The stars of the UFC got into Las Vegas early to catch some of the hottest parties before UFC 116 Saturday night. On Friday, TapouT hosted a bikini model search at Tao Beach with guest judges Skyskrape, Punkass and MMA fighter Pat Barry. Also spotted checking out the scene were MMA fighters Cort McGee and Anthony Johnson, Chris “Birdman” Andersen from the Denver Nuggets and Jukka from The Dudesons. Swimsuit stunner Erene Kleoni won the contest, taking home $500 in TapouT gear and earning a featured spot on the TapouT website.
Over at Surrender Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas, the holiday weekend kicked off on Friday with Musical Director Steve Aoki returning to spin at his weekly party Aoki’s House. Enjoying the set was mixed martial artist and current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, who drank Grey Goose with friends in a cabana, and poker player Antonio Esfandiari. Also at Surrender on Friday was 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood, who drank Grey Goose and did shots of Patron with three girlfriends and then danced on the Surrender dance polls until 3:30 a.m.
See more photos from the pre-fight party at Studio 54 at the MGM Grand here.