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Posted by Josh Boyd
Las Vegas is the fight capitol of the world. This fact has only been solidified over the last 10 years or so with the incredible rise of MMA. Obviously, most people know that the UFC, the sport’s biggest professional promotion, is based here in Vegas. What most people do not realize is that the sport’s biggest amateur promotion is here in Vegas as well!
Tuff-N-Uff was founded way back in 1994 by Barry Meyer. According to their website, “Tuff-N-Uff Productions is the nation’s premiere amateur MMA organization. Tuff-N-Uff is a proving ground for amateur fighters providing an unparalleled outlet for up and coming fighters.” Many organizations make these types of claims. In the case of Tuff-N-Uff, it is all true!
The first difference between Tuff-N-Uff and most other amateur promotions is the caliber of fighters. Many of the fighters on their cards train here in Vegas at some of the top MMA gyms (Xtreme Couture, Wand, Tapout, Throwdown) with world class coaches, trainers, and instructors. They also have the opportunity to train, drill, and spar with other fighters on a similar level and even a professional level.
The second big difference between Tuff-N-Uff and others is the quality of the show itself. Tuff-N-Uff goes BIG! They have really kicked things up a notch or three. They have recently had several events at the SouthPoint Casino and it has been a nice fit. The facility layout is great and arena is perfect. They are making incredible use of the space. In addition to a night filled with high quality MMA action, Tuff-N-Uff has been providing a pre-show event that includes food trucks, craft beer tasting, live music, vendor booths, autograph signing by guests such as, UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, and more!
A guest at their July 6th event was very impressed. Brian Roberts from Minnesota said that the event was better than any professional show he had been to back home. He was amazed by the whole experience, but was very impressed by the skills of the fighters. As an added bonus, Brian said that he had the chance to meet several pro MMA fighters and coaches who were in attendance.
Tuff-N-Uff has two events coming up. Mayhem in Mesquite will take place on August 18th at the Casablanca Resort in Mesquite, NV and Festi-brawl will be on September 2nd right here in Vegas. Both events should prove to be well worth the price of admission. Also, many of Tuff-N-Uff’s events are on the same weekend as a UFC event. If you are ever in Vegas for a UFC event, be sure to check if there is a Tuff-N-Uff event and get there! For more info, check out www.tuffnuff.com.
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