UFC 103 features an intense matchup in the main event between Rich Franklin and Vitor Belfort. Belfort came in a tad heavy on the scales initially, just a quarter pound over weight, but managed to make weight an hour later. Perhaps fans can make light of this fact with a tasty quarter pound burger at one of the many local bars and casino venues showing the fight. Other fights not to miss include Junior Dos Santos and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Frank Trigg and Josh Koscheck and The Ultimate Fighter alums, Cole Miller and Efrain Escudero.
Several of the Station Casinos will be showing the fight live, starting at 7 p.m., in their various lounges and showrooms. The doors will open at different times, depending on the venue. Several venues at other casinos will have drink specials at their viewing parties. Diablo’s Cantina will offer 32 oz. draft beers in souvenir cups for $10 and $5 margaritas.
Station Casino options:
Chrome Show Room at Santa Fe Station 702-658-4900: $20, doors at 5:30.
Aliante Station Casino 702-692-7777: $20, doors at 3:00 p.m.
Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Station 702-617-7777: $20, doors at 3:00 p.m.
Club Madrid Sunset Station 702-547-7777: $20, doors at 5:00.
The Ballroom Palace Station 702-367-2411: $20, doors at 5:00.
The Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa 866-767-7773: $20, doors at 5:00.
Other casino venues:
Diablo’s at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino 702-730-7979: $20 entry fee, doors open at 5:30 p.m., drink specials include 32 oz. draughts in souvenir logo cups for $10 and $5 margaritas. Pre-sale entry tickets are available at the Monte Carlo box office and the venue is expected to sell out so get your tickets early. The fight will be shown on eight 50-inch HD TVs and a 100-inch HD projection screen. The entry fee includes free access to the late night events at Diablo’s including a live performance by The Street upstairs and a DJ downstairs.
The Pub at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino 702-730-7777: $20 entry fee, doors at 5 p.m.
Kahunaville at Treasure Island Casino 702-894-7260: No cover, $20 minimum food and beverage spend per person if you would like a seat.
Lagasse Stadium at Palazzo 702-414-1000: $100 food and beverage spend per person in the stadium area where viewers have access to an enormous 20 x 10 projector HD, 12 side screens and plush stadium seating. Also available is $50 “endzone seating,” which includes a personal screen at every booth. Reservations are recommended.
Club and bar options:
Blondies Sports Bar 702-737-0444: $60 all you can drink Bud, Bud Light and well drinks
Hawaiian Tropic Zone at The Miracle Mile Shops 702-731-4858: $20 cover, $50 food and beverage spend. Come early to pre-party from 3-8 p.m. during happy hour featuring half off all appetizers and $3 well drinks.
Lift Bar 702-364-0306: Enjoy no cover and $2.50 drafts and $3 bottled beers.