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Four grappling superfights set for UFC 100 Fan Expo

UFC competitors Joe Stevenson and Vinicius "Pezao" Magalhaes, WEC featherweight Fredson Paixao and Shooto legend Rumina Sato are among the competitors set to compete in grappling matches at the UFC 100 Fan Expo on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The matchups are Rumina Sato vs. Ulysses Gomez and Vinicius "Pezao" Magalhaes vs. TBA on Friday and Joe Stevenson vs. Bill Cooper and Jeff Glover vs. Fredson Paixao on Saturday.

Rumina Sato (24-14-2 MMA), a Japanese future Hall of Famer, has been fighting MMA since November 2004 but never in the continental US. He makes his rare appearance in America against an up and comer in Palace Fighting Championship veteran and Cobra Kai grappling instructor Ulysses Gomez (3-1).

Vinicius "Pezao" Magalhaes (2-4) of "The Ultimate Fighter 8" and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at the new TapouT training center in Las Vegas will compete against an opponent to be announced.

Fredson Paixao (8-3), coming off a loss in his WEC debut to the highly regarded Wagnney Fabiano, will hit the mats against 22-time Grapplers Quest champion Jeff Glover (0-0).

Joe Stevenson (30-10), who recently outpointed Nate Diaz at "The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale," will face Bill Cooper (0-0), who two years ago at the age of 22, earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

These four grappling superfights will take place during the Grapplers Quest grappling tournament happening at the UFC Fan Expo weekend.