(LONDON, ENGLAND --- September 16, 2010) – The largest assemblage of UFC fighters ever to hit Europe will converge in London next month for the eagerly awaited UFC Fan Expo at Earls Court.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, has confirmed 23 fighters who will be signing autographs and interacting with fans at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. The event will be part of a huge UFC weekend in the British capital, with UFC 120 taking place on the evening of October 16.
The names released today are: Ultimate Fighter season 9 finalist Andre Winner; lightweight contender Cole Miller, UFC Middleweight Title challenger Demian Maia, Duane Ludwig, Efrain Escudero, No1 lightweight contender Gray Maynard, Johny Hendricks, Welterweight Title challenger Jon Fitch, Light heavyweight sensation Jon Jones, Top heavyweight contender Junior Dos Santos, the ever-popular Marcus Davis, England’s own Nick Osipczak and Paul Kelly, former middleweight champion and light heavyweight contender Rich Franklin, TUF 9 champion Ross Pearson, heavyweight cult favourite Roy Nelson, elite light heavyweight Ryan Bader, former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk, heavyweight prospect Stefan Struve, original ‘Ultimate Fighter’ finalist Stephan Bonnar, England’s own Terry Etim, welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves and former PRIDE FC Champions and MMA icon Wanderlei Silva.
“The big guns are coming to London,” said UFC UK Division President Marshall Zelaznik. “We’ve listened to our British and European fans, and brought some of their favourite fighters over to meet them at the Expo. On Facebook and social media, a lot of fans were clamoring for the chance to meet guys like Wanderlei Silva, Roy Nelson, Rich Franklin, Jon Jones and the other stars on this list. We’re very happy to work with our partners Reed to make this happen – and there are more announcements to come regarding the Expo. It is going to be a fantastic two-day event.”
The first-ever UFC® Fan ExpoTM London is expected to attract all of the leading MMA vendors covering thousands square meters of space. In addition to training seminars and autograph and Q&A sessions with the world’s best fighters, the UFC® Fan ExpoTM London 2010 will feature a variety of offerings such as apparel, electronic gaming, food & beverages, fight gear, fitness equipment and supplies, nutritional supplements, lifestyle products and much more.
Building off the successes of the prior U.S. Expos and paired with the highly anticipated UFC 120 fight card scheduled to take place in London on October 16, UFC® Fan ExpoTM London 2010 will bring an exciting and unique experience that European fans have been waiting for.
For more information on UFC® Fan ExpoTM and to purchase tickets, visit www.ufcfanexpo.com. To subscribe to the official UFC® Fan ExpoTM newsletter visit www.ufcfanexpo.com/newsletter. For companies interested in reserving space at this premier event, contact Ed Gallo, Event Director at 1-203-840-5546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t wait, space is limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.