Las Vegas is a regular host to numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) events and is the home for many training centers and world class fighters. UFC fights are conducted in a cage referred to as the ‘octagon’ because of its eight sides. Muay Thai (kick boxing) with a different set of rules takes place in a ring similar to boxing. These events attract large crowds and celebrities from all over the world.
Typically, fight nights are preceded earlier in the week by press conferences and weigh-ins the day before the event. These are open to the public and free of charge. Many photo ops exist as the combatants and their entourage will mingle with the fans afterwards. If you have tickets for the fights or are fortunate to have credentials, get your camera ready and plan to get some great action and crowd shots.