In the relatively brief time since their inception, Tanko has quickly become industry leaders in combat sports promotion, as purveyors of world class Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA).
Tanko Submission Championships (TSC) adds another dimension to their offerings. Like the top level athletes that compete on Tanko Muay Thai League and Tanko Fighting Championships, TSC will bring on board the finest and most renowned submission grapplers available from around the world.
With a full weekend of intense action planned, TSC will host their inaugural event on Sunday May 14th and have already lined up some exciting names from both the MMA and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu arenas.
The submission only format will encompass the increasingly popular Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) rules, with the overtime ‘shootout’ to pick a winner should the 10 minute round pass without a submission.
The focus is on bringing in high-level competitors in stylistically exciting matchups. Combined with a ruleset aimed at encouraging athletes to hunt for the finish, the event promises to please both the uninitiated and experts of the sport.
“Participation is at an all-time high, and the committed, skillful grapplers deserve their chance to compete on a stage that befits their dedication, and fans should get value for money and excitement when they tune in,
“Tanko hope to aid in this growing scene, bringing the professionalism and flair to proceedings they are now known for.” Comments Carl Prince, Matchmaker for Tanko
On top of this, a LIVE TV deal with Fight Life TV – available to millions of homes via Sky 468, Freeview 91 and Free Sat 250 will propel the names of the athletes to the world.
There’ll be more information and competitor announcements in the coming weeks, alongside announcements for the stacked cards in Muay Thai and MMA.