UFC Apex

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UFC Apex
UFC Apex logo light variant.jpg
Address6650 El Camino Road
LocationEnterprise, Nevada, U.S.
Coordinates36°4′4.8″N 115°13′40.8″W / 36.068000°N 115.228000°W / 36.068000; -115.228000Coordinates: 36°4′4.8″N 115°13′40.8″W / 36.068000°N 115.228000°W / 36.068000; -115.228000
OwnerUFC
Acreage130,000 square feet (12,000 m2)
OpenedJune 18, 2019 (2019-06-18)

UFC Apex is a live events and production center in Enterprise, Nevada, operated and owned by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[1] The facility was chosen in part due to its close proximity to the UFC Performance Institute, which serves as the company headquarters and is located across the street. The Apex was built to host live events as well as studio shows.[2]

History[edit]

The facility was officially opened on June 18, 2019.[3] In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several UFC events (including UFC 250) were held at Apex behind closed doors.[4][5][6] The Octagon at the Apex is notable for being smaller than the Octagon used at all other UFC events, with 25-foot width rather than the usual 30-feet. For context, the Octagon at all other events has an area 44% larger than the Octagon at the Apex. Early fight data at the Apex and fan speculation have suggested the smaller Octagon size has resulted in higher-volume and faster-pace striking fights, along with more finishes.[7][8]

Events[edit]

Scheduled events[edit]

Event Date Ref.
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov June 26, 2021 [9]
UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige June 19, 2021 [10][11]

Past events[edit]

Event Date Ref.
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai June 5, 2021 [12][11]
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt May 22, 2021 [13]
UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson May 8, 2021 [13]
UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Procházka May 1, 2021
UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Apr 17, 2021 [14]
UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland Apr 10, 2021 [15]
UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 2 Mar 27, 2021 [16]
UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland Mar 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad Mar 13, 2021
UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya Mar 6, 2021 [17]
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane Feb 27, 2021 [18]
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis Feb 20, 2021 [19]
UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns Feb 13, 2021 [20]
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov Feb 6, 2021 [21]
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal Dec 19, 2020 [22]
UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno Dec 12, 2020 [23]
UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Vettori Dec 5, 2020 [24]
UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Clark Nov 28, 2020 [25]
UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez Nov 21, 2020 [26]
UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos Nov 14, 2020 [27]
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira Nov 7, 2020 [28]
UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva Oct 31, 2020 [29]
UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley Sep 19, 2020 [30]
UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill Sep 12, 2020 [31]
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai Sep 5, 2020 [32]
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakić Aug 29, 2020 [33]
UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar Aug 22, 2020 [34]
UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 Aug 15, 2020 [35]
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik Aug 8, 2020 [36]
UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan Aug 1, 2020 [37]
UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker Jun 27, 2020 [38]
UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov Jun 20, 2020 [39]
UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo Jun 13, 2020 [40]
UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer Jun 6, 2020 [41]
UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns May 30, 2020 [42]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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