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Pedro Sauer Black Belt, Matt Owen Instructional on Straight Ankle Lock

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We've gotten tons of requests for INSTRUCTIONAL Videos on foot and ankle locks, their fundamentals and variations. So we start with a great explanation and clip, demonstrated by Matt Owen, black belt under Pedro Sauer. He is a multiple-time Grapplers Quest champion and one of the nicest and funniest guys in the sport.

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22-year-old Chris Holdsworth, Cobra Kai's Secret Weapon

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Wilson Reis vs. Ryan Hall, 3rd Place War of Pride

On Saturday, December 12th, Grapplers Quest hosted the 1st World Series of Grappling featuring 60 of the World's Best Submission Fighters. The Men's Featherweight Division was stacked with talent, but a match many wanted to see happen, Wilson Reis (Lloyd Irvin/BJJ United) vs. Ryan Hall (50/50 BJJ) occurred for 3rd Place, but easily could have been the final on another day. This was one of the best matches of the day and really showed how exciting, dynamic and heart pounding grappling can be. Enjoy!

Purchase this single match (Reis vs. Hall) for $2.99 here:

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“Lethal” Lana Stefanac Crowned World's Best Female Grappler

Congratulations to “Lethal” Lana Stefanac for winning the Grapplers Quest World Series Pro Division. Lana edged out defending and undefeated Grapplers Quest champion, Penny Thomas (ADCC World Champion) in the Finals.

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Results from 1st World Series of Grappling

The 1st Grapplers Quest World Series was a HUGE success. Special thanks to all of the competitors, fans, sponsors, coaches and teams who participated in the first ever World Series of Grappling helped us SMASH our previous competitor records, SOLD OUT Texas Station rooms, restaurants and bars all weekend, plus doubled our previous "economic impact" on Las Vegas. Why was that so important? Because Grappling has never been hosted exclusively at a Hotel and Casino as a standalone event, this was history making and now we have the support from every hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

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Congrats to Roy Nelson on becoming TUF Season 10 Champion!

Major congrats and much respect to 4-Time Grapplers Quest Champion and former IFL Heavyweight Champion, Roy "Big Country" Nelson on winning the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 this past Saturday, Dec. 5th. We are so very proud of everything you've accomplished.

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Roy, if you're in Vegas this weekend (Saturday, the 12th), please come by Grapplers Quest at Texas Station Casino, the grappling community wants to give you a standing ovation!

Your old friend and promoter, Brian Cimins

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Welcome to the BETA Release of the future

Welcome to the BETA Release of the future We are very excited about the tremendous progress our developers are making with the new site. As you know, we're in BETA mode at: but if you want to Purchase Tickets or Register for an upcoming event, please visit our old site at: - see you in Vegas on December 12th!

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Who will win the Grapplers Quest World Series Pro Featherweight (under 150 lbs.) Divison on Dec. 12th in Vegas?

MEN'S Featherweight (149.9 lbs. and below:


1. Bill "The Grill" Cooper (Paragon/

2. Ryan Hall (50/50 BJJ, 3rd Place ADCC 2009)

3. Wilson Reis (Lloyd Irvin/UFC Fan Expo Superfighter)

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