If you are heading to Las Vegas for UFC 100, you now have more to do before the main event begins. On July 10th and 11th the first UFC Fan Expo should be your shelter from the desert sun. It has been recently announced that the grappling tournement which spans both days at the Expo, sponsored by Grapplers Quest, will also feature notable 'Superfights':
In the headline Superfight on Friday, July 10th, mixed martial arts pioneer Rumina "Moon Wolf" Sato faces Ulysses "Useless" Gomez. Also in action on Friday, July 10th, against an opponent to be determined, will be The Ultimate Fighter 8’s Vinicius Magalhaes. On Saturday, July 11th, the action continues with a match pitting four-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and WEC contender Fredson Paixao against 22-time Grapplers Quest champ Jeff "Pipelayer" Glover, and an intriguing showdown between UFC lightweight contender Joe "Daddy" Stevenson and Bill "The Grill" Cooper. The Superfight doubleheaders on both days begin at 2pm.
The next season of The Ultimate Fighter (it is up to 10) will also be featured in the festivities:
All 16 cast members, including Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, will be unveiled on Friday, July 10 at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT local time) before signing autographs from 11 a.m. to noon PT at the UFC Fan Expo.
A list of fighters who will be in attendance at the Expo is in the extended entry.
Already confirmed to be in attendance during the UFC® Fan Expo™ are UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, UFC Hall of Famers Royce Gracie and Randy "The Natural" Couture, and former world champions Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, "Suga" Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. UFC contenders Kenny Florian, Steve Cantwell, Shane Carwin, Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis, Tyson Griffin, Clay Guida, Dustin Hazelett, Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann, Josh Koscheck, Joe Lauzon, Junie Browning, Nate Marquardt, Gray Maynard, Karo Parisyan, Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez, Sean Sherk and Mike Swick will also be meeting fans, along with The Ultimate Fighter winners Nate Diaz and Efrain Escudero.
Fans of the PRIDE Fighting Championships will have the chance to re-live the excitement of Japan’s classic organization as well, with MMA icons Renzo Gracie and Gary Goodridge being joined by "The Texas Crazy Horse", Heath Herring, and Brazilian superstars Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
And if that’s not enough MMA star power, the premier fighters of the WEC will be on hand to sign autographs, with current champions Miguel Torres and Mike Brown sharing the convention center floor with Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brian Bowles, Joseph Benavidez, Donald Cerrone, Leonard Garcia, Ben Henderson, and Alex Karalexis.
Also, if you like T-shirts, catch Cage Fashion II:
Fashion show to exhibit the fast growing lifestyle in a
Bryant Park style fashion show in Las Vegas. This
show will be held the same day as UFC 100 Fan Expo
Famous Fighters and Celebrities are attending as
well as MMA/Mainstream Media
Models will wear outfit’s from top MMA brands
Buyer will have an opportunity to talk with brands the
during social hour