April 29, 2012 -
It seems only fitting that Revel—Atlantic City’s latest entrant in the never-ending casino cage match for customers—would be hosting a night of Ultimate Fighting Championship fights.
On Friday, June 22, in Revel’s Ovation Hall, Ultimate Fighting Championship is scheduled to return to AC for the first time since 2001.
The world’s premier mixed martial arts organization is scheduled to telecast live on FX at 9 p.m. a bout featuring lightweights Gray Maynard and Clay Guida, a contest “that many believe could be an instant contender for Fight of the Year,” according to a Revel press release.
Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster.com.
According to the press release:
The card also features New Jersey natives and UFC stars Dan Miller (Whippany, N.J.), Nick Catone (Englewood, N.J.), and Rich Attonito (Elizabeth, N.J.). Additional fights for June 22 will be announced on UFC’s website, www.ufc.com, in the coming weeks.
“The fans have been asking for us to come back to Atlantic City for a long time, and on June 22, we’re going to deliver an incredible night of fights,” UFC President Dana White said. “Atlantic City was where we held our first event as owners of the UFC in 2001 and I can’t wait to get back. This fight between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida could be one of the best of the year. Both of these guys fight at an incredible pace and I expect a five-round war.”
The event will take place in Revel’s Ovation Hall, designed by Scéno Plus, which creates an elevated experience for more than 5,000 fans. The transformative space, technical capability and sightlines combine to ensure that each guest has the ideal UFC experience. …
Tickets for UFC on FX are priced at $350, $225, $125, and $75. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
Photo: Gray Maynard (left), Clay Guida (right)