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UFC Fan Expo Event Recap

Article by BodyKore on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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The 2010 UFC Fan Expo took place over the Memorial Weekend at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.   This is the second Fan Expo that the UFC has ever premiered and it turned out to be a huge success.  An estimated 125,000 fans came from all over the world to show their support and meet their favorite fighters throughout the two day expo.

A few highlights of the Expo was the induction of long time Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes to the UFC Hall of Fame.  The Grappler’s Quest Competition also took place at the expo in which hundreds of contestants competed in multiple weight classes to be crowned Grappling Champions.  In the competition’s super fights, Penny Thomas defeating Shayna Baszler and Bill Cooper defeating Hermes Franca.  The main attraction, however, was the fighters themselves.  Check out a some images from the expo below:

Dana White posing with a young fan

Nate Quarry

Frank Mir

Bas Rutten

Mike Swick in a pull-up contest

Cheick Kongo

Demian Maia

Minotauro Noguira

Renzo Gracie

Ryan Bader

Vitor Belfort

Shane Carwin

Matt Serra

Jon Fitch

Shawn Tompkins

Jeff Monson

Fabricio Werdum

Martin Kampmann

Mark Munoz

James Irvin

Junior Dos Santos

Josh Koscheck

Cain Velasquez

Anderson Silva

Eddie Bravo

Miguel Torres

Patrick Cote

Wanderlei Silva

Dan Hardy

Jeremy Stephens

Tito Ortiz

Din Thomas being interviewed by FightHub’s Marcos Villegas

Kenny Florian

Manny Gamburyan

Jose Aldo

Brian Bowles

Anthony Johnson

Shonie Carter

Check out the rest of the gallery here:


Props to Photographers Freddy and Augusto Sosa for the images

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