Jim Miller UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday announced the Official Superfights for Grapplers Quest, the official grappling tournament at the UFC Fan Expo on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The two-day tournament will feature adult No-Gi submission grappling divisions for Adults on Friday, July 5. Then, on Saturday, July 6, the tournament will feature all-youth No-Gi grappling and all-adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Divisions.

The Superfights will feature Grapplers Quest’s new 10-minute Submission Only rules with a five-minute overtime, if necessary, using Grapplers Quest points.

The much anticipated event features nine blockbuster superfights, including a four-man Pro Tournament.

The Grapplers Quest Superfights include UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller challenging The Ultimate Fighter season five contestant and active UFC fighter Cole Miller in a Submission Only battle.

John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 14, will be challenging Scott Jorgensen in what promises to be a fast-paced Submission Only match.

Four-time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and UFC/WEC veteran Fredson Paixao will challenge defending Superfight Champion Jeff Glover of Santa Barbara, California’s Paragon Jiu-Jitsu.

UFC veteran and local Las Vegas favorite Javier Torres of Gracie Humaita under Mica Cipili will be taking on Marcelo “Lapella” Mafra of CheckMat and the head instructor for Ultimate Fighter season two winner Joe “Daddy” Stevenson.

UFC veteran Ulysses “Useless” Gomez challenges Kristian Woodmansee, an instructor from Robert Drysdale’s gym in Las Vegas.

In the only female Superfight of the Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo, fan favorite Tracey Goodell Fowler, well-respected black belt and the wife of world-renowned Mike Fowler, will challenge MMA fighter from Syndicate Gym Amanda Lucas (5-1 MMA record) of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Finally, A four-man “Ultimate Grappler” superfight tournament will feature some of the world’s top professional grapplers, including Dean Lister (2011 ADCC World Champion), Joao Assis (2012 IBJJF World Champion), Ricardo “Demente” Abreu (2011 World Pro Cup Black Belt Champion) and Kyle Griffin (Oklahoma State Wrestler and Pro MMA Fighter), with official alternate Bruno Bastos (3-Time World Cup Champion).  On Friday, Dean Lister faces Kyle Griffin and Joao Assis challenges Ricardo Abreu in the first round of the tournament.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Twitter reacts to Cain Velasquez being pulled from UFC 207, including a replacement offer

  • 28 days ago
  • 270 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been forced out of yet another fight. This time it’s his UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum that’s been scrapped. Just one week before the Dec. 30 read news >>

'UFC 207 Embedded,' No. 2: There's a lot of food in this one, including a turkey named Dominick Cruz

  • 24 days ago
  • 50 views

The UFC returns to Las Vegas this week for UFC 207, and the organization has rolled out the “Embedded” treatment for a preview of Friday’s pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena.Filed under: News, UFC, read news >>

Celebrities (including a savage Justin Bieber) react to Ronda Rousey's KO loss at UFC 207

  • 21 days ago
  • 78 views

Ronda Rousey is one of the few transcendent stars in MMA. That means when she fights, more than just the average MMA fans tune in. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Photos: Best images from UFC 207, including two title fight upsets

  • 18 days ago
  • 37 views

The UFC’s final event of 2016 was a memorable one, to say the least. Now you can take a look back at the card through the lens of USA TODAY Sports photographer Mark J. Rebilas.Filed under: News, UFC, read news >>

Twitter, including Conor McGregor's team, reacts to UFC 209's Nurmagomedov-Ferguson interim title bout

  • 8 days ago
  • 340 views

The UFC will introduce yet another interim title when lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson clash in UFC 209’s co-main event on March 4. Check out the reactions to the new figh read news >>

The best UFC photos from December, including Ronda Rousey's devastating loss to Nunes

  • 13 days ago
  • 82 views

Ahead of the start of the UFC’s 2017 calendar year, it’s time to take a look back at the best UFC photos from December and its five cardsFiled under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 107 gets 6 fights, including Brad Pickett's likely farewell

  • 10 days ago
  • 17 views

The UFC’s return to England is still short on a headliner, but the card is starting to take shape.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

10 memorable moments from UFC 207, including Amanda Nunes' destruction of Ronda Rousey

  • 19 days ago
  • 45 views

Check out 10 memorable moments from Friday’s UFC 207 event, where champ Amanda Nunes scored a quick and destructive win over Ronda Rousey.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Offers Free Fight Pass Weekend, Including 3 Live Events | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC FIGHT PASS is presenting a free weekend beginning this Friday, January 13, which features 3 Live Events. read news >>

Junior Dos Santos still hoping to headline UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax, but against whom?

  • 3 days ago
  • 20 views

It wasn’t that long ago that Junior Dos Santos was flying high, getting ready to headline an event in Canada next month.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>