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Fans Invited To UFC 137 Pre-Fight Press Conference On Oct. 27

Join MMA Nation at 4 p.m. ET on October 29th as we bring you converage from the pre-fight press conference for UFC 137. The presser is open to the public and will feature Dana White, B.J. Penn, and Nick Diaz.

Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz speaks at a pre-fight press conference. (Photo via Showtime / sports.sho.com)
Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz speaks at a pre-fight press conference. (Photo via Showtime / sports.sho.com)

Next Thursday's UFC 137 pre-fight press conference will be open to any mixed martial arts fan that wishes to attend, in accordance with recent UFC protocol. Hosting the presser is UFC President Dana White, who will be accompanied by a panel of former UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn and former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz -- hopefully. Heavyweight co-headliners Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo may also be in attendance.

The press conference begins at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with doors opening to the public an hour beforehand. For those not able to attend, the proceedings will also be streamed live on MMA Nation

UFC 137 is scheduled for October 29, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more analysis, follow MMA Nation (@MMANation) on Twitter.

The UFC 137 fight card is as follows:

Main card:
Welterweight: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz 
Heavyweight: Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione 
Heavyweight: Mirko Filipović vs. Roy Nelson 
Middleweight: Brad Tavares vs. Dustin Jacoby 
Featherweight: Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

Preliminary card (Spike TV):
Lightweight: Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone 
Featherweight: Tyson Griffin vs. Bart Palaszewski

Preliminary card (Facebook):
Bantamweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Jeff Curran 
Light Heavyweight: Brandon Vera vs. Eliot Marshall 
Lightweight: Ramsey Nijem vs. Danny Downes 
Middleweight: Chris Camozzi vs. Francis Carmont