The Arnold Sports Festival will take place this weekend at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest fitness and health festival in the nation. The Arnold will feature 700 booths of the latest sports equipment and nutrition as well as non-stop fitness competitions and entertainment.
Over the last several years the Arnold has played host to several MMA related events and appearances. Here is a look at what is going on this year.
Friday, March 2
11:45 a.m.–Randy Couture Tribute at the Arnold Fitness Expo Stage
Noon-1:00 p.m.-Meet & Greet with Randy Couture in Hall C
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.-MMA Workout Demo with BodyKore/Fred George in Hall C
2:35 p.m.-2:55 p.m.-History of Catch Wrestling with Jake Shannon in Hall C
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.-MMA Workshop with Randy Couture & Neil Melanson in Hall C
4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.-Strikeforce Meet & Greet with Gilbert Melendez, Josh Barnett, and Daniel Cormier in Hall C
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.-Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Weigh-ins in Hall C
6:00 p.m.-Amateur MMA Festival at the LC Pavilion
Saturday, March 3
9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.-Martial Arts Festival & Arnold Grappling Competition in Hall C
8:00 p.m.-Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey at the Nationwide Arena
Meet & Greet with fighters on March 2-4 (check with booth for exact times)
Lonestar Distribution Booth-Matt Hughes
BSN Booth-Forrest Griffin
Headrush Booth-Chandella Powell, Dustin Poirier, Stipe Miocic, Stephen Thompson, Scott Jorgensen, and Louis Gaudinot
MMA Workshop-Randy Couture and Chael Sonnen
Strikeforce-Gilbert Melendez, Josh Barnett, and Daniel Cormier
Bodybuilding.com Both-Brian Stann, Duane Ludwig, and Donald Cerrone
Gaspari Nutrition Booth-Frankie Edgar, Brian Stann, and Ronda Rousey
modenook.com will be on the scene at the Arnold Sports Festival and the Strikeforce event so make sure to check back for updates.