We Checked out UFC VIP Experience at UFC 171 and boy did we have a great time!! We accompanied Phil Davis to UFC 171 set in Dallas, TX this past Saturday night at the American Airlines Center. He had an appearance with Quint Events for the UFC VIP Experience which is a new ticketing option that started about 2 Pay Per View’s ago. The UFC VIP Experience allows fans to get an extra close fan experience with the fighters including exclusive meet & greets and a VIP lounge at the fights. This particular event had the fans meeting with Ronda Rousey & Cain Velasquez day before the fights as well as Phil Davis, Matt Hughes, & Forrest Griffin in the VIP Lounge at the fights. The lounge boasted a full bar, a buffet style dinner followed by dessert, and tons of photo and autograph opportunities.. The fans that opted into this experience had no idea they would also meet Goyito Perez, Nick Diaz, Matt Grice, James Vick, Kenda Perez, Gilbert Melendez, Jake Ellenberger, Arianny Celeste, Vanessa Hansen, Brittney Palmer, and Jeremy Stephens!
The highlight of our night though, was seeing Jake Stoneking who is battling a rare form of brain cancer, get to cross off #2 on his bucket list and that’s go to a live UFC event. Chael Sonnen had tried to get Jake to UFC 170 and wasn’t able to pull it off, but when Lorenzo Fertitta got wind of it, they brought him out to UFC 171. He came into the VIP lounge and Phil Davis immediately dragged him off to meet every single fighter in the room and get a photo and an autograph.. He even got to walk Johny Hendricks out to the cage that night! Jake- it was great meeting you! Stay strong and don’t ever give up!
For more information about the UFC VIP Experience, go here: www.ufcvipexperience.com