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Waldburger, Stevens Headline Grappling Superfight

UFC FAN EXPO® GRAPPLING SUPERFIGHT PITS UFC WELTERWEIGHT AND TEXAS NATIVE TJ WALDBURGER AGAINST THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® SEASON 12 CONTESTANT MARC STEVENS

Plus, Nova Uniao Black Belt Wesley Gann of Dallas Battles ADCC North American Champion Justin Rader
Fresh off his submission victory over Mike Stumpf at UFC® Fight Night Live on Sept. 17, UFC welterweight and Texas native TJ Waldburger will compete in a grappling superfight at the UFC FAN EXPO® in Houston on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and Grapplers Quest announced today that the 23-year-old of Belton, Texas will meet The Ultimate Fighter® season 12 veteran Marc Stevens as a part of two grappling superfights set to take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

“It means a lot to represent Texas in the grappling superfight at the UFC Fan Expo,” Waldburger said. “My opponent is tough and has competed at a high level before. It’s going to be a great matchup for the fans.”

Waldburger, who has scored 11 of his 14 professional mixed martial arts victories by submission, will battle Stevens at 1:30 p.m. CT Saturday. Meanwhile, Wesley Gann of Nova Uniao Dallas will meet ADCC North American champion Justin Rader on Friday at 1:30 p.m. CT in a grappling superfight between two of the best ground practitioners from the southwestern United States.

The superfights headline a stacked weekend of competitions being held by Grapplers Quest at the UFC FAN EXPO®. For more information or to register in Grapplers Quest events, visit www.grapplersquest.com.

For more information on UFC FAN EXPO® and to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.ufcfanexpo.com. To subscribe to the official UFC Fan Expo newsletter visit www.ufcfanexpo.com/newsletter. Standard VIP packages and general admission tickets are also available online at www.ufcfanexpo.com. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now and save, as ticket pricing will increase at the door.

All the UFC FAN EXPO® activities will be planned in conjunction with UFC® 136: EDGAR vs. MAYNARD 3 event, which takes place at Toyota Center on Saturday, Oct. 8. Headlined by a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard, UFC 136 also features Jose Aldo defending the featherweight crown against the always-dangerous Kenny Florian. Tickets are still available at ToyotaCenterTix.com, by phone at 1-866-4-HOU-TIX, at select Houston area Randalls locations, and the Toyota Center Box Office.  Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change.
 

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