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Video of Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez, Strikeforce standout and 6-time Grapplers Quest Champion from the May 2008 tournament at The Sports Center in Las Vegas. It is a great honor to showcase such amazing Professional MMA fighters compete on a regular basis to challenge themselves without the element of striking to improve their grappling ability and confidence.

Just wanted to report back on Tuesday night's fantastic Concert to raise money for Autism featured Jerry Seinfeld and Bruce Springsteen on stage together at Carnegie Hall for the very first time. It was amazing to see superstars coming out to support such a worthy cause, Bruce played "If I Fall Behind" for all the families and loved ones with Autism, seems like a perfect song.

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MEN'S Featherweight (149.9 lbs. and below):
1. Bill "The Grill" Cooper (Paragon/AbsoluteBJJ.com)
2. Ryan Hall (50/50 BJJ, 3rd Place ADCC 2009)
3. Sim Go (ADCC Veteran/Cobra Kai)

Starting with Saturday, December 12th's World Series of Grappling in Las Vegas at Texas Station Casino, we will be using Grapplers Quest's Social Networks, including Twitter (http://twitter.com/grapplersquest), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/grapplersquest), and MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/grapplers) to announce upcoming division groupings and check-in Ring times.

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History Channel's Human Weapon Host and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu standout, Jason Chambers enters $15,000 Grapplers Quest World Series Pro Division, Saturday, Dec. 12th, 2009 (pros start at 1:00 PM) in Vegas in the 150-169.9 lbs. category.

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Grapplers Quest is offering another "COMPETE FREE FOR A LIFETIME" Video Contest.

How do I enter to win? Create a documentary-style video discussing your Quest for Grappling Excellence through the Grapplers Quest events. Post it to YouTube or another video hosting site. Please see below for examples of our 2008 amd 2009 winners who will NEVER pay again to compete at our events for LIFE.

Entries MUST be posted on your own Blog on GrapplersQuest.com under your account on or before, DECEMBER 31st, 2010 and REPLY to this Blog with a LINK to your posting.

David Avellan, one of the Head Instructors at Freestyle Fighting Academies in Florida (http://bestfreetrial.com/), came out on Sunday, June 28th, 2009 to help raise awareness for Autism, a cause very dear to his heart. Here are some video excerpts:

Don't miss the Greatest Grappling Show on Earth, Saturday, December 12th at Texas Station in North Las Vegas, NV

One-Legged Fighter Makes Martial Arts History

Mixed Martial Arts is intense for any fighter — so imagine entering the ring with one less leg than your opponent. That's exactly the obstacle facing Arizona fighter Matt Betzold, but he's not letting his handicap keep him out of the ring.

Betzold, who was given poisoned candy when he was six years old, had his left leg amputated below the knee by doctors.