The Las Vegas Raiders marked their first game in front of a fully-packed audience at the new Allegiant Stadium in style on Monday night by having the UFC’s own Bruce Buffer on the mic to announce their match-up with the Baltimore Ravens.
Buffer was joined by Steve Aoki, who was DJ’ing the pre-game festivities, and followed on from Gladys Knight who had sang the national anthem.
“We are live from Las Vegas!” Buffer said in his trademark style as the fans watching in the 65,000 seater stadium roared in approval. “This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! It’s “Monday Night Football!” Presenting from the AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens taking on your three-time world champions, Las Vegas Raiders! It’s time!”
The Allegiant Stadium is a venue that’s also attracted interest from Dana White, who had suggested earlier in the year that if Conor McGregor had defeated Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight then his next bout could potentially have taken place there.
Check out Buffer’s announcement from the stadium in the video below.