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UFC announces ‘Welcome to the Show’ launch in LA on Feb. 28

UFC announces ‘Welcome to the Show’ launch in LA on Feb. 28
JON JONES, CHRIS WEIDMAN, ANTHONY PETTIS, TJ DILLASHAW, DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON, CARLA ESPARZA, FRANKIE EDGAR, URIJAH FABER, LYOTO MACHIDA, LUKE ROCKHOLD AND MORE
The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE – 11 a.m. PT and streamed live at UFC.com
Las Vegas, Nev. – Just hours before UFC® 184, UFC will unveil its second season of action-packed live events at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. Twenty top UFC fighters will join UFC President Dana White for the Welcome to the Show launch event at 11 a.m. PT. The Welcome to the Show launch event is free and open to public.The following athletes will attend this can’t-miss event next Saturday:

UFC® 185: PETTIS vs. DOS ANJOS
Saturday, March 14 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
• Anthony “Showtime” Pettis – UFC lightweight champion 
• Rafael dos Anjos – No. 1 lightweight contender 
• Carla Esparza – UFC women’s strawweight champion
• Joanna Jedrzejczyk – No. 1 women’s strawweight contender

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MAIA vs. LAFLARE
Saturday, March 21 at Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Demian Maia – No. 7 welterweight contender
• Ryan LaFlare – No. 15 welterweight contender

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MENDES vs. LAMAS
Saturday, April 4 at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.
• Chad Mendes – No. 2 featherweight contender
• Ricardo Lamas – No. 4 featherweight contender

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACHIDA vs. ROCKHOLD
Saturday, April 18 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
• Lyoto Machida – former UFC light heavyweight champion and No. 3 middleweight contender
• Luke Rockhold – former STRIKEFORCE® middleweight champion and No. 5 middleweight contender 

UFC® 186: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO 2
Saturday, April 25 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• TJ Dillashaw – UFC bantamweight champion
• Renan Barao – former UFC bantamweight champion and No. 1 bantamweight contender
• Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson – UFC flyweight champion
• Kyoji Horiguchi – No. 8 flyweight contender

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: EDGAR vs. FABER
Saturday, May 16 at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines
Frankie Edgar – former UFC lightweight champion and No. 1 featherweight contender 
• Urijah Faber – former WEC featherweight champion

UFC® 187: JONES vs. JOHNSON
Saturday, May 23 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
• Jon “Bones” Jones – UFC light heavyweight champion
• Anthony “Rumble” Johnson –No. 1 light heavyweight contender
• Chris Weidman – UFC middleweight champion
• Vitor Belfort – former UFC light heavyweight champion and No. 4 middleweight contender

Following the event, the UFC invites fans to the UFC Fan Village at STAPLES Center. The UFC Fan Village will be set up outside STAPLES Center on Chick Hearn Ct. and feature a Bud Light® beer garden, MetroPCS interactive display, Interactive fan photo stations, UFC merchandise, autograph sessions with UFC stars and much more. The event is free and open to the public beginning at noon and concluding at 4 p.m. to coincide with the first bout of UFC 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO.

For more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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