Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Five Live Tournaments Headline MMA World Expo, Dec. 12 in New York

All-time greats Jones and Silva to meet and greet guests amidst an exhibit hall hosting five combat sports tournaments, vendors, seminars, and training classes.

NEW YORK, December 5 — The 6th Annual MMA World Expo, the East Coast’s premiere mixed martial arts gathering, is returning to New York’s Jacob Javits Center, North Pavilion, this Saturday, December 12. This year’s event, presented by City World Ford, promises to be larger than ever, with more attractions, exhibitors, and five live tournaments.

“The MMA World Expo is a great opportunity to service a population of MMA fans who unfortunately are still forced to travel out of their state to view the pro side of the sport they love,” said Paul Paone, founder and director of the MMA World Expo. “This year’s event, however, will feature an unprecedented number of combat sports tournaments to satisfy any fight fan including Amateur MMA, Catch Wrestling, Muay Thai, BJJ, and Boxing.”

This one-day Super Saturday event will run from 10 AM to 9 PM, and will be capped off by live amateur MMA cage fights presented by the New York Fight Exchange. This competition will take place from 6 PM to 9 PM. Besides the MMA fights, there will be live competition in four disciplines which are key for MMA. From 10 AM to 6 PM, there will be submission-only grappling tournaments, both gi and no-gi, hosted by The Good Fight. USA Boxing will host a series of boxing matches from 11 AM to 2 PM. From 2 PM to 5 PM, there will be an eight-man Muay Thai tournament presented by Gravity Rope.

Also from 4 PM to 7 PM, the North American Catch Wrestling Association will host catch wrestling matches, including a match between the reigning and two-time East Coast King of Catch Wrestling, Thomas Velasquez, and the West Coast King of Catch Wrestling, Travis Newaza, for the 2015 North American Heavyweight King of Catch championship.

All day long at the MMA World Expo, there will be the popular Training-with-the-Masters seminars. This year’s instructors will be Ajarn Phil Nurse, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, Dan “The Beast” Severn, Travis Newaza, and Eddie Alvarez. In addition, there will be celebrity autograph signings with Jon “Bones” Jones, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, Eddie Alvarez, and Dan “The Beast” Severn.

The MMA World Expo continues to play its role in the fight for professional MMA legalization by conducting its sixth annual legalization panel discussion, distributing petitions, and by putting on display all of the athletes, coaches, fans and vendors who contribute to the sport. The two-hour legalization seminar will be hosted by combat sports writer Jim Genia, and special guests will include UFC Hall-of-Famer Dan Severn, Katalina Morales, undefeated female amateur MMA fighter based out of NYC and other notable MMA figures.

Also on hand at the Expo will be World Series of Fighting’s president Ray Sefo, CEO Carlos Silva, and WSOF champion David Branch, who will host a special one-hour seminar where fans of the professional fight club will answer questions and reveal upcoming features about its 2016 season.

For more information about the event visit, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @mmaworldexpo, or call 212-956-4720.

About MMA World Expo:

The MMA World Expo was begun in 2009 and has held all events in the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Past MMA World Expo signers have included Matt Hughes, Frankie Edgar, Randy Couture, Jon Jones, Carlos Condit, Fabricio Werdum, Matt Serra, Jim and Dan Miller, Jamie Varner, Nate Diaz, Wanderlei Silva, among others.

Training-with-the-Masters series instructors have included: Dan Severn, Renzo Gracie, Marcelo Garcia, Phil Nurse, Howard Davis Jr., Coban Lookchaomaesaitong, Lee Kemp, Jimmy Pedro among others.

Past vendors have included Toyota, Xyience, Headrush, Muscle Pharm, Combat Sports, Everlast, Vitamin Shoppe, Zebra Mats, Met-Rx, Monster Rings and Cages, US Marines, Dymatize, World Series of Fighting, Spartan Race, M-I Entertainment, among others.

Contact: Paul Paone,, 212-956-4720