Four grappling superfights featuring the likes of Caol Uno, Hermes Franca, Javier Vazquez, and Fredson Paixao will take place at the UFC Fan Expo on May 28 and 29 in Las Vegas, the UFC today announced.
On Friday, May 28, ADCC women’s champion Penny Thomas takes on MMA veteran Shayna Baszler, while former UFC contender Hermes Franca faces Bill “The Grill” Cooper, who defeated Joe Stevenson at the inaugural UFC Fan Expo last July.
Then, on Saturday, May 29, recently-released UFC lightweight Caol Uno battles WEC featherweight and four-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Fredson Paixao, while Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt and WEC 145-pounder Javier Vazquez meets 23-time Grapplers Quest champ Jeff “Pipelayer” Glover.
The second annual UFC Fan Expo, which coincides with “UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans,” includes many UFC, WEC, former PRIDE, and Hall of Fame fighters, exhibits from more than 200 companies, and MMA training sessions.
Pictured: Caol Uno