By Gary Anderson

The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will be the venue for next year's Wrestling World Championships ©Orleans HotelAs the dust begins to settle on the Wrestling World Championships which drew to a close in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent today, ticket and hotel packages for next year's event in Las Vegas are already on sale.

Wrestlers from more than 100 countries are set to take to the mat at the Orleans Arena from September 7 to 12 next year.

The Championships will have even more added significance than normal as they will serve as the first qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Competition in all three Olympic styles of international wrestling will be held, men's freestyle, women's freestyle and Greco-Roman.

"We are very excited to play host to the wrestling world's largest and most important event outside the Olympics," said USA Wrestling's executive director Rich Bender.

"It is an historic event not just for USA Wrestling but also for our 174-member nations.

"It also serves as an Olympic qualifier which makes it special.

"Las Vegas and the Orleans Arena present a tremendous opportunity to mix our sport into the world's best entertainment city."

Jordan Burroughs will be hoping to strike gold on home soil in Las Vegas next year at the Wreslting World Championships ©Getty ImagesJordan Burroughs will be hoping to strike gold on home soil in Las Vegas next year at the Wrestling World Championships ©Getty Images

Las Vegas will be the sixth time the World Championships have been staged in the US, most recently at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2003, when it hosted the freestyle competition.

The Nevada city was awarded the event last year ahead of New Delhi, Panama City, Sochi and Tehran.

Organisers are offering a number of ticket and accommodation packages for the duration of the Championships which are available to buy now.

These packages start out at £542 ($883/€682) for the Orleans Hotel and Casino, and £485 ($791/€610) for the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.

There are also ticket-only packages available here.

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