World Championship venues

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is pleased to present the venues for the 2014 IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas – prestigious Cox Pavilion and for the finals the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the world renowned UFC Fan Expo. The inaugural IMMAF World Championships in Amateur MMA is set to take place in Las Vegas June 30th through to July 5th 2014. Athletes from around the world have competed for the honor of representing their countries in the sport that they love, and the national teams are now ready to take on the five day tournament. The first four days of the World Championships tournament will be held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and its prestigious Cox Pavilion. A well-known sports arena in the Fighting Capital of the World, the Cox Pavilion is famous for among other things hosting the live finale of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter®,” where Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar delivered an epic match often noted in MMA history books as one of the greatest and most memorable of all time. In this very arena the IMMAF member federations and their national teams will compete for the prize of a spot in the finals on Saturday July 5th. For the day of the finals the tournament will move into the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is supporting the IMMAF by hosting the finals during the UFC Fan Expo where thousands of fans from around the world come to celebrate their passion for MMA. The finals will be held inside an official UFC Octagon®  and take place in segments during the day, available to all carrying a UFC Fan Expo ticket. “We are happy as well as humbled to be able to provide our athletes with a World Championships set to take place in two venues that echoes the spirit and history of the sport of MMA” says IMMAF President Bertrand Amoussou. “I would like to extend my gratitude to the team at UNLV for great cooperation and to the UFC for providing invaluable support as well as featuring the IMMAF at the Fan Expo®. “ Tickets for the first four days at the Cox Pavilion will be available on www.unlvtickets.com by the end of next week. To buy tickets for the UFC Fan Expo which includes the finals, please visit www.ufcfanexpo.com. ### Contact information: press@immaf.org Learn more about the IMMAF World Championships: immaf.org/worldchampionships Learn more about the IMMAF: immaf.org IMMAF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IMMAFed

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