Grappling 'Superfights' bring the Gracies to the UFC Fan Expo Boston

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As UFC 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2" and the coinciding 2010 Boston Fan Expo quickly approaches, the world's leading mixed martial arts promotion has announced the upcoming match-ups for their grappling "Superfights" inside the John B. Hynes Convention Center.

On Friday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. ET, Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) world champion Penny Thomas, fresh off her "Superfight" victory over Shayna Baszler at the UFC Fan Expo "Las Vegas" back in May, takes on Team Lloyd Irvin product Tracey Goodell.

Also on tap for the Friday afternoon session is a match-up between UFC veteran and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Hermes Franca and 23-time Grapplers Quest champion Ryan Hall.

Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET, is contest between UFC veteran and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rolles Gracie and undefeated Grapplers Quest champion Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu. And finally, to wrap up the two-day event, Renzo Gracie black belt Gregor Gracie tests his might against reigning ADCC world grappling champion Pablo Popovitch.

From UFC President Dana White:

"The superfights in Boston give fans the chance to see some of the best grapplers in the world. With the Gracies, as well as the other competitors, we’ve got eight of the best grapplers in the sport. These are can’t-miss superfights for fans."

To find out more information on the 2010 UFC Fan Expo Boston including a fighter autograph session schedule, further details on the grappling superfights, a list of other special events planned and of course to purchase your ticket, click here.

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