Birmingham, UK – February 23, 2012 – It was confirmed today that UFC Octagon girl and Playboy cover star Brittney Palmer and UFC title contender Rashad Evans have joined six additional fighters in the ever increasing line-up for The MMA Show Live being held on May 12 - 13 at The NEC in Birmingham.
In addition, kickboxing prodigy and rising UFC star Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson joins the show withJorge Rivera and Jake Shields, as well as UFC and PRIDE veterans Frank Trigg and Mark Coleman, Strikeforce middleweight Keith Jardine and MMA legend Dan Severn.
Below is the current line-up for The MMA Show Live:
(More fighters and MMA personalities are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks!)
Rashad Evans (UFC)
Brittney Palmer (UFC)
Kenny Florian (UFC)
Jake Shields (UFC)
Paul Daley (Strkeforce)
Brendan Schaub (UFC)
Rory MacDonald (UFC)
Stefan Struve (UFC)
Jimmy Wallhead (Bellator)
Jimi Manuwa (BAMMA)
Jack Marshman (BAMMA)
Andre Winner (BAMMA)
Tim Radcliffe (UCMMA)
Vladimir Matyushenko (UFC)
Brad Pickett (UFC)
Jason Young (UFC)
Ross Pearson (UFC)
Dean Amasinger (KSW)
Che Mills (UFC)
Simeon Thoresen (UFC)
Tom ‘Kong’ Watson (BAMMA)
Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman (UFC, Cage Rage)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (UFC, PRIDE and DREAM)
Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson (UFC)
Jorge Rivera (UFC)
Frank Trigg (UFC, PRIDE)
Mark Coleman (UFC, PRIDE)
Keith Jardine (Strikeforce)
Dan Severn (UFC, PRIDE, Cage Rage, WEC)
Liam Fisher, the organizer of The MMA Show Live, had this to say about the upcoming event, “I am unbelievably pumped up for this event! The MMA Show Live is shaping up to be the biggest MMA expo ever held in Europe and we’re all very happy at the turnout of A-list talent so far. Rashad, Brittney, Shields, Coleman, Trigg, Wonderboy, Rivera, Severn, Jardine plus more names to come…… we’re gonna need a bigger boat!”
The MMA Show Live will be an interactive fan experience dedicated to mixed martial arts from around the World. It will populate a second hall at the NEC in Birmingham, alongside The Martial Arts Show Live.
The MMA Show Live will consist of five training areas where some of the biggest names in the business will host special group training sessions, a huge stage & screen for Q&A sessions, an autograph zone where fans can meet their favorite fighters, exhibition stands where some of the biggest brands in MMA will be selling merchandise and much more!
Training sessions with fighters are available for Platinum ticket holders only and are limited to 500 people across the entire weekend. For a limited time only, Platinum tickets are priced at £90 instead of £100.
Platinum tickets include 1 training session per day, VIP access to both The Martial Arts Show Live and The MMA Show Live throughout the weekend, exclusive access to the Platinum Room in the MMA hall where fans can sit down and talk with the A-list fighters & celebrities, entrance to the VIP party held on the Saturday evening in Birmingham city centre, a souvenir event program, access to the fast-track line at the autograph zone and premium platinum seating at the Q&A stage.
Every Platinum ticket holder is guaranteed a place at 1 training session per day and there will be 20 different training sessions hosted by 20 different fighters each day. Platinum ticket holders can book their preferred session on a first come first serve basis by registering each day at the registration desk open from 8am each morning. By buying your Platinum ticket now, you will secure your place as one of the limited 500 places available.
Strictly limited reduced price “Early Bird Tickets” are available now at www.theticketfactory.com or from the 24 hour ticket hotline at 0844 338 0338. Fans are encouraged to book early, as ticket prices will increase on March 5, 2012.
For more information on The MMA Show Live, please go to www.themmashowlive.com. Fans can also follow The MMA Show Live on Twitter at www.twitter.com/themmashowlive and on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/themmashowlive.