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UFC 148: Where to watch and where to party

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UFC president Dana White steps in to separate UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, left, and challenger Chael Sonnen as they face off after a news conference to promote their bout at UFC 148 Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Photo: Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

The Fourth of July may have come and gone but UFC saved the fireworks for the 7th. If you don’t have a ticket to UFC 148, fear not, there are still many ways to watch the fights and get in on the action of International Fight Week. With the UFC Fan Expo, Tuff-N-Uff’s Festibrawl and numerous autograph signings, everyone can get in the UFC spirit this week. Read on to find the best places to watch the fights and hang out with fighters.

Where to watch:

Station Casino viewing options:

• Rocks Lounge @ Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 866-767-7773: The cover is $10 per person and doors open at 5 p.m.

• Grand Ballroom @ Palace Station, 367-2411: The cover is $10 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m.

• Access Showroom @ Aliante Station Casino, 692-7777: The cover is $10 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m.

• Centennial Ballroom @ Sunset Station @ Sunset Station, 547-7777: The cover is $10 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Cancun Room @ Fiesta Henderson Casino, 567-7436: The cover is $10 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Railhead @ Boulder Station, 432-7777: The cover is $10 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Other sports bar and casino bar options:

Buffalo Wild Wings @ Durango and Warm Springs, 260-4800: Watch the fights on one of 11 big screens (two 160-inch screens and nine 135-inch screens) or 40 of the 40-inch screens, all HD. Drink specials include tall Budweiser and Bud Light for $5, Heineken and Blue Moon for $5.50 and Jack Honey Stingers with Jack Daniel’s Honey for $5. There is no cover charge.

Buffalo Wild Wings @ Horizon Ridge and Interstate 95, 564-5795: Watch the fights on one of nine 110-inch HD screens or 30 42-inch screens, all HD. Drink specials include tall Budweiser and Bud Light for $4, Heineken and Blue Moon for $5.50 and Jack Honey Stingers with Jack Daniel’s Honey for $5. There is no cover charge.

Buffalo Wild Wings @ Las Vegas Blvd. and Windmill, 614-0238: Watch the fights on the huge 200-inch screen, one of eight 122-inch screens or 32 32-inch screens, all HD. Drink specials include tall Budweiser and Bud Light for $5, Heineken and Blue Moon for $5.50 and Jack Honey Stingers with Jack Daniel’s Honey for $5. There is no cover charge.

Buffalo Wild Wings @ 150 W. Centennial Pkwy, 649-3054: Watch the fights on 11 102-inch screens or 45 42-inch screens, all HD. Drink specials include tall Budweiser and Bud Light for $4, Heineken and Blue Moon for $5.50 and Jack Honey Stingers with Jack Daniel’s Honey for $5. There is no cover charge.

Buffalo Wild Wings@ Craig and Commerce, 642-0055: Drink specials include tall Budweiser and Bud Light for $4, Heineken and Blue Moon for $5.50 and Jack Honey Stingers with Jack Daniel’s Honey for $5. There is no cover charge, but a $10 food and beverage minimum applies per person.

PTs Pub @ Buffalo and 215, 614-7673: There is a $10 cover. Drink specials include $4.50 Bud Light pints and $5 shots of Jameson.

Miller’s Ale House @ Town Square, 616-3414: Drink specials include $7 Miller Lite pitchers, $2.25 Miller beverages, $4.25 Leinenkugels, $5.95 Blue Moons and Guinness, $2 PBRs, $3 Foster pints, $2.95 single and $5 double Skyy Vodka drinks plus $65 bottles of Patron served with five Coronitas. There will be no cover charge.

Deuce Lounge @ Aria, 693-8300: There will be a $25 cover charge per person that is waived with the purchase of a table which has a food and beverage minimum of $600 and seats four people. Barstools are first come, first served and cost $100.

Lily @ Bellagio, 693-8300: There will be a $40 cover charge per person that is waived with the purchase of a table which has a food and beverage minimum of $1000. Ottomans are $600.

Cabo Wabo @ The Miracle Mile Shops, 385-2226: There will be a $30 cover charge. Enjoy the fights on eight screens downstairs and two large projector screens on both floors. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Scooter’s Pub Sports Bar & Grill @ 6200 S. Rainbow Blvd. 227-9047: There is no cover. Enjoy $2 Jell-O shots and $4 Jager shots plus giveaways.

Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, 869-0003: The $30 admission fee ($20 for locals) includes food while the $70 package includes food, free limo transportation, a $50 drink card and VIP seating. There will be raffles and prizes plus $1 dances in between the fights. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Blondies Sports Bar @ the Miracle Mile Shops, 737-0444: Watch the fight on their 6-by-10-foot projector screen. There is a $60 cover for standing room only which includes all-you-can-drink domestic draft beer.

Lagasse's Stadium @ the Palazzo, 607-2665: Watch the fights along with UFC fighter Roy Nelson on more than 100 HD TVs including a giant 9 by 16 foot screen. Food and beverage minimums apply for seated areas.

Lift Bar, 364-0306: Drink specials include $2 Lift Lagers and food specials include a grilled cheese for $4.50. There is a $10 cover charge, which includes two drinks.

Diablo’s @ Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 730-7777: There is a $25 cover and you can watch the fights on a large projector screen and various other HD TVs throughout the venue. Doors open at 5 p.m. Watch the fights with MMA fighters Mike Pierce, Michael Bisping, Darren Elkins, Dennis Hallman, TJ Walburger and Bobby Lashley.

Kahunaville @ TI, 894-7390: There is a $25 food and beverage minimum per person.

Rock & Rita’s @ Circus Circus, 691-5991: Commentary will be streamed throughout on the premium sound system and the fights will be shown throughout the venue on 22 HD flat screen TVs. There is no cover, but a $20 food and beverage minimum per person applies.

Bonanza Lounge, 452-7955: There is no cover. Drink specials include $2 draft beer plus various food specials.

Golden Nugget, 866-946-5336: Watch the fight in the Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there is a $20 cover.

Hooters in Spring Valley, 260-9464: The cover charge is $5 and all seating is first come, first served.

Pre and post-fight parties and autograph signings:

Thursday, July 5:

UFC Fan Pool Party: The first UFC Fight Week is under way, and Palms is getting in on the MMA celebration. Former fighter Chuck Liddell joins Arianny Celeste and other UFC Ring Girls for the weeklong festivities.

Las Vegas Fight Shop in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood presents a slew of autograph signings throughout the weekend. On Thursday, July 5, from 3-4 p.m., Training mask presents former UFC lightweight champion, Sean Sherk, to launch Training Mask 2.0.

UFC meet and greet: Head to Gold Diggers at the Golden Nugget for personal appearances by UFC legend and hall of famer Chuck Liddell, UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer during the evening’s International Pub Crawl.

Friday, July 6:

Tuff-N-Uff's Festibrawl: The 2012 Olympic Games won’t feature mixed martial arts, but that isn’t stopping Tuff-N-Uff from welcoming two-time gold medalist Chris Mullin as a special guest to the Festibrawl. The event will feature live music, free beer sampling and gourmet food trucks plus three championship fights. Additionally, Jeff Shamrock, son of UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, will be fighting.

The autograph signings continue at Las Vegas Fight Shop with Affliction presenting a meet and greet with former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., Traumma Combat presents Chan Sung Jung, The Korean Zombie for a meet and greet. DJ Dezie spins and Invicta fighters Jill and Jocelyn Lybarger will be on hand to hang with the crowd.

BJ Penn’s pre-fight party: In honor of UFC 148 and International Fight Week, former UFC champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn makes a special appearance at Tabu Ultralonge.

UFC Fan Expo: The UFC Fan Expo is heading back to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. With the largest collection of UFC fighters ever to appear in one location, exciting special events, interactive Q&A sessions, meet & greets, training and development seminars and autograph sessions, this is a must for any fight fan.

Five Finger Death Punch: The UFC Fan Expo is heading back to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. With the largest collection of UFC fighters ever to appear in one location, exciting special events, interactive Q&A sessions, meet & greets, training and development seminars and autograph sessions, this is a must for any fight fan.

Saturday, July 7:

Chuck Liddell: LAX Nightclub welcomes UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell as he celebrates the launch of his Headrush collection. After the preview of his line earlier this year at the Magic clothing convention, the former fighter is ready to celebrate his partnership with Headrush.

Chael Sonnen’s after party: Mixed martial artist and UFC 148 main event fighter Chael Sonnen will host his post-fight party at Tabu Ultralouge.

Official MMA Inc. After Party: AMP presents the official MMA Inc. After Party at Moorea Beach Club following UFC 148. The event is hosted by Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes and Joseph Benavides.

Sunday, July 8:

Las Vegas Fight Shop wraps up International Fight Week with one more day of autograph signings. From 1-3 p.m., MMA ELITE presents Michael Bisping, King Mo, Fabricio Werdum plus more special guests for a meet and greet.

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