As Super Bowl 58 descends upon the vibrant city of Las Vegas, the spotlight shifts not only to Allegiant Stadium but also to the electrifying events happening on the eve of the big game.
All the celebrities and dignitaries who are in town for the big game will be seeking for something to do. Combat sports enthusiasts can attend Power Slap on Friday and UFC Vegas 86 on Saturday.
Also, it appears that UFC CEO Dana White has already scheduled his first celebrity visitor. He revealed that none other than Elon Musk will be gracing the UFC Vegas 86 with his presence.
White shared this exciting tidbit with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, igniting curiosity about the clash of combatants inside the octagon and the star-studded audience outside it.
He said: “The people that are in town that are going to these events are — Elon Musk is coming to the fight on Saturday, you know what I mean?”
While the city is abuzz with anticipation, attending reporters might find themselves in the midst of more than just sports excitement. They may be able to get an update on Musk’s new lawsuit with Gina Carano against Disney.
The APEX facility is slated to remain open throughout Elon Musk’s stay. It should offer participating combatants a little additional motivation to put on a show.
While Musk’s attendance steals the spotlight, the guest list remains a well-guarded secret. Currently, it’s unclear who else would come.
The main event of UFC Vegas 86 on ESPN+ features a thrilling 185-pound showdown between Jack Hermansson and Joe Pyfer. The card also boasts other exciting matchups, including featherweight veterans Dan Ige and Andre Fili clashing at 145 pounds. That will be followed by Brad Tavares and Gregory Rodriguez colliding in a middleweight showdown.
Here are the other main event competitors for the UFC Vegas 86 fight card on ESPN+:
- Robert Bryczek vs. Ihor Potieria
- Michael Johnson vs. Darrius Flowers
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Armen Petrosyan