Article

Train with Tito, Forrest, Mir in Houston

UFC® FAN EXPO OFFERS FANS IN HOUSTON OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN WITH SPORT’S TOP STARS

Training & Development Sessions to Feature Former Champs Forrest Griffin, Tito Ortiz and Frank Mir
Fans in the Houston area would probably love the opportunity to learn how to hit a fastball like Astros star Carlos Lee. They’d be equally excited to learn how to drive to the basket like Rockets guard Kevin Martin, or throw a tight spiral like Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.

Well, at the UFC® Fan Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston this October, the opportunity to learn strategy and techniques from the most influential figures in mixed martial arts presents itself. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that the UFC Fan Expo in Houston will feature three Training & Development sessions sure to thrill UFC fans.

On Friday, Oct. 7, former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin heads to Texas to teach an intense session starting at 9:30 a.m. CT. Then, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. CT, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will lead a Training & Development session sure to reflect The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s aggressive ground and pound style. The action continues on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., as former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir teaches the jiu-jitsu and striking techniques that helped him earn UFC gold.

With three of the sport’s most respected individuals offering Training & Development sessions, the UFC Fan Expo in Houston continues to become the can’t-miss fan event this fall.

“Fans have watched guys like Tito, Forrest and Frank coach on The Ultimate Fighter® and now this is their chance to train with them,” UFC President Dana White said. “Whether you have been training for a long time or just beginning the sport, there is something for everyone at these Training and Development Sessions. This is a cool experience for fans.”

Tickets for Training & Development sessions are on sale now and can be bought exclusively at www.ufcfanexpo.com. Please Note: Attendance for each Training & Development Session is limited and tickets will be sold to the first 100 registrants at $150 per session. Pricing is inclusive of all state and local sales tax. Spectators are not permitted without purchasing a Training & Development credential. Participants ages 13 and under will be admitted to the Training & Development Sessions with ONE adult at no additional charge. Proper ID will be required upon check-in.

Training & Development Session Schedule
(All Times Central)

Friday, Oct. 7
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Forrest Griffin

Saturday, Oct. 8
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Tito Ortiz
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Frank Mir

For more information on UFC Fan Expo and to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.ufcfanexpo.com.

Media

Recent
In this MetroPCS Move of the Week; Urijah Faber pulls out a submission victory over up and comer Alex Caceres at UFC 175.
Nov 26, 2014
No. 13 ranked featherweight Charles Oliveira is the first to submit Hatsu Hioki, and represents the new generation of skilled Brazilian fighters. Watch Oliveira take on No. 10 ranked Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night: A Champion Will Be Crowned.
Nov 28, 2014
Headlining Invicta FC 9, atomweight Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson takes on challenger Yasuko Tamada. Waterson looks to defend her title against Brazilian challenger and submission specialist Hercia Tiburcio at Invicta FC 10 live on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Nov 28, 2014
For the first time ever, Ultimate 100 Knockouts, originally a pay per view special, is now available on UFC FIGHT PASS. Watch over three hours of the biggest knockouts in UFC history.
Nov 26, 2014