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Boxing in Las Vegas's insider take:

If there's a big fight in Vegas, it's probably at Mandalay Bay. The prefight energy pulsates throughout the entire resort, and it's a total party inside the 12,000-seat arena. Try to get seats in sections 4 through 11 for boxing matches and sections 1 through 8 for Ultimate Fighting matches (which use cages, hence a different setup). If you want to spot celebs, sit in the first eight rows; that's as far as the floodlights reach, and therefore where all the big stars sit. Purchase tickets early at the Mandalay's website or Even if you can't score tickets, after the fight is over you'll likely gamble alongside promoters, managers, and even fighters themselves well into the wee hours. (Bouts also empty out the Mandalay's restaurants during fight time, affording a rare opportunity to fine-dine at places like Fleur de Lys without a reservation.)

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