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Friday, 06/15/2012, 09:41 am

MORE THAN 50 UFC AND STRIKEFORCE STARS TO APPEAR AT UFC FAN EXPO IN LAS VEGAS JULY 6 & 7


The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced more than 50 UFC and STRIKEFORCE stars scheduled to appear at the UFC Fan Expo on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled will be featured under one roof in July at the can’t-miss fan event of the year.

Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite stars during autograph sessions, exciting special events, interactive Q&A sessions, meet and greets, training and development seminars, and much more!

Appearing at the UFC Fan Expo*:

UFC Hall of Famer CHUCK LIDDELL
UFC Hall of Famer RANDY COUTURE
Former two-division UFC champion BJ PENN
UFC light heavyweight champion JON JONES
Former PRIDE champion WANDERLEI SILVA
Former UFC light heavyweight champion TITO ORTIZ
UFC lightweight champion BENSON HENDERSON
UFC interim welterweight champion CARLOS CONDIT
UFC heavyweight champion JUNIOR DOS SANTOS
UFC bantamweight champion DOMINICK CRUZ
Former light heavyweight champion RASHAD EVANS
Former UFC heavyweight champion FRANK MIR
Former PRIDE® champion DAN HENDERSON
Former UFC heavyweight champion CAIN VELASQUEZ
Former UFC welterweight champion MATT SERRA
Former interim UFC heavyweight champion SHANE CARWIN
STRIKEFORCE women’s bantamweight champion RONDA ROUSEY
STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion GILBERT MELENDEZ
Former STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion ALISTAIR OVEREEM
STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Grand Prix champion DANIEL CORMIER

Also featuring*: PAT BARRY, ALAN BELCHER, JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ, STEPHAN BONNAR, DANNY CASTILLO, DONALD CERRONE, PHIL DAVIS, SHANE DEL ROSARIO, JOHN DODSON, EVAN DUNHAM, REUBEN DURAN, BRIAN EBERSOLE, JAKE ELLENBERGER, LOUIS GAUDINOT, CLAY GUIDA, DAN HARDY, JOHNY HENDRICKS, CONOR HEUN, CJ KEITH, JOSH KOSCHECK, DUANE LUDWIG, RORY MACDONALD, VINNY MAGALHAES, OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST SARA MCMANN, IAN MCCALL, MICHAEL MCDONALD, JIM MILLER, ROY NELSON, ANTHONY PETTIS, JENS PULVER, MIKE PYLE, FRANCISCO RIVERA, BEN ROTHWELL, AMIR SADOLLAH, CHRIS SAUNDERS, CHAN SUNG JUNG, JAMIE VARNER, and EDDIE YAGIN.

In addition, UFC Octagon Girls ARIANNY CELESTE and BRITTNEY PALMER will appear, as will STRIKEFORCE ring girls CHRISSY HUBBARD and VANESSA HANSON. UFC commentators MIKE GOLDBERG, JOE ROGAN and JON ANIK will also make appearances, along with Octagon announcer BRUCE BUFFER. The UFC Fan Expo will also feature appearances by Best of PRIDE® host KENDA PEREZ and noted referees HERB DEAN, DAN MIRAGLIOTTA and JOSH ROSENTHAL.

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