Our eighth and final fighter for the pretty awesome Submission 1000 event at the Lockdown Fighting Championships in Stevenage this Sat 19th March is BJJ black belt, Luiz Tosta. A very familiar face on the UK BJJ circuit, Luiz was one of the earliest instructors here in the UK. Here are his thoughts on the forthcoming event:

Q: Hi Luiz, please give us some stats about yourself: age, weight, belt rank, MA styles etc?

A: Luiz Tosta, 30 years old, 68 kg, black belt in brazilian jiu jitsu...I been training bjj for the last 10 years.

Q: What is your fight record (gi, nogi, MMA etc)?

A: Gi and No gi i have no idea...Mma is 3 wins and one lost...

Q: What is your finest grappling achievement?

A: I been twice European champion in 2007 and 2009... But i believe my best result was the third place in the world's championship in 2009...

Q: What can people who may never have seen submission wrestling or BJJ expect?

A: Well... Two guys grabbing each other with funny positions.

Q: The 8 man division contains some top level fighters, who are you most looking forward to fighting against?

A: I don't know... All of them are really good... So anyone.

Q: Do you think you can adapt to the rule changes for the night?

A: Ohh yes... For me all the submissions should be allowed... I like ADCC rules...

Q: What will you do with the prize money?

A: I gonna pay some of my bills... I have too many... :-)

Q: Good luck and look forward to seeing you fight at the Submission 1000 tournament at the Lockdown FC.

A: Thanks... See all of u there...

So there you have it. Eight talented grapplers, contesting in a cage, fighting no-gi submission wrestling for the prize of £1,000. Go buy your tickets and be a part of this spectacular event!