Grapplers’ Quest puts on an annual event at the UFC Expo that brings wrestling and BJJ talent from across the planet to test their skills at all levels in submission grappling. At this year’s event, GQ had a revolutionary idea.
The promotion held it’s first submission only all female Superfight tournament over the weekend. The competitors would have twenty minutes to sub their opponent, with a one minute respite after at half time and no points given. If no one subbed in the time allotted, a six minute overtime would commence with points rules.
Sixteen women enter the tournament with some familar names (Cat Zingano and Rachael Cummins) and some talent to look out for (16 year old Amanda Leve and pro MMA fighter Jessy Miele). Lloyd Irving black belt Nyjah Easton would win the tournament.
The highlight was Cat Zingano’s 14 second flying armbar over Liz Exell (video here).
Here are the complete results:
- Monique Cabrera def. Jennifer Perez by heelhook
- Cat Zingano def. Liz Exell by flying armbar
- Amanda Leve def. Rachael Cummins by rear naked choke
- Pati Fontes def. Gillian Silver by armbar
- Jesse Miele def. Chelsea Donner by americana
- Ila Erickson def. Viviana Velez by armbar
- Bre Stikk def. Jamie Guyer by armbar
- Nyjah Easton received a bye
- Nyjah Easton def. Monique Cabrera by straight armbar
- Jesse Miele def. Pati Fontes by bicept slicer
- Cat Zingano def. Amanda Leve by anklelock
- Ila Erickson def. Bre Stikk by armbar
- Jessy Miele def. Ila Erickson by gullotine
- Nyjah Easton def. Sijara Eubanks by submission
(Cat Zingano left due to UFC commitments)
- Sijara Eubanks def. Amanda Leve by kimura
- Nyjah Easton def. Jessy Miele by armbar