Since the city's early days, Las Vegas has been known as a place for people to come and let off some steam. Whether gambling, drinking, or other vices, this city has always been where people can come to let loose and have fun.
In recent years, another activity has taken hold in Sin City: fighting. Boxing has always been popular in Las Vegas, with the city hosting some of the biggest fights in history, including the "Rumble in the Jungle" between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974. In more recent years, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao (2015) and Alvarez vs. Golovkin (2017) have taken place in the boxing mecca of Vegas.
The UFC has also made Las Vegas its home, holding most of its major events in the city. The organization's headquarters is even located in the city. With the popularity of boxing and the UFC, it was only a matter of time before another fighting organization made its way to Las Vegas.
That organization is MMA, and it has quickly become one of the most popular sports in the city. The MMA organization Bellator has made Vegas its home, holding many of its biggest events in the city.