Like stop signs, MMA rings are shaped like octagons and should give one pause before driving a car straight through them. Roll into the ring with this Groupon.
- Tickets to a Duel for Domination MMA event
- When: Saturday, August 31, at 8 p.m. or Saturday, October 5, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Arizona Event Center
- Seating: General-admission select seating, located in rows 4–18
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $25 for two tickets (a $61.02 value)
- $45 for four tickets (a $122.04 value)<p>
Duel for Domination
On the last day of August, Duel for Domination crashes into Arizona Event Center for the first time since June 29—a night that saw more than 1,200 fans pack the venue for an evening of crushing slams and roundhouse kicks. This time around, some of the top up-and-coming fighters in the Southwest, including Alejandro Arredondo, Chris McGraw, Aaron Wilson, and Kamuela Kirk, face off looking for grappling glory. Both dates—like every Duel for Domination event—unfold under the eyes of Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission referees, ensuring competitors won’t try to gain an upper hand by using illegal techniques or smuggling a lion into the octagon.
Arizona Event Center
Wanting to see more art, music, and entertainment in their town, a few local businessmen decided to take matters into their own hands and build a venue flexible enough to host all three. Their creation—the 30,000 square foot Arizona Event Center—boasts three stages between the back theater and front pavilion, comfortably hosting up to 4,000 guests at any given time. They rent the versatile space out for concerts, sporting events, trade shows, comedy nights, and even weddings, enhancing each experience with a professional lighting and sound system.
While the place itself is already impressive, the owners supplement its intrinsic charms with local business partnerships. The Mesa Police Department oversees certain security duties, liquor and energy drink companies supply complementary goods as advertisements, visitors are served food, snacks, and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and Clean Air Cab makes sure that plenty of vehicles are on hand to ferry away partiers who took advantage of the full bar or donated their rides to a monster truck rally.