Meeting a professional fighter affords fans the rare opportunity to ask questions about epic matches or have cherished 8”x10” photos autographed by a roundhouse kick. Bruise your favorite memorabilia with today’s GrouponLive deal to the MMA World Expo, taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All passes are general admission. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a one-day pass to the expo on Sunday, December 18 (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get a weekend pass to the expo (a $35 value).
- For $22, you get a weekend pass to the expo and a T-shirt (a $45 value).
Established in 2009, the annual MMA World Expo amasses a mighty lineup of the world’s top mixed martial-arts fighters, mentors, and attractions during a weekend of all-day activities and events. This year, acclaimed champion and movie star Randy Couture highlights a celebrated guest list with the U.S. launch of his new book, The Last Round. Attendees will have the opportunity to pre-purchase a signed copy of the publication before meeting Randy, snapping a photo with him, and asking him to join the neighborhood Christmas caroling troupe.
On Saturday, fighting fans can rev competitive engines during the Renzo Gracie BJJ Open Tournament, a daylong clash spotlighting more than 600 fighters from 60 different divisions. The STS Challenge introduces an experimental MMA style that showcases three core disciplines, including striking, takedowns, and nostril flares during three individual rounds spread across both days. An in-depth panel discussion rings the bell on a verbal joust between various MMA and law personalities. For an extra $40 fee, three-hour seminars throw punching protégés onto the mat with some of the sport’s most renowned competitors, who will dispense professional advice on everything from fighting technique to victory wolf howls.