The UFC announced a star-studded lineup for the upcoming UFC Fan Expo, to be held in Houston October 7-8.
The event will coincide with UFC 136, which goes down on Saturday, October 8. Title-bouts between lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, along with featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending against Kenny Florian are set for the pay-per-view card.
Taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Expo will include autograph sessions and a variety of other activities with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz.
In addition, former champions Chuck Liddell, Frank Mir, Forrest Griffin, Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans and Matt Serra are expected to attend, along with Wanderlei Silva, Shane Carwin, Urijah Faber, Miquel Torres, Phil Davis, Jason Miller, Clay Guida, Brendan Schaub, Mark Munoz, Donald Cerrone, Jon Fitch, Amir Sadollah, Matt Mitrione, Pat Barry, Jake Shields, Chan Sung Jung, Cole Miller and Stephan Bonnar.
“We’re excited to bring some of the biggest stars in the sport to Houston for the UFC Fan Expo,” UFC President Dana White said. “This is our sixth Expo now. For people who have never experienced the Fan Expo before, trust me, this is the ultimate fan experience. You won’t be disappointed.”
Also, current Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will be in attendance, along with Strikeforce contenders Tyron Woodley and Tim Kennedy.
The UFC is returning to Houston for the first time since 2007.