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Fighters At London Fan Expo

UFC® FAN EXPO™ BRINGS LARGEST GATHERING OF UFC STARS EVER TO EUROPE

23 NAMES CONFIRMED FOR  EARLS COURT OCTOBER 15-16, 2010

(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 egallo@ufcfanexpo.com. Don’t wait,
space is limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.