Ladies and gentlemen, I'm very excited to announce that new MMA fight promotion, Lockdown Fighting Championships has decided to add an 8-man submission wrestling (jiu jitsu no gi) tournament to their MMA fight event.
The Lockdown Fighting Championships will be held in Stevenage, UK, at the Liquid & Envy Nightclub on Saturday 19th March, 2011. It promises to be absolutely flipping awesome! Why? Because the 8 man grappling challenge features a hand-picked roll call of some of the very finest homegrown grappling talents currently on the scene right now. Guys who I absolutely rave about all the time whenever I see them compete on the BJJ tournament circuit! It's the first time a sub-grapp event has been hosted on an MMA bill. It's genius marketing and promises to be an utter joyfest for fight fans.
Here's the poster:
I'm pretty excited also because in my feable bid to understand more about MMA, including a jiu jitsu tournament is going to make me want to actually attend. Conversely, it's a great way for the MMA fan to witness the beauty of the no-gi game at its best (or go for a beer, pah, more room for me to gesticulate and punch my fist in the air with grapplefan delight!).
In the run-up to this amazing event, I'll be grabbing a few words with the main people involved and the fighters themselves. So watch this space!