Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Pratt, Shaun White, Joe Burrow, Mel Gibson & More Show Up to Turn UFC 276 Into a Star-Studded Gala at Las Vegas

Published 07/03/2022, 2:20 AM EDT
MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA – APRIL 07: Shaquille O’Neal speaks during Pepsi Stronger Together and CTG Foundation Atlanta Law Enforcement Press Conference on April 07, 2021 in McDonough, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Pepsi Stronger Together)

One of the biggest pay-per-views of the year took place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas tonight with Israel Adesanya successfully defending his belt in an intriguing middleweight title bout against Jared Cannonier in the main event.

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The co-main event saw champion Alexander Volkanovski successfully defending his title against challenger Max Holloway in a much-anticipated featherweight trilogy title bout.

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Besides these two title fights, the event featured some other amazing bouts, including Sean O’Malley vs. Pedro Munhoz and Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira.

In a nutshell, it was an action-packed event no true fight fan would want to miss. That being said, even some notable names from the entertainment industry and fight industry attended the event.

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was in the building to witness the amazing event. Famous Ice hockey players Auston Matthews and Jumbo Joe also attended the event.

 

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Moreover, far-famed actor Chris Pratt, social media star Jeff Wittek, Nelk boys, Mike Majlak, and social media influencer Live King were among the notable names who graced the UFC 276 pay-per-view. Mel Gibson, Miles Teller, Olympic medalist snowboarder Shaun White, and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow were also present.

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Justin Gaethje, former interim champion Dustin Poirier, heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, women flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, former champion Charles Oliveira, Nate Diaz, and Holly Holm are among the MMA fighters who attended the event.

UFC 276 main card bout ended in a no contest

The much-anticipated bantamweight fight on the main card of UFC 276 between Sean O’Malley and Pedro Munhoz ended in an unfortunate way. Fans had their eyes glued on the fight, as ‘Suga’ is a big draw in the promotion.

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And this fight was one of the biggest tests of his UFC career. However, it so no good result. In the first round, ‘The Young Punisher’, who is more experienced than O’Malley, looked quite confident.

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But Suga retailed impressively. However, after a few exchanges into the second round, the Montanna native accidentally eye-poked his opponent. Following that, The Young Punisher could not continue the fight. Therefore, the fight ended in a no contest in the second round.

What are your thoughts on O’Malley vs. Munhoz ending in a no-contest? What do you think of all the celebrities who attended UFC 276? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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