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Josh Barnett and Jeff Monson battle for $12k in Grapplers Quest at Tachi Palace Challenge on July 10-11


Former UFC and PRIDE Heavyweights Josh Barnett and Jeff Monson will try and stave off 30 other grapplers in a bid to win cash prizes that fall somewhere around the $12,000 mark.

Tachi Palace Challenge will host a two day, no-Gi grappling event presented by Grapplers Quest on July 10-11 at the Tachi Palace on Jersey Avenue in Lemoore, CA.

Barnett was last seen neutering Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga at DREAM 13 on March 22 in Yokohama. After his recent drug scandal in California, "The Babayface Assassin" won tournament gold in the ultra heavyweight division among the blackbelts at the World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2009 in Long Beach, CA.

In the tournament final, Barnett bested Ralph Gracie pupil, Bruno Paulista.

Like Barnett, Monson also has a decorated grappling resume that marks him as an immediate favorite for the tournament finals. While he's competed five times as a mixed martial artist in the past 12 months, he is a two-time ADCC World Champion and multiple event winner at NAGA, Grapplers Quest and FILA, among others.

Barnett and Monson met previously at Sengoku: "Second Battle," with "The Snowman" coming up short on the judges scorecards.

More information and application instructions for the Tachi Palace Challenge after the jump.

Saturday, July 10th
All Adult No-Gi, Absolute Divisions,
Prelims for $10K Challenge (1st three rounds)

Sunday, July 11th
All Adult BJJ - Semi-Finals
and Finals of $10K Challenge

Tachi Palace
17225 Jersey Avenue
Lemoore, CA 93245-9760

NOTE: This event is 18+ yrs. only, no Children's or Teen's Divisions as per Casino request

Cash Prizes:
$10,000 for 1st Place,
$1,000 for 2nd Place and
$500 for 3rd Place

1. Josh Barnett (Former UFC Champion, Pride Veteran)
2. Jeff Monson (Former World Champion, UFC Veteran)
3. Chris Moriarty (Alliance Jiu Jitsu)
4. Bruno Bastos (Nova Uniao, World Champion)
5. Stephen Martinez (Millenia MMA, 3-Time Grapplers Quest Advanced Champion)
6. Chris Downum (Camarillo Jiu Jitsu)
Come prove it, submit resumes here:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event offers Adult Divisions Only due to Casino/Venue request, so no children's or teen's divisions will be offered at this 2-Day, No-Gi and BJJ Supershow event.

Competitors: Save $20 plus $10 off Tickets when you register online, go to:

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