The Future of MMA, Today


Tuff-N-Uff, which comes to the Orleans Arena at 6 p.m. on January 24, is the second-longest running MMA organization in the country, behind the UFC. Here are three things to know about the all-amateur group, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

1.) Unlike other MMA organizations Tuff-N-Uff focuses its brand on Las Vegas athletes, who make up nearly 80 percent of Tuff-N-Uff fight cards.

2.) Many professional fighters began their careers in Tuff-N-Uff, including UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner Chris Holdsworth.

3.) Tuff-N-Uff has made itself at home all over the Valley: Venues for upcoming events include Cox Pavilion, South Point, Wynn, Orleans, Tropicana, Treasure Island and the Fremont Street Experience.