Edmonton Fight Scene to Hold 2nd Annual Fan Expo


Edmonton, AB – Following the success of the first ever combat sports Fan Expo held in Edmonton, Alberta last August, Ken Franczek and Jason Bouwmeester have been hard at work preparing for Edmonton’s 2nd Annual Fan Expo which will take place on March 27th at the Shaw Conference Centre.

“We had excellent feedback from both attendees and exhibitors from the first expo,” says Jason Bouwmeester. “We’ve taken the feedback to heart and have expanded the show to ensure an even bigger and better show than last year. Not only are we bringing in UFC level fighters, we have also arranged for Alberta Amateur Boxing to set up an amateur boxing fight card in our center ring.”

UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend Dan “The Beast” Severn will be the main draw at the Fan Expo. Current UFC fighters Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann and Alberta’s own Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald will also be on hand to meet and take pictures with fans. The list of local fighters rounds out with veteran UFC fighters Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague and Victor Valimaki; as well as professional boxers Tye “Big Sky” Fields and Jelena Mrdjenovich; and local MMA stars Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, Shane “Shaolin” Campbell, “The Afrikan Assassin” Mukai Maromo, and Kurtis “The Hammer” Higgins.

“Edmonton has seen some major changes in the MMA scene as of late, but the interest in combat sports in Edmonton goes beyond just MMA and there are both strong boxing and muay thai followings in town,” Jason states. “You can tell by the involvement of local companies that this goes beyond just fan interest as well.”

Edmonton Fight Scene Fan Expo would like to thank Flaman Fitness, Crystal Glass, ERA Fight Wear, Saint Pete’s Gentlemens Club and Injected Ink for their support and sponsorship this year. Also on hand will be local MMA promotions MFC, AggressionMMA, and Unified MMA; KO Boxing promotion and a variety of gyms and training centers.

“Exhibitor booths are filling up fast and we have over 45 combat sports related vendors and exhibitors committed to date,” adds Ken Franczek. “We have a very few spots left and anticipate these will go fast. If you are in any way related to combat sports in Edmonton, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.”

Edmonton Fight Scene is thrilled to have 100.3 The Bear and Team 1260 on board again this year, as well as a new addition to the radio market in Edmonton with their sister station Virgin 104.9. Yukon Jack, host of 100.3 The Bear’s morning show and MMA fan, has also agreed to come on board and be the guest host for the Fan Expo.

The excitement and hype is only going to grow before the show – especially once guest host 100.3 The Bear radio personality Yukon Jack starts promoting the show on The Bear during the last week in March before the Expo. On March 25th, Flow Lounge & Grill will be hosting an Edmonton Fight Scene Fan Expo kick off party which will be attended by both Dan Severn and Martin Kampmann. Dan will be at Saint Pete’s Men’s Club on Saturday, March 26th for UFC and Martin will be at Union Hall on the 26th for the televised UFC event as well.

The Fan Expo itself will take place at the Shaw Conference Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 1pm – 7pm.

General Admission Tickets are priced at $20 and are now available. You may contact Ken or Jason to purchase them, or for your convenience, tickets can purchased online at http://go.fightscene.ca/tickets.

If you would like more information about the Fan Expo, including reserving one of the few vendor/exhibitor booths remaining, you can contact Jason Bouwmeester (jason@fightscene.ca) or Ken Franczek (ken@fightscene.ca).

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