Mansfield firm flys in world’s top grapplers

A MANSFIELD fightwear firm is bringing the ‘world cup’ of submission wrestling to Nottingham’s Ice Arena this weekend.

Masaru Fight Co bosses have organised the Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament, which will see the world’s top grapplers battle it out for a place on the winner’s podium.

Previous venues for the tournament - which is expected to attract thousands of fans over two days - have included Sau Paulo, Abu Dhabi and Barcelona.

Among the highlights of the weekend will be a super fight between two of the biggest name s in the sport - Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Braulio Estima.

And Victor Estima, head coach at Gracie Barra Midlands, the grappling gym based at Botany Commercial Park in Mansfield, is also set to represent the town in the under 77kg weight category.

l Tickets cost £40-£75 from the Masaru box office on Mansfield 722862.