The largest collection of UFC fighters ever to hit Europe will converge in London next month for the eagerly awaited UFC Fan Expo at Earls Court.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, has confirmed 23 fighters who will be signing autographs and interacting with fans at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. The event will be part of a huge UFC weekend in the British capital, with UFC 120 taking place on the evening of October 16.
The names released today are:
Ultimate Fighter season 9 finalist Andre Winner;
lightweight contender Cole Miller,
UFC Middleweight Title challenger Demian Maia,
Efrain Escudero, No 1 lightweight contender
Welterweight Title challenger Jon Fitch,
Light heavyweight sensation Jon Jones,
Top heavyweight contender Junior Dos Santos,
the ever-popular Marcus Davis,
England's own Nick Ozipzcak and Paul Kelly,
former middleweight champion and light heavyweight contender Rich Franklin,
TUF 9 champion Ross Pearson,
heavyweight cult favourite Roy Nelson,
elite light heavyweight Ryan Bader,
former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk, heavyweight prospect Stefan Struve,
original 'Ultimate Fighter' finalist Stephan Bonnar,
England's own Terry Etim,
welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves and
former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA icon Wanderlei Silva.
"The big guns are coming to London," said UFC UK Division President Marshall Zelaznik. "We've listened to our British and European fans, and brought some of their favourite fighters over to meet them at the Expo. On Facebook and social media, a lot of fans were clamouring for the chance to meet guys like Wanderlei Silva, Roy Nelson, Rich Franklin, Jon Jones and the other stars on this list. We're very happy to work with our partners Reed to make this happen - and there are more announcements to come regarding the Expo. It is going to be a fantastic two-day event."
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