Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a little something extra to the UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields" event when it travels across the border for the promotion's debut in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is scheduled for the Rogers Centre on April 30, 2011.
The promotion recently announced 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.
Standard expo activities include meet and greets with legendary UFC, Pride FC and WEC fighters, mixed martial arts (MMA) demonstrations, grappling "Super Fights," fan-inspired special events as well as other combat related opportunities and entertainment.
UFC Fan Expo Toronto Q&A schedule of events after the jump.
Friday, April 29 (all times Eastern)
10 a.m. - UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer
12:30 p.m. - UFC President Dana White
2 p.m. - UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan, hosted by UFC broadcaster Mike Goldberg
4:30 p.m. - Chuck Liddell, UFC Hall of Famer and Executive Vice President of Business Development, hosted by UFC broadcaster Mike Goldberg
Saturday, April 30
11 a.m. - Rules and Judging Seminar with respected referee Herb Dean
12:30 p.m. - UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright
2 p.m. - STRIKEFORCE star Herschel Walker, hosted by commentator Todd Harris
"I always enjoy interacting with the fans and I’m excited to host a Q&A at the UFC Fan Expo," UFC President Dana White said in a recent press release. "I’m glad that fans will have the chance to talk to Buffer, Rogan, Chuck, Herb, Tom and Herschel as well. This is a cool opportunity for fans to connect with the top names in this sport and it’s all a part of delivering the ultimate experience."
The 2011 UFC Fan Expo 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.
Sounds like a blast.