Even if you don’t have a ticket to this weekend’s Vancouver UFC 131 pay-per-view event, you can still get up close and personal with your favourite UFC fighters.

Check out our list of events and have at it.

Thursday, June 9:

Octagon Nation, 3-7 pm SportChek, Willowbrook Shopping Centre, 150 19705 Fraser Hwy, Langley BC

Athlete’s World, special appearance by Mark Hominick, 4:30pm to 6:45pm, Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby BC

Friday, June 10:

Official UFC 131 Weigh-Ins, 2 pm (doors at 1), Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC

Octagon Nation, 3-7 pm, Stanley Cup Viewing Party, Appearances by Cain Velasquez, Mike Pyle, Duane Ludwig and Brendan Schaub, Rogers Arena Main Gate parking lot, 800 Griffiths Way Vancouver, BC

Saturday, June 11:

Octagon Nation, 12-5 pm, UFC 131, Appearances by Stephan Bonnar, Mike Pyle and Brendan Schaub, Rogers Arena, North Plaza, 800 Griffiths Way Vancouver, BC

Bud Light fighter appearance with Duane Ludwig, 1-3pm, Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 670 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC

The best place to catch all the fighters in one place will be the MMA Expo at the Convention Centre, featuring seminars, grappling tournaments, autograph signings and trade booths. Here’s when the fighters will be signing autographs for free for all attendees:

Saturday:

10am-11:30am Brendan Schaub

10am-12pm Carlos Newton

10am-5pm Shonie Carter

11am-2pm Sean Pierson

11am-1pm April Rose

11am-1pm Thiago Alves

11:15am-1pm Shawn Tompkins (seminar)

11:30am-12:30pm Jason MacDonald

12pm-2pm Matt Serra

12pm-1:30pm Brendan Schaub

12:30pm-2:30pm Carlos Newton

12:45pm-2:15pm Jake Shields (seminar)

1pm-2pm Shawn Tompkins

1:30pm-3pm Vlad Matyushenko, Stefan Struve

2pm-5pm Bart Palszewski, Evan Dunham

2pm-3pm Gilbert Melendez, Pat Miletich

2:30pm-3:30pm Jason MacDonald

3pm-5pm Carlos Newton, Stefan Struve, Vlad Matyushenko, Pat Miletich (seminar)

Sunday:

10am-1pm Stefan Struve

10am-12pm Carlos Newton

10am-11:30am Gilbert Melendez (seminar)

10am-2pm Kenny Florian

10am-5pm Shonie Carter

10:30am-11:30am Firas Zahabi

11am-2pm Shane Carwin, Sean Pierson

11:30am-12:30pm Jason MacDonald

11:45am-1:30pm Firas Zahabi (seminar)

12:00pm-1pm Gilbert Melenedez

12:30pm-2:30pm Carlos Newton

1:30pm-2:30pm Pat Miletich

1:30pm-3pm Vlad Matyushenko

2pm-5pm Bart Palszewski

2pm-5pm Evan Dunham

2:30pm-3:30pm Jason MacDonald

2:45pm-4:30pm Pat Miletich (seminar)

3pm-5pm Carlos Newton

3:30pm-5pm Vlad Matyushenko

More info at http://mixedmartialartsexpo.com/

$250 gets you into the two-day MMA Fantasy Camp, featuring coaching from Jake Shields, Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez, Firas Zahabi, Shawn Tomkins and Pat Miletich. One day entry is $125, spectators can attend for $30.

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  1. Monty Baby
    June 10, 2011

    What would you talk about with a UFC fighter?

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