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U.F.C. 249, Skirting Coronavirus Limits, Is Set for Tribal Land in California

The Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to hold a pay-per-view event on tribal land in Central California this month, an attempted end run around widespread federal and state guidelines against holding large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the decision.

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5/26/2020

article Tachi Palace Casino Resort to open
(California) -- Tachi Palace Casino Resort officials announced that the property in Lemoore, CA, on the Santa Rosa Rancheria owned and operated by Tachi-Yokut Tribe,...

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5/8/2020

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5/4/2020

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(California) -- Dr. Donald Muzzi sat in his Sarasota, Florida, home April 25 on a phone call with Dr. Jeffrey Davidson, the UFC's chief physician. Over the course of...

4/30/2020

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4/27/2020

article UFC 249: Five things to know for newly scheduled PPV event and how we got here
(Florida) -- UFC 249 will go down as one of the most unique -- and cursed -- events in the history of the sport. Originally planned to be headlined by a fight between...

4/20/2020

article Ray Borg recalls nightmare scenario after rush to secure medicals for UFC 249
(California) -- Ray Borg had just finished completing his medicals when he found out his UFC 249 bout with Marlon Vera – and the event as a whole — had been...

4/17/2020

article A private jet, a secret location and the inside story of UFC 249
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4/15/2020

article Tachi Palace Casino Resort to remain closed
(California) -- Tachi Palace Casino Resort officials announced the hotel, casino and Coyote Entertainment Center remain temporarily closed to the public, as they...

4/12/2020

article ISLE OF WHITE UFC ‘Fight Island’ being built ‘right now’ says Dana White and will be ready to stage events in just a month
(UK) -- THE UFC will have a "fight island" ready to stage events ready within a month, says president Dana White. Originally set for Tachi Palace Hotel in...

4/10/2020

article UFC 249 officially canceled (about time) but Dana White vows to ‘make things right’ for fighters who trained for it
(California) -- UFC president Dana White finally made the right call on UFC 249, but not on his own accord. He announced Thursday that the event would no longer take...
article UFC promises return to Tachi when ‘the whole world becomes normal again’
(California) -- A national pay-per-view fighting event will not take place at Tachi Palace Casino Resort next week, though the head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

4/9/2020

article ESPN wasn’t only one to tell UFC, Dana White to ‘stand down’
(California) -- Dana White was determined to stage UFC 249 next weekend, but even the president of the UFC has to bow to the power of his network partner. White on...
article UFC 249: Dana White announces fight card has been canceled
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article UFC events planned in California canceled. ‘Powers that be’ interceded, Dana White tells ESPN
(California) -- UFC 249 is not taking place at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, after all. UFC president Dana White shared the news with his pay-per view partner...

4/8/2020

article California tribal casino to host UFC fights during pandemic?
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article Dana White Says U.F.C. 249 Is Being Cautious. Is That Good Enough?
(California) -- Dana White, the Ultimate Fighting Championship president, has insisted that his plans for a 12-fight mixed martial arts showcase this month will be safer...
article OP/ED: Dana White better be right with his UFC 249 stand
(California) -- I’m on the fence with this one and that’s not good for a columnist. Pick a side, choose an issue. That’s what’s we’re...
article Reports: UFC 249 finds home on California tribal land
(California) -- UFC 249 has a closed-door home: Tachi Palace Casino Resort just outside of Lemoore. Following a tweet by veteran MMA reporter Jeff Sherwood on Monday,...
article Security measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus are revealed at upcoming UFC events
(California) -- It is no secret that the coronavirus has stopped everyone, with more than 1 million people infected worldwide. It was reported on Tuesday night that UFC...
article UFC 249 could be held on 'Indian tribal land in California' as Dana White continues search for new venue
(California) -- UFC 249 will now reportedly be held on tribal land in California as Dana White continues his push for the event to take place despite global restrictions...
article UFC to hold upcoming fight on tribal land to skirt coronavirus restrictions: report
(California) -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is planning to hold its upcoming UFC 249 event on tribal land in central California in order to circumvent...
article Venue set for UFC 249 pay-per-view event on April 18
(California) -- The location of UFC 249 is no longer a mystery. Multiple sources close to the organization have confirmed the April 18 pay-per-view event is set to take...

4/7/2020

article U.F.C. 249, Skirting Coronavirus Limits, Is Set for Tribal Land in California
(California) -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to hold a pay-per-view event on tribal land in Central California this month, an attempted end run around...

3/20/2020

article Tachi Palace Casino announces temporary closure due to COVID-19
(California) -- Tachi Palace Casino Resort announced the decision to suspend all gaming operations effective Friday at 11 p.m. amid concerns about the spread of the...

3/10/2020

article Bridge2college benefits from Tachi Palace Casino Resort community breakfast
(California) -- Tachi Palace Casino Resort recently hosted its monthly community breakfast and presented a check for $4,258 to Bridge2College, an organization committed...

3/2/2020

article Tachi Palace announces name change, rebrand
(California) -- To reflect the property upgrades, recent expansions and formation of an enterprise group, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino has adopted a name change to...

2/14/2020

article Tachi Palace community breakfast raise money for Fresno Police Chaplaincy Resiliency Center
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently hosted its monthly community breakfast and presented a check for $3,910 to Fresno Police Chaplaincy Resiliency...

1/1/2020

press release Tachi Palace Community breakfast raises money for Refuge Armona
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently hosted its December community breakfast and presented a check for $4,590 to Refuge Armona, a non-profit dedicated...

11/20/2019

article Links for Life presented with check from Tachi Palace
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently hosted its monthly community breakfast and presented a check for $12,958.73 to Links for Life, a nonprofit Breast...

11/15/2019

article Tachi Palace celebrates grand reopening of High Limit Gaming Room
(California) -- The Tachi Yokut Tribe and Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino are proud to announce the recent grand reopening of the High Limit Gaming room.

8/23/2019

article Man stabbed in chest outside casino. Deputies looking for information on suspect
(California) -- Detectives with the Kings County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a stabbing that happened in the parking lot outside Tachi Palace Hotel and...

8/20/2019

press release Tachi Palace hotel & casino to open Pho-Nominal eats
(California) -- The Tachi Yokut Tribe and Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino are proud to announce the public opening of PHO-Nominal Eats on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at...

8/9/2019

press release Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino collects nearly 1,200 backpacks Big Brothers Big Sisters
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California for a back-to-school backpack drive. Thanks to Tachi Palace...

7/31/2019

article Tachi Palace community breakfast raises money for Victim witness assistance program in Kings County
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently hosted its June community breakfast and presented a check for $4,192 to the Victim Witness Assistance Program of...

7/19/2019

press release Tachi Palace Hotel and casino partnering with Big brothers Big sisters for backpack drive
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California for a back-to-school backpack drive. For the...

7/6/2019

article Ridgecrest Earthquake: Tremors felt across several Valley counties
(California) -- The tremors were strong enough to be felt throughout most of the state as another earthquake struck again. It was powerful enough to stop folks in the...

7/3/2019

article Tachi Palace presents American legion with check
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently presented American Legion Post 100 with a check for $6,664 with funds raised at its monthly community breakfast....

6/29/2019

article Casino, Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribe receive lifetime award
(California) -- The American Cancer Society awarded Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino and the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe with the Crystal Award Friday morning...

6/10/2019

article Man hit and killed by car near Tachi Palace and Casino
(California) -- A driver was arrested for DUI after police say they hit and killed a man near Tachi Palace early Monday morning.

6/8/2019

article Tachi Palace community breakfast raises money for Reestablishing Stratford
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently hosted its monthly community breakfast and presented a check for $5,760 to Reestablishing Stratford, a non-profit...

5/16/2019

press release CIF Central Section benefits from Tachi Palace Community breakfast
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently presented Central Section California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) a check for $4,430 with monies raised at its...

12/3/2018

press release Tachi Palace Community Breakfast Raises Funds To Benefit Toys For Tot
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino’s November community breakfast raised $3,500 for the Marine Corp Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots is non-profit...

12/1/2018

article Coyote Entertainment Center opens
(California) -- The new Coyote Entertainment Center, located next to Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, is open, ready for business and promising to be the perfect...
article Man shot multiple times outside Tachi Palace casino after fight
(California) -- A man was shot multiple times following a fight at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, the Kings County Sheriff’s Office said. The fight...
article Man shot several times at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, deputies say
(California) -- A man was shot multiple times at a Kings County casino late Friday night, deputies say. Just before midnight, a fight broke out between several people,...

11/17/2018

article Tachi Palace offers new attractions at new Coyote Entertainment Center
(California) -- The Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore is raising the stakes in the battle for your entertainment dollar. A slickly lit 30 lane boutique bowling alley with...

11/14/2018

article Family-friendly Coyote Entertainment Center coming to Tachi Palace on Nov. 30
(California) -- A sprawling new entertainment center is coming to Lemoore's Tachi Palace at the end of the month. With it comes bowling lanes, movie screens,...
article Lemoore gets a massive all-in-one entertainment center. Here’s a sneak peek
(California) -- By design, the Coyote Entertainment Center is the kind of place you’ll want to bring the family for the day. Like a full eight-hour day. “...
article Sneak peek at Coyote Entertainment Center
(California) -- Ahead of its grand opening at the end of the month, The Sentinel had the opportunity Tuesday to get a sneak peek tour of the new Coyote Entertainment...

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