Former UFC Champion Rashad “Sugar” Evans Returns Home to Host Mixed Martial Arts Weekend at MGM Grand Detroit
Detroit, Mich. — Rashad “Sugar” Evans, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion and one of the most notable fighters in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA ) camp, will return to his home state of Michigan to host the Mixed Martial Arts weekend at MGM Grand Detroit, which will include an official party and wrestling exhibition for aspiring wrestlers and fans.
Evans, who is from Lansing, Michigan, and attended Michigan State University, won the UFC heavyweight division of The Ultimate Fighter 2. He holds notable victories over Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. Evans was awarded his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt by Rolles Gracie in January 2010. Recently, Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, a fight that further established his position as a revered fighter within MMA.
WHAT: Former UFC champion Rashad Evans will give fight fans two days of fun: He will host the hottest party in Detroit at V Nightclub along with DJ Captain 20 and will also demonstrate wrestling and grappling techniques at the MMA Expo.
WHO: Rashad Evans, Former UFC champion; MMA fighter
“King” Mo Lowal, MMA fighter
“The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson, MMA fighter
Herb Dean, MMA referee
Other MMA fighters
WHEN: Saturday, September 4 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday, September 5 from Noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Saturday, September 4 at V Nightclub inside MGM Grand Detroit
Sunday, September 5 in the MGM Grand Detroit Grand Ballroom
Rashad Evans will be available for pre-event phone interviews beginning Tuesday, August 31 and in-person interviews beginning Friday, September 3.
Evans also will be available for live television interviews to demonstrate wrestling and grappling techniques on Sunday, September 5 in the morning.
Rashad Evans hosting party at V Nightclub
Rashad Evans along with other MMA fighters at expo
Rashad Evans demonstrating wrestling and grappling techniques at expo
About MGM Grand Detroit
Awarded the 2010 Forbes Four-Star Award and AAA’s prestigious Four-Diamond rating, MGM Grand Detroit is the city's first and only downtown hotel, gaming, and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests can enjoy three signature restaurants by two of the world’s preeminent celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina; in-room dining by Puck in addition to casual restaurants; lounges, including a relaxed piano-style bar; high-energy nightlife; the only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan; and 30,000 square feet of meeting space capable of hosting everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie engagements.
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