On March 28, 2009 SOUTHWEST GRAPPLEFEST II will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After years of traveling to Quest, Naga, Pan Ams, and other grappling competitions, the founder, Dave Friedlander told PRO MMA (promma.info), “I decided it was time to start a tournament here in Albuquerque as it is a hotbed for combat sports.”
Founded in 2007, SOUTHWEST GRAPPLEFEST and the SOUTHWEST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP make up the tournament circuit of the Combat Sports Club which is run by Dave and his wife Ana and sons, Daniel, Matthew, and David.
One of the main things that separates the Combat Sports Club tournaments from other grappling events is the point system and professional league is merit based. There’s no need for an agent or manager or a resume. Everyone has equal chances of becoming a Pro and earning prize money; it is a fair unbiased system, no matchmakers, handlers or lawyers needed.