Jon Fitch, Nam Phan among competitors for World Jiu-Jitsu Expo 2013 (updated)

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A slew of notable mixed martial arts fighters are set to test their skills at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo 2013 on November 9-10 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA.

MMA veterans Jon Fitch, Nam Phan, Efrain Escudero and Phillipe Nover are all among the notable superfight competitors on the two-day card, promotion officials told Numerous BJJ standouts are also expected to compete, such as Marcus Almeida, Caio Terra, Rafael Lovato, among others.

The announcement marks the second ever staging of the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, after Nick Diaz infamously no-showed a grappling superfight against decorated BJJ player Braulio Estima at the inaugural event in May 2012.

A high-definition pay-per-view stream will be available for purchase at for $14.99 per day or a $24.99 package which includes both Saturday and Sunday.

The event begins at 10:00 a.m. PT each day, with a 16-man brown belt World Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix invitational taking place on Saturday, and a 16-man black belt invitational taking place on Sunday.

The first superfight is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 p.m. each day. A compete lineup can be seen below.

Saturday November 9th
Caio Terra vs. Nam Pham (no-gi, 10 minutes)
Romulo Barral vs. Leandro Lo (no-gi, 10 minutes)
Rafael Lovato vs. TBD (no-gi, 20 minutes)
Samuel Braga vs. João Miyao (gi, 10 minutes)
Efrain Escudero vs. Phillipe Nover (no-gi, 20 minutes submission only)

Sunday November 10th
Marcus Almeida vs. TBD
Kron Gracie vs. TBD
Paulo Miyao vs. Jon Fitch (no-gi, 20 minutes submission only)
Roberto Cyborg vs. Dean Lister (no-gi, 10 minutes)
Lucas Leite vs. Keenan Cornelius (no-gi, 10 minutes)
Bruno Malfacini vs. Jeff Glover (no-gi, 10 minutes)

All matches are IBBJF rules.

Update: Due to complications with Bellator, Matt Riddle, who was scheduled to match-up against Rafael Lovato on November 9, will not be able to compete on the card. A replacement has yet to be announced.

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