Dana White Gives 1,500 Tickets Away To First Responders In Las Vegas

UFC boss Dana White.

Las Vegas, Nev. suffered a tragedy late Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of unsuspecting music fans. Now UFC President Dana White has come forward to reveal that over 1,500 first responders to the crisis have been invited to tomorrow night’s UFC 216 event.

Late Sunday night, country music fans gathered around for Jason Aldean’s headlined 91 Harvest Music Festival, just across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort, a gunman opened fire on the crowd. With 59 individuals reported has being killed from the mass shooting and another 515 having been injured, the shooting has gone down as the worst in modern U.S. history. The gunman was later revealed to be Stephen Paddock, who was found dead in his hotel room after the incident.

Now just short of a week after the shooting, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is preparing for tomorrow night’s Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena UFC 216 event. In the night’s pay-per-view main event, UFC lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will battle it out for the interim title.

In a recent interview with TSN, Dana White revealed that over 1,500 first responders will be present for UFC 216. Here is how White broke the news.

“We have 1,500 plus first responders coming to the fight on Saturday.”