On Thursday the UFC announced its popular ‘International Fight Week’ is set to return to Las Vegas during the week of July 7-12, 2015. The annual event will culminate with the recently announced UFC 189 on July 11.

Signature events such as UFC Fan Expo, an Official Pool Party with Octagon Girls, a free concert and Open Workouts will headline the weeklong schedule, with newer events such as Charity Bowling, and the Ulti-man 5K Run making their return. In addition, several new amateur and youth combat sports tournaments will make their debut in Las Vegas during 2015 UFC International Fight Week.

According to a press release, last years International Fight Week drew nearly 70,000 fans of all ages and featured interactive experiences with more than 100 UFC athletes, Octagon Girls, talent and industry icons. This was in addition to amateur athletes from 20 different countries competing in tournaments, including the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s first World Championships for Amateur MMA.

While a venue for UFC 189 has yet to be named, but the UFC Fan Expo is expected to take place at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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