The upcoming UFC Vegas 86 in Las Vegas this weekend will be marked as a special one- as Elon Musk is now confirmed to be attending the event, UFC CEO and president Dana White has revealed.
UFC Vegas 86 is heading to Las Vegas on 10th February, a day before the city hosts the Super Bowl LVIII, while Power Slap 6 is set to take place on 9th February. While a number of celebs are expected to be present in Las Vegas for the weekend, Dana White revealed that Musk will be present cage side at the UFC for the event on Saturday night.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, White said that it was a “no-brainer” to have all three events back to back in Las Vegas while dropping the surprise about the presence of the Tesla & SpaceX CEO and owner of X (formerly Twitter).
“It might have been Dallas we did a fight on Super Bowl weekend. To do it in our hometown, a no-brainer to have Slap Friday, UFC Saturday, and Sunday the Super Bowl is a no-brainer. The people that are in town that are going to these events are, I mean Elon Musk is coming to the fight on Saturday, you know what I mean?” said White.
UFC Vegas 86 now closed to public for Elon Musk
With Musk coming to attend the event, tickets for the UFC Vegas 86 are now unavailable, while White is also shutting down any media presence. Its a reminisce of UFC Vegas 61, which was also closed off to the public and media as Mark Zuckerberg was in attendance at the UFC Apex for the event on 1st October 2022.
Featuring another exciting lineup, the UFC Vegas 86 event will commence at 4 p.m. ET, while the main card is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The event will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Joe Pyfer.
UFC Vegas 86 Fight Card
- Jack Hermansson vs. Joe Pyfer
- Dan Ige vs. Andre Fili
- Ihor Potieria vs. Robert Bryczek
- Brad Tavares vs. Gregory Rodrigues
- Michael Johnson vs. Darrius Flowers
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Armen Petrosyan
- Trevin Giles vs. Carlos Prates
- Timothy Cuamba vs. Bolaji Oki
- Loma Lookboonmee vs. Bruna Brasil
- Devin Clark vs. Marcin Prachnio
- Jeremiah Wells vs. Max Griffin
- Zac Pauga vs. Bogdan Guskov
- Hyder Amil vs. Fernie Garcia
- Daniel Marcos vs. Aoriqileng