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The MMA World Expo, presented by Toyota and Fighters Source, was held at the Jacob Javits Center, North Pavilion this past weekend. The event included live amateur MMA action, recent and legendary MMA champions and a host of other activities including catch wrestling, grappling, seminars, clinics and more.

David Branch

Featured celebrities at the Expo this year were MMA legend and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva; current UFC fighter, Olympian, Pride & Strikeforce champion Dan “Hendo” Henderson; and current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Also in attendance was WSOF current middleweight David Branch, former UFC heavyweight champion, Ricco Rodriguez, and TUF 19 champion Eddie “Truck” Gordon.

Hendo

MMA World Expo has partnered with Fighters Source, the very first international league for amateur MMA, to bring their National Championships to New York City as the Expo’s main event on Saturday evening. The Amateur fighters from across the US advanced to represent Team USA at the World Championships in London, England.

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For grappling fans and competitors, the MMA World Expo will bring the most prestigious name in submission grappling, Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) America, to this year’s show. The ADCC held tournaments on both Expo days offering gi and no-gi competition across dozens of divisions, including women’s and children’s. ADCC America showcased grappling celebrities like Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Tom DeBlass.

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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.