UFC Fan Expo 'Toronto' 2011 fighters and Strikeforce booth announced


Yes, those may or may not be pigs flying outside your window.

Dana White is bringing a little something extra to the UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields" event when he travels across the border for the promotion's debut in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is scheduled for the Rogers Centre on April 30, 2011.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced back in January, it will coordinate a two-day "Fan Expo" at the nearby Direct Energy Centre from April 29 right up until fight time on April 30 to coincide with the UFC 129 pay-per-view.

And guess who is getting a booth of their own?

None other than the San Jose based promotion Zuffa overlords recently bought out, Strikeforce. That's according to a report from Versus.com, although there is no word yet on which fighters will appear.

We do, however, have the full list of fighters that will appear on behalf of the UFC, via their official website:

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones
UFC middleweight champion
Anderson Silva
UFC Hall of Famer
Chuck Liddell
UFC Hall of Famer
Royce Gracie
Former UFC two-division champion
BJ Penn
UFC heavyweight champion
Cain Velasquez
UFC bantamweight champion
Dominick Cruz
Former UFC heavyweight champion
Frank Mir
Former UFC light heavyweight champion
Rashad Evans
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Josh Koscheck
Ryan Bader
Stephan Bonnar
Shane Carwin
Matt Mitrione
Brendan Schaub
Jon Fitch
Miguel Angel Torres
Anthony Pettis
Clay Guida
Joe Lauzon
Cole Miller
Sam Stout
Carlos Condit
Jonathan Brookins

The incredible weekend includes meet and greets with all of the above fighters, mixed martial arts (MMA) demonstrations, grappling "Super Fights," fan-inspired special events, training and development sessions, as well as other combat related opportunities and entertainment.

Additionally, the 2011 UFC Fan Expo, which is the third to be staged outside of "Sin City," is expected to attract more than "150 leading vendors covering roughly 300,000 square feet of space."

The exhibit floor will also "feature apparel, electronic gaming, food & beverages, fight gear, fitness equipment and supplies, nutritional supplements, lifestyle products and much more."

Oh, and by the way, there are also some huge fights taking place that weekend.

UFC 129 is set to feature a main event between Canada's own Georges St. Pierre, defending his welterweight title against fresh challenger -- and former Elite XC and Strikeforce champion -- Jake Shields.

The event is also expected to include "Father Time" Randy Couture, defying the odds once again to take on Karate master Lyoto Machida.

Sounds like a blast.

For more information on UFC Fan Expo 2011 "Toronto" and to purchase tickets visit www.ufcfanexpo.com by clicking here.

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