With the city of Boston buzzing about the arrival of the UFC Fan Expo at the John B. Hynes Convention Center on August 27th and 28th, the UFC turned up the heat today by announcing the cast of characters that will attend the weekend’s festivities.
The following fighters will participate in autograph sessions and a variety of other fan activities:
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson, WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, Carlos Condit, Clay Guida, Cole Miller, Efrain Escudero, Gabriel Gonzaga, Jon Jones, Josh Grispi, Kurt Pellegrino, Matt Hamill, Martin Kampmann, Pat Barry, Roy Nelson, Thiago Alves, Anthony Johnson, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber.
Additional fighters added to the UFC Fan Expo will be announced in the coming weeks.
All the UFC Fan Expo activities will be planned in conjunction with UFC 118, which takes place inside TD Garden on Saturday, August 28th. The card is headlined by a lightweight title rematch between champion Frankie Edgar and former division leader BJ Penn.
UFC 118 also marks the mixed martial arts debut of three-time world champion boxer James Toney, who will take on Octagon Hall of Famer Randy Couture.
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