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, October 5, at 8 p.m. or Saturday, December 21, 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.
- $25 for two tickets (a $61 value)
- $45 for four tickets (a $122 value)
Duel for Domination
In its final two events of 2013, Duel for Domination crashes back into the Arizona Event Center, showcasing some of the top young fighters in the Southwest. Though bouts for the December 21 event have yet to be announced, Duel for Domination 5 on October 5 will make series history by featuring three title matches, from three different divisions, on the same night. In the main event, Alejandro Arredondo will grapple with John Long for ownership of the lightweight championship. But before those two saunter into the ring, Jordan Johnson will trade shots with Raul Nava for the heavyweight title, and TJ Steinebach and Adel Altamimi will toss each other onto the mat to establish a new featherweight champ and prove that Mesa isn’t running out of gravity, contrary to recent reports.
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.