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Thursday, 08/29/2013, 09:20 am

UFC purchases 24 acres for $7.8 million in Vegas to build new headquarters

As the premiere mixed martial arts organization in the world, the UFC has grown exponentially in the past few years.

Now seen in nearly 150 countries and heard in 30 languages, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is at a point where it needs more space to conduct business:

To accommodate its continued growth and put its nearly 300 Las Vegas employees under one roof, the company confirmed to FOX5 Wednesday that it has purchased 24 acres of land near I-215 and Jones Blvd. at the cost of $7.8 million.

“What attracted us to the area is the great access to the airport and the venues where we host our Las Vegas based events, as well as the growing number of entrepreneurial businesses developing in the area,” said UFC CFO John Mulkey in a statement to FOX5.

“I think it’s pretty exciting actually anytime you’ve got a huge organization that’s got the name recognition that they have,” said Michael Spears, who owns a nearby Collision Authority.

It’s too early to know when ground will break on the project or to estimate the new building’s completion date, but the UFC and it’s employees will soon have a new home in Sin City.

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