Stevenson vs. Pellegrino Superfight Headlines $14,250 in Prizes at Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals July 21-22 in New Jersey
MORRISTOWN, NJ (July 16, 2012) - Grapplers Quest® is proud to announce its official Superfight, featuring New Jersey native and veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino versus Ultimate Fighter® Season 2 winner, Joe "Daddy" Stevenson, as well as $14,250 in cash and prizes for the 2012 U.S. National Championships, sponsored by Gaspari Nutrition®, on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena (located at 161 E. Hanover Avenue) in Morristown, New Jersey.
The July 21-22 event begins each day at 10:00 a.m. / ET. Discounted spectator tickets and Fighter Registration are available online at http://GrapplersQuest.com.
All Advanced Division Champions (including Children, Teen, Men, Women, Executive and Masters Advanced Divisions) and All Absolute Divisions will be awarded custom made Championship Belts, in addition to the largest medallions in the sport of grappling, sponsored by Gaspari Nutrition, Zebra Mats and TapouT, plus a full color Champion Certificate.
Grapplers Quest's massive event growth, especially in the Youth Grappling, has expanded Children and Teen Divisions to include Beginner (less than 9 months training), Intermediate (9-18 months of training) and Advanced (18 months or more of training) skill levels to allow for fairer matches. In 2010, Grapplers Quest added age categories for Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to include Under 6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and Teens separately into two groups, as well 13-15 years and 16-17 years, plus any divisions that have two or more girls will branch out and become a Bonus division to allow female athletes extra matches as well.
The two-day tournament will feature all Adult (18+) No-Gi Submission Grappling and Wrestling divisions on Sat., (July 21), doors open at 8:00 a.m. / ET, followed Sunday (July 22) with the U.S. Nationals for All Children and Teens Divisions, plus All Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo Divisions.
The mega-Superfight on Saturday, July 21 at 1:00 PM is an exciting Submission-Only rematch from UFC® 74 between Pelligrino and Stevenson. All featured Superfights will now showcase new "Grapplers Quest Professional Rules," which include a 10-minute Submission Only Round, if necessary, followed by a five-minute overtime round using Grapplers Quest rules.
"This is the evolution of the sport of grappling and I'm honored to have two UFC veterans take the stage," Grapplers Quest owner Brian Cimins commented. "We just debuted this at UFC Fan Expo ® in Las Vegas and it yielded the most exciting superfights in grappling history. Grappling is now ready for the highest sports television.
More than 10 million fans on YouTube at LiveGrappling.com want more submissions and this event nearly guarantees that. It's going to be the best Superfight tournament, featuring the highest level of exciting talent to date."
$14,250 in Cash and Prizes:
Special Championship Awards for All Advanced & All Absolute divisions:
● All Men, Women, Teen, Children and Executive and Masters No-Gi Advanced Weight Classes receive these and Custom Medallions for 1st-3rd Place for All other Divisions
● $3,000 Prize Package Value for No-Gi Men's Advanced Absolute: $1,000 cash Absolute plus Compete Free for Life
● $2,750 Prize Package Value for No-Gi Women's No-Gi Advanced Absolute: $250 cash plus plus Compete Free for Life
● $2,750 Prize Package Value for No-Gi Men's Intermediate Absolute: $250 cash plus Compete Free for Life
● $2,650 Prize Package Value for No-Gi Men's Beginner Absolute: $150 cash plus Compete Free for Life
● $2,600 Prize Package Value for No-Gi Men's Novice Absolute: $100 cash plus Compete Free for Life
Discount Competitor registration starting at just $99 (ends Wednesday, July 18 includes:
● Free Seminar with Joe "Daddy" Stevenson (Sunday, July 22 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. / ET - $100.00 value)
● Full Access to U.S. National Championships and Superfight ($15.00 value)
● Free Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo Fighter T-Shirt by TapouT ($35.00)
● $20.00 off at-the-door pricing
● $1.00 donated to http://AutismRadio.org per Pre-Registered Competitor
● Free XBOX Kinect Raffle for ALL Children and Teen Competitors
Registration Savings End: Wednesday, July 18 at 11:59 p.m. / PST. Space is limited - register today at
- Fighter Registration and tickets will also be available at the door.
Two-Day Passes are now available for only $15.00 ($7.50 per day). Spectators may save $25.00 off at-the-door ticket prices ($20.00 per day) for the Grapplers Quest® U.S. National Championships, featuring the Joe Stevenson vs. Kurt Pellegrino Submission Superfight, and are on sale NOW at http://www.grapplersquest.com/products/2-day-pass-2012-grapplers-quest-u...
Media Relations, Grapplers Quest