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UFC to donate $1 million to families of victims of Las Vegas mass shooting, UFC 216 to go on as scheduled

Reported Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

Las Vegas, Nevada-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to donate $1 million to the families of the victims of the horrible mass shooting that occurred late last night (Sun., Oct. 1, 2017) on the Las Vegas strip after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Adam Hall of The Las Vegas Review Journal got word of the kind gesture courtesy of UFC president Dana White.

As of this writing, 59 people were senselessly killed and more than 500 injured as a result of the attack, which is the worst mass shooting in US history.

Furthermore, UFC 216 — which is set to go down this Saturday night (Oct. 7, 2017) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas — will go on as planned according to a statement from the promotion courtesy of Kevin Iole.

Also, UFC commentator Joe Rogan says he will donate all proceeds from his comedy show on Friday night in Las Vegas to a Go Fund me account set up to help victims.

The gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was found in his hotel room inside Mandalay Bay dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

UFC 216 will feature an interim Lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee, as well as a co-main event championship Flyweight bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg.

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