By Alberto Angulo
LAS VEGAS, Nev. The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Fremont Street Experience kick-off the inaugural UFC International Fight Week with a free Fourth of July concert in downtown Las Vegas featuring multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down.
UFC International Fight Week brings mixed martial arts fans from around the globe to Las Vegas from July 4-7 to celebrate their passion for the fastest growing sport in the world. Offering free concerts, pub crawls, pool parties and the highly-anticipated UFC Fan Expo International Fight Week offers fan unprecedented access to the largest gathering of UFC fighters ever. International Fight Week culminates with one of the biggest sporting events of the year: UFC: SILVA vs. SONNEN II from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7.
Many of the great International Fight Week events, including the 3 Doors Down concert, are scheduled to take place at Fremont Street Experience, a staple of downtown Las Vegas.
“This is a great opportunity for UFC fight fans and fans of great music to take in a free concert starring 3 Doors Down, one of today’s most notable bands,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “Fans can also participate in UFC’s Octagon Nation Tour, a fan experience that really puts you in the middle of the action. Fremont Street Experience is eager to be a part of UFC Fight Week and we look forward to seeing the fans from around world and right here in Las Vegas come downtown to celebrate.”
The band’s success continued with their second album Away From the Sun, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart and went multi-platinum in the U.S. In 2005, the band released their third album, Seventeen Days, which launched at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum within its first month of release. The album features four hit singles including “It’s Not My Time,” “Train,” “Let Me Be Myself” and “Citizen/Soldier,” which pays tribute to the National Guard. Their fourth, self-titled album, 3 Doors Down, also went straight to #1, cementing them as one of this generation’s battle-tested rock bands. The band’s fifth studio album Time of My Life was released in 2011. Since the start of their career, 3 Doors Down have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.