MAIN EVENT: UNDEFEATED OSCAR SANCHEZ vs. UNDEFEATED CASEY KENNEY
CO-MAIN EVENT: ROMA PAWELEK vs. ASPEN LADD
Tickets On Sale Now Starting at $25 through www.TuffNUff.com
Las Vegas, NV - The nation's premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, today officially announced it will bring its exciting live MMA action to downtown Las Vegas for an action-packed night of fights Friday, August 1st live from The Plaza.
Tickets for Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA are on sale now starting at $25 and are available online through www.TuffNUff.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges. Tickets are also available at the Plaza Box Office. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT; first bout starts at 7:00 p.m. PT. Tickets will be $30 the day of the event.
“We are excited to have all of our loyal Tuff-N-Uff fans with us at The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, August 1st,” said Jeff Meyer, CEO, Tuff-N-Uff. “We pride ourselves on putting on the best amateur MMA fights in the nation, and this card will be no exception with Oscar Sanchez taking on Casey Kenney in the main event, and the women’s super fight, Roma Pawelek vs. Apsen Ladd, as our co-main event. I’m excited to see everyone come downtown August 1st and cheer on our Future Stars of MMA.”
Tuff-N-Uff’s August 1st main event is a battle between two of the fastest rising flyweights on the amateur circuit with Oscar Sanchez (4-0) taking on Casey Kenney (5-0). Both undefeated, each like to push the pace and finish fights. A fan favorite in Las Vegas, Sanchez hails from the local Torres Gym, while Kenney trains with the highly respected Chris Cariaso out of Rise Combat Sports in Tucson, Ariz.
In the night’s co-main event, the unbeaten law school student Roma Pawelek (5-0) squares off with Aspen Ladd (7-1) in a women’s amateur bantamweight super fight. Both women are considered top prospects in their weight class. Both on the cusp of turning pro, they face off on August 1st for the most important fight in their amateur career.
More fights for the August 1st edition of Tuff N Uff: Future Stars of MMA will be announced soon.
*All bouts live and subject to change.
About Tuff N Uff:
A 20-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and newly-signed UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff presented a second event Thursday, July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule two years in a row. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its historic 20th anniversary Saturday, June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. Dedicated to its founder, the late Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff is committed to the sport of MMA and building the "Future Stars of MMA."
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About The Plaza Hotel & Casino
Located at the crest of the historic Downtown District in Las Vegas, The Plaza Hotel and Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with sleek, modern styling for the ultimate Vegas experience. Originally built in 1971 on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, The Plaza boasts 1,003 rooms and suites recently renovated with custom-designed Mark David furnishings, a 500-seat classic Vegas showroom with nationally recognized entertainment, and a variety of dining venues led by the world-famous Oscar’s Beef-Booze-Broads Steakhouse in the iconic Dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. The Plaza also has more than 500 slot machines and favorite table games, an all-inclusive Race and Sports Book with 75 flat screen televisions, Downtown’s only Bingo Hall, and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space. The resort is owned and managed by the PlayLV, which also owns and operates the Las Vegas Club Casino.