Lauren plays in Celebrity Poker Tournament : MMA SPORTS EXPO

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – September 7, 2010 – The Ninth Annual Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Sports Extravaganza and Trainer Summit rolls into Trump Taj Mahal Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24, 2010. Featuring three packed days of everything from world-class sporting competitions to informative seminars, the Extravaganza is one of the most anticipated events for MMA fans and athletes. The events and seminars will be held in the Mark G. Etess Arena as well as other designated areas throughout Trump Taj Mahal.

Thousands of exhibitors, athletes, personal trainers – and even some celebrities – will converge on Atlantic City for this three-day summit. Celebrity guests include Joe Piscopo, Lauren Mayhew, Tony Luke Jr., Jimmy Noonan, Dan the Beast Severn and Frankie Edgar are just some of the big names expected to appear.

Spectators will enjoy up to 16 action-packed sporting competitions, plus instructive seminars and exclusive interviews with notable figures associated with the MMA and fitness worlds. For example, three-time World Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, Diamond Dallas Page will demo his popular fat-burning, energy-building YRG Fitness System.

There’s something for everyone at this summit. Get your fix for pure strength with Olympic-style weightlifting and a North American strongman competition. Watch a few rounds of top-flight boxing or check out an extensive combative sports lineup featuring a Wing Chun kung fu convention and karate. There’s even a referee clinic that teaches you how to handle the action when you’re in the thick of the match. And hands-on seminars given by celebrity athletes will give you the ultimate insight into how to succeed at the highest level.

Hot tip: don’t miss the newly added Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat MMA on Saturday, October 23 at 8 pm. For more information, visit www.mmasportsexpo.com.

The MMA and Sports Extravaganza and Trainer Summit is also your one-stop shop for finding out all about the latest trends in sports gear, fitness equipment, apparel, and even nutritional supplements. Learn about it all and even purchase items at The Sports & Fitness Marketplace. From Zebra mats and cages to arm wrestling tables, the marketplace has you covered.  Have questions about vitamins and supplements? Top health and fitness companies from around the world will be here to give you answers. And who knows, you might even be able to score some free samples and gear.

New events being introduced in this year’s summit include the Alan Goldberg VIP Experience and The A.C. Sports and Celebrity Extravaganza Poker Game as well as a VIP party. Celebrities will ante up and get the chance to win big in this fun poker event. And best of all, a portion of their winnings will be donated to the charity of their choice. Other charitable events include a 5K Boardwalk to Beaches Run for Autism.

You’ll witness incredible feats of strength (steel bending, anyone?). And you’ll stare in amazement at some of the most finely tuned bodies around during the NPC Atlantic City Classic Bodybuilding & Figure Classic. Of course, this being an MMA event, there will be fighting. Be there for the Pro MMA Fight Night, featuring plenty of matches to get excited about.

The Kurt Angle Ultimate Teen Challenge, the Extreme Grappling Open, our Personal Trainer Summit, the Superstar Legends of Wrestling Showcase: this is just a taste of what’s going on all weekend long. For a full listing of events and to purchase tickets or register as an athlete, visit www.MMAsportsExpo.com.

Tickets are priced at $20 per day for adults, with multi-day VIP passes available. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. Editors and members of the media are personally invited to attend as our VIP guests. For more information, please contact Grace Jefferson at Grace@MMAsportsExpo.com. For press credentials, please fax your request along with a list of names of those attending to 413-691-6057.

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