The grappling matches feature some of the best jiu jitsu players in the world, and I'm personally most excited about seeing Vinny Magalhaes, who appeared on the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Magalhaes lackst the striking to compete in the UFC, but he's amazing on the ground. He'll be fun to watch, although the UFC hasn't yet said who he's facing.
Other participants in the grappling contests include the UFC's own Joe Stevenson, the WEC's Fredson Paixao and the Japanese Shooto fighter Rumina Sato. Here are the four match-ups:
Rumina Sato vs. Ulysses Gomez
Vinny Magalhaes vs. TBA
Fredson Paixao vs. Jeff Glover
Joe Stevenson vs. Bill Cooper
And then there's Kimbo, who along with the rest of the cast of The Ultimate Fighter 10, will meet the press and mingle with fans. The UFC is in a somewhat awkward situation there, because The Ultimate Fighter is currently filming, and the UFC won't want the fighters talking about the fights that have already taken place. But it'll still be fascinating to see Kimbo's first appearance at a major UFC event. If you're going to be in Las Vegas next weekend, you're in for a treat.