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The Las Vegas Strip adds British ownership and fighting robots

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip loves to fight and die.

Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International have long hosted some of the greatest fights in boxing. Caesar’s Palace, for example, Muhammad Ali opposite Larry Holmes in 1980 and “Sugar” Ray Leonard against Thomas Hearns in 1981. Hearns took on the role of “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler in 1985, also in Caesars and more recently Deontay Wilder against Tyson Fury 2 place in the MGM Grand.

Las Vegas has also become the home of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with several of its big fights coming from the T-Mobile Arena at the heart of the strip, in addition to this, World Wrestling Entertainment also hosted one of its big shows, Summerslam, at Allegiant Stadium, off the Strip, in 2021.

Besides being a martial arts (and semi-sports) venue, the Las Vegas Strip has become a major place to honor slain celebrities. A hologram of Whitney Houston shows a show at Caesars Harrah’s Resort/Casino as Elvis Presley performs, people marry and takes pictures all over Las Vegas.

Sin City also has no shortage of homages to Michael Jackson, the Rat Pack, and countless other celebrities who are no longer with us. Now, a new look or fight and a unique tribute to a member of the British Royal Family are on their way.

BattleBots Take Over The Last Vegas Strip

BattleBots has been around since 2000 when it aired as a show on Comedy Central. This always seemed like an odd fit as there is nothing comical about two robots fighting a fight to the death inside a cage. Yes, the robots are controlled by humans and some of them have funny names, but the premise is basically UFC, but until one robot stops working.

Now, after several TV revivals, BattleBots has another unexpected TV home on the Discovery Network. Fighter robots have also found a home on the Las Vegas Strip in a warehouse-like building located behind Caesars Ballys (soon Renamed the horseshoe).

The building is called the BattleBox Arena, and the building was the site where “BattleBots World Championship VII” was taped live on Discovery in January. Fighting robots will be back in action early next year in a new live show, The Las Vegas magazine review mentioned.

“BattleBots: Destruct-A-Thon” opens February 3 at the BattleBox Arena at Caesars Entertainment Studios. Showtimes are 6pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 3pm on Saturdays and noon on Sundays. Tickets are on sale November 14th. Prices range from $49 for general admission, with $150 family “packages”, and $125 for VIP packages where guests are allowed to see the robots and their teams up close before and after the show.

The latest show in Las Vegas is more WWE than the UFC. The human handlers are actually actors playing the role. They are not the actual designers of robot fighters.

“We know this live show is going to be a huge hit. It will feature the most famous combat robots on the planet, and they will fight to the death every night,” BattleBots CEO Trey Rusky told the Review-Journal. “It will be the fiercest show in Las Vegas where no Nobody gets hurt. The robot apocalypse is starting soon! “

Princess Di hits the Las Vegas strip

Shops at Crystals, an upscale shopping plaza located on the Las Vegas Strip, welcomes “Princess Diana: A Tribute Exhibition.”

The limited-time event “combines Las Vegas entertainment with the world’s leading collection of Diana and royal memorabilia to present the first trip to North America within the royal family. The 10,000-square-foot exhibit includes more than 700 artifacts, including many original evening gowns Diana and fashion apparel, artist installations, historic royal textiles, and a collection of correspondence, gifts and personal items for Diana and the royal family,” according to the Crystals website.

The gallery also displays artifacts and biographical materials of other members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II; Her father, King George VI. Her uncle, King Edward VIII.

“First of all, I want them to have the best possible daytime experience in the sector,” said David Correlli, who organized the show. weekly travel. “When you put programming in Las Vegas, you’re not creating something for royal fans or just Diana fans. You’re creating options for all the visitors who come every week.”

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This story was originally published November 1, 2022 12:56 pm.


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