The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighters that will participate in the upcoming UFC Fan Expo in Toronto.
The April 29 and 30 event at the Direct Engergy Centre will feature the largest collection of UFC athletes to ever appear in Canada.
The following fighters will participate in autograph sessions and a variety of other fan activities: newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, UFC bantamweight titleholder Dominick Cruz, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie, former two division champion B.J. Penn, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, former bantamweight champion Miguel Torres, WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, former WEC welterweight titleholder Carlos Condit, The Ultimate Fighter 12 winner Jonathan Brookins, along with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Josh Koscheck, Ryan Bader, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Carwin, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub, Jon Fitch, Clay Guida, Joe Lauzon, Cole Miller and Sam Stout.
“We’re excited to bring some of our top stars to Toronto for the UFC Fan Expo,” UFC President Dana White said. “This is going to be the biggest weekend not only in UFC history, but in the history of our sport. I’m looking forward to giving our fans once-in-a-lifetime access to our fighters at the Fan Expo.”
The UFC Fan Expo is planned in conjunction with the sold out UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields pay-per-view event on April 30. 55,000 fans inside the Rogers Centre will see two title fights with welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields fighting in the main event. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo will defend his belt against Mark Hominick.
The event has already broken all UFC attendance and gate records, while also setting the highest gate mark for a single-day event in Rogers Centre history.
For more information on UFC Fan Expo and to purchase tickets, visit www.ufcfanexpo.com.