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UFC® TO HOST FIRST GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT WITH GRAPPLERS QUEST

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Adding to the anticipation and excitement of the UFC 100 event weekend, UFC today announced that it will host its first ever grappling tournament in conjunction with the prestigious Grapplers Quest organization on Friday and Saturday, July 10th and 11th, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center as part of the UFC® Fan Expo™.

UFC® TO HOST FIRST GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT WITH GRAPPLERS QUEST
AT UFC® FAN EXPO™

Tournament Takes place during UFC 100 Event Weekend,
July 10-11th, at Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Adding to the anticipation and excitement of the UFC 100 event weekend, UFC today announced that it will host its first ever grappling tournament in conjunction with the prestigious Grapplers Quest organization on Friday and Saturday, July 10th and 11th, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center as part of the UFC® Fan Expo™.

Among the current UFC standouts who have competed in Grapplers Quest over the years are Matt Hughes, Kenny Florian, Denis Kang, Mark Bocek, Eliot Marshall, Brandon Vera, Kurt Pellegrino, Mike Massenzio, and Matthew Riddle, and it is expected that this competition at the UFC Fan Expo will be the largest submission, grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in history.

The tournament will award thousands of dollars in prizes across a variety of divisions and weight brackets, giving men, women and children from all skill levels the chance to compete in front of thousands of spectators during the historic UFC 100 weekend.

In addition to the UFC and Grapplers Quest competition, UFC Fan Expo’s two-day roster of activities will also include meet and greets with legendary UFC, PRIDE® and WEC® fighters, MMA demonstrations, fan-inspired special events, training and development sessions, and other exciting opportunities and entertainment. All UFC Fan Expo activities will be planned in conjunction with UFC 100, including the free-to-the-public weigh-in event on Friday, July 10th.

To pre-register, go to: http://www.grapplers.com/store/midscreen.cfm. Due to time restrictions, the tournament is limited to 1,500 competitors, so it is suggested that you register early to save money and guarantee your spot in grappling history.

For further details about UFC Fan Expo, please visit UFCfanexpo.com. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com, UK.UFC.com, GERMANY.UFC.com or UFCEspanol.com.

About The Ultimate Fighting Championship®
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa™, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® produces over twelve live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iNDEMAND Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN Entertainment, BellTV, SaskTel Max™, Shaw Pay-Per-View, Viewers Choice, and WOWOW in Japan, and Premiere Combate and SporTV in Brazil, and via the Internet worldwide on Yahoo! Sports, and commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada. In addition to its North American distribution, UFC programming is distributed in over 100 countries and territories throughout the world.

Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa® , The Octagon™ and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, registered service marks, trademarks, trade dress and/or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC and licensed to its affiliated entities and other licensees in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC, its affiliates or other respective owners.

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