(Los Angeles, Calif. January 11, 2012) Mixed Martial Arts is back in a big way at California’s largest fitness event, The Los Angeles Fitness Expo Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Halls G & H.   The Expo will feature two full days of MMA seminars and interactive demonstrations where attendees can learn from the best in the sport, up close and personal.  The latest in fight gear and clothing will be featured on the exhibit floor.

“Mixed martial arts competitors are true athletes that employ the training and nutrition principals of strength, power and fitness, the cornerstone of Los Angeles Fitness Expo.  We’re are excited to have the biggest names in the sport teaching and signing autographs at our show,” said Erin Ferries, Executive Director, The Los Angeles Fitness Expo.

The Los Angeles Fitness Expo’s complimentary MMA seminar track, presented by Sherdog and MMA Worldwide, will be hosted by renowned MMA referee Herb Dean, featuring many of today’s top fighters and coaches. Up-to-the-minute updates on fighter appearances are available at www.thefitexpo.com.

Attendees can meet and get autographs from former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz, (Saturday only) and UFC Fighter, Krzysztof Soszynski, “The Polish Experiment”, (Saturday and Sunday) both courtesy of Punishment Athletics.

Javier “Showtime” Vazquez, UFC fighter named by Sports Illustrated in 2009 as the most inspirational performance of the decade, will appear Saturday. On Sunday, the First Annual Javier Vazquez Kids Wrestling Championships presented by the California Age Group Wrestling Association (CAGWA) will take place at the Expo.

Other MMA appearances will include Master MMA fighter Puni Aumauinuuese, courtesy of PROPTA and UFC Middleweight and United States Naval Academy graduate Brian Stann, courtesy of Gaspari Nutrition (Saturday only).

With Muay Thai being one of the essential training techniques for MMA, Jean Carrillo, world class Muay Thai Trainer and Phil Collen, Def Leppard Guitarist and Muay Thai Kickboxer will both make appearances at the Expo
(Saturday only).

Fred George, The Detroit Diesel, Strength & Conditioning Editor for TapouT and MMA Worldwide Magazines, trainer and Inventor of the Machine Shop Training System, which integrates The Burn Machine, The War Machine and Stroops Resistance Band Training systems, will also appear.

Shin’s Xreme Martial Arts Demo Team will perform a blend of martial arts and acrobatics to create the high flying maneuvers you see in movies today.

Expo attendees will also cheer on competitors participating in returning contests including
The Iron Man Naturally Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure & Bikini Championships, All American Strongman Challenge, The Scot Mendelson Pro Bench Press Classic and USPA American Cup Powerlifting.

The Los Angeles Fitness Expo adult admission tickets are $20 per day or $30 for the full weekend.  Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children under 6 are free.  Show hours are Saturday, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Plenty of parking is available.

For more The Los Angeles Fitness Expo information on ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, call (818) 545-0290 or visit

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