Thursday, July 2, 2009 | 6:30 p.m.
- Four grappling superfights set for UFC Fan Expo (7-2-2009)
- Couture, Liddell headline UFC’s star-studded fan expo (6-24-2009)
- UFC to hold first-ever fan expo (3-16-2009)
- UFC 100 officially announced (3-13-2009)
As if next weekend wasn’t already the hottest event in UFC history, the first-ever Fan Expo just turned up the temperature considerably.
The UFC and Maxim magazine announced today that they would name a winner in the first-ever Maxim/UFC Octagon Girl contest on the expo’s second day, Saturday, July 11.
The contest will culminate with a live voting session at the main stage of Bayside Hall B inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Saturday. Yet-to-be-named UFC fighters and Maxim editors will use a runway-style pageant to select the winner — who will receive a UFC Octagon Girl contract (joining current models Arianny Celeste, Edith Labelle and Logan Stanton), and be featured in both Maxim magazine and Maxim.com.
All interested participants, who must be at least 18 years old, are required to pre-register at Maxim.com.
Tickets for the Fan Expo — which includes autograph sessions with some of the UFC and WEC’s biggest stars, a special Grapplers Quest event complete with fights featuring Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champions, training sessions, and other activities — are limited but still on sale at www.ufcfanexpo.com.