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.
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.
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.
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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