MMA Workshop

The MMA Workshop hosted by Fairfax Hackley will celebrate its 22nd anniversary in 2021!

In attendance that first year in 1999 were UFC Champion Frank Shamrock, World Champion Cynthia Rothrock, Eric Lee, Matt Furey, Pavel Tsauoline, and Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks. The highlight of the evening was 1,101 people taking Billy's Tae Bo class which became the largest indoor Tae Bo Class at that time.

Since the first year other notable presenters have included UFC Champion Ken Shamrock, Bill Goldberg, Randy Couture, Neil Melanson, Dana White, Steve Cotter, Lions Den and many others. The MMA Workshop lead to MMA Organizations UFC, World Extreme Cagefighting and Strikeforce hosting events at Nationwide Arena in Columbus during the Arnold Sports Festival. This included the record breaking attendance UFC 68: Couture vs. Silva, and the weigh-ins for Strikeforce: Ronda Rousey vs. Meisha Tate.

The Workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Reign Body Fuel Stage inside the Arnold Fitness EXPO.

Admission is included in a Daily EXPO Ticket.