The eighth UFC Fan Expo event will take place on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Also, slated for July 6 is UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“We love giving UFC fans unprecedented access to our sport and athletes,” UFC President Dana White said. “This July, we are planning the ultimate fan experience that includes UFC® 162, the UFC Fan Expo which will feature more UFC fighters than any other UFC fan event EVER, and a Fight Week featuring pool parties, concerts and more. This is an absolute insane week for UFC fans around the world!”
The Expo is a great opportunity for fans to meet their favorite fighters, get autographs, watch demonstrations, and grappling tournaments. The UFC Fan Expo began in 2009 and this will be the fourth time it has been held in Las Vegas. The Expo has been held in Boston, London, Houston, and Toronto in the past.
Tickets for the UFC Fan Expo® 2013 are on sale NOW at www.ufcfanexpo.com. Tickets for Friday, July 6 are priced at $40, while tickets for Saturday, July 7 are priced at $45. A two-day pass is also available and is priced at $60. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now and save, as ticket pricing will increase at the door. VIP packages for the UFC Fan Expo® are also available at www.ufcfanexpo.com.
In conjunction with the Fan Expo will be UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva looking to defend his title against Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 162 that’s slated to take place on July 6. Silva has won 16 consecutive fights and has never lost since first fighting under the UFC banner in June 2006. He holds the UFC record for most consecutive wins, longest title reign, most finishes, and most title defenses.
More information on the UFC 162 fight card can be found here.