World Series of Fighting FAN FEST SET FOR SATURDAY, JULY 20, in ONTARIO, Calif.

Jul 18, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (July 17, 2013) – Six-time world champion Ray Sefo and current World Series of Fighting No. 1 welterweight contender Josh Burkman, one of the hottest stars in all of mixed martial arts, will headline this weekend's World Series of Fighting Fan Fest on Saturday, July 20, in Ontario, Calif.

The first-ever World Series of Fighting Fan Fest, which serves as the official kick off to festivities associated with August's "World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda" event, runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Dave & Buster's in Ontario, located at 4821 Mills Circle.

Included in the World Series of Fighting Fan Fest will be a meet-and-greet autograph session with, among others, Sefo, a two-time hall of famer, and Burkman, who’s coming off a stunning first-round submission of perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch.

The Fan Fest also will feature World Series of Fighting training and demonstrations session, photo opportunities with the World Series of Fighting ring girls and other World Series of Fighting athletes, ticket giveaways for "World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda," a punching machine competition and the grand prize of a Boost Mobile phone plus two cageside tickets for World Series of Fighting 4.

The NBC Sports Network-televised World Series of Fighting 4 card takes place Aug. 10 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., and features a light heavyweight showdown between world kickboxing champion turned unbeaten MMA upstart Tyrone Spong and fellow hard-hitting knockout artist Angel DeAnda.

Tickets for the huge, 10-fight event start at just $29 and are on sale at AXS.com, the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office and charge-by-phone at (888) 929-7849.

ABOUT WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Based in Las Vegas, the fight capital of the world, World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries.

ABOUT CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA Citizens Business Bank Arena, built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities, includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional “portable” seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts ice hockey and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions, school and community activities as well as private events. The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team. The venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway. For more information and future updates please visit: CBBankArena.com

ABOUT NBC SPORTS NETWORK NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America’s Cup, and beginning in 2013, the Premier League and Formula One. In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, The Crossover, NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk and The Dan Patrick Show. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

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