UFC Fan Expo: Q & A guest speakers set for July 5 & 6

2013EXpoThe 2013 UFC Fan Expo announced its main stage schedule Thursday which includes Q & A sessions with UFC personalities, sports analysts, nutrition experts, UFC Hall of Famers and current fighters as well. It all kicks off July 5 and 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Discounted pre-sale tickets are still available at UFCFanExpo.com. Prices will increase at the door. The following information was released by the UFC Thursday afternoon:

Friday, July 5 (all times PT)

10:30 a.m.             FOX Sports 1 presentation and Q&A with FOX Sports analyst Jay Glazer

11:30 a.m.             Q&A session with UFC president Dana White

12:30 p.m.             Q&A session with UFC broadcasters Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg

1:30 p.m.               UFC FIT demonstration and Q&A with Mike Dolce, UFC veteran, MMA nutritionist, trainer and UFC FIT™ coach

2:00 p.m.               Q&A with UFC Octagon® announcer Bruce Buffer

3:00 p.m.               Countdown to UFC® 162 screening

4:00 p.m.               UFC® 162 Weigh-In streamed LIVE from Mandalay Bay Events Center

5:00 p.m.               Q&A with UFC Hall of Famers and executives Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes


Saturday, July 6 (all times PT)

10:30 a.m.             Ultimate Poker® tournament winner to receive a Harley-Davidson from UFC president Dana White

11:00 a.m.             Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony

12:00 p.m.             Special unveiling of the UFC Fan App, powered by MetroPCS, that provides exclusive videos, fighter commentary, scores, stats and more

12:30 p.m.             Q&A session with Chael Sonnen, UFC light heavyweight

1:30 p.m.               UFC 360® cover reveal and Q&A session with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey

2:30 p.m.               UFC GYM Challenge awards hosted by former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn

3:00 p.m.               Exclusive “Feel the Fight” EA SPORTS UFC® video game preview seen publicly for the first time

3:30 p.m.               Exhibitor booth awards sponsored by UFC 360® Magazine

Fans will also have the opportunity at the UFC Fan Expo® to meet with the largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled under one roof, interact with industry icons, participate in exhibitions, receive fighter autograph, enjoy training sessions, and register for competitions. Highlights include Gracie Jiu-Jitsu mastery seminars, a UFC GYM ChallengeTraining and Development seminars with Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber and Phil Davis, Grapplers Quest grappling tournaments, World of Wrestling Championships and a UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar.

Tickets are available at UFCFanExpo.com. To receive the latest news and updates on UFC Fan Expo®, exclusive deals and discounts, training and development sessions and more, sign up for the official Expo newsletter (www.ufcfanexpo.com/newsletter) or follow @UFCFanExpo on Twitter.

All the UFC Fan Expo® activities will be planned in conjunction with UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 6. The event will showcase middleweight champion and undisputed pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva taking on undefeated challenger Chris Weidman for the middleweight world title.

Tickets for UFC®162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN, presented by Bud Light, are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

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