Grapplers Quest 'Superfights' and 4-Man Pro Tournaments announced for UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas

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Have gi, will travel.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is once again giving Grapplers Quest the floor, literally, for its upcoming "Superfights" and 4-Man Pro Tournaments at the UFC Fan Expo this Friday and Saturday (July 6-7, 2012) from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

From the official release:

On Saturday, July 7, the tournament will feature all-youth No-Gi grappling and all-adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Divisions. The Two four-man superfight tournaments featuring will be prequel to the grappling Superfight featuring two titans of grappling, including reigning Abu Dhabi World No-Gi Absolute Champion, Dean Lister taking on Ricardo "Demente" Abreu, South American and European Jiu Jitsu Champion plus 2-Time Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo Advanced Division and Absolute Division Pro Champion. The Superfight will also be a 10 minute Submission Only match with 5 minute Overtime, if necessary.

The opening 4-Man Tournament features Marcelo "Lapela" Mafra going head-to-head against former "Ultimate Fighter" (TUF) contestant Kyle Watson while UFC Fan Expo Grappling Champion Enrico Cocco takes on Cobra Kai's Jerry Shapiro.

The second 4-Man Tournament features UFC Fan Expo Superfight Champion Bill Cooper challenging Andre Vaughan while World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Fredson Paxiao faces 10th Planet product Justin Milos. The winners of each 4-Man Tournament will compete for a $1,000 impromptu Superfight Bonus match.

Time and injury permitting, of course.

Below is a list of the cash and prize packages for winning grapplers at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas:

$1,500 Men's No-Gi Submission Grappling Advanced Absolute ($500 cash plus 2012 sponsorship)
$1,500 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Absolute ($500 cash plus 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Men's No-Gi Intermediate Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Men's No-Gi Beginner Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Men's No-Gi Novice Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Men's Brown Belt Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Men's Purple Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Men's Blue Belt Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Men's White Belt Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Women's Purple/Brown/Black Absolute ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Women's Blue Belt Absolute ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Women's BJJ White Belt Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Women's No-Gi Advanced Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Women's No-Gi Intermediate ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)
$1,100 Women's No-Gi Beginner Absolute Package ($100 cash + 2012 sponsorship)

For more information on the grappling tournament and to enter click here. To get all the information on the upcoming UFC Fan Expo in "Sin City" click here.

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