Las Vegas, NV (PressExposure) May 28, 2011 -- 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Riverside announces that Rion Almeida, fondly known by fans as "Hion," will be competing in his home town Las Vegas, NV in his first ever Pankration event put on by the USA Federation of Pankration on June 25, 2011. Rion, 12, began competing in Jiu Jitsu at the age of eleven and in 12 short months has grown to dominate his division in local and national events. Rion would like you to visit his sponsors, Ground Control Fight Gear and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Riverside.
Rion, by sharing his talent and dedication to excellence with other young people just like him, hopes to encourage his peers to excel in both academics and sports through hard work, commitment and community support. "I invite all fighters and fight fans - especially teens and youth - to join me in Las Vegas on June, 25." said Rion.
Rion, poised to become a dominant fighter at this Pankration event, has been featured in the November 24th 2010, issue of http://weeklyseven.com/sports/2010/november/25/winning-over-vegas Vegas Seven Magazine, by Sean DeFrank, "While the early days of MMA brought combatants together with clearly outlined fighting backgrounds such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Wrestling and Boxing, aspiring competitors such as Almeida, who already has two sponsors and his own website although he is only in seventh grade, have the benefit of having grown up with the sport and learning a combination of styles."
Rion invites major corporations, foundations, business owners, professional athletes, celebrities, sports organizations, community groups and individuals to show their support for this event and to demonstrate the importance of providing continuous support to talented youth. "Come support talented young fighters and bring your family and friends," commented Rion.
Xtreme Couture MMA is a major sponsor and host of the event, it will be held at 4055 West Sunset, Las Vegas, NV 89118. The event will feature youth and adult divisions, youth fights begin at 10am. Spectators $10 entry fee.
For more information, please contact 702-616-1022. To participate in the event, register at http://www.xtremecouture.tv/events.htm.