Millions of people visit Las Vegas every year to attend various sporting events, from highly anticipated boxing matches to exciting NFL games. Due to the sheer number of hotels and restaurants in the city, it’s an ideal destination for a sports vacation.
Sin City’s calendar is full of unmissable matches, but there are some events you will want to experience. Check out the four Las Vegas sporting events you won’t want to miss in 2022.
1. UNLV Rebels’ Games
When: Various dates for home games throughout the NFL season
Where: Allegiant Stadium
Football fans should check the sporting calendar before a visit to Las Vegas, as they could secure tickets to one of the UNLV Rebels’ home games at Allegiant Stadium. For example, you could catch the NFL team playing Idaho State on August 27th or North Texas Mean Green on September 17th, 2022. As the team plays an average of two home games during the NFL season, you could time your trip for the action-packed event.
2. UFC 279
When: September 10th, 2022
Where: T-Mobile Arena
There are some UFC events you must watch in-person, as they offer fights you’re unlikely to forget, and UFC 279 is definitely one of them. The event will pit some of the finest fighters in the sport against one another, as you can watch:
- Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz (Men’s welterweight)
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida (Men’s heavyweight)
- Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf (Women’s featherweight)
- Macy Chiasson vs. Irene Aldana (Women’s bantamweight)
- Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett (Men’s middleweight)
- Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba (Men’s light heavyweight)
- Heili Alateng vs. Chad Anheliger (Men’s bantamweight)
3. Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
When: September 17th, 2022
Where: T-Mobile Arena
The trilogy to rival all trilogies will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on September 17th, 2022, as Canelo Alvarez will once again go face to face with Gennady Golovkin in the ring. Sports fans are in for an unforgettable night of boxing, as both middleweight fighters are sure to come out swinging.
The two best fighters in the world certainly have a point to prove. Canelo will want to prove his rematch victory wasn’t a fluke, and Golovkin’s mission is to prove he’s the best middleweight fighter on the planet.
4. 2022 National Finals Rodeo
When: From December 1st to 10th, 2022
Where: Thomas & Mack Center
The most talented cowboys and cowgirls on the planet will battle it out in a series of events at the ten-day 2022 National Finals Rodeo. Western sports fans can expect plenty of barrel racing, team roping, and bull riding at this professional rodeo event at the Thomas & Mack Center this December. It’s an exciting way to end this year’s professional rodeo season, and you’d be wise to buy tickets if you’re in Vegas this December. You won’t regret it.
Las Vegas offers many exciting, action-packed events you will not want to miss during a trip. Always review the calendar before you visit to secure tickets in advance and ensure you don’t return home with any regrets.