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‘Ultimate UFC Experience’ contest winner gets to hang with Halle Berry and ‘make a fight’

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UFC is offering up a chance for a lucky fan to sit in the matchmaker’s chair and book a fight on an upcoming card via a charity ‘Ultimate UFC Experience’ sweepstakes.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is pulling out all the stops to make its new “Ultimate UFC Experience” contest the weekend of a lifetime for a lucky fan and guest of their choosing. Not only will the winner get to enjoy an upcoming UFC event in Las Vegas with a nearly endless parade of perks, they’ll get to do much of it in the company of Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry.

Berry has become something of a fixture at UFC events since catching the fighting bug while directing and starring in a mixed martial arts (MMA) movie called “Bruised.”

Here’s UFC’s official statement on the sweepstakes:

UFC President Dana White and Academy-Award winning actress Halle Berry are teaming up to present the most exclusive UFC experience beyond your wildest dreams. The duo is offering one lucky winner the chance to pick any Las Vegas UFC Pay-Per-View event with all expenses paid that include once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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The winner will be flown to Las Vegas to be a special guest of UFC and Halle Berry. In addition to being a part of the UFC official ceremonial weigh-ins and fight night, the winner will be whisked away to a private dinner with Halle Berry and sit alongside her on fight night. In addition, they will receive private MMA training with UFC legends and a full range of personalized exclusive gifts and signed merchandise.

While it’s unclear when the winners will get to claim their prize, it includes two round-trip business class flights to Las Vegas, Nevada, a three-night stay in a four-star Vegas hotel, a tour of UFC HQ, and a one-on-one training session with Forrest Griffin and UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. The winner gets to hang out backstage and stand on stage with UFC President Dana White during the ceremonial weigh-ins, then go to dinner with Halle Berry.

Fight night takes place in Dana White’s “personal VIP section,” and the winner gets to take home a collection of replica UFC belts, including a UFC championship belt, PRIDE FC belt, and BMF belt.

Perhaps most interesting of all, the winner will get to sit in on a UFC matchmaking meeting and make a fight!

So if you think some of the current wild matchmaking like Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz for the Bantamweight title on May 9, 2020, is crazy, we can’t wait to see what comes out as a result of the UFC Fan Experience matchmaking experiment.

Fans can pay $10 to enter, but your number of chances to win increases based on how much you pay. For example, $25 gets you 25 chances, $50 gets you 100 chances and $100 gets you 200 chances. Each person can pay for up to 1,000 chances to win. Fans have until May 14, 2020, to enter and all money raised for the contest goes to Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.