Shake Hands with the Champ | Night & Day | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Shake Hands with the Champ

The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is quickly establishing itself as the ultimate destination for local MMA fans, broadcasting vital mixed-martial-arts fights live at no cost nearly every weekend to the delight of the full-contact-combat sport's feverish aficionados. This weekend is no exception; the casino is bringing in Rashad "Suga" Evans, winner of Spike TV's reality show The Ultimate Fighter 2 for a free meet and greet. At 8:30 p.m., Evans, a former UFC light-heavyweight champion, will take the casino's center stage, where he will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. Followers of this anything-goes fighting style will not only have a chance to rub elbows with "Suga" but also have an opportunity to watch a fight alongside the accomplished athlete. Immediately after the meet and greet, Evans will join fans in watching the UFC 158 broadcast of Georges "Rush" St-Pierre versus Nick Diaz at the casino's Stax Poker Lounge. The "Suga" handshakes take place on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the center stage area of the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, located at 5550 NW 40th St. in Coconut Creek. The event is free to attend. Visit, or call 866-2CASINO.
Sat., March 16, 8:30-9:30 p.m., 2013
KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Alex Rendon

Latest Stories