|By User Msmirlie2863 (Own work) |
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I've seen my share of fights in person, from both inside and outside the ring. Short of fighting yourself, the atmosphere of the crowd when you're watching the fights in person is hard to beat, but for most of us getting to a live UFC event (especially every two weeks or so) is almost impossible.
For me, the best place to watch the UFC fights is Buffalo Wild Wings. They show the preliminary fights on the free channels, and they are licensed to show the PPV event on their big screens. By the time, the PPV comes on, almost everyone in the place is there for the sole purpose of watching the fights.
The food is pretty good for snacking throughout the evening: dozens of hot wing sauces, a good selection of appetizers to share around the table, and whatever you want for beverages. I generally order a couple appetizers to get started and then add one or two more every hour or so throughout the night.
If you stick to a beer or two or free refills on soft drinks, two people can enjoy an evening watching the UFC at Buffalo Wild Wings (with food and drink provided) for about the same cost as buying the UFC pay-per-view event. For my money, that's a much better deal. Plus, someone else gets to worry about cleaning up.
Without a doubt, the best place to watch the fights is ringside. If that's not possible, then try Buffalo Wild Wings, I'll be at the Rochester location tonight to watch UFC 157 and the prelims. For the record, I expect to see Lyoto Machida defeat Henderson tonight.
The author has no material connection to Buffalo Wild Wings and received no compensation for this blog post.