Rick Mann sent along the following:
UFC Welterweight Champion & T.U.F. 6 Coach Matt Serra arrives soon
Colorado Springs, CO — September 17, 2007 — Before deciding that MMA (mixed martial arts) is nothing but a violent and barbaric sport, check with the current UFC Welterweight Champion of the World, Matt Serra. Whether you are a fan or a critic, Matt can show you just why mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. Matt will be holding a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu clinic at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Sunday, November 4, 2007.
On May 23, 2000 Matt Serra was awarded a Black Belt from Renzo Gracie, member of the famed Gracie Jiu Jitsu family. This made him the first American Black Belt under Renzo Gracie. Matt went on to place second in the 2001 Abu Dhabi World Submission Wrestling Championships. Soon after he began to fight in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships). He defeated all challengers to win the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. Earlier this year he defeated Georges St. Pierre by TKO in round one to win the UFC Welterweight Championship of the World. Currently Matt is one of the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 6 which will begin airing September 19, 2007.
Colorado has become a hotbead of talent for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Mixed Martial Arts in general. We are bringing Matt out to give our young fighters a taste of what is required and needs to be known to fight at the UFC level. In this clinic Matt will focus on four basic areas of instruction, the guard, side control, the mount and the back mount. Learning these techniques from the Welterweight Champion of the World will allow some of our young, upcoming fighters to receive training unlike they have ever had. All participants attending this event will receive a certifcate of completion signed by Matt Serra and will of course have numerous photo opportunities with the champ.