LAS VEGAS (July 5, 2023) – Carver Road Hospitality’s Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has been designated as the Official Sports Bar of UFC for remaining pay-per-view events taking place in Las Vegas through the end of this year, commencing with UFC 290: VOLKANOVSKI vs. RODRIGUEZ on Saturday, July 8.  

“We’re aligned with UFC in revolutionizing the fan experience,” said Sean Christie, CEO of Carver Road Hospitality. "Flanker is the evolution of the Las Vegas sports concept and we’re excited to welcome UFC fans in to eat, drink and cheer.” 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Flanker as the Official Sports Bar for our Las Vegas events,” said Robby Miller, UFC Vice President of Global Partnerships. “Las Vegas is UFC’s hometown, and this is a great opportunity to partner with the city’s new and dynamic destination for dining, drinking, and watching the biggest events in sports. Flanker is a game changer for the out-of-home sports-viewing experience.”  

The Strip’s new premier destination for sports fans and foodies, Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is the third Flanker concept, joining Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club in downtown Salt Lake City and Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Arizona’s State Farm Stadium. A key component of the UFC-Flanker partnership will feature Flanker Kitchen + Sports Club in Salt Lake City hosting the Official After-Party for UFC® 291: POIRIER vs. GAETHJEwhich takes place in Utah’s capital on Saturday, July 29 at Delta Center. In addition, Carver Road Hospitality’s Starchild Rooftop at CIVILIAN Hotel in New York will host the Official After Party for UFC’s anticipated return to the Empire State later this year. 

In addition, Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar in Las Vegas hosts former UFC lightweight champion Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony After Party on Thursday, July 6 during its Late-Night Pizza Party. 

Situated in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place just steps from the walkway to Allegiant Stadium, Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar debuted with fanfare on June 9, 2023, with a grand opening party hosted by UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones and two-time Pro Bowler Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders. The menu of American favorites features knockout steaks, mouthwatering scratch burgers, seafood, salads, and over-the-top sweet treats. A full beverage program includes boozy milkshakes, signature craft cocktails and one of the most enviable selections of draft and bottled beers on The Strip.  

The 8,445-square-foot premier dining and drinking destination presents Carver Road Hospitality’s signature elevated hospitality set in a highly curated environment. Immediately helping to establish the vibe, a ceiling lighting design inspired by the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix track at night guides guests through the main dining room and towards its massive 30-foot long by nine-foot-tall LED viewing screen. Flanker’s highly customizable environments include a main dining room, bar and lounge, three private dining suites accommodating 20, 40, or 60 guests, a private 20-seat karaoke room and a 24-seat dining patio. A full takeout window offers grab-and-go food and drinks.  

Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For reservations and additional information, visit


About Carver Road Hospitality 

Carver Road Hospitality is an investor, developer, operator and marketer of premier hospitality concepts founded by award-winning hospitality executive Sean Christie and real estate, media, and marketing executive Nelson Famadas. The company debuted Carversteak at Resorts World Las Vegas and Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club in downtown Salt Lake City in December 2021. The reimagined Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar opened at Arizona’s State Farm Stadium in 2022 and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in June 2023. Rosevale Kitchen + Cocktail Room and Starchild Rooftop Bar & Lounge debuted at the new CIVILIAN hotel in New York City in Fall 2022. The company is also an investor in the award-winning and fast-growing Emmy Squared Pizza with 21 locations across the country. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami and New York City. For additional information, visit


About Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Michelob ULTRA Arena, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 2-million-square-foot convention center combine to make Mandalay Bay a captivating Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (877) 632-7800, or find us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.