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The Item: Fitness Industry Event, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, UFC Pro Athletes Roundup

The Scoop: Recently Announced: The San Jose Fitness Expo takes over the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California this weekend (July 14-15). The San Jose Fit Expo includes bodybuilding, physique, figure, bikini and strongman competitions, fitness and nutrition seminars, as well as powerlifting, Jiu Jitsu and live (mixed martial arts) MMA fights. As usual, exhibitor booths featuring fitness, sports and nutrition products will stack the convention facility.

The "So What?": The San Jose Fit Expo guest list of appearances includes fitness models, master trainers, fighters and athletes. Scheduled to appear: 6-time Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Cory Everson; 4-time winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler, MUSCLE INK Magazine cover athlete and 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler, UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten, UFC fighter Kyle "Kingsbu" Kingsbury, UFC referee Herb Dean, famed Jiu-Jitsu practitioners Kron and Ryron Gracie, actor and fitness celebrity Roland Kickinger, WWE "Tough Enough" Champion and MMA fighter Daniel Puder, IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski, MMA Fighter and Pro Wrestler Muhamed "King Mo" Lawal, and more.

Andrew Oye's Verdict: As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," the LA Fit Expo in January featured a more eclectic guest list, including a rock guitarist, R&B singer, WNBA player, pro boxing champ and some National Football League NFL Pro football players at the event in Los Angeles. Still, the San Jose event expects some interesting guests and touts: "This celebration of health, fitness and martial arts is one of the biggest and most unique fitness-related expos in Northern California!" After hobnobbing with various athletes of the Ultimate Fighting Championships and World Wrestling Entertainment at the fitness expo, bodybuilding fans can return to rooting for their favorite competitors of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness when the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series resumes with the Tampa Pro Bodybuilding Championships (August 11).

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