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$15,000 World Series of Grappling Hits Las Vegas, Dec. 12

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LAS VEGAS (Nov. 5, 2009) –Grapplers Quest, “The World’s Largest Grappling Competition,” has selected TheTexas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel in North Las Vegas as the official hostfor the 2009 World Series of Grappling, featuring $15,000 in cash and prizes,Saturday, December 12, starting at 10:00 AM/PT.

Attendees will meet Mixed Martial Arts superstars, help raise money for Autism,win door prizes, participate in video game tournaments, and shop for numerousMMA brands and local businesses supporting the event. For more eventinformation, visit

The 2009 World Series of Grappling is the first International professional andamateur submission wrestling event in Nevada, drawing some of the World’s BestSubmission Fighters to compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes, including RyanHall, Sim Go, Baret Yoshida, Scott “Einstein” Epstein, Urijah Faberprodigy, Matt Sanchez, Wilson Reis, Rodrigo Ranieri, Daniel Valverde, RomuloBarral, Chris Moriarty, Walter Vital, Marcello Salazar, Bruno Bastos, JohnToth, and South Africa’s World Female Grappling Champion, Penny Thomas.Professional Grapplers and mixed martial arts fighters may submit resumes tothe event promoter, Brian Cimins, at [email protected].

Additionally, more than 1,000 amateur competitors worldwide are expected tobattle for 230 World Amateur Grappling Titles for all ages and skill levels inSubmission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in addition to $10,000 inAbsolute, open weight division prizes.  The 2009 World ChampionshipGrappling event will feature 27 International Teams, including Brazil, Japan,Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, as well as 33 United States-based squads.

Also, 75 World Championship Belts will be on the line for all AdvancedDivisions, open weight classes, and Superfight Divisions.

Grappling is the ground fighting art of Mixed Martial Arts that combines thethrows of Olympic Judo, takedowns of Wrestling, Leg Locks from Sambo, and otherSubmissions from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu like arm-bars, shoulder locks and chokes.Competitors of all ages and skill levels participate in the event, which isopen to all grappling styles. 
Grapplers Quest helps raise funds for Autism Awareness, Education andTreatments, and hopefully a cure at each competition nationwide.  Onedollar from each ticket sold is donated to help support “Grappling withAutism,” a nationally recognized effort to assist in funding Autism Biomedicaland Diet Treatments for families in need.  Discount tickets and competitorregistrations are available at
About Grapplers Quest:Grapplers Quest is the world’s largest submission grappling organization with300,000+ competitors worldwide since 1998 and owned by The Grapplers Company.Grappling Events feature divisions for all ages and skill levels with events inmajor cities throughout North America and Europe. For more information onupcoming events, go to: sponsor and exhibiting opportunities, email [email protected]

About Texas Station: TexasStation’s 15,000 square foot Dallas Ballroom will host The 2009 World Series ofGrappling.  The venue and host hotel and casino is located at 2101 TexasStar Lane near North Rancho Drive in North Las Vegas. With award-winningrestaurants, 200 hotel rooms, a 60-lane bowling facility, an 18-screen movietheater, exciting table games and more than 2,300 slot and video pokermachines, the AAA Diamond-rated Texas Station offers all of the best of LasVegas under one roof. For more information and 20% off discount Grapplers QuestSpecial Rates, please visit or call (800) 654-8888 or (702)631-1000

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