Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced more than 50 UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® stars scheduled to appear at the UFC Fan Expo® on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled will be featured under one roof in July at the can’t-miss fan event of the year.
Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite stars during autograph sessions, exciting special events, interactive Q&A sessions, meet and greets, training and development seminars, and much more!
Appearing at the UFC Fan Expo*:
UFC Hall of Famer CHUCK LIDDELL
UFC Hall of Famer RANDY COUTURE
Former two-division UFC champion BJ PENN
UFC light heavyweight champion JON JONES
Former PRIDE® champion WANDERLEI SILVA
Former UFC light heavyweight champion TITO ORTIZ
UFC lightweight champion BENSON HENDERSON
UFC interim welterweight champion CARLOS CONDIT
UFC heavyweight champion JUNIOR DOS SANTOS
UFC bantamweight champion DOMINICK CRUZ
Former light heavyweight champion RASHAD EVANS
Former UFC heavyweight champion FRANK MIR
Former PRIDE® champion DAN HENDERSON
Former UFC heavyweight champion CAIN VELASQUEZ
Former UFC welterweight champion MATT SERRA
Former interim UFC heavyweight champion SHANE CARWIN
STRIKEFORCE women’s bantamweight champion RONDA ROUSEY
STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion GILBERT MELENDEZ
Former STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion ALISTAIR OVEREEM
STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Grand Prix champion DANIEL CORMIER
Also featuring*: Pat Barry, Alan Belcher, Joseph Benavidez, Stephan Bonnar, Danny Castillo, Donald Cerrone, Phil Davis, Shane del Rosario, John Dodson, Evan Dunham, Reuben Duran, Brian Ebersole, Jake Ellenberger, Louis Gaudinot, Clay Guida, Dan Hardy, Johny Hendricks, Conor Heun, CJ Keith, Josh Koscheck, Duane Ludwig, Rory McDonald, Vinny Magalhaes, Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann, Ian McCall, Michael McDonald, Jim Miller, Roy Nelson, Anthony Pettis, Jens Pulver, Mike Pyle, Francisco Rivera, Ben Rothwell, Amir Sadollah, Chris Saunders, Chan Sung Jung, Jamie Varner, and Eddie Yagin.
In addition, UFC Octagon Girls® Arianny Celesteand Brittney Palmer will appear, as will Strikeforce ring girls Chrissy Hubbard and Vanessa Hanson. UFC commentators Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan and Jon Anik will also make appearances, along with Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer. The UFC Fan Expo will also feature appearances by Best of PRIDE® host Kenda Perez and noted referees Herb Dean, DAN Miragliotta and Josh Rosenthal.
*Fighters and Personalities subject to change
Tickets for the UFC Fan Expo® are on sale NOW at www.ufcfanexpo.com. Tickets for Friday, July 6 are priced at $40, while tickets for Saturday, July 7 are priced at $45. A two-day pass is also available and is priced at $60. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now and save because ticket prices are higher at the door.
The UFC Fan Expo® in July will feature more than 300,000 square feet of activities for UFC fans, including meet and greets and autograph sessions with top UFC and STRIKEFORCE® fighters, Q&A sessions with top UFC personalities, as well as grappling tournaments and other special events. More than 100 exhibitors will also be on hand, giving fans the opportunity to purchase and experience some of the best sports and lifestyle products on the market today. This marks the third UFC Fan Expo® held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2009, with additional UFC Fan Expos being held in Boston, London, Toronto and Houston.
On top of all the great fan activities, the UFC Fan Expo® will be held in conjunction with UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2, scheduled for July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
For more information on UFC Fan Expo® and to purchase tickets, visit www.ufcfanexpo.com. To subscribe to the official UFC Fan Expo® newsletter visit www.ufcfanexpo.com/newsletter. For companies interested in reserving space at this premier event, contact Brian Bernstein, Sales Executive at 203-840-5474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t wait, space is limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
Original Press Release from www.ufc.com