Tuff-N-Uff returns to South Point Arena on May 26 for Memorial Day weekend Festibrawl
Las Vegas fight fans know that Memorial Day weekend in Sin City means it’s time for spectacular mixed martial arts action, and this year is no exception. Tuff-N-Uff is going to extend your weekend entertainment with a special Sunday card “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” returns to Las Vegas’ South Point Arena on Sunday, May 26, for the latest installment of its now-legendary nights of entertainment filled with high-paced MMA action, live music, free beer sampling and some of Las Vegas’ finest BBQ for the promotion’s one-of-a-kind “Festibrawl.”
“Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas has long been a special holiday for MMA fans, and we’re happy to once again be a part of the festivities by continuing our partnership with South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa to present the brightest prospects in MMA today,” Tuff-N-Uff president Barry Meyer said. “This Memorial Day weekend we’ll have three championship fights, the return of Montel Williams Jr., free beer samplings, great BBQ and a DJ spinning throughout the night. It’s going to be another incredible night of entertainment.”
The “Festibrawl” pre-party, which includes food, drinks and live music, starts at 5:30 p.m. The night’s first fight is at 7 p.m. The “Tuff-N-Uff: Festibrawl” main event sees undefeated Tuff-N-Uff middleweight champion Dylan Jahrling (5-0) seek the first defense of his belt against former Tuff-N-Uff light heavyweight titleholder Khalil Rountree (3-1).
Wand Fight Team product Rountree recently relinquished his 205-pound title and elected to drop down a division in hopes of adding another belt to his trophy case. He now meets House of Ryu’s Jahrling in a fight that will determine one of Las Vegas’ brightest future stars and give the winner bragging rights over his cross-town rival.
In additional featured action, the vacant Tuff-N-Uff women’s bantamweight title will be on the line as Utah’s Jules “She Hulk” Winter (4-0) meets California’s Jessica Martinez (2-3-1).
Winter, who represents Utah’s Hidden Valley Mixed Martial Arts, makes her Tuff-N-Uff debut as the reigning SteelFist Fight Night champion. She’ll look to add the Tuff-N-Uff belt by downing Kings MMA product Martinez, who returns to the promotion for the first time since 2010.
And in the card’s third championship bout, nine-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran Shane “Biggs” Johnson (6-2-1) puts his six-fight unbeaten streak on the line in a 165-pound title defense against undefeated prospect A.J. Williams (2-0), a Syndicate MMA product who recently delivered a “Knockout of the Year” candidate with a high-kick stoppage of Sam Edwards.
In a special welterweight attraction, two-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran and Xtreme Couture fighter Montel Williams Jr. (1-1), the son of legendary talk-show host Montel Williams, meets debuting TapouT fighter Jason Weyrich (0-0).
In addition to the night’s headlining contests, a full lineup of aspiring amateur fighters from some of the world’s top academies — including 10th Planet Corona, House of Ryu, Kings MMA, Syndicate MMA, TapouT, UFC Gym, Wand Fight Team and Xtreme Couture — will compete at Tuff-N-Uff’s May 26″Festibrawl.”
Tickets for the event, which start at just $25, are available by calling the South Point Arena Box Office at(702) 797-8055
or online at SouthPointArena.com.
The full fight card is available for viewing at TuffNUff.com.
Come see the future stars of mixed martial arts!