July 5-6, 2014 marks the 6th UFC Fan Expo, and the biggest and best one yet! Held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the UFC Fan Expo will feature “exhibitions, fighter autograph and training sessions, fan-inspired special events and competitions”. If you’re a die-hard fan of the UFC, you’re going to be there for the 50+ appearances by fighters and Octagon Girls. Headlining the appearances will be Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, who will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at the event. From the official press release: “Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite stars during meet and greets and autograph sessions, grappling tournaments, Q&A presentations, training and development seminars, and much more”. Octagon girls appearing include Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson.
While most fans will attend to meet their favorite fighters or announcers, there’s a lot going on this year that casual fans will enjoy as well. There will be a Q&A with cast members from the movie The Expendables 3, and a presentation on the new UFC game coming out from EA (where you’ll be able to play as Bruce Lee! What!?).
More casual fans will also be able to check out interesting exhibitors such as Wargaming.net, or even a recruiting booth for the U.S. Air Force!
The final piece of the attendee pie will likely be from people interested in MMA as a fitness plan, or as a sport. Catering to this section of their fanbase, UFC Fan Expo will be holding a Gracie Jiu Jitsu seminar, a Fitness Kickboxing Canada seminar, and special appearances by MMA legends Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Forrest Griffin, and Stephan Bonnar. Exhibitors for this category of people include fitness nutrition exhibitors, apparel, and gadgets and gizmos to help you stay fit or train.
Tickets for this event are available online or at the door (cheaper if you pre-buy). Open to the public and going from 10:00am til 5:00pm (Saturday) and 10:00am til 4:00pm (Sunday). See you there!