Four grappling superfights will be featured at the UFC Fan Expo on July 10 and 11 as Rumina Sato, Fredson Paixao, Joe Stevenson, Vinicius Magalhaes, Jeff Glover, Ulysses Gomez, and Bill Cooper are all set to be in action.
Rumina “Moon Wolf” Sato will take on Ulysses “Useless” Gomez in the headlining superfight on July 10, while UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes will also compete that day against an opponent to be announced. Saturday’s lineup features grappling matches between four-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and WEC contender Fredson Paixao against 22-time Grapplers Quest champ Jeff “Pipelayer” Glover, as well as UFC lightweight contender Joe “Daddy” Stevenson against Bill “The Grill” Cooper.
“For fans of the ground game, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the world’s premier grapplers in one place competing against each other,” said UFC President Dana White in a press release announcing the bouts.
Tickets for the first-ever UFC Fan Expo – which leads up to the historic UFC 100 event that takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, July 11th – are limited, but are still on sale and can be bought exclusively at www.ufcfanexpo.com. V.I.P. Passes sold out quickly, but fans can still buy tickets to the Expo, and Customers that purchase in advance will receive $10 off the two-day pass.
The UFC has also announced that is will be officially revealing the cast for The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights at the Fan Expo on Friday July 10.
[Pictured: Joe Stevenson]