Just when you thought the UFC’s debut in Toronto couldn’t get any better, the world’s premier MMA organization announced today the UFC Fan Expo will feature the largest collection of Octagon athletes to ever appear in Canada. The UFC Fan Expo invades the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto on April 29th and 30th.
“We’re excited to bring some of our top stars to Toronto for the UFC Fan Expo,” UFC president Dana White stated. “This is going to be the biggest weekend not only in UFC history, but in the history of our sport. I’m looking forward to giving our fans once-in-a-lifetime access to our fighters at the Fan Expo.”
The following fighters will participate in autograph sessions and a variety of other fan activities: newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie, former UFC two-division champion BJ Penn, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Josh Koscheck, Ryan Bader, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Carwin, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub, Jon Fitch, Miguel Angel Torres, Anthony Pettis, Clay Guida, Joe Lauzon, Cole Miller, Sam Stout, Carlos Condit and Jonathan Brookins.
All the UFC Fan Expo activities will be planned in conjunction with “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields,” which takes place in front of 55,000 fans at the Rogers Centre on April 30th. The record-setting card will be headlined by a welterweight title bout between champ Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields.
Jose Aldo will also defend his featherweight crown against Mark Hominick in the star-studded show.
For more information on UFC Fan Expo and to purchase tickets, please visit ufcfanexpo.com.