee and other friends also ate at Herringbone Saturday, munching orange ricotta, chocolate chip pancakes, steak and eggs, sliders and wings.

All these actors went to UFC 200, then partied at Aria’s club Jewel, where DiCaprio was joined by Tobey Maguire and a big entourage around 1 a.m.

For an hour and a half, the actors drank and partied next to the dance floor at a VIP table, as rapper Ja Rule joined Foxx onstage to perform, and top draft pick Jared Goff of the Rams drank Champagne at DJ Irie’s booth.


UFC featherweight Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens proposed to his girlfriend next to Tao Asian Bistro’s Buddha statue on Friday.

“I love you so much. My heart. My soul. My everything,” he said, mentioning her connection with his daughters, while the overhead song playing was Nu Shooz’ “I Can’t Wait,” as you can see and hear on his Twitter video.

She gave him a long hug and said yes.

Speaking of cute lovers, Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate and fiancee Elise Pollard couldn’t quit each other for one night.

The couple rounded up friends for a bachelor/bachelorette party Saturday at Drai’s nightclub in the Cromwell hotel, where resident performer Tip “T.I.” Harris rapped.

And UFC/WWE’s Phillip Jack “CM Punk” Brooks was on an oysters/rib-eye double date with WWE wrestlerApril Jeanette “AJ” Leeat STK on Friday.



“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” actress Erika Girardi celebrated a birthday with 10 friends at Beauty & Essex restaurant and Marquee nightclub.

At Tao nightclub Saturday: UFC stars Stephens, St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold and TJ Dillashaw.

At Paris hotel’s club Chateau Saturday: UFC bruisers Nick Diaz and Julianna Pena.

Diaz took friends to MGM’s Crush restaurant on Friday, sharing a 28-ounce rib-eye, sea bass and salmon.

UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic hosted at Foxtail nightclub in the SLS hotel with UFC flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and friends.

Anderson Silva, after losing to Daniel Cormier as a last-minute substitute in UFC 200, merrily hosted at 1 Oak nightclub with friends.

Improv actor Wayne Brady was in 1 Oak, too.

Rapper Ja Rule and friends drank cocktails and posed for fan selfies at Marquee Dayclub Saturday.

UFC Octagon models Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer ate sushi and sashimi with fighter Urijah Faber and other friends at Andrea’s restaurant in the Encore resort, then played pool at Encore Players Club and partied at Surrender nightclub.

At Topgolf Friday: NFL stars Jermaine Kearse with Reggie Bush, Golden Tate and Sam Martin. In other Topgolf booths: Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala, UFC great Randy Couture, and DJ Tiesto.

New mother Allison Holker of “Dancing with the Stars” and Stephen Boss from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” ate at Tao with G.R.L. singer Lauren Bennett and friends Friday.

At Drai’s Saturday: NFL’s Reggie Bush and Marshall Faulk; basketball’s Damian Lillard, Evan Turner, Jordan Clarkson, Andrew Wiggins, Andre Iguodala, Alex Len, Markieff Morris, Jarrett Jack, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap.

“Criminal Minds” actress Ambyr Childers celebrated a birthday with friends and family Friday at STK Steakhouse in The Cosmopolitan.

Venetian headlining comedian Iliza Shlesinger partied Friday at Tao Beach. She partied Friday night with film studio president Dana Brunetti and friends at Drai’s on Friday, where Snoop Dogg performed. And she partied Saturday at Tao nightclub.

At club XS Friday: L.A. Lakers co-owner Jim Buss, 76ers’ GM Bryan Colangelo, TNT commentator Brent Barry, ESPN analysts Amin Elhassan and Mark Jones, former NBA star Vinny Del Negro, and Raptors announcer Matt Devlin.

Doug Elfman can be reached at delfman@reviewjournal.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman. On Twitter: @VegasAnonymous

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