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WSOF middleweight champion David Branch and undefeated submission ace Neiman Gracie to attend MMA World Expo

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WSOF middleweight Champion David Branch

Branch began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the tutelage of MMA veteran, Renzo Gracie. He gained his black belt after learning from Gracie for about 10 years. Branch turned professional in MMA in 2007. In additional to mixed martial arts, Branch has also competed in (and won) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu titles in nationwide competitions.  His professional MMA career has spanned top promotions like Bellator, UFC and now WSOF.

On May 16, 2013, WSOF announced a 4 man tournament to crown an Inaugural Middleweight Champion. Branch was one of the four men entering this tournament. In the middleweight tournament final, Branch faced Jesse Taylor at World Series of Fighting 10 on June 21, 2014. He won the fight via D’arce choke submission in the first round to become the inaugural World Series of Fighting Middleweight champion.

 

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Undefeated submission ace Neiman Gracie

Was medalled at the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship, and the New York International Open IBJJF Championship.  In 2013, Gracie set his sights on competing in mixed martial arts. He signed with the World Series of Fighting promotion and made his debut in September 2013 at World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle. He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Gracie later returned to the WSOF decagon on July 5, 2014 at World Series of Fighting 11: Gaethje vs. Newell. He also won the fight via submission, but this time in the second round.

 

Both fighters will be on site to take photos, sign autographs and mingle with fans.

They will be at the MMA World Expo at The Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
This Saturday, July 26 between 1-4 p.m. ET

More Info: Further information on MMA World Expo is available on their website, www.MMAWorldExpo.com

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Autumn Ziemba
Autumn’s interest in Martial Arts began in her early teens through her father and brother. They trained together for several years. During those years she was also active in Sports. Autumn took a break from Martial Arts and athletics to pursue her education. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Oneonta State College in Sociology with a concentration in Pre-professional Human Services. She then studied Social Sciences at Binghamton University receiving her Masters in Social Science in 2009. Her passion lies in Gender equality for sports and facets of Mixed Martial Arts. She currently works as a Criminal Justice Professional. Writing is a passion of hers and she enjoys engaging with people of various backgrounds to gain an understanding of different perspectives in the world of MMA.