MMA Xplosion Returns to the Joint with Vitor Vianna and Scott Junk Along with International Attraction, USA vs. Kazakhstan Tournament

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MMA Xplosion on Saturday, October 9, 2010 will be staging another exciting professional Mixed Martial Arts event at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Millennium Events is proud to announce an exciting professional MMA Xplosion event inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Oct. 9. Rising star Vitor Vianna, representing Wand Fight Team, headlines the action packed program against mixed martial arts veteran Aaron Brink. Roy “Big Country” Nelson’s top heavyweight prospect Scott Junk faces off against tough competition Blagoy Ivanov, the only person to have beaten Fedor Emelianenko in a 2008 Sambo Tournament before Fedor's first MMA loss to Fabricio Werdum this year. Popular female attractions Michele Gutierrez and Jessica Rakoczy add fireworks to the event as they both take on top-notch fight opponents.

In addition, an unprecedented USA vs. Kazakhstan professional team tournament takes place with six fighters representing each country. The main event of the USA vs. Kazakhstan team competition features an MMA Xplosion 155 pound title bout between the experienced Lance Wipf (USA) and Ardak Nazarov (Kazakhstan). Other fighters proudly representing Team USA include Daniel Sensitaffar, Jose Salgado, Kui Gonsalves, Pedro Munhoz and Maurice Senters. Representing Team Kazakhstan, fighters include Beibyt Nazarov, Amuyev Aziz, Mussayev Nairi, Ashimov Kazybek and Amanbayev Begnar.

“I am extremely pleased with the quality of content scheduled for this event and international tournament,” stated promoter Vlad Warton. “With the inclusion of Vitor Vianna, Scott Junk, Blagoy Ivanov and USA vs. Kazakhstan, MMA Xplosion promises to be an unforgettable night of mixed martial arts.”

Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office, (702) 693-5222, or The event is open to all ages. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first bell is at 7 p.m.

Take Down Sports Network features the fight live online and available for viewers to access from all over the world. provides high quality streaming video that allows viewers to be a part of the action. *Las Vegas residents are excluded on the live streaming video.

About The Joint, by Rogue
In the great tradition of Las Vegas’ first rock venue, The Joint’s commitment to rock and roll is unparalleled. Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 2,951 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, The Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience featuring services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury hotel. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit or

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