TORONTO – NOVEMBER 28, 2011 – MMA Expo returns to the GTA December 3-4 at the International Centre, Mississauga for its seventh year with what promises to be another high-energy event featuring martial arts tournaments, MMA exhibits and some of the hottest celebrities from the fastest growing sport in the world.
“Between a show floor chock-full of martial arts competitions, demonstrations, seminars, exhibitors, our gorgeous MMA Expo Hottie models and a stellar line-up of MMA celebrities, Ontario MMA fans are in for another action-packed MMA weekend”, stated MMA Expo founder and president, Gerald Chopik.
A stellar line-up of celebrities indeed. Some of the MMA stars on the roster include: Carlos Newton, Canada’s first-ever UFC Champion; Carlos Condit, Melvin Guillard and Ryan Ford sponsored by Headrush; rising star 6’11” Stefan “Skyskraper” Struve; Mac Danzig; TapouT Founders “Punkass and Skrape” who will be bringing their unique sense of style to the TapouT Energy booth; Canadian MMA star, Sam Stout sponsored by Xyience; plus appearing at the JAKT apparel booth, UFC veteran Jake Shields and UFC Ring Girl Brittney Palmer, and more.
MMA Expo, now a division of Fight Media Inc., will also host the world-renowned North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Championships; the first NAGA event ever to be held in Canada. With plenty of bleacher seating available submission grappling fans will be able to cheer on competitors from their local martial arts schools. Fitness Kickboxing Canada seminars offer fitness enthusiasts and fight fans the unique opportunity to earn Can-Fit-Pro, CPTN & NSCA points as well as train hands-on with Team GSP – Ultimate Fighter series winner Jonathan Brookins.
Also new to the show floor this year is an MMA TEAM Challenge pitting martial art schools and gyms head-to-head over a gruelling six-lane obstacle course, MMA Expo Lifestyle Fashion Show and the MMA Art Exhibit. Mixed Martial Arts Expo – the Original MMA Expo since 2005 – delivers a weekend jam-packed with virtually everything for traditional and mixed martial arts competitors, as well as for pro and amateur fighters and MMA fans. For more information visit www.MixedMartialArtsExpo.com.