Saturday, February 17, 2007


Las Vegas, Nev. –– The first ever UFC® Fight Night™ live from The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort is set to take place on April 5 and be telecast live to millions of fans on Spike TV. The UFC Fight Night series on Spike TV feature many of the biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts and this main event of the inaugural fight at The Pearl will be no exception featuring lightweights Joe “Daddy” Stevenson vs. Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard.

“Having The Pearl host the April 5 Fight Night shows the versatility of the theater for live entertainment. The first year of entertainment in The Pearl just keeps getting larger – to partner with a brand like the UFC is huge and we look forward to a lasting relationship,” said Palms owner George Maloof.

“We are pleased to be working with the Maloofs to bring the most exciting live combat sport in the world – the UFC – to The Palms in Las Vegas,” said UFC President Dana White. “I am very excited about this partnership, the property fits perfectly with the UFC demographic, and I look forward to holding a series of UFC events inside the state-of-the-art venue The Pearl.”

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