It’s that time again. On March 15th, the world’s best combat grapplers travel to Colorado to test themselves in the ultimate submission fighting challenge. Now in it’s eighth year, the Pancrase USA sanctioned tournament has matured into a world championship event. Last year nearly 400 fighters from ten countries and thousands of spectators took part in our North American Championship series.
This year promises to be even bigger and better. New for 2008 is the Ozaki Cup, a team award named in honor of Pancrase President Masami Ozaki. The tournament’s top scoring team takes home this prestigious world championship trophy. Also new are special “King and Queen of Combat
Grappling” awards for the absolute division champions. Fans and competitors alike can look forward to a day of world-class submission fighting from experts in the world’s oldest martial art. Discover why mixed martial arts and submission fighting have rapidly become the nation’s fastest growing and most popular new combat sport. As always, the Pancrase World Championship is held in conjunction with the 17th Old Timers Wrestling Tourney (collegiate style). Both tournaments run
simultaneously and at the same location. Competitors and spectators may participate in both events. Competition begins at 9:00 AM, Saturday, March 15th, at the Broomfield High School, 1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020. The venue is located within minutes of downtown Denver and the international airport. The metro area offers a full range of accommodations and amenities for out of town visitors.
* 28 World Championship Divisions: Team, men and women’s beginner, intermediate, advanced and absolute. * Free Pancrase tournament t-shirts for competitors. * Ozaki Cup World Champion Team Award. * King & Queen of Combat Grappling Trophies for the world’s best male and female submission fighter. * Division awards 1st through 4th place. * Master of Ceremonies – “Brother from Another” Al Pallone. * Held in Conjunction with the “17th Annual Old Timers Wrestling Tourney * Low-cost advertiser/sponsor tables and other opportunities are still available.
For additional information visit the Pancrase USA webpage at