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Fontainebleau Las Vegas to host Power Slap event

24 May 2024

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the newest luxury resort and casino to open on the Las Vegas Strip, will host the eighth live Power Slap event, Power Slap 8: Da Crazy Hawaiian vs. Van Heerden, on Friday, 28 June. The event, presented by Monster Energy, begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will stream internationally from the resort’s 40,000-square-foot Colbalt Ballroom exclusively around the globe on Rumble. Rumble is available for free on desktop, mobile and web at, iOS, Android, Roku, AppleTV, FireTV, Google TV, Samsung TV and LG TV (Rumble Apps).

Power Slap 8 VIP Experiences will be available for purchase through On Location, Power Slap’s Official VIP Experience Partner. Packages include premium seating (center floor seats and more); full-service food and beverage hospitality; post-event photo opportunities; and Power Slap merchandise and memorabilia. Packages are available now at Power Slap 8 VIP Experiences.

Additionally, for the first time ever, general admission tickets are also available and can be purchased through AXS at Power Slap 8 Tickets.

“Power Slap 8 will be the biggest event we’ve ever held,” says Power Slap Founder Dana White. “I couldn’t be more excited to team up with Fontainebleau Las Vegas to make it happen – the casino and hotel are incredible, and it is the perfect place for fans to be able to attend their first Power Slap event. If you are a fight fan in town for International Fight Week, you don’t want to miss this!”

“We are thrilled to partner with Dana and the Power Slap team to make history hosting the biggest Power Slap event ever during International Fight Week,” says Fontainebleau Las Vegas President, Maurice Wooden. “It is such an honor to host to one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with one of the most incredible teams. We are committed to creating an unforgettable experience for fans and it is sure to be an electrifying evening, filled with competition and camaraderie.”

Headlining Power Slap 8 will be a showdown between slap fighting legend and current Power Slap Super Heavyweight Champion, Da Crazy Hawaiian (14-1, 12 KOs) and No. 4 ranked Super Heavyweight, Danie “The Pitbull” Van Heerden (2-1, 2 KOs). Da Crazy Hawaiian recently competed in his first title defense since winning the belt at Power Slap 5 with a devastating knockout over No. 2 ranked Kalani Vakameilalo. Van Heerden, a former regional mixed martial arts champion, was the standout Super Heavyweight from ‘Power Slap: Road to the Title, Season 2.’

In the co-main event, Welterweight Champion Emanuel “No Love” Muniz (5-2, 2 KOs) returns to defend his title for the first time against surging contender and #2 ranked Welterweight, Anthony “Babyface” Blackburn (3-0-1).

Also on the card, Austin “Turp Daddy Slim” Turpin (#1 Ranked Light Heavyweight, 5-1, 4 KOs) takes on veteran knockout artist Vern “The Mechanic” Cathey (#3 Ranked Light Heavyweight, 4-2, 4 KOs), in a Light Heavyweight showdown.

The remainder of the Power Slap 8 card will be announced in the coming weeks.

Dan Hellie will call the action alongside former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping. Charly Arnolt will handle reporting duties. The ring announcer will be Justin Bernard.

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