The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be donating $1 million dollars to the families of the victims who were killed and injured during last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas per Adam Hill of the local Review Journal.
We are saddened by this senseless act of violence and offer heartfelt condolences to all those affected. pic.twitter.com/KzsqqXRZ1y
— UFC (@ufc) October 2, 2017
As of this report, 59 people were killed and upwards of 500 were injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto the nearby Route 91 Harvest country music festival taking place at Las Vegas Village down below.
According to the local Sheriff, 17 guns were found in the hotel room of the shooter; more than a dozen additional firearms, and explosives were found at the shooter’s home.
Las Vegas is the home for the UFC’s headquarters and has played host to the majority of their major events since the company’s inception. This weekend’s UFC 216 event from the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas and all of the events surrounding it are still scheduled to go on as planned as of this writing.
UFC color commentator and comedian Joe Rogan will be donating 100% of the money earned from his stand up show this Friday Night at Terry Fator Theatre inside of the Mirage to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
If you’re interested in donating to the families affected by this unspeakable tragedy, please follow the link below.