Celebrity Line-Up Released For Vancouver MMA
Press Release – June 5, 2011 –
VANCOUVER –Mixed Martial Arts Expo released its
celebrity line-up today for its June 11 – 12 event at
the prestigious Vancouver Convention Centre in British
Now in its seventh year MMA Expo brings to
Vancouver a high-energy show with the reputation for
delivering action-oriented tournaments, interactive
exhibits and some of the hottest celebrities in MMA – the
fastest growing sport in the world.
“We’re excited about bringing our popular
event to Vancouver”, stated Gerald Chopik, founder of MMA
Expo and president of Fight Media’s new Events Division.
“BC-area fans are passionate about MMA and together with
the Fight Network we look forward to giving them access to
all that is MMA including top celebrities that most will
otherwise only see on pay-per-view.”
For fans looking to get photos and
autographs with MMA stars there is a long list of great
names on the Vancouver roster: Carlos Newton, Canada’s
first-ever UFC Champion; Shonie Carter, MMA veteran of
over 70 fights and holder of 16 belts; Jason “The Athlete”
MacDonald fresh from an impressive win at UFC Toronto;
also coming off an outstanding 20-second KO at UFC
Toronto, Vladimir Matyushenko; rising star 6′ 11″ Stefan
“Skyscraper” Struve; Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub; former
UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt “The Terror” Serra
sponsored by Xyience; and appearing at the HEADRUSH booth,
former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Shane Carwin.
For serious bragging rights Paradise Warriors Retreat on
the show floor offers the unique opportunity for
on-the-mat seminars with Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez
and legendary coaches Shawn Tomkins, Firas Zahabi and Pat
Miletich. No experience necessary. PWR instructors will
also be available for autographs and photos through the
Exhibits include martial arts training facilities,
suppliers of equipment, gear and apparel, distributors of
supplements, nutrition products and energy drinks, MMA
media, as well as fight promoters, the MMA Expo Hottie
models and the introduction of the new Rockst*r Lager.
Also featured on the MMA Expo Vancouver show floor are
four action-packed martial arts tournaments held under the
umbrella of the West Coast Combat Championships.
Round-robin competitions showcase the diverse styles of
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, No Gi Grappling, WKC Continuous
Sparring and Amateur Mixed Martial Arts. Spectators have
access to all tournaments with general admission to the
Admission to MMA Expo is $20 including tax. Celebrity
autographs and photos are free of charge.
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About Mixed Martial Arts Expo:
Since its launch in 2005, Mixed Martial
Arts Expo has brought fans together with many of the top
fighters and MMA champions in the sport, supported
hundreds of exhibitors and martial arts instructors, and
hosted thousands of competitors and attendees. In February
2011, MMA Expo was acquired by Fight Media Inc., parent
company of Fight Network.
About Fight Network:
Fight Network is Canada’s only TV channel
dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including
fights, fighters, fight news and the fight lifestyle. It
is carried nationally on all major cable, satellite and
telco systems in Canada. Fight Network operates on
multiple platforms including TV, web, mobile and, with the
recent purchase of MMA Expo, events.