Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced its comprehensive list of autograph sessions scheduled for the two-day "Fan Expo" event at the George R. Brown Convention Center from Oct. 7 right up until fight time on Oct. 8 to coincide with the upcoming UFC 136 pay-per-view broadcast.
"Edgar vs. Maynard 3" takes place at the Toyota Center on Oct. 8, 2011, in Houston, Texas.
The UFC Fan Expo typically includes meet and greets with legendary UFC, Pride FC and Strikeforce 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.
The fighters below are currently penciled in for Booth 1645 at various times throughout the weekend:
Pat Barry, Vitor Belfort, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Carwin, Donald Cerrone, Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Rashad Evans, Urijah Faber, Jon Fitch, Forrest Griffin, Clay Guida, Jason Miller, Cole Miller, Frank Mir, Matt Mitrione, Tito Ortiz, Amir Sadollah, Brendan Schaub, Matt Serra, Jake Shields, Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva and Miguel Torres.
In addition to attracting more than "150 leading vendors covering roughly 300,000 square feet of space," the exhibit floor will "feature apparel, electronic gaming, food & beverages, fight gear, fitness equipment and supplies, nutritional supplements, lifestyle products and much more."
In conjunction with the above list, the promotion will also feature exhibitor-sponsored autograph sessions with appearances by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, Tim Kennedy, Kyra Gracie and more.
To see that list as well as autograph times and booth numbers, click here.
"We're excited to bring some of the biggest stars in the sport to Houston for the UFC Fan Expo," UFC President Dana White said in a recent press release. "This is our sixth Expo now. For people who have never experienced the Fan Expo before, trust me, this is the ultimate fan experience. You won't be disappointed."
Oh, and by the way, there are also some huge fights taking place that weekend.
UFC 136 will be headlined by the long-awaited trilogy fight in the rivalry between Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and his own personal "Bully," Gray Maynard.
A second championship match-up is set for "Space City," as featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo will put his strap on the line against Kenny Florian, who is still in search of that elusive first title win.
A middleweight number one contender bout is also on the card with Republican Chael Sonnen going to war against super-soldier Brian Stann for the right to challenge for the 185-pound title.
Sounds like a blast.
For more information on UFC Fan Expo 2011 "Houston" and to purchase tickets visit www.ufcfanexpo.com by clicking here.