A Heavyweight Death Match & a Cat Fight
UFC 222 is just ten days away on Saturday, March 3, and it features an exciting heavyweight match between 7-foot-tall 84″-reach Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve, who has overcome a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart, and Belarusian Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski, 2015 Comeback Fighter of the Year, with the loser facing career death. Struve’s got the size, weight and youth advantage. Arlovski is tied for most knockout wins in UFC heavyweight history.
The main event is a cat fight for the Women’s Featherweight Championship between current UFC Featherweight champ Cris Cyborg and former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champ Yana Kunitskaya.
At 19-1-0, the Russian Cyborg is a 10-1 betting favorite for good reason. She is one tough bitch. The only loss she’s suffered in her 13-year MMA career was in her very first fight in May, 2005! She’s won 16 of her fights by KO or TKO.
Yana Kunitskaya, at 10-3-0, is probably out of her league in this contest. But she’s prettier than Cyborg and I always root for the underdog.
The co-main event is Frankie Edgar (22-5-1) vs Brian Ortega (13-0-1). Edgar was supposed to be fighting current champ Max Holloway for the featherweight title, but Holloway pulled out of the fight a few weeks ago with a leg injury. Brian Ortega sees this fight as a chance to put himself in position to take on Holloway for the title, so this should be a bloody battle.
The event takes place at T-Mobile Arena here in Vegas and there are still lots of tix available in the $65 – $175 range if you’re willing to sit in the nosebleed sections and watch the fights through binoculars. Better seats run from $180 – $1,200 each. The fight is $65 on PPV.
My advice, however, is to watch the fights at a Vegas strip club. The view of the action will be way superior (unless you’re paying $600+ at T-Mobile). You won’t have to fight the traffic nightmare at T-Mobile. And most important, T-Mobile doesn’t provide lap dancers in g-strings to keep fight fans happy when the action gets slow.
Deja Vu Showgirls — Best UFC Deal in Town
You just can’t beat topless club Deja Vu Vegas for their UFC deal that includes free admission and four hours of free booze — domestics and wells — from 6 pm to 10 pm. To get free admission, you must arrive in the club’s free limo and this is not a gimmick. Strip clubs in Vegas must pay a “spiff” that ranges from $50 – $90+ to cabbies, Uber & Lyft drivers and even casino limo drivers. Admission is $45 if you arrive by one of those options.
So take the free club limo and get in for free. Deja Vu would prefer to transport you themselves so that you have that money in your pocket to spend on their dancers. Plus, all guests who arrive in the club’s limo get a free drink voucher to use when the open bar ends at 10 pm.
If you don’t arrive in the club’s limo or via cab, locals’ cover is $10 and out-of-state cover is $20, but all get the four hours of free booze. No other strip clubs in Vegas even attempt to match this deal.
To get an idea of the Deja Vu dancers who will be there to entertain you, check out our February Dancer of the Month, Tiffany of Deja Vu Showgirls.
To reserve your free ride, call 702-308-4605 or text SGLV to 702-767-8118. Or check out the club’s website for package deals for couples or groups. Topless, full bar, 21+
Other Vegas Strip Clubs Screening UFC 222
Crazy Horse 3 Las Vegas has its standard $50 package deal that includes transport, entry, and a $60 drink card. Locals free. Look for $20 domestic buckets (4) and free pizza. Topless, full bar, 21+Sophia’s topless club is also screening UFC 222. Locals free. Out-of-state $50 (or $100 with open bar for the fight). $400 for VIP table with bottle service. Topless, full bar, 21+