LAS VEGAS – Jeff Meyer, CEO of Tuff N Uff, the nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts organization, is hitting a huge milestone with Tuff N Uff’s 20th anniversary next month, and that in honor of his brother, Barry Meyer, the city of Las Vegas and fight fans everywhere, he will be presenting a classic live Tuff N Uff event to fans for FREE. On Friday, June 7, Tuff N Uff will hold a full night of action-packed amateur MMA fights live from the Thomas and Mack in Las Vegas with admission completely FREE of charge.
“It seems like just yesterday my brother, Barry, and I decided to follow our passion in martial arts and look to put on the best events in the business,” Tuff-N-Uff co-founder Jeff Meyer said. “Now I look up and it’s 20 years later and Tuff N Uff is the nation’s most respected amateur MMA organization and we’re still going strong. I’m proud of reaching this milestone and look forward to presenting this June 7th event free for all the fans who have supported us, and as a way to give back to the city in this partnership with Three Square.”
Tickets to Tuff N Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts are available FREE of charge through www.unlvtickets.com. Fight fans simply visit www.unlvtickets.com to receive free tickets and the option to print their tickets right at home.
In addition to offering his event free and open to the public, Meyer is also hoping to set a new MMA Attendance Record and is inviting everyone in the community to get involved and help “PACK the MACK.” Tuff-N-Uff also is partnering with Las Vegas’ Three Square Food Bank for this historic event by stationing collection bins for canned and packaged goods at entrances to the Thomas and Mack.
Meyer said the June 7 fight card will feature six championship contests, as well as the finals of Tuff-N-Uff’s women’s strawweight tournament, which awards the winner a professional contract with the all-female Invicta FC mixed martial arts promotion.
“Anyone that’s ever been to a Tuff-N-Uff event knows what a fantastic show we put on, both with exciting fights and an electric atmosphere,” Meyer said. “This show will be no exception. We put our full effort into putting on a great event each and every time out, but we’re going to take it to a different level for our 20-year anniversary, and it’s all for the fans and a worthy cause.”
For more information about Tuff N Uff, please visit TuffNUff.com and follow on Twitter @TuffNuff.
The nation’s premiere amateur MMA promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, was founded in 1994 in order to help promote and lobby for the sanctioning of amateur MMA events in the United States, in addition to other aspects of combat sports. The company was founded by the late Barry Meyer, a black belt in taekwondo and former hedge fund trader, who served as president of the organization until his death in 2013. The organization has since been run by his father Burt Meyer. Barry Meyer said of the organization 2009 that “our goal is to establish this as the premier amateur brand around legitimate fighters, make it an affordable event, and entertaining with lasers, music and a cool atmosphere”.
About the Thomas & Mack Center
The Thomas & Mack Center is an 18,500+ seat arena located on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. One of the busiest venues in Las Vegas, the Thomas & Mack Center is home to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team and host to some of the most exciting live events such as the National Finals Rodeo, Championship Boxing, PBR World Finals, Disney On Ice, NBA Summer League, USA Basketball, Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus, and more. Built in 1983, the Thomas & Mack Center is celebrating 30 years of excellence in entertainment.
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About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visitwww.facebook.com/