This is going to be a major weekend for fight fans. A welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 5 lightweight winner Nate Diaz will headline UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. In boxing, Canelo Alvarez moves up two weight classes to take on WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. The unified middleweight champion will move up 15 pounds to attempt to secure a world title in a fourth weight class after scoring a decision win over Daniel Jacobs in May.
So, where can you go to watch the Nate Diaz-Jorge Masvidal and Canelo-Kovalev fights? Here are some options in the Valley of the Sun.
Dave & Buster’s Tempe Marketplace
Dave & Buster’s will be showing the UFC 244 Diaz vs. Masvidal fight and the Canelo vs. Kovalev boxing match with a $5 cover charge after 5 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call (480)281-8456.
Located in the bustling heart of Tempe Marketplace, Dave & Buster’s offers hundreds of the hottest new arcade games in its Million Dollar Midway where you can win tickets for epic prizes. Hungry? Try the mouth-watering, chef-crafted creations from the American-style restaurant. The premium bar features innovative cocktails, an impressive wine selection, and 20+ beers! Watch your favorite teams on one of the massive HDTVs with stadium sound that surrounds you from every direction! For more information, visit www.daveandbusters.com/tempe or follow on Facebook to stay up to date with weekly events and specials!
The Valley’s most definitive sports lodge, Twin Peaks, will be showing the UFC fight on Saturday, November 2. With 100 large-screen TVs, 29-degree draft beers, craft cocktails and scratch-made food this is the place to catch all the games and fight. Guests must spend a minimum of $15 per person on food and drinks and be over 21 to come in. All three Valley locations will be showing the fight. Twin Peaks locations: 2135 E Camelback Rd. in Phoenix, 8787 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. in Scottsdale, and 6922 N. 95th Ave. in Glendale. For more information visit www.twinpeaks.com.