UFC Fan Expo in July to feature first ever MMA Combine

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UFC fighters Urijah Faber and Phil Davis have worked together to set up the first ever MMA Combine. The event will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo and take place the same day as UFC 162.

The NFL Combine is a staple event preceding the draft. Each year, aspiring players participate in a series of athletic tests in order for scouts to gauge their potential in the big leagues. At this year's UFC Fan Expo, up-and-coming mixed martial artists will have the chance to do the same.

As reported by Bleacher Report, UFC Bantamweight Urijah Faber and Light Heavyweight Phil Davis are heading a new website called MMADraft.com that features amateur fighters:

MMADraft.com came about from the idea that we needed to create opportunities for amateur MMA athletes. We want to document the hard work and accomplishments of amateurs so that when they decide to turn pro, they will have a history of their career. MMA Draft will become the premier platform for amateurs to promote themselves.

In conjunction with the Fourth of July weekend UFC Fan Expo, MMA Draft will be showcasing an MMA Combine for amateur fighters. The field will be limited to 100 fighters who will compete in a series of athletic tests. Some will be familiar from the NFL Draft, but other events will be MMA specific. Interested fighters will be able to create profiles on MMA Draft and register for the Combine, which will require an entry fee.

The Combine is scheduled for July 6 in Las Vegas, NV and will be followed by UFC 162 where Anderson Silva will look to defend his Middleweight title against Chris Weidman. No venue or time has been set for the MMA Combine yet.



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