MGM Resorts International Announces Return of Entertainment

LAS VEGAS (October 20, 2020) – MGM Resorts today shared details around the first shows to return following months of closure amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In accordance with current government guidelines, the company will return seven shows to stages at MGM Grand, Luxor and Excalibur beginning November 6.

Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez, Naoya Inoue-Jason Moloney and the Returns of Artur Beterbiev and Emanuel Navarrete Headline Month-Long Boxing Bonanza at MGM Grand

LAS VEGAS (September 8, 2020) — Four belts, one champion. A universally recognized lightweight king will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 17, live on ESPN from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Jose Pedraza-Javier Molina Stream Live and Exclusively on ESPN+ Inside MGM Grand Las Vegas “Bubble” Saturday, Sept. 19

LAS VEGAS (September 2, 2020) — Former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza continues his quest for another world title against 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina in a 10-round junior welterweight main event Saturday, Sept. 19 from the MGM Grand Conference Center.

Jamel Herring to Defend Junior Lightweight World Title Against Jonathan Oquendo From MGM Grand Saturday, Sept. 5

LAS VEGAS (August 13, 2020) — WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring hopes the wait is finally over. Herring, a decorated U.S. Marine veteran from Coram, N.Y., will make his second world title defense Saturday, Sept. 5 against Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan Oquendo at the MGM Grand Conference Center. Herring and Oquendo were scheduled to fight July 2, then July 14, but Herring twice tested positive for COVID-19.

Jose Ramirez to Defend Unified Junior Welterweight Championship at MGM Grand Against Viktor Postol August 29 LIVE on ESPN+

LAS VEGAS (August 6, 2020) – Ramirez-Postol, Take 3! The long-awaited showdown between WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion and WBC mandatory challenger Viktor “The Iceman” Postol will take place at the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 29.

Trouble in The Bubble: Eleider Alvarez and Joe Smith Jr. Face Off in Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator August 22 LIVE on ESPN+

LAS VEGAS (July 30, 2020) — Leave the judges at home because Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. are coming for the knockout. Alvarez and Smith will face off in a WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator in Top Rank’s return to the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 22. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), Alvarez vs. Smith and a co-feature will stream live on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin Co-Headlining Las Vegas Tour Stop Rescheduled Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

LAS VEGAS (July 23, 2020) – Global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin’s first co-headlining arena tour will make a Las Vegas stop Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The stop was originally scheduled September 26, 2020.
 

Oscar Valdez-Jayson Velez, KO Artist Edgar Berlanga and ESPY Winner Kim Clavel Take Center Stage Inside MGM Grand “Bubble”

LAS VEGAS (July 14, 2020) — The first run of Top Rank on ESPN shows inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” will conclude with a certified boxing action hero ready for another toe-to-toe tussle. Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, ranked No. 1 by the WBC and WBO at junior lightweight, will face former world title challenger Jayson Velez in the 10-round main event Tuesday, July 21, inside the MGM Grand Conference Center.

Miguel Marriaga-Mark John Yap & Felix Verdejo-Will Madera Set for July 16 Inside MGM Grand “Bubble”

LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2020) — Miguel “Escorpion” Marriaga’s quest for a fourth world title shot continues inside the MGM Grand Conference Center Thursday, July 16, in a scheduled 10-round featherweight main event against Filipino veteran Mark John Yap. In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Puerto Rican sensation Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, closing in on a world title shot of his own, will fight the unbeaten Will Madera.

Female Fighting Sensation Mikaela Mayer to Return Against Helen Joseph in 10-Round Bout July 14 at MGM Grand

LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2020) — Mikaela Mayer, who is healthy following a recent positive COVID-19 test result that delayed her original fights, is primed for her “Bubble” debuts. The undefeated 2016 U.S. Olympian will fight former world title challenger Helen Joseph in a 10-round junior lightweight showdown on Tuesday, July 14 at the MGM Grand Conference Center — Grand Ballroom.