The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce the Official Superfights for Grapplers Quest®, the official grappling tournament at the UFC Fan Expo® on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The two-day tournament will feature adult No-Gi submission grappling divisions for Adults on Friday, July 5. Then, on Saturday, July 6, the tournament will feature all-youth No-Gi grappling and all-adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Divisions.
The Superfights will feature Grapplers Quest’s new 10 minute Submission Only rules with a five minute overtime, if necessary, using Grapplers Quest points.
The much anticipated event features nine blockbuster superfights, including a four-man Pro Tournament.
The Grapplers Quest Superfights include UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller challenging The Ultimate Fighter season five contestant and active UFC fighter Cole Miller in a Submission Only battle.
John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 14, will be challenging Scott Jorgensen in what promises to be a fast-paced Submission Only match.
Four-time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and UFC/WEC veteran Fredson Paixao will challenge defending Superfight Champion Jeff Glover of Santa Barbara, California’s Paragon Jiu-Jitsu.
UFC veteran and local Las Vegas favorite Javier Torres of Gracie Humaita under Mica Cipili will be taking on Marcelo “Lapella” Mafra of CheckMat and the head instructor for Ultimate Fighter season two winner Joe “Daddy” Stevenson.
UFC veteran Ulysses “Useless” Gomez challenges Kristian Woodmansee, an instructor from Robert Drysdale’s gym in Las Vegas.
In the only female Superfight of the Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo, fan favorite Tracey Goodell Fowler, well-respected black belt and the wife of world-renowned Mike Fowler, will challenge MMA fighter from Syndicate Gym Amanda Lucas (5-1 MMA record) of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Finally, A four-man “Ultimate Grappler” superfight tournament will feature some of the world’s top professional grapplers, including Dean Lister (2011 ADCC World Champion), Joao Assis (2012 IBJJF World Champion), Ricardo “Demente” Abreu (2011 World Pro Cup Black Belt Champion) and Kyle Griffin (Oklahoma State Wrestler and Pro MMA Fighter), with official alternate Bruno Bastos (3-Time World Cup Champion). On Friday, Dean Lister faces Kyle Griffin and Joao Assis challenges Ricardo Abreu in the first round of the tournament.
“The new Grapplers Quest Submission Only Rules for the Superfights and this all-star lineup will have every grappling fan on the edge of their seats, so you’ve got to be there LIVE, ” an excited Brian Cimins, President of Grapplers Quest, said.
Grapplers Quest at the UFC Fan Expo will also feature 300 Amateur Divisions in Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. The Amateur grappling tournament is limited to 1,500 competitor slots, with nearly 1,000 slots already taken. Competitor pre-registrations end Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:59 PM PST – hurry and register today at: http://bit.ly/UFC2013
• Full Access to the UFC Fan Expo both days ($50 value)
• Free Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo Fighter T-Shirt by TapouT ($30)
• Includes $13 off at-the-door pricing
• Includes Free Entry into UFC Fan Expo Judo Throwdown Tournament ($60 value)
• Free Grapplers Quest “100% Competition Tested” Sticker
Tournament Space is limited, so register today at http://bit.ly/UFC2013
Tickets for the UFC Fan Expo® are on sale NOW at www.ufcfanexpo.com. Tickets for Friday, July 5 are priced at $40, while tickets for Saturday, July 6 are priced at $45. A two-day pass is also available and is priced at $60. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now and save because ticket prices are higher at the door. VIP packages for the UFC Fan Expo® are also available at www.ufcfanexpo.com.
The UFC Fan Expo® in July will feature more than 300,000 gross square feet of activities for UFC fans, including meet and greets and autograph sessions with top UFC and STRIKEFORCE® fighters, Q&A sessions with top UFC personalities, as well as grappling tournaments and other special events. More than 100 exhibitors will also be on hand, giving fans the opportunity to purchase and experience some of the best sports and lifestyle products on the market today. This marks the third UFC Fan Expo® held in Las Vegas since its inception in 2009, with additional UFC Fan Expos being held in Boston, London, Toronto and Houston.
On top of all the great fan activities, the UFC Fan Expo® will be held in conjunction with a major UFC Pay-Per-View event scheduled for July 6 in Las Vegas.
For more information on grappling and jiu jitsu tournaments and events worldwide hosted by Grapplers Quest® and to register online, visit: http://GrapplersQuest.com
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