Get up close and personal during International UFC Fight Week

Here’s your chance to step into the world of UFC, but without actually getting into The Octagon. You’ll still get up close and personal with your favorite mixed martial arts stars when UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas July 7-12!

UFC International Fight Week

It’s a weeklong celebration filled with meet and greets, autograph signings, the UFC 189 weigh-in and much more! The gloves come off at the UFC Fan Expo at the Sands Convention Center at The Venetian/The Palazzo on July 10-11. It’s the ultimate fan experience and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub elbows with the top names in the sport. Two-day tickets are available as well as individual day passes.

The Ulti-man 5k race returns July 11, starting on Fremont Street Experience in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. The event welcomes runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ages to help raise funds in support of Three Square Food Bank.

UFC International Fight Week concerts

Other events that take place during UFC International Fight Week include the UFC Gym Fitness Challenge, pool parties hosted by the Octagon Girls, free concerts and tournaments.

Cap the weekend with UFC 189: McGregor vs. Aldo at MGM Grand. Ireland’s Conor McGregor gets the opportunity to face the best featherweight of all-time, Jose Aldo, in a fight that fans have been clamoring to see. Plus, Robbie Lawler defends his UFC welterweight crown against Rory MacDonald.