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:
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 (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