Barry Meyer’s World Famous “Tuff–N–Uff: Future Stars of MMA” welcomes the return of professional contests to the Tuff-N-Uff cage
LAS VEGAS – Barry Meyer’s “World Famous Tuff–N–Uff: Future Stars of MMA” has long been known as the nation’s premier destination for amateur mixed martial artists, but for the first time in more than a decade, the promotion will welcome professional fighters to the organization, as well.
On Friday, Sept. 14, the Tuff-N-Uff cage plays host to “Fight Night 7: Las Vegas,” where Tuff-N-Uff officials and Canada’s highly respected Z Promotions will join forces to bring Sin City MMA fans a blend of established talent and top prospects to the Orleans Hotel & Casino for a card that will air live on Fight Network.
“Tuff-N-Uff fans know that we have built our brand around promoting the absolute best amateur talent in MMA,” Tuff-N-Uff CEO Jeff Meyer said. “But with so much professional talent living and training in Las Vegas, as well, we decided it was time to offer them a place to compete locally against top-level competition from across North America. Z Promotions is bringing a fun roster of talent to do exactly that, and together we’ll deliver a show that features all of the top-level production and fast-paced action that Tuff-N-Uff fans have come to expect, but with fighters who are already competing in the professional ranks.”
Fight Night 7’s main event sees seven-time UFC veteran Cody “The AK Kid” McKenzie (16-11) take on Louisiana’s “Swamp Thing,” J.D. Domengeaux (12-4) in a welterweight matchup that looks sure to prove an all-action affair. Incredibly, in the two fighters’ 43 combined contests, just four have gone to the judges’ cards. In the co-feature, “The Ultimate Fighter 26” and Invicta FC veteran Deanna “Vitamin D” Bennett (9-3-1) is pitted against women’s MMA pioneer Kelly Kobold (19-3-2) in a flyweight matchup.
Additional notable action includes undefeated prospect Lucas “Wild Thing” Neufeld (3-0), who has earned submission wins in each of his first three professional contests and is already ranked at No. 11 among all Canadian featherweight fighters according to Tapology.com. He’ll face Las Vegas’ Jordan Leavitt (1-0), who recently won his professional debut after closing out his amateur career as Tuff-N-Uff’s featherweight champion.
A full fight card will be announced shortly at TuffNUff.com. Tickets, which start at just $25, are currently available at Ticketmaster.com.
Come see Barry Meyer’s World Famous “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA.” *Fight card subject to change