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Over 50 fighters scheduled to appear at UFC Fan Expo on July 5 & 6

It might be a bit crowded at UFC Fan Expo this upcoming July, but it's not likely the fans will complain after seeing the list of participants below.


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just added a huge incentive to go check out the UFC Fan Expo this year, which is taking place in Las Vegas from July 5 to July 6. The yearly expo will go down before the UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) featuring a middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chris Weidman.

Over 50 current or former UFC fighters will be in attendance. Here's the list provided by UFC (subject to change) of every fighter who's expected to participate in the festivities:

Georges St-Pierre, UFC welterweight champion

Jon Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion

Ronda Rousey, UFC women's bantamweight champion

Cain Velasquez, UFC heavyweight champion

Dominick Cruz, UFC bantamweight champion

Benson Henderson, UFC lightweight champion

Demetrious Johnson, UFC flyweight champion

Chuck Liddell, former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer

Matt Hughes, former UFC welterweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer

Forrest Griffin, former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer

Stephan Bonnar, UFC Hall of Famer

Carlos Condit, UFC welterweight

Daniel Cormier, UFC heavyweight

Urijah Faber, UFC bantamweight

Rich Franklin, UFC middleweight

Cung Le, UFC middleweight

Gilbert Melendez, UFC lightweight

BJ Penn, UFC welterweight

Luke Rockhold, UFC middleweight

Ryan Bader, UFC light heavyweight

Pat Barry, UFC heavyweight

Joseph Benavidez, UFC flyweight

Michael Bisping, UFC middleweight

Travis Browne, UFC heavyweight

Donald Cerrone, UFC lightweight

Phil Davis, UFC light heavyweight

TJ Dillashaw, UFC bantamweight

Kelvin Gastelum, UFC middleweight

Clay Guida, UFC featherweight

Martin Kampmann, UFC welterweight

Gray Maynard, UFC lightweight

Michael McDonald, UFC bantamweight

Chad Mendes, UFC featherweight

Erik Perez, UFC bantamweight

Anthony Pettis, UFC featherweight

Mike Pyle, UFC welterweight

Sean Sherk, UFC lightweight

Chael Sonnen, UFC light heavyweight

Miesha Tate, UFC women's bantamweight

Josh Thomson, UFC lightweight

Eddie Wineland, UFC bantamweight

Tyron Woodley, UFC welterweight

The fighters won't just be sitting behind a table signing autographs either. According to the press release, there's a wide variety of activities for all attendees:

Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite stars during meet and greets and autograph sessions, grappling tournaments, Q&A presentations, training and development seminars, and much more.

In addition, the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony where both recently retired fighters Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar will be inducted, is also expected to take place at the Expo. Don't forget the first ever MMA Scouting Combine either.

But wait, there's more! It won't just be UFC fighters stopping by, everyone's favorite ring girls Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste will make appearances as well as newly signed Octagon girls Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson. You can also expect to see commentators Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg and John Anik to stop by alongside the voice of the Octagon, Bruce Buffer.

The UFC Fan Expo originated in 2009, holding a yearly event prior to the big Las Vegas fight card on Fourth of July weekend. The promotion has also held special Fan Expos in Boston, London, Toronto and Houston.

Here's the ticket information, in case you were wondering:

Tickets for the UFC Fan Expo® are on sale NOW at Tickets for Friday, July 5 are priced at $40, while tickets for Saturday, July 6 are priced at $45. A two-day pass is also available and is priced at $60. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now and save because ticket prices are higher at the door.

Will any of you be checking out the Expo this year?

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