LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Fans from around the world flock to Las Vegas as the city prepares to host several major sporting events this weekend.
The Raiders, Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aviators, NASCAR, and UFC are all hosting games and events in town this weekend.
“We’ve heard a lot about it, as we’ve seen a lot about it on different media, and it’s very different from the normal sports we have in Europe,” said Erik Rasmussen, who is from Denmark, just to watch the fights. of the UFC.
Longtime martial arts fan and fighter Ken Porter said he’s not surprised people are traveling around the world to see UFC 266 in Las Vegas. Porter also traveled specifically for the event from Missouri.
“It’s Vegas. The name alone explains it. It’s in Vegas, you can tell the sport is growing,” Porter said.
Another UFC fan, Lucas Gamaza, came from California for the event. He said it was exciting to see people watching sports in person again after over a year.
“With the COVID restrictions and stuff like that, it gives people a reason to come out,” Gamaza said.