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UFC 106: where to watch and where to party

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While many fans are miffed UFC 106 won’t be featuring a heavyweight battle between Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the fights that are going on.

The main card will feature a rematch between light heavyweights Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin. Josh Koscheck will also be taking on Anthony Johnson and The Ultimate Fighter winner Amir Sadollah will take on Phil Baroni.

If you don’t yet know who you’re going to cheer for, at least decide where you’re going to watch the fights and where you’ll party afterwards. Several Station casinos and other sports bars around town will be showing the fights with a variety of drink specials. After the fights, join ring girl Natasha Wicks at Hawaiian Tropic Zone or one of the many fighters hosting after-fight parties at local nightclubs.

Station Casino viewing opportunities:

Sunset Station- Club Madrid: The cover is $20 per person, doors at 5 p.m. 702-547-7777.

Green Valley Ranch Station – Ovation: The cover is $20 per person, doors at 6 p.m. 702-617-7777.

Palace Station - Grand Ballroom: The cover is $20 per person, doors at 6 p.m. 702-367-2411.

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa- Rocks Lounge and Lucky Bar: The cover is $20 per person, doors at 6 p.m. 866-767-7773.

Aliante Station Casino- Access Showroom: The cover is $20 per person, doors at 6:30 p.m. 702 692-7777.

Other sports bars:

Hooters in Spring Valley: There is no cover to watch the fights on one of the 32 HD tvs, 702-260-9464.

Bar Louie in Town Square: There is a $30 charge to reserve a table but only a 2 drink minimum to watch the fight at the bar area on one of the ten 50+ inch screens. Enjoy $2 Bud and Bud light specials from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 702-263-0480

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino- Diablos: There is a $20 cover and all the tvs are HD, 702-730-7777.

Blondies Sports Bar in the Miracle Mile Shops: Enjoy $40 all-you-can-drink wells and draft beer and watch the fight on the 12 ft. by 12 ft. projection screen or one of the 35 HD plasmas, 702-737-0444.

Hawaiian Tropic Zone in the Miracle Mile Shops: There is a $20 cover and a $50 open bar. Reservations are strongly recommended, so please call 702-731-4858.

Kahunaville in Treasure Island: There is no cover. Enjoy 44 oz. Big Kahuna tropical cocktails while watching one of the 17 60-inch plasmas or three big projection screens, 702-894-7390.

Pre-fight party

Official Tapout pre-fight party at Lavo: Lavo Nightclub at the Palazzo will host the official Tapout pre-fight party to get you pumped up for UFC 106 at Mandalay Bay on Saturday.

After-fight parties:

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at Studio 54: Anthony "Rumble" Johnson will be hosting his official after-fight party at Studio 54 at the MGM Grand following his UFC 106 bout against Josh Koshcheck.

Adelita's Way at Cherry: Hitman Fight Gear will host a UFC party at Cherry Nightclub at Red Rock with a live performance by local band Adelita’s Way. Check out Adelita's Way in our Local Band Guide.

Forrest Griffin at Jet: Forrest Griffin will host his after-fight party at Jet Nightclub at The Mirage following his bout against Tito Ortiz. The grudge match between the two UFC superstars will settle the score in their heated rivalry.

Hitman Fight Gear party at Blush: Hitman Fight Gear will host an afterparty at Blush Boutique Nightclub following UFC 106.

Maxim's UFC Octagon girl search winner, Natasha Wicks.

Natasha Wicks hosts at Hawaiian Tropic Zone: Hawaiian Tropic Zone at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood presents a UFC 106 afterparty hosted by ring girl Natasha Wicks. The blond beauty will host the party after she finishes her duties as ring girl at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Frank Mir hosts at LAX: UFC fighter Frank Mir will host an after- fight party at LAX at The Luxor. The former interim heavyweight champ will be partying after UFC 106.

Amir Sadollah hosts at Prive: Prive at Planet Hollywood presents the Official Tap Out after fight party hosted by Ultimate Fighter champ Amir Sadollah.

Tito Ortiz hosts at Lavo: Tito Ortiz will host his after-fight party at Tao Nightclub at The Venetian. The UFC veteran will take on Forrest Griffin again at UFC 106. Maybe his wife, adult film star Jenna Jameson, will make an appearance at her hubby's party.

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