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A general view of the Octagon prior to the UFC 279 event at T-Mobile Arena on September 10, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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UFC Raises More Than $68,000 For The UFC Foundation During UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson

UFC recently hosted its 25th 50/50 raffle as part of UFC 279: DIAZ vs FERGUSON, which took place on September 10 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

During the event, the raffle raised a total of $68,170 with net proceeds benefitting the UFC Foundation.

The UFC Foundation is dedicated to making a positive and sustainable impact by advocating for youth, public service, equality, and those who fight to overcome critical and life-threatening illnesses.

Kennedy Hardy, a longtime UFC fan from Los Angeles, Calif., attended UFC 279 to celebrate his 39th birthday, and purchased the winning ticket during the prelims. His $100 ticket earned him half of the 50/50 jackpot, equaling $34,085.

“I’ve been a UFC fan for more than seven years and I enjoy attending the events live,” said Hardy. “I’m also a fan of donating to charitable organizations and the UFC Foundation was a no-brainer. They have a great mission and are working to do incredible things. I’m going to put my winnings towards purchasing a new home and attending UFC 281 in New York in November!”

The UFC Foundation works in tandem with UFC’s corporate social responsibility program, #UFCInTheCommunity, to strategically collaborate with partners, sponsors, and athletes to develop additional charitable programs and funding sources to help bolster and inspire the local community.

Since 2017, UFC has produced 25 charitable 50/50 raffles throughout North America, which have raised more than $1.20 million in total, with proceeds benefitting local charitable organizations in the communities that have hosted UFC during Fight Week.

UFC’s next 50/50 raffle will take place from Friday, December 9 – Saturday, December 10 at T-Mobile Arena as part of UFC 282. For more information, please visit UFCFOUNDATION

UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson took place live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 10, 2022. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass!