Mesquite Gaming presents its mixed martial arts amateur fighting championship event, “Mayhem in Mesquite IX,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the CasaBlanca Events Center at CasaBlanca Resort. In partnership with Barry Meyer’s World-Famous Tuff-N-Uff The Future Stars of MMA, the card includes fighters from gyms in surrounding areas including Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and California.
“Our Mayhem in Mesquite events continue to grow and are only getting better each time,” said Ely Prussin, director of player development for Mesquite Gaming and founder of Mayhem in Mesquite. “The Tuff-N-Uff team has once again created a stellar lineup of fights and we’re looking forward to welcoming guests from Utah, Arizona, California, Las Vegas and beyond for a great night in Mesquite.”
The ninth installment of the Mayhem in Mesquite series features a full roster of mixed martial arts fighters. Xtreme Couture, Syndicate MMA, Cobra Kai, MMA Fusion, 9th Isle BJJ, Uprising MMA and UFC Gym are just a few of the top gyms being represented.
“Mesquite is Tuff-N-Uff’s home away from home and we love bringing the future stars of MMA to the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino,” said Tuff-N-Uff CEO Jeff Meyer. “As usual, Tuff-N-Uff will be bringing some of the toughest male and female fighters in the country and I expect to see some of these fighters in the UFC someday soon.”
Mayhem in Mesquite IX events schedule
Friday, Aug. 12
6 p.m.: Weigh-ins in the CasaBlanca Showroom
8:30 p.m.: Ring girl competition and performance by the Spazmatics in the CasaBlanca Showroom
Saturday, Aug. 13
1–4 p.m.: Pre-fight pool party at the Lagoon Pool
7 p.m.: Mayhem in Mesquite IX in the CasaBlanca Events Center
10 p.m.: Official Mayhem in Mesquite afterparty in the CasaBlanca Showroom featuring The Saints of Las Vegas. Admission is free.
Doors open for the main event at 6 p.m. and food and beverage concessions will be available. Guests ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for floor VIP. On the day of the event, tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for floor VIP. Tickets are available at (800) 585-3737 or by visiting startickets.com or tuffnuff.com. Room specials are offered for the action-packed event weekend with a rate of $55 at Virgin River and $55 at CasaBlanca with code MMAPK04. Reservations can be made by calling (702) 345-6789.
Additional fight information and updates are available at the Mayhem in Mesquite Facebook page.
A 20-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff presents the best amateur mixed martial arts action in the nation. It has given rise to some of the biggest stars in the sport today, including UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture, and UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones, and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff presented a second event July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule two years in a row. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its 20th anniversary June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation to present as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014 the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. In 2015, Las Vegas casino executive Bryan Lindsey acquired a major equity stake in Tuff-N-Uff and was named its COO and president. Jeff Meyer is the CEO of Tuff-N-Uff and runs the organization in dedication to his late brother, Barry Meyer, who founded Tuff-N-Uff in 1994. Tuff-N-Uff is committed to growing the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA.”
Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel and CasaBlanca Resort. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates The Palms Golf Club and CasaBlanca Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square feet of casino space, 1,600 slot machines, 36 gaming tables, and 70,000 square feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue.