06 August 2020

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.

The Millennium Tour Rescheduled For Sunday, May 30, 2021 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

LAS VEGAS (July 2, 2020) – The Millennium Tour, featuring Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Sammie and Soulja Boy, will stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 30, 2021.  The Las Vegas stop of the tour was originally scheduled May 9, 2020.
 

Jose Zepeda-Kendo Castaneda & Carlos Takam-Jerry Forrest Headline Week 5 Shows Inside MGM Grand “Bubble”

LAS VEGAS (July 1, 2020) — A southpaw stylist weighing 140 pounds and a 250-plus-pound heavyweight will enter “The Bubble” spotlight at MGM Grand for Week 5 of Top Rank on ESPN's Summer Series. On Tuesday, July 7, two-time world title challenger and top junior welterweight contender Jose “Chon” Zepeda will face Kendo Castaneda in a 10-round clash of styles. Two days later on Thursday, July 9, longtime heavyweight contender Carlos Takam will fight Jerry “Slug” Forrest in a 10-rounder.

 

Second Time’s the Charm: Jose Pedraza-Mikkel LesPierre Junior Welterweight Bout to Headline July 2 ESPN Card at MGM Grand

LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2020) — Jose Pedraza and Mikkel LesPierre will give it another shot. The junior welterweights will face off in the 10-round main event Thursday, July 2 from the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom. Pedraza-LesPierre was originally scheduled for June 18, but the bout was postponed after LesPierre’s manager tested positive for COVID-19.

Hakkasan Group & MGM Resorts Set to Re-Open Wet Republic Ultra Pool (MGM Grand Las Vegas) & Liquid Pool Lounge (ARIA Resort & Casino) Thursday, July 2

LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2020) – Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group, in partnership with MGM Resorts, is resuming operations and now accepting reservations at its two award-winning pools on the Las Vegas Strip. Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand and Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA are set to open on Thursday, July 2 ahead of the fourth of July holiday weekend.