NXT Battleground to be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas

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NXT premium live event Battleground has been announced for Sunday, June 9th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The WWE and UFC’s parent company TKO Holdings owns the venue, which opened its doors in 2019.

The UFC Apex has been a staple of Fight Night cards since the pandemic, but has a very limited seating capacity.

Plans for renovations to expand fan access were announced in 2022. However, it remains listed as a 130,000 sq ft facility in Monday’s TKO press release.

Battleground had originally been scheduled for the Enmarket Arena on Sunday, May 26th in Savannah, Georgia, before Monday Night Raw at the same venue.

The original date clashes with AEW Double or Nothing, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

From TKO:

WWE & UFC JOIN FORCES TO BRING NXT BATTLEGROUND TO UFC APEX ON SUNDAY, JUNE 9

STAMFORD, Conn., April 22, 2024 – WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), in partnership with UFC today announced that NXT Battleground will emanate from UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 9.

This marks the first-ever WWE event to be hosted at the state-of-the-art, 130,000-square foot event and production facility, which is home to UFC Fight Night events, Dana White’s Contender Series and more.

“We are always exploring new frontiers to showcase NXT and we are excited to bring Battleground to this world-class event and production facility in partnership with UFC,” said WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels.

Limited NXT Battleground Priority Passes will soon be available through exclusive partner On Location, giving fans the chance to be ringside for every exhilarating moment, including premium seating, all-inclusive pre-show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside photo opportunities, and much more. Starting today, fans can place a deposit to secure access ahead of the general public, as well as register for exclusive pre-sale opportunities. To learn more or to place a deposit, please visit https://onlocationexp.com/battleground.

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