UFC Fan Expo ‘Toronto’ announced for Direct Energy Centre April 29-30

By Jesse Holland

Dana White is bringing a little something extra to the UFC 129: “St. Pierre vs. Shields” event when he travels across the border for the promotion’s debut in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is scheduled for the Rogers Centre on April 30, 2011. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced it will coordinate a two-day “Fan Expo” at the nearby Direct Energy Centre from April 29 right up until fight time on April 30 to coincide with the UFC 129 pay-per-view.

Here’s what the cage boss had to say about his big plans:

“It’s been our goal to bring a major UFC event to Toronto for a long time. The fans in Ontario are amazing and we want to give them a weekend they won’t forget. With the UFC Fan Expo and the card we are putting together, Ontario is in for an incredible weekend.”

That “incredible weekend” includes meet and greets with legendary UFC, Pride FC and WEC fighters, mixed martial arts (MMA) demonstrations, grappling “Super Fights,” fan-inspired special events, training and development sessions, as well as other combat related opportunities and entertainment.


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