UFC Fan Expo in July to host more than 50 stars under one roofPosted on June 15, 2012, 12:24 AM by Mike Searson
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that more than 50 UFC and Strikeforce stars are 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. Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite stars during autograph sessions, Q&A sessions, meet and greets, training and development seminars and other special events. The UFC Fan Expo is coinciding with UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II.
Fighters scheduled for the UFC Fan Expo are listed as follows and may be subject to change:
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 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
Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier
Also appearing will be: 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, Dan Henderson, Johny Hendricks, Conor Heun, Cj Keith, Josh Koscheck, Duane Ludwig, Rory Macdonald, Vinny Magalhaes, Olympic Silver Medalist Sara Mcmann, Ian Mccall, Michael Mcdonald, Jim Miller, Roy Nelson, Alistair Overeem, 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 Celeste and Brittney Palmer will make an appearance as well as Strikeforce ring girls Chrissy Hubbard and Vanessa Hanson. UFC commentators Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan and Jon Anik will be on hand, along with Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer, Best of Pride host Kenda Perez and noted referees: Herb Dean, Dan Miragliotta and Josh Rosenthal.
Tickets for the UFC Fan Expo are on sale 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 available and is priced at $60. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now because ticket prices are higher at the door.