It’s not every day that you get a chance to learn a jump shot from LeBron James. Nor does the opportunity present itself to be taught how to throw a football like Peyton Manning. However, for mixed martial arts fans, the ability to learn strategy and techniques from the sport’s most influential figures presents itself at this year’s UFC® Fan Expo™.
At this year’s Expo, fans will have the opportunity to learn from the sport’s best athletes and coaches on Friday, May 28th and Saturday, May 29th at the UFC Fan Expo. From jiu-jitsu techniques with former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra to explosive takedowns with former WEC featherweight titlist Urijah Faber, the UFC Fan Expo’s Training and Development sessions offer fans the ultimate mixed martial arts experience.
“This is a chance for fans to learn MMA from the best,” said UFC President Dana White. “Whether you have been training for a long time or just beginning the sport, there is something for everyone at these Training and Development Sessions.”
Tickets for UFC® FAN EXPO™ and Training & Development sessions are on sale now and can be bought exclusively at UFCFanExpo.com. Please note that audience seating for each Training & Development Session is limited; the cost to participate in a session is $150 per person, per session.
Training & Development Session Schedule
(All Times Pacific)
Friday, May 28
9am-11am – Frank Mir
10am-12pm – Brandon Vera
12pm-2pm – Urijah Faber
1pm-3pm – Jens Pulver
3:30pm-5pm – Matt Serra
5pm-7pm – Eddie Bravo
Saturday, May 29
9am-11am – Shawn Tompkins
10am-12pm – Kru Mark DellaGrotte
12pm-2pm – Randy Couture
This year’s UFC Fan Expo leads into UFC® 114: RAMPAGE vs. EVANS, featuring the long-awaited grudge match between former light heavyweight champions Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans. For more UFC Fan Expo information and to purchase tickets, visit UFCfanexpo.com. For companies interested in reserving space at this premier event, contact Ed Gallo, Event Director at 1-203-840-5546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Reed Exhibitions
The UFC Fan Expo is operated by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, with over 470 events in 37 countries. In 2008, Reed brought together over seven million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 38 fully staffed offices.
Reed organizes a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses, and meetings. Its portfolio of over 470 events serves 44 industry sectors, including: Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering, manufacturing, environment, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewelry, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, medical education, printing & graphics, property & real estate, security & safety, sports & recreation, and travel. Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations, and government departments, Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.