Archive for December, 2008

UFC Fights in Las Vegas

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

This past weekend was a big weekend for several UFC fighters that fought in a total of 10 total fights. 5 fights were on the main card and 5 were on the under card. All fights took place at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas and were held in the main arena in the hotel.

Quinton “rampage” Jackson took home the title and a whopping $325,000 USD for the fight against Wanderlei Silva which lasted a total of 3 minutes and 21 seconds. Jackson knocked out Silva in the first round which concluded the battle.

This was UFC 92 on Saturday night. The arena was full of people bringing in a total of over 14,000 fans and making the organization over 3.2 million dollars in ticket sales.

UFC fights are most often held in Las Vegas and most frequently seen at either Mandalay Bay or the MGM Grand where the fights were held this past weekend.

There are always many matches to be held the night of the fights and one or two main events that most fans get really excited about. Betting is also exciting when it is based on the fights and sports books in Las Vegas begin to take bets on the fight several days before the fight begins.

Tickets for future UFC fights in Las Vegas are usually available online as well as the direct hotel that the fight will be taking place in. So if you are in the city for the next fight be sure to check it out and enjoy some knock out action!

New Years Eve Events in Las Vegas

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

If you plan to be in the Vegas area within the next week you may wanting to consider staying in Vegas the night of New Years Eve as the evening promises to be filled with excitement and many wonderful and entertaining events for almost anyone to choose from.

Las Vegas usually attracts about 200 to 300 thousand visitors to the city to bring in the New Year and watch the ball drop. This year is likely to be a smaller number than recent years as travel and tourism have been heavily hit industries with the withering economy. However if you are coming to sin city, here are a few things you may find fun the night of new years.

If you are looking to party on the streets there will be a strip long fireworks display and party. The street will be dressed up and all are invited to party along with music and entertainment as fireworks rain from the sky.
Another option will be heading out to enjoy the Liberace concert that will only cost you under $20 per ticket. Come ready to enjoy the wonderful sounds of the conductor and the musicians. For a concert that is sure to satisfy even the most elite taste.

For those that enjoy only the A-list nightlife the newest addition to the Vegas scene is XS in the Encore – which is the new Wynn hotel at the north end of the strip. The party is sure to be filled with all the world’s biggest socialites and tickets start at 100 dollars a pop.

If these events don’t sound too appealing, don’t worry. There will more than handful of celebrities in the city throwing several parties throughout different locations. And make your restaurant reservations early because most hot spots are sure to be filling up!

Holiday Spirit in Las Vegas

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Surprisingly for the world we live in, one man decided to give this Christmas without expecting anything in return. A Las Vegas man published an ad in the Las Vegas Review Journal that asked people if there was anything he can do to help for the holidays and this Christmas he spent his night doing exactly that.

The man who is himself currently unemployed and does not have a financial cushion to fall back on decided a while ago that it feels much nicer to give than receive. He and a group of people that he managed to round up spent the day and evening helping people that were in need.

One of their stops was to a home on a street that was covered in Christmas lights with one house lacking not only decorations but also electricity. The family inside the house consisted of a husband, wife, and four children. Their power was turned off because the man could not afford to pay the bills after he had lost his job and the family is using candles for light and the fireplace for warmth for the home. The Las Vegas man had brought food and presents for the entire family trying to bring some holiday cheer.

The man spent the rest of Christmas day answering several ads as well as helping others that he knew were in need. He says its better to help others instead of concentrating on all the wrong things that are going on around you. And if everyone could just give a little more any chance they get the world would be a better place.