"Ultimate Grappler" Tournaments to Headline Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas - July 5-6

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Breaking News from Las Vegas, Zuffa and Grapplers Quest:

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Two "Ultimate Grappler" Submission Only Professional Grappling Tournaments will Headline Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6, 2014.

Grapplers Quest Superfight Tournaments start on Saturday, July 5th at 10:30 AM at UFC Fan Expo nicknamed "The Ultimate Grappler Tournaments" will feature Special Rules developed by Brian Cimins featuring two 10 Minute Submission Only Rounds (one minute break between rounds) followed by a Six-minute Overtime, if necessary, using Grapplers Quest points. The Finals will be Submission Only with No Time Limit and the UFC Fan Expo will host the LIVE Finals for The Ultimate Grappler Tournaments on Sunday, July 6 starting at 10:30 AM in the Center Rings. America's first "Ultimate Grapplers" will be crowned!

16-Man "Ultimate Grappler" Submission Only Tournament Names Released:
1. Garry Tonon (America's #1 RATED Under 175 lbs. Grappler, Tom DeBlass and Ricardo Almeida))
2. Vitor Henrique Silva Oliveira (#1 IBJJF Black Belt No-Gi Middleweight Champion)
3. Bill Cooper (Defending UFC Fan Expo Superfight Champion)
4. Ronaldo Candido (ATOS, IBJJF World Champion)
5. Arnaldo de Oliveira (ChekMat - IBJJF Champion)
6. Sean Roberts (Black Belt under Ralph Gracie)
7. Kyle Griffin (Robert Drysdale Jiu Jitsu)
8. Enrico Cocco (#1 Southeast RATED Grapplers Quest Champion)
9. Jake Sweeney (Xtreme Couture)
10. Nathan Orchard (Eddie Bravo Black belt)
11. Nathan Mendelsohn (OnTheMat.com)
12. Ross Daniel Keeping (Gracie Humaita Vegas)
13. Lance Glynn (Paragon Black Belt)
14. Joey Hauss (Jean Jacques Machado)
15. Damien Nitken (NAGA advanced division Champion)
16. Benji Silva (Dream Submission only Champion)

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16-Woman "Ultimate Grappler" Submission Only Under 145 lbs. Tournament Names Released:
1. Nyjah Easton (Lloyd Irvin - IBJJF World Champion, Abu Dhabi Pro Champion, European Champion)
2. Amanda Leve (2-Time Grapplers Quest Beast of the East Champion)
3. Rachael Cummins (Pro MMA Fighter and Submission Specialist - Jason Manly)
4. Pati Fontes (Checkmat brown belt)
5. Illa Erickson (Punch Kick Grapple)
6. Chelsea Donnar Branbridge (Atos new* black Belt) (won Worlds 2014 brown belt)
7. Vivian Velez (Pan Am No-Gi champ)
8. Jennifer Perez (Easton Bjj)
9. Colleen Schneider (Ultimate Fighter competitor)
10. Gillian Silver (PGL 135 women's champion - Catch Wrestler)
11. Jessy Miele (International Martial Arts and Boxing Academy of Connecticut)
12.-16. PROS and ALTERNATES NEEDED: Send Resumes to: [email protected]

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