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Fontainebleau Las Vegas to host Power Slap 8

Fontainebleau Las Vegas will host the eighth Power Slap event, Power Slap 8: Da Crazy Hawaiian vs. Van Heerden, on June 28.

LAS VEGAS — Fontainebleau Las Vegas will host the eighth Power Slap event, Power Slap 8: Da Crazy Hawaiian vs. Van Heerden, on June 28.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will stream internationally from the resort’s 40,000-square-foot Colbalt Ballroom on Rumble. For the first time, general admission tickets will be available, purchased through AXS at Power Slap 8 Tickets.

“Power Slap 8 will be the biggest event we’ve ever held,” Power Slap Founder Dana White said in a statement. “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!”

Added Fontainebleau Las Vegas president Maurice Wooden: “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. 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 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 No. 2 ranked welterweight, Anthony “Babyface” Blackburn (3-0-1).

Also on the card, Austin “Turp Daddy Slim” Turpin (No. 1-ranked light heavyweight, 5-1, 4 KOs) takes on veteran Vern “The Mechanic” Cathey (No. 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 while Charly Arnolt will handle reporting duties.