10K Ground Clash

The 10K Ground Clash – Media Information

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Date: Sunday 11th March 2007

Venue: The Hackney Empire, Mare Street, London E810K is being held in one of the UK’s most renowned theatre’s which was built in 1854, seeing two world wars and hosting thousands of productions from classical operas through to international music awards events. The Hackney Empire was restored in 2004 and has become one of London’s’ most iconic theatres. www.hackneyempire.com

Times: Doors Open 6.30pm / First fight 7.15pm

Rules: The 10K Ground Clash will be fought over Urban Gorillaz rules. See website for further details.

Tournament: There will be 32 Competitors in the event, 4 pools of 8 fighters. There will be 8 seeded international fighters, one in each pool and 24 Non seeded fighters. The winner of each pool will progress to the semi finals. The eventual winner would have had five bouts to win the £10,000 purse and Ground Clash King’s inaugural title.The event will be headed by Jude Samuel (jude@bjj.eu.com), European BJJ Champion and owner of Urban Gorillaz, ADCC UK qualifiers and the European Fight Network Ltd.

History of 10K10K was started in 2002 by Joe Long who wanted to showcase Karate using the world’s elite fighters. The 10K Karate Clash is an invitational only tournament, which has been the most successful event of its type worldwide and invites not only WKF competitors but international fighters from Taekwondo, Freestyle and Knockdown. The same format will be applied to the 10K Ground Clash.

Styles: The organisers are hoping to bring together a range of elite submission fighters from the worlds of Greco Roman, Pancrase, Shoot, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Sponsorship: Each competitor will wear 10K supplied competition shorts and rash guard which will carry event sponsorship. Sponsorship and web advertising information is supplied on request. Contact Paul Alderson at Fighters Inc Ltd on 01621 850005 or paul@fightersinc.net .

Tickets: Ticket breaks are as follows:- Gallery £18Upper Circle £25Stalls & Dress Circle £30Front row of Stalls & Dress Circle £35Stage VIP £75 per head (tables of 10)

Ticket Box Office: 0208 985 2424Promoters/Group Bookings: 01621 850005

Fighters Inc: Are an innovative management and marketing agency working exclusively within the combat sports sector. F.I are the promoters and organisers of Seni Expo, 3on3, Pain & Glory and Masters of the Mat. www.fightersinc.net

Media: As with all of F.I events, strong media exposure is expected. 10K Ground Clash will be screened on Fight Night UK, an F.I series of programmes.

Images: Images and official event logo can be supplied for editorial or event diary slots.

Competitors: We are inviting 32 submission fighters to compete in an Open weight category. Fighters of the likes of…-Brauillio Estimas (3 BJJ World Champion and 6 x Pan American Champion)-James Zikic (UK MMA Veteran – 18 – 4 – 2)-Lucio ‘Largarto’ Rodriguez (BJJ world Champion and MMA debutant)-Chris Bright (South African MMA Star 18–3 Current African Pride Welterweight Champion) -Haim Gozali (ADCC 2005 competitor and Israeli Champion)-Jose Ze Marcello – (World and Pan American champion and head of BTT UK)

…have confirmed to fight. Fighters should contact Jude Samuel 10k@bjj.eu.com for applications.

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