Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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“UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” fight week officially kicks off Wednesday with a fan-friendly array of events. The activities will be highlighted by a welterweight scrap between BJ Penn and Nick Diaz inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

However, the festivities won’t end with Saturday night’s pay-per-view broadcast. Heavyweight Roy Nelson (Pictured) and slugger Dan Hardy will cap things off on Sunday with an autograph signing at The Gun Store.

Here is a rundown of this week’s schedule:

WEDNESDAY

10 am – 5 pm
UFC Octagon Nation Tour in the PBR Fan Zone
Mandalay Bay (Convention Center parking lot)
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

THURSDAY

10 am – 5 pm
UFC Octagon Nation Tour in the PBR Fan Zone
Mandalay Bay (Convention Center parking lot)
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

1 pm (doors at noon)
UFC 137 press conference
with Dana White, BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, Matt Mitrione, Cheick Kongo, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Roy Nelson
Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York Hotel and Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd

FRIDAY

10 am – 5 pm
UFC Octagon Nation Tour in the PBR Fan Zone
Mandalay Bay (Convention Center parking lot)
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

1-3 pm
Dominick Cruz, Joe Lauzon and Melvin Guillard autograph session
UFC Octagon Nation truck in the PBR Fan Zone
Mandalay Bay (Convention Center parking lot)
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

2 pm (doors at 1)
Q&A with Frank Mir
Mandalay Bay Arena
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

3 pm (doors at 1)
Rampage Jackson vs Chuck Liddell compete in PRIDE mode to win the title “UFC Undisputed 3 Champion”
Mandalay Bay Arena
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

4 pm (doors at 1)
UFC 137 weigh-in
Mandalay Bay Arena
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

6-8 pm
Shawn Tompkins Memorial & Fundraiser*
Tapout Training Center
4040 W. Hacienda Ave.

6:30 – 8:30 pm
Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste and Strikeforce Champion Miesha Tate autograph session*
Las Vegas Fight Shop
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd

SATURDAY

10 am – 5 pm
UFC Octagon Nation Tour in the PBR Fan Zone
Mandalay Bay (Convention Center parking lot)
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

11am – 1 pm
Frankie Edgar autograph session*
Las Vegas Fight Shop
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd

1-3 pm
UFC Encyclopedia signing with Frank Mir
Barnes & Noble
3860 Maryland Parkway

1-3 pm
Tito Ortiz autograph signing*
Las Vegas Fight Shop
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd

2-4 pm
Dominick Cruz, Joe Lauzon and Melvin Guillard autograph session
UFC Octagon Nation Tour in the PBR Fan Zone
Mandalay Bay (Convention Center parking lot)
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

SUNDAY

12-2 pm
Roy Nelson and Dan Hardy autograph signing*
The Gun Store
2900 E. Tropicana Avenue

*all events sponsored by the UFC except those denoted with a star

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