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MMA Expo Toronto to Host NAGA Grappling Championships


9:57 am
September 28, 2011

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Sept. 28, 2011 | TORONTO, ON – Mixed Martial Arts
Expo – the Original MMA Fan Expo since 2005 ™ – is proud to announce
that the upcoming Toronto Expo taking place December 3-4, 2011 will
feature a NAGA Grappling Tournament. NAGA Toronto is expected to be the
largest submission grappling tournament ever held in Canada.

“Without question, NAGA is the premier event for submission grappling
competitors in North America and we are extremely pleased to host this
world-class tournament at our Toronto show,” stated Gerald Chopik,
president of Mixed Martial Arts Expo. “This is year seven for MMA Expo
and the show gets bigger each year.  Interest in this tournament is
already very high and we expect NAGA to draw well over 700 competitors
from across Canada and the USA.”

NAGA President Kipp Kollar expressed: “NAGA is very excited to be a
part of the MMA Expo and to hold our first grappling tournament in
Canada.  We know the grappling and MMA scene in Canada is filled with
talented and enthusiastic competitors.  Many Canadian grapplers have
made the trek to the United States to compete in NAGA.  We cannot wait
to bring NAGA to Toronto to give more Canadian grapplers a chance to
compete in the World’s largest association of grapplers.”

NAGA Toronto will feature over 300 No-Gi and Gi grappling divisions
with a division for everyone regardless of age, skill or weight.  NAGA
will be awarding championship belts to all Expert Division winners. All
non-expert youth and teen division winners will be awarded samurai
swords.  This will be a two-day event with all youth, teens, and adults
No-Gi divisions taking place on Saturday and all  youth, teens, and
adults Gi divisions taking place on Sunday.

For more information or to register for the NAGA tournament visit http://www.MixedMartialArtsExp…..m/Toronto/ and select Competitions.

About Mixed Martial Arts Expo:

Since its launch in 2005, Mixed Martial Arts Expo has brought fans
together with many of the top fighters and MMA champions in the sport,
supported hundreds of exhibitors and martial arts instructors, and
hosted thousands of competitors and attendees. In February 2011, MMA
Expo was acquired by Fight Media Inc., parent company of Fight Network.

About Fight Network:

Fight Network is Canada’s only TV channel dedicated to complete coverage
of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and the fight
lifestyle.  It is carried nationally on all major cable, satellite and
telco systems in Canada.  Fight Network operates on multiple platforms
including TV, web, mobile and, with the recent purchase of MMA Expo,

About NAGA:

The North American Grappling Association is the world’s largest
grappling association with over 120,000 members worldwide.  In 2011 NAGA
will have held over 30 grappling tournaments throughout the United
States, Canada and Europe.  In 2012, NAGA has scheduled over 40
tournaments to be worldwide, and has partnered with Abu Dhabi Combat
Club (ADCC) to give grapplers an even greater grappling experience.  For
more information on NAGA and a schedule of upcoming events, visit

MMA Expo Exhibitor Inquiries:

David Hamilton – Account Manager, Mixed Martial Arts Expo | 416-987-0345

MMA Expo Media:

Gerald Chopik – President, Mixed Martial Arts Expo | 416-987-7839

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