Winner takes all fighting tournament comes to Preston

A winner-takes-all tournament is set to entertain fighting fans this weekend in Preston.

Friday, 21st April 2017, 4:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:50 pm
Brazilian jui-jitsu fighter Stuart Cooper from Penwortham, Preston.

Held at Preston’s Guild Hall, eight men and four women will battle it out before one of each gender takes home a huge cash prize.

The Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament entitled Densetsu, the Japanese word for Legend, is a submission only event with fights lasting as long as it takes.

The event includes martial artists from across the UK, including Penwortham’s Stuart Cooper, and permits all types of submissions.

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The event also features Karolina Wojcik, who trains out of Reps Gym on Longridge Road, Preston.

And one of the organisers, Preston-based Lawrence Dutton, said: “This is a must-see for anyone who is a fan of any combative sport.

“It’ll be fast-paced but it’s not guts and glory. It’s very highly skilled and actually very child friendly.”

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is described as a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique.

The winner of the eight men will receive a cash prize of £2,000 with the winner of the women’s tournament taking home £1,000.

Lawrence said: “It’s set to be a great night of brilliant entertainment and we’re expecting a big crowd.

“These are some of the best around and no doubt they’ll put on a show.”

The event runs tomorrow night from 7pm.

For tickets clickhere