Las Vegas, NV – The UFC website reports that it will host its first-ever grappling tournament during the UFC 100 event weekend. This new partnership with submission-grappling mainstay Grappler’s Quest will allow competitors at all skill levels to compete in front of thousands of attendees during the UFC® Fan Expo™ to be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
With the backing of the famed MMA organization, this inaugural event may just prove to be one of the largest grappling events ever, with space allotted for up to 1,500 competitors.
The tournament will be rewarding winners with thousands of dollar in cash prizes in various divisions in weight classes. Pre-registration can be found here. More info on the UFC Fan Expo can be found on UFCfanexpo.com.
About Grappler’s Quest®
The organization is one of the largest in promoting BJJ and submission grappling in the US, hosting tournaments nationwide from New Jersey to California. A plethora of UFC fighters, including Matt Hughes, Kenny Florian, Brandon Vera, and many others have competed in Grappler’s Quest events in the past.
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.